Boys basketball: Columbia (Burbank) tops Highland in district opener

February 13, 2014 

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Highland's Colton Wise (14) runs through as Andrew Wattenburger of Columbia (Burbank) scores on the fast break on Thursday as the Coyotes hosted Highland in the SCAC District 5 tournament in Burbank.

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The Columbia (Burbank) boys basketball team got off to a red-hot start and then hung on for a 48-40 victory over visiting Highland in a Class 1A District 5 first round game.

The Coyotes (18-3) led 19-4 after the first quarter, but missed free throws kept the door open for the Scotties.

“Our press was really working,” Columbia coach Todd Schumacher said. “They had eight turnovers in the first quarter. We played great defense all night.”

The Coyotes missed 16 free throws, including six in the second quarter. Columbia will face La Salle in a semifinal at 6 p.m. Saturday at Grandview.

“It was never crazy (close), but it was never totally comfortable either,” Schumacher said of the win.

Chris Ryckman’s 14 points led the Coyotes, while Justin McBride added 11 and Andrew Wattenburger had 10.

HIGHLAND — Colton Wise 14, Stoughn 5, Rasmussen, Logan 4, Uriostegu 9, Burns 6, Silva 2, Garent.

COLUMBIA (BURBANK) — McBride 11, Wattenburger 10, Balch, Mejia, Boulds 3, Romm 6, Ellis 4, Ryckman 14.

Highland 4 9 16 11 — 40

Columbia (Burbank) 19 7 7 15 — 48

Naches Valley 60, Connell 54: The Eagles dug themselves too deep a hole in the second quarter to overcome, dropping a Class 1A District 5 first-round game to the visiting Rangers.

Naches Valley outscored Connell 23-10 in the second quarter and held on from there for the victory.

“We just had a letdown and they were on fire,” Connell coach Wayne Riner said. “That killed us. That is what lost us the game.”

Gage Taylor’s 18 points led Connell, while Mack Hopkins added 11.

NACHES VALLEY — Upton 6, Wells 4, Martin 25, Williams 11, Warton 4, Walker 10.

CONNELL — Holst 5, Erickson 5, Peterson 7, Li 8, Hawkins, Taylor 18, Hopkins 11.

Naches Valley 14 23 11 12 — 60

Connell 16 10 15 13 — 54

LA SALLE 46, RIVER VIEW 38: Brett Oldham scored 17 of his 22 points in the second half to lead the Lightning over the Panthers in a Class 1A District 5 first round road game.

River View will play Highland at 2 p.m. Saturday at Grandview.

Terran Brown led the Panthers with 14 points, while Chance Williamson had 11 points and Cody Hand 11 rebounds.

RIVER VIEW — Simpson, Terran Brown 14, Herrera, Salinas, Chance Williamson 11, Grow, Hand 2, Copper 6, Rogers 5, Jaramilla.

LA SALLE — Andriga 5, Garza 4, Gassling 4, Bonny 9, Gorrebeck 2, Ide, Brett Oldham 22.

River View 8 7 13 10 — 38

LaSalle 5 10 14 17 — 46

Highlights — Cody Hand 11 rebs.

ZILLAH 68, KIONA-BENTON 25: Brady Widner scored 15 points and the host Leopards rolled past the Bears in a Class 1A District 5 first round game.

Kiona-Benton struggled with 20 turnovers and Zillah added 15 offensive rebounds.

Christian Williams and Glen Manley each had 7 points to lead Ki-Be, while Darrel Wheeler added eight rebounds.

KONA-BENTON — Christian Williams 7, Glen Manley 7, Jensen, Rossine, White, Garcia, Ramirez 5, Torres, Ferguson 2, Manson, Neer, Wheeler 4. Totals 10-39 2-6 25.

ZILLAH — Brady Widner 15, Burge 2, Ellis 13, Delt 2, Cortez 7, Mengarelli 2, Wallace 2, Waterman 2, Dunsmore 12, Calhoun 9, LaPierre 2, Watlante. Totals 24-58 11-16 68.

Kiona-Benton 3 4 4 14 — 25

Zillah 25 17 12 14 — 68

Highlights — Darrel Wheeler 8 rebounds.

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