High School Sports

Hanford girls still alive for state berth

SPOKANE -- Morgan Freeman scored 16 points and hauled down nine rebound to help Hanford defeat West Valley 52-42 in a loser-out game Friday at the 3A regional tournament at Rogers High School.

The Falcons (11-14) will play at 3:45 p.m. today against East Valley (Spokane) (9-16) in a loser-out, winner-to-state game.

Hanford, which also got 13 points and nine rebounds from Laura Hughes, beat the Rams for the first time in three tries this season.

West Valley (Yakima) -- Haley Curtis 16, Curry 12, Erwin 7, Toner 3, Burns, Winegar, Jaeger 4, Mitchell, Gholston, Roberts, Albrecht. Totals 18-60 3-10 42.

Hanford -- Morgan Freeman 16, Laura Hughes 13, Merry 8, Hegarty 8, Steele 5, Albertson 2, Dreher, Gagnon, Young, Miller. Totals 20-45 9-19 52.

West Valley 5 16 7 14 -- 42

Hanford 14 7 14 17 -- 52

Highlights -- Hughes 9 rebs.; Freeman 9 rebs.

Rogers 62, Sunnyside 59

SPOKANE -- Junior forwards Dillon Franklin (6-foot-4) and Deavon Daniels (6-5) combined for 44 points, and Rogers roared back from a 12-point deficit to Sunnyside heading into the fourth quarter by pouring in 31 points in the final period.

The Grizzlies were eliminated from the tourney one game short of playing for a trip to state, though not without a fight.

Israel Manzo scored 26 points and Alfredo De La Barrera added 15 for Sunnyside, which took command in the third quarter -- 43-31 -- only to see it slip away in the fourth.

SUNNYSIDE -- Manzo 26, Sanchez 3, Leija 2, Daley 2, Johnson 1, Esqueda 5, Bos 5, Delabarrera 15.

ROGERS -- Corley, Foote 5, Tillett 5, Davis 2, Brown 4, Rosengrant, Franklin 23, Duke 2, Daniels 21.

Sunnyside 6 18 19 16 -- 59

Rogers 9 17 5 31 -- 62

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