Girls basketball: Columbia (Burbank) tops Kiona-Benton to earn No. 2 seed

February 7, 2014 

If Jamie Ellis and Julie Mosqueda have anything to say about it, the Columbia (Burbank) girls will go down fighting.

The Columbia (Burbank) pair had a lot to say during the Coyotes’ 61-57 overtime win over Kiona-Benton on Friday in Burbank, combining for 35 points to keep their team in the race for the SCAC East league title.

If Burbank beats River View today and Connell defeats Wahluke, the Coyotes and Eagles would tie for the championship, but Connell would get the top seed based on a numbers draw.

The Coyotes trailed 47-40 with 2:43 left in the fourth quarter but cut the deficit to 51-49 before Mosqueda was fouled on a 3-point attempt with one second left. She hit 2-of-3 free throws to force overtime and then drilled a 3-pointer to open the extra frame.

“That was a great way to start the overtime,” Burbank coach Jay Aune said. “Last time we played (Ki-Be) killed us on 3-point shots. Tonight, we were more selective on how to defend that.”

Ellis scored seven points in the fourth quarter and went 4-for-4 from the free throw line in overtime.

KIONA-BENTON — Kayzin Holt 22, Momo Calzadillas 12, Acevedo 9, Pendergast 4, Thornton 4, J.Calzadillas 6, Lewis, Wallace. Totals 19-78 16-27 57.

COLUMBIA (BURBANK) — Ricard 5, Aguilar 4, Aune, Roberts 13, Magallon 3, Idler 1, Julie Mosqueda 19, Jamie Ellis 16. Totals 20-60 3-7 18-29 61.

Kiona-Benton 2 15 15 19 6 — 57

Columbia (Burbank) 6 16 7 22 10 — 61

Walla Walla 50, Chiawana 47 (OT): Mikayla Ferenz had 15 points, 11 rebounds and three assists to help the Blue Devils end the Riverhawks’ 17-game winning streak in a Mid-Columbia Conference home game.

It was Chiawana’s first league loss in its final league game. The Riverhawks still won the league title and will host the District 5 title game Saturday, Feb. 15.

But the win is big for Walla Walla, which had its 13-game win streak halted by Kamiakin last Saturday.

CHIAWANA — Delaney Hodgins 19, Alferness 5, B. Hodgins 6, Sullivan, Cartwright 5, Gonzales, Winchester, Pink 12. Totals 17-65 8-11 47.

WALLA WALLA — Hodnefield 2, Davis 2, Molitor 6, McDaniels 3, Mikayla Ferenz 15, Sirmon 6, Doepker 10, K. Ferenz 6. Totals 13-52 4-7 50.

Chiawana 6 15 6 16 4 — 47

Walla Walla 12 6 13 13 7 — 50

Highlights — Bailey Cartwright 9 rebounds, D. Hodgins 5 rebounds, 2 blocks; Madi Doepker 14 rebounds; M. Ferenz 11 rebounds, 3 assists; Maddy Sirmon 7 rebounds; Kate Ferenz 7 rebounds.

Hanford 62, Kennewick 53: Colette Gall had one of the best games of her storied career, tying her career-high with 30 points, pulling down 16 rebounds and blocking five shots as the visiting Falcons beat the Lions in Mid-Columbia Conference action.

Of Gall’s 16 rebounds, nine were offensive. Ashley Stewart added 17 points and 10 rebounds for Hanford, which will be the No. 3 seed to the District 5/8 tournament.

HANFORD — Stewart 17, Deichman, Hall 2, Shintaffer 4, Bingham, Thompson 1, Foraker, Gall 30, Harris 8, Winsor.

KENNEWICK — Taylor Osmundson 13, Fiander 7, Templeton 10, Kima, Silguero, Guich 3, Garcia 11, Brasher-Norwood 9.

Hanford 15 20 16 11 — 62

Kennewick 8 18 8 19 — 53

Highlights — Gall 16 rebounds, 9 offensive rebounds, 5 blocks; Stewart 10 rebounds; Brasher-Norwood 10 rebounds.

Kamiakin 71, Richland 52: Sira Toure scored a career high 31 points, making 14 field goals as the Braves kept their hold on the No. 2 seed to the district tournament with a MCC home victory over the Bombers.

Holly Ellison added 16 points for Kamiakin, which locked up the No. 2 seed with the victory.

RICHLAND — McCormick 3, Catone 9, Perry, Von Oelhoffen 6, Sarah Hiller 11, Corrigan 10, Sorn 5, Bower, Turner 8. Totals 22 6-12 52.

KAMIAKIN — Schauble 6, M. Wellsandt 1, Ellison 16, Oord, Sira Toure 31, Hanson, T. Wellsandt 6, Arnold, Crandall 6, Miller 6. Totals 30 4-9 71.

Richland 13 15 15 9 — 52

Kamiakin 19 17 19 16 — 71

Southridge 61, Pasco 59: Shyler Sullivan passed up an open jumper from the wing with 20 seconds left, instead dishing the ball inside to teammate Nicole Edwards, who scored the go-ahead basket in an MCC home win over the Bulldogs.

Pasco’s Sierra Perez led all scorers with 28 points, and she hit 16 of 18 free throws to help keep her team ahead for much of the game.

PASCO — Sierra Perez 28, Lopez, Gonzalez 7, A.Perez 2, Martinez 10, J.Perez, Ayala 1, Valle 11. Totals 15-51 22-32 59.

SOUTHRIDGE — Shyler Sullivan 17, Harris 11, Hunting, Haberling 7, Edwards 10, McNeill 1, Saunders 5, Wormington 10. Totals 21-74 15-21 61.

Pasco 16 12 12 19 — 59

Southridge 15 12 10 24 — 61

Grandview 71, Wapato 47: Marissa Caballero’s 27 points led the Greyhounds, who kept their playoff hopes alive with the win.

WAPATO — Gomez 2, DJ Romero 14, Ariza 4, Vela 12, B. Sandoval, T. Sandoval 4, Johnson 2, Hickey 2, Contreras 3, Arellans 4.

GRANDVIEW — Lopez 9, Shafer 16, Pond 4, Hall, Medina, Marissa Caballero 27, Grove 15, Mejia, Swearingen.

Wapato 4 17 15 11 — 47

Grandview 21 10 16 24 — 71

Toppenish 58, Prosser 39: Tara Bremer and Brenda Garcia combined for 36 points to lift the Wildcats to a CWAC road win over the Mustangs.

Kassidy Durbin led Prosser with 14 points and six rebounds.

TOPPENISH — Brenda Garcia 18, Cardenas 5, Lopez 8, Cruz 1, Tara Bremer 18, Rodarte 8, Garza, Castro, Sanchez.

PROSSER — Boyle 2, Kassidy Durbin 14, Carillo 2, Meirndorf 2, Lusk, Silva 4, Haringa 9, Duncan 1, Johnson, Roberts 5.

Toppenish 13 16 13 16 — 58

Prosser 9 10 8 12 — 39

Highlights — Durbin 6 rebs; Dulce Carillo 6 rebs; Cheyenne Silva 6 rebs.

Connell 69, River View 37: Sarah Kroontje scored 23 points to lead the Eagles to an SCAC East home victory over the Panthers and all but lock up the league title and No. 1 seed to the district tournament.

Connell is tied with Columbia (Burbank) for the top spot with one game to play, but holds the numbers draw on the Coyotes.

RIVER VIEW — Katie Wilhelm 8, Vasquez 5, Munson, Smith 6, Portos 6, Dickinson 3, Washington 7, Gallegos 2.

CONNELL — Hawkins 3, Davidson 4, Hopkins 3, Booker 19, Vickerman 9, Kroontje 23, Zuniga 1, English 7, Boyd.

River View 11 9 12 5 — 37

Connell 19 24 15 11 — 69

Highlights — Kylie Booker 10 rebounds, 3 blocks; Brittany Vickerman 5 assists.

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