NWAACC men: Highline takes third place

March 4, 2014 

Highline 78, Skagit Valley 71: The Thunderbirds knocked off the Cardinals to grab third place in the NWAACC tournament, thanks to 22 points from Doug McDaniel on Tuesday at the Toyota Center in Kennewick.

The Thunderbirds (23-8) scored 25 points off of 23 Skagit Valley turnovers. Ben Tucakovic added 17 points and 12 rebounds off the bench for Highline, while Joseph Stroud had 11 points and Daryon James 10.

Malik Barnes’ 16 points, eight rebounds and four steals led the Cardinals (20-11), while Greg Cox added 13 points and Elijah Smith had 11 points, seven assists and four steals.

HIGHLINE — Harold Lee 2-7 0-0 4, Madison McCaffrey 1-3 0-0 3, Joseph Stroud 3-3 5-6 11, Daryon James 4-5 1-2 10, Jalen McGruder 0-4 2-2 2, Xavier Johnson 0-0 0-0 0, Ben Tucakovic 5-8 3-6 17, Isom Brown 2-2 0-1 5, Martel Taylor-Barone 0-0 0-0 0, Doug McDaniel 8-17 6-7 22, Jimmy Keum 2-6 0-0 4, Ryan Swanstrom 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-55 17-24 78.

SKAGIT VALLEY — Elijah Smith 5-10 1-2 11, Elijah Jordan 1-3 0-0 3, Vince Payne 2-6 0-0 4, Dustin Watts 3-6 0-0 7, Jordan Garcia 0-3 0-0 0, Greg Cox 5-9 1-2 13, Olajuwon Diggs 2-4 3-4 9, DJ Billingsly 0-2 0-0 0, Malik Barnes 6-9 2-2 16, Isaac Ladines 1-1 6-6 8, Aaron Watts 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 25-54 13-16 71.

Halftime—SV 38, High 36. 3-point goals—High 7-21 (Tucakovic 4-5, McCaffrey 1-2, James 1-1, Brown 1-1, McDaniel 0-5, McGruder 0-4, Lee 0-2, Keum 0-1), SV 8-20 (Cox 2-4, Diggs 2-3, Barnes 2-3, Jordan 1-3, Watts 1-2, Garcia 0-3). Rebounds—High 35 (Tucakovic 12), SV 28 (Barnes 8). Assists—High 16 (Lee 5), SV 16 (Smith 7). Turnovers—High 21, SV 23. Fouls—High 18, SV 19. Fouled out—Stroud.

Clark 74, Edmonds 65: The top-ranked Penguins (27-2) didn’t get the trophy they wanted, so fifth-place will have to do.

Max Livingston’s 16 points and six rebounds led Clark, which was upset in the quarterfinals by Skagit Valley.

Kyle Thurston added 14 points, Collin Spickerman had 10 and Sean Price finished with nine points and 13 rebounds.

Clark made 11 3-pointers and 10 more free throws than the Tritons.

Payton Pervier’s 11 points, 13 rebounds and seven blocks led Edmonds (19-12), while Devin Stoen added 11 points.

EDMONDS—Payton Pervier 4-13 3-4 11, Badhasa Margarsa 2-7 3-4 8, Stefan Johnson 3-10 0-0 9, Mitchl Pohrman 1-4 0-0 3, Devin Stoen 4-5 2-3 11, Samuel Omondi 4-8 1-2 9, Ramsey Rosales 2-8 0-0 5, Zach Pederson 4-10 0-0 9, Charlie Smith 0-3 0-0 0, Philip Maxie 0-2 0-4 0. Totals 24-70 9-17 65.

CLARK—Kyle Thurston 4-7 2-2 14, Josh Wall 0-1 0-0 0, Frank Norman 2-6 1-2 6, Hayden Hall 1-2 5-6 7, Sean Price 3-10 3-6 9, DeShawn Patterson 1-3 0-0 3, Max Livingston 5-13 2-4 16, Josh Hall 1-5 0-0 3, Ronalds Elksnis 1-5 4-4 6, Collin Spickerman 4-13 2-2 10. Totals 22-65 19-26 74.

Halftime—Clark 30, Edmonds 26. 3-point goals—Edmonds 8-28 (Johnson 3-7, Margarsa 1-4, Pohrman 1-3, Pederson 1-3, Stoen 1-2, Smith 0-2), Clark 11-25 (Thurston 4-5, Livingston 4-8, Hall 1-4, Norman 1-2, Elksnis 0-2, Price 0-1, Hall 0-1). Rebounds—Edmonds 51 (Pervier 13), Clark 48 (Price 13). Assists—Edmonds 12 (Margarsa 5), Clark 12 (Thurston 3). Turnovers—Edmonds 13, Clark 11. Fouls—Edmonds 18, Clark 16. Fouled out—Spickerman

Treasure Valley 87, Chemeketa 80: A year after winning the NWAACC title, the Storm finished in eighth place as the Chukars made 10 3-pointers in the victory.

Chris Willis’ 26 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists led the Chukars (21-9), while DeSean Mattox added 17 points, Thadius Galves had 12 and John Fletcher had 11.

Bryce White scored 24 points to lead Chemeketa (16-15), while Dominique Lawrence added 14 points and 13 rebounds, and Jordan Ewell had 13 points.

Treasure Valley shot just 37.8 percent (28-of-74), but made four more 3-pointers than Chemeketa and three more free throws to overcome it.

CHEMEKETA—Kevin Brazille 1-6 0-1 2, Bryce White 7-15 8-13 24, Kyle Atkinson 2-3 0-0 6, Darrien Christian 0-0 0-0 0, Loran Ackerman 2-6 2-2 6, Dominique Lawrence 7-13 0-3 14, Paul Vettrus 0-0 0-0 0, Jalen Schlegel 2-7 1-3 5, Alex Ferry 0-0 4-4 4, Adam Westfall 2-8 0-0 6, Jordan Ewell 5-7 3-3 13. Totals 28-65 18-29 80.

TREASURE VALLEY—DeSean Mattox 5-12 3-3 17, Chris Willis 6-16 14-16 26, Brendan Guzman 2-4 0-0 4, John Fletcher 4-14 1-2 11, Thadius Galves 5-10 0-1 12, Shevon Williams 0-0 0-0 0, Victor Imonigie 0-0 1-2 1, Chris Popoca 0-0 0-0 0, Stevie McCloyn 2-8 2-2 8, Skyler Burgess 4-9 0-0 8, Drew McKie 0-1 0-0 0, Kyle Elliott 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-74 21-26 87.

Halftime—Chemeketa 40, TV 39. 3-point goals—Chemeketa 6-17 (Westfall 2-7, White 2-4, Atkinson 2-3, Ackerman 0-2, Brazille 0-1), TV 10-28 Mattox 4-9, Fletcher 2-7, Galves 2-5, McCloyn 2-4, Willis 0-2, Guzman 0-1). Rebounds—Chemeketa 48 (Lawrence 13), TV 47 (Willis, Burgess 10). Assists—Chemeketa 18 (Brazille 5), TV 16 (Willis 7). Turnovers—Chemeketa 13, TV 5. Fouls—Chemeketa 24, TV 19.

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