On this date in Mid-Columbia sports history

On Dec. 14 in ...

* 1984 -- Jennifer Thornton scored 11 points as Kamiakin smothered Kennewick with defense and depth to overwhelm the Lions 50-23 in a Big Nine Conference girls basketball opener.

* 1979 -- Ken Bunton's free throw with five seconds remaining lifted Columbia Basin to a 78-77 victory over Grays Harbor at the Mt. Hood Invitational Basketball Tournament.