Boys basketball: Porter's buzzer-beater lifts Walla Walla

February 7, 2014 

Gabe Porter drained a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift Walla Walla to a 56-55 victory over Chiawana in the Mid-Columbia Conference season finale that determined the No. 2 and 3 seeds to the District 5 tournament.

Walla Walla earned the No. 2 seed and will play the winner between No. 3 Chiawana and No. 4 Pasco, which will play Tuesday in the district opener.

Wesley Henderson hit a shot with 5.1 seconds left to give the Riverhawks a 55-53 lead, but Porter took the ball off the inbounds pass and dribbled the length of the court before getting the shot off from the top of the key.

“It’s just been a tough week, losing our assistant coach Jim Smith (who passed away Wednesday). He touched a lot of lives,” Blue Devils coach John Golden said. “Our kids just battled and persevered.”

CHIAWANA — Mitchell, Harris 8, Singleton 11, Dorton 4, Wren 3, Mendoza 4, Koval 5, Wesley Henderson 20. Totals 18-42 13-22 55.

WALLA WALLA — Steele 2, Klicker 15, Porter 14, Locati 2, Lake 19, Little 2, Harvey, Handcox 2, Sumerlin. Totals 21-44 9-17 56.

Chiawana 17 13 10 15 — 55

WallaWalla 16 14 13 13 — 56

Highlights — Lake 9 rebs; Singleton 9 rebs; Steele 4 assists.

Richland 99, Kamiakin 65: Nathan Streufert had 28 points, 12 rebounds and five assists as the Bombers completed an undefeated regular season.

Kylle Robertson led the Braves with 23, who despite the loss still have the top seed from the MCC 3A teams into districts. Kamiakin will host the Greater Spokane League No. 4 seed in a loser-out game Tuesday.

RICHLAND — Nathan Streufert 28, Devries 21, Torres, Nelson, McCullough 2, Perry, Beo 23, Radliff 17, Leahy 3, Miller 5. Totals 35-63 14-18 99.

KAMIAKIN — Kylle Robertson 23, Wagar 4, Joseph 13, Nelson 5, Holle 13, Petsch 7, Bayles, Gurney, Fowler. Totals 25-60 8-10 65.

Richland 22 24 20 33 — 99

Kamiakin 13 17 16 19 — 65

Highlights — Streufert 12 rebs, 5 asts.

Southridge 48, Pasco 41: Gabe Vorheis scored 25 points and the host Suns had a big fourth quarter to rally past the Bulldogs and lock up the No. 3 seed to the District 5/8 tournament.

PASCO — Razo 12, Young 2, Devauriay Robinson 14, Chavez 6, Sanchez, King 7, Correa, Gutierrez.

SOUTHRIDGE — Thomas, Nielsen, Howard, Getchell 18, Pitt, Molt 1, Spencer Vorheis 25, Crider 4, Tutt.

Pasco 7 11 8 15 — 41

Southridge 7 10 7 24 — 48

Kennewick 79, Hanford 68: Yiel Wuol’s 18 points led the Lions, who sewed up the No. 2 seed to the District 5/8 tournament with a home victory over the Falcons.

Kennewick made 13 3-pointers, while Hanford made 12.

HANFORD — Mickelson 7, Watson 11, Heiman 5, Ben Seaman 21, Heid 14, Hannu 2, Sivonen 8. Totals 24-51 8-11 68.

KENNEWICK — Garcia 7, J. Wuol 12, Mueller 15, DeWitt 6, Kutzke, Fernandez 2, Molnaa, D. Plew 9, Tennancour, C. Plew 7, Vargas 3, Yiel Wuol 18. Totals 24-56 18-25 79.

Hanford 17 20 16 15 — 68

Kennewick 20 21 16 22 — 79

Columbia (Burbank) 50, Kiona-Benton 35: Tim Ellis scored 12 points to give the Coyotes the SCAC East title with a win over the visiting Bears.

Chris Ryckman added 10 points for Columbia (Burbank), which finished 10-1 in league.

KIONA-BENTON — Jensen 2, Williams, Juan Garcia-Gomez 11, Ramirez 1, Torres 7, Manley 4, Wheeler 10.

COLUMBIA (BURBANK) — McBride 6, Chism, Wattenburger 1, Baulch, Mejia 4, Boulds 8, Romm 9, Tim Ellis 12, Ryckman 10.

Kiona-Benton 8 8 11 8 — 35

Columbia (Burbank) 10 14 14 12 — 50

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