High School Sports

Southridge girls upset West Valley

YAKIMA -- Southridge coach Scott Stiles didn't exactly impart the most amazing words of wisdom Friday night, but no matter his team responded.

The Suns rallied past West Valley for a 40-35 upset road win in the first round of the CBBN 3A district tournament.

West Valley led 22-7 with 3:23 left in the first half when Stiles called his third timeout.

"I told them just to try to get it down to 10 at halftime," Stiles said.

The Suns did more than that, closing the half on an 11-1 run to pull within 23-18 at the break.

"We had a little bit of momentum," Stiles said, "and we could've just thrown in the towel, which we did during the regular season at their place. But our girls didn't. They battled back."

Emma Sanders hit a 3-pointer during the third quarter that sparked both her team and the large crowd that made the trip from Kennewick and Meghan Sorensen rewarded that contingent with a layup in the final minute to put the Suns up by three.

Southridge finished the victory by making a couple of free throws.

"We came out in the second half and played great defense," Stiles said. "It was back and forth and Meghan made a key shot to give us some space."

Southridge will play at Eastmont in a championship semifinal at 7 p.m. today.

Sanders finished with 14 points and three steals, while Paige Sorensen added 13 points and three steals.

Paige Albrecht had eight points for the Rams.

SOUTHRIDGE -- M. Sorensen 3, Lyons 2, Emma Sanders 14, Mickelsen, P. Sorensen 13, Ratchford 2, Bauman, Stein 3.

WEST VALLEY -- Weber, Reyes 2, Burns 7, Jaeger, Gholston 2, Roberts 3, Erwin 4, Albrecht 8, Gray 9.

Southridge 2 15 11 12 -- 40

West Valley 12 9 10 4 -- 35

Highlights -- Ingrid Stein 8 rebounds, Paige Sorensen 3 steals, Sanders 3 steals. Gray 8 rebounds, Erwin 5 rebounds, 2 blocks.

Walla Walla 46, Wenatchee 39

Andrea Hamada scored 11 points for Walla Walla to lead the Blue Devils in a CBBN 4A loser-out game against host Wenatchee.

"We had a hard week of practice and it paid off tonight," Wa-Hi coach Jill Meliah said.

Michaela George led the Panthers with a double-double of 13 rebounds and 18 points, and Gabby Anderson led Walla Walla in rebounds with 14.

Walla Walla's Andrea Hamada had 11 points, teammate Gabby Anderson hauled in 13 boards and the Blue Devils built a 27-15 halftime lead

WALLA WALLA -- Jacboson 4, Crawford 4, Jiminez 3, Christensen 3, Green 4, Andrea Hamada 11, Molitor 8, Hodnefield, Anderson 9. Totals 16-47 10-28 46.

WENATCHEE -- Kansky, Douglas, Parker 1, Rockstad 2, Miller, Sharp 2, Buterbaugh 3, Holzerland 2, Michaela George 18, Hallberg 11. Totals 15-58 7-12 39.

Walla Walla 13 14 10 9 -- 46

Wenatchee 9 6 12 12 -- 39

Highlights -- Gabby Anderson 14 rbs; Kiana Molitor 3 assts; George 13 rbs.

Moses Lake 62, Davis 38

Jordan Loera scored 21 points and pulled down 10 rebounds for Moses Lake to key the Chiefs to a CBBN 4A victory over Davis in an elimination contest.

"Davis is a much improved team and I thought we handled their improvements fairly well," Moses Lake coach Matt Strophy said.

DAVIS -- Castro 3, Juarez 5, T. Cobane 8, Kaluzny 7, Perez 5, Salazar, C. Cobane, Naughton, Noe 2, Ceja 5, Bautista 3, Morales 2.

MOSES LAKE -- Gamez 13, Jordan Loera 21, Kunjara, Garcia, Brown 3, Gentry, Sanders 2, Olson 2, Wilks 2, Munoz 10, Bernsen 7, Nielsen 2.

Davis 7 11 8 12 -- 38

Moses Lake 18 13 14 17 -- 62

Highlights -- Loera 10 rbs, 6 assts, 4 stls; Magie Munoz 9 rbs; Kyleigh Gamez 7 rbs, 4 stls. Free throws--DAVIS 16-26, ML 10-16.

Boys

Walla Walla 49, Moses Lake 34

Matt Watson had a sizable double-double of 14 points and 15 rebounds for host Walla Walla and teammate Seth Alden measured out seven assists on top of his game-high 16 points as the Blue Devils removed Moses Lake from further CBBN 4A district tournament contention.

Matt Franz had 14 points to lead the Chiefs' attack and Bryce Perez added nine points and 10 rebounds.

"Defensively, I thought we played well," said Walla Walla coach John Golden, who also noted his team had a 35-32 edge in rebounding.

MOSES LAKE -- Montes, Samuels, Porter, Moats 3, Adame 2, Phillips 2, Franz 14, Miller 4, Perez 9. Totals 13-43 4-7 34.

WALLA WALLA -- Toon, Ceron 4, Handcox 8, Torres, Eggers, Campeau, Alden 16, Dunovant 2, Ferenz 5, Watson 14. Totals 23-56 1-5 49.

Moses Lake 10 5 12 7 -- 34

Walla Walla 7 13 15 14 -- 49

Highlights -- Bryce Perez 10 rbs; Matt Watson 15 rbs; Seth Alden 7 assts.

West Valley 68, Kennewick 62: Bryce Leavitt's 31 points did double duty as both a game and career high, but the Lions couldn't overcome its 19-9 first quarter deficit and lost to the Rams in a CBBN 3A loser-out contest.

"We came out a bit sluggish," said Lions coach Bradyn Leyde adding that his team soon "picked it up", outscoring the Rams 38-30 in the second half.

"Basically, West Valley did a nice job converting inside," Leyde said.

Leavitt also pulled down seven boards and dished out six assists in the contest.

WEST VALLEY -- Robles 3, Peake 9, Cluff 5, Wallace 8, Dresker 15, Strock 18, Gilliam 5, Juarez, Mollette 5. Totals 21-47 23-37 68.

KENNEWICK -- Pocasangre 5, Bryce Leavitt 31, Muller, Ramos 3, Santiago, Domach 6, Sordahl 1, Clinton 14, Plew 2, McKenzie, Smith, Westover. Totals 17-56 19-26 62.

West Valley 19 14 16 19 -- 68

Kennewick 9 15 15 23 -- 62

Highlights -- Leavitt 7 rbs, 6 assts; Stetson Plew 4 rbs.

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