Boys basketball: Henderson's big night lifts Chiawana over Pasco

February 11, 2014 

MCC mid columbia conference basketball

Chiawana's Deion Singleton blocks a shot by Pasco's Devauriay Robinson on Tuesday as Chiawana hosted the Bulldogs, winning 58-49 and eliminating Pasco from the 4A District 5 Tournament.

KAI-HUEI YAU — Tri-City Herald Buy Photo

Wesley Henderson had 17 points and seven rebounds to help Chiawana overcome a slow start and beat visiting Pasco 58-49 on Tuesday in a Class 4A District 5 tournament elimination game.

“Wesley has been playing really well as of late,” Riverhawks coach Chad Herron said. “He had 20 in our last game at Walla Walla.”

Chiawana advances to play at Walla Walla at 8 p.m. Friday in another elimination game. The winner will play at Richland on Saturday in the district title game. Both teams will advance to the District 5/8 tournament against the Greater Spokane League.

Walla Walla defeated Chiawana on a Gabe Porter buzzer-beater in the regular-season finale last Friday.

On Tuesday, the Bulldogs led 8-7 after the first quarter, but Chiawana responded with an 18-point second quarter for a 25-19 lead at the half.

“When you get into the playoffs, a win is a win,” Herron said. “We came out a little tight, which I expected. Any time you are in a loser-out game, it can take a while to get going.”

Deion Singleton and Brandon Mendoza added nine points apiece for the Riverhawks, while Victor Koval had eight points, seven rebounds and three steals. Aaric Wren finished with eight points as well.

Jalen King led the Bulldogs with 21 points and nine rebounds.

“Pasco played very tough,” Herron said. “They have some kids who I thought played well and coach (Mike) Guajardo has them playing competive basketball.”

PASCO — Razo 10, Young 3, Robinson 11, Chavez 2, Jalen King 21, Correa 2, Sanchez, Ash. Totals 18-48 12-18 49.

CHIAWANA — Mitchell, Harris 2, Singleton 9, Dorton 5, Wren 8, Mendoza 9, Grandison, Vivero, Koval 8, Wesley Henderson 17. Totals 23-52 8-11 58.

Pasco 8 11 18 12 — 49

Chiawana 7 18 18 15 — 58

Highlights — King 9 rebs; Singleton 7 rebs; Koval 3 steals, 7 rebs; Henderson 7 rebs.

Kennewick 58, Southridge 53: Mitchel Mueller scored 14 points to lead the Lions to a Mid-Columbia Conference road victory in the final regular season game for both teams.

The win assures Kennewick of the No. 2 seed to next week’s District 5/8 tournament. The Lions will host the GSL’s No. 3 seed in an elimination game Tuesday. If Sunnyside loses one of its final two games, then Southridge will be the No. 3 seed and play at the GSL’s No. 2 seed in an elimination game Tuesday.

Nolan Molt’s 18 led Southridge.

KENNEWICK — Garcia 2, J. Wuol 4, Mueller 14, Fernandez, Kutzke 3, DeWitt 11, D. Plew 6, Tennancour 4, C. Plew 5, Vargas 4, Y. Wuol 5.

SOUTHRIDGE — Thomas 4, Nielsen, Howard, Getchell 9, Pitt 7, Molt 18, Vorheis 8, Crider, Schafer 7, Tutt.

Kennewick 11 14 12 21 — 58

Southridge 11 9 13 20 — 53

Kamiakin 60, Hanford 49: Kylle Robertson scored 20 points, pulled down four rebounds and dished out six assists to lead the Braves to a regular-season ending Mid-Columbia Conference road victory over the Falcons.

The Braves had already sewn up the Class 3A No. 1 seed to the District 5/8 tournament next week. Kamiakin will host the Greater Spokane League’s No. 4 seed at 8 p.m. next Tuesday. Hanford is the MCC’s No. 4 seed and will likely play at Sunnyside on Monday in an elimination game. The winner will play at the GSL’s No. 1 seed Tuesday in another elimination game.

Kendall Watson had 20 points, nine rebounds and four assists to lead Hanford.

KAMIAKIN — Fowler 4, Benavidez, Gurney, Bayles, Petsch 4, Holle 14, Nelson 6, Joseph 12, Kylle Robertson 20. Totals 24-63 4-6 60.

HANFORD — Kendall Watson 20, Heiman, Seaman 10, Heid 7, Hannu 3, Sivonen 5, Sutey, Kev. Skinner, Taylor, Mickelson 4. Totals 19-60 8-12 49.

Kamiakin 12 12 24 12 — 60

Hanford 8 17 13 11 — 49

Highlights — Petsch 9 rebounds, Fowler 6 rebounds, Robertson 6 assists, 4 rebounds; Watson 9 rebounds, 4 assists; Mickelson 7 rebounds.

Othello 47, Selah 45: Colton Hall’s 12 points led the host Huskies past the Vikings in the season ender for both teams.

Joesiah Peterson added 11 points for Othello, which finished ninth in the CWAC.

SELAH — Blain 9, Cruz, Rogers, Jackson 5, Davis 2, Yates 2, Herriges, Wold 2, Towery 9, Sean Vergara 13, Wood 3. Totals 16-52 12-19 45.

OTHELLO — AJ Garza 6, Ad. Garza 3, Martinez, Colton Hall 12, Huereta 2, Peterson 11, Gomez 5, Rodriguez 8. Totals 18-63 7-9 47.

Selah 9 9 15 12 — 45

Othello 8 8 14 17 — 47

Bickleton 45, Klickitat 40: Nathan Powers had 12 points as the Pirates clinched a district playoff spot with a win over the Vandals in Columbia Gorge League action.

Bickleton (7-12) will be the No. 4 seed at the district tournament, which begins Friday in Goldendale.

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