High School Sports

Southridge girls force 3-way tie (w/ gallery)

KENNEWICK -- Southridge got the big effort it needed Saturday.

The Suns hammered visiting West Valley 50-34 in the CBBN 3A finale for both, forcing a three-way tie with Kennewick and Pasco for fifth place in the standings.

Lauren Mickelsen returned after missing Friday's loss to Kennewick, scoring 15 points.

"She came out and was on fire," Southridge coach Scott Stiles said. "She played really well."

Southridge will play Kennewick at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hanford. The winner will receive the No. 5 seed to the district tournament, while the loser will face Pasco on Wednesday at a time and site to be determined for the No. 6 seed. The loser of the Pasco game will be eliminated.

WEST VALLEY -- Weber 9, Reyes 5, Burns, Jaeger 6, Stein, Roberts 6, Erwin 2, Albrecht 4, Ashley 2.

SOUTHRIDGE -- M. Sorensen 12, Lyons 1, Fraga, Sanders 11, Mickelsen 15, P. Sorensen 4, Ratchford 3, Bauman, Arstein 4.

West Valley 9 7 10 8 -- 34

Southridge 17 13 9 11 -- 50

EASTMONT 60, KENNEWICK 36

Nikki Gilbert had 25 points and 10 assists to lead Eastmont over Kennewick on the road.

Angelique Whistocken finished with 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Lions, who were outscored 28-11 after halftime.

EASTMONT -- Waterhouse 2, Nikki Gilbert 25, Scott 13, Degman 4, Keane 8, Jones 6, Stuart 2, Whitefoot, Tarbert, Roberts, Boatright, Gilstrap. Totals 24-57 4-10 60.

KENNEWICK -- Valerio 6, K. Sanders 7, M. Sanders 3, Angelique Whistocken 13, Kump 1, Harrod 5, Taimani 1, Hicks, Nielson. Totals 12-51 11-19 36.

Eastmont 13 19 16 12 -- 60

Kennewick 11 14 3 8 -- 36

Highlights -- Whistocken 13 rebs.; Jones 9 rebs.; Gilbert 10 assts.

Kamiakin 71, Sunnyside 34

The Braves finished on a high note, romping to an easy road victory.

Khadidja Toure bounced back from her worst offensive performance of the season Friday, scoring 25 points to lead the Braves. Kassy Larson added 11 points and 10 rebounds.

The Braves split the regular-season CBBN 3A title with Eastmont, but draw the No. 2 seed.

Kamiakin will host a championship semifinal game at 7 p.m. Saturday against a yet-to-be determined opponent.

KAMIAKIN -- C. Nelson 11, Beach 2, Oord 3, S. Toure 7, McKinney, Khadidja Toure 25, K. Nelson 2, Kurtz 2, Miller 8, Robertson, Larson 11. Totals 27-56 15-28 71.

SUNNYSIDE -- Amaro 2, Jongsma 2, Vanessa Alvarez 9, Sanchez, Hernandez 3, Bermudez, Herrera 6, Rodriguez, Palencia, Reyes 3, Herrera 2. Totals 10-46 12-28 34

Kamiakin 24 21 19 7 -- 71

Sunnyside 7 14 6 7 -- 34

Highlights -- Courtney Nelson 4 assts; K. Toure 4 assts, 5 stls; Amanda Miller 12 rbs; Kassy Larson 10 rbs.

HANFORD 44, PASCO 37

The Falcons locked up the No. 3 seed in the CBBN 3A district tournament with a come-from-behind victory against visiting Pasco.

Hanford finished tied with West Valley, but earned the No. 3 seed based on strength of victories after the teams split their regular season meetings.

Against Pasco, Savanna Steele had 14 points to lead the Falcons back from a three-point halftime deficit.

"It is a nice way to end the regular season," Hanford coach Evan Woodward said. "We wanted to end on a win going into the playoffs. We've struggled at home, so a win is nice."

Jonna Schmaljohn's 11 points led Pasco, which falls into a three-way tie for fifth place in CBBN 3A.

PASCO -- Diaz 10, Jonna Schmaljohn 11, Iverson 2, Trevino 10, Alferness 4, Rodriguez, Benitez. Totals 11-41 9-15 37.

HANFORD -- Stewart 4, Albertson 7, Shintaffer 1, Gagnon 2, Young 1, Rutherford 9, Skinner, Roueche, Gall 6, Savanna Steele 14. Totals 14-46 14-21 44.

Pasco 9 14 4 10 -- 37

Hanford 12 8 12 12 -- 44

Chiawana 66, Walla Walla 25

Hayley Hodgins had 17 points and seven rebounds for Chiawana and Shelby Ellsworth and Mikaela Rivard combined for 25 points as the Riverhawks thumped visiting Walla Walla in a CBBN 4A contest.

"Good team effort," Chiawana coach Steve Davis said. "Proud of the girls' back-to-back league titles."

WALLA WALLA -- Klicker, Jacobson 3, Crawford, Libbie Jimenez 8, Christensen 2, Green 2, Hamada 2, Molitor 1, Hodnefield 2, Anderson 6.

CHIAWANA -- Reynolds 6, B. Gonzalez, J. Gonzalez 2, D. Hodgins 2, Sparks 8, English, Ellsworth 12, Loving 4, Valdez 2, H. Hodgins 17, Rivard 13.

Walla Walla 5 5 7 8 -- 25

Chiawana 18 14 14 20 -- 66

Highlights -- Sydney Christensen 5 rbs; Shelby Ellsworth 7 rbs; H. Hodgins 7 rbs.

Richland 57, Moses Lake 54

The Bombers locked up the No. 2 seed in the CBBN 4A district tournament with a road victory against the Chiefs.

Mandy Machinal had 21 points and Katie Mahoney added 13 points for Richland.

With the No. 2 seed, Richland earns a bye in the first round, while Moses Lake will host Davis at 7 p.m. Friday.

RICHLAND -- Croskrey 3, Mandy Machinal 21, Pringle 6, Von Oelhoffin 12, Corrigan 2, Perry, Mahoney 13.

MOSES LAKE -- Gamez 9, Loera 16, Kunjara 2, Brown, Gentry 2, Olson, Munoz 2, Bernsen 21, Nielsen.

Richland 15 11 15 16 -- 57

Moses Lake 8 16 13 17 -- 54

Highlights -- Machinal 7 rbs; Anna Croskrey 6 rbs; Katie Mahoney 8 rbs.

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