High School Sports

Richland girls shut down Moses Lake in semifinal

RICHLAND -- A strong defensive effort helped Richland knock off Moses Lake 65-53 on Saturday in a CBBN 4A district tournament semifinal.

The Bombers held the Chiefs scoreless for the first five minutes of the third quarter to open up a 24-point lead and virtually put the game away.

"It was nice to be rested and just be able to focus on one team for the week," Richland coach Jerry Riggs said.

Richland held Moses Lake's Jordan Loera scoreless for the first 21 minutes of the game, before she caught fire.

Loera finished with 21 points, including 16 in the fourth quarter.

"She was on fire," Riggs said. "Hitting 26- or 27-footers, doing her thing, but we had a nice cushion and kept scoring ourselves."

Richland's Katie Mahoney had a game-high 24 points and was 6-of-6 from the free-throw line down the stretch to help hold off Moses Lake.

Richland (17-2) will play at Chiawana on Friday at a time to be determined for the district title and a spot in the state tournament.

Moses Lake (16-6) will host Walla Walla at 7 p.m. Friday in an elimination game.

MOSES LAKE -- Gamez 12, Loera 21, Kunjara 1, Bernsen 16, Brown, Gentry, Olson, Munoz, Nielsen.

RICHLAND -- Croskrey 3, Machinal 18, Pringle 9, Von Oelhoffen 6, Corrigan 2, Perry 3, Mahoney 24.

Moses Lake 14 6 7 26 -- 53

Richland 13 17 18 17 -- 65

Highlights -- Mahoney 6 rebounds, Machinal 6 rebounds, 3 steals; Pringle 4 assists.

Kamiakin 63, Hanford 37

Playing one of their best games of the season, the Braves hammered the visiting Falcons to advance to the CBBN 3A district tournament championship game.

Courtney Nelson scored 16 points and played strong defense against Hanford's Colette Gall to lead Kamiakin.

"I told the girls if you are there defensively, it will create the offensive flow," Kamiakin coach Tammy Hutchison said. "They played their best game tonight out of the whole season. It was a team effort all the way."

Khadidja Toure scored a game-high 28 points and dished out seven assists for Kamiakin, which struggled to beat Hanford by a point last week during the regular season.

Gall's 11 points and nine rebounds led Hanford.

The Falcons (9-13) will host Southridge at 7 p.m. Friday in an elimination game, while Kamiakin (16-5) will travel to Eastmont at 7 p.m. Friday for the district title and a chance at a state berth.

HANFORD -- Stewart, Albertson, Shintaffer, Steele 1, Roeuche 3, Gagnon 2, Young 5, Rutherford 6, Skinner 9, Colette Gall 11. Totals 14-55 8-19 37.

KAMIAKIN -- Beach, Oord, McKinney, Kurtz, Miller, K. Nelson 2, S. Toure 5, Larson 12, C. Nelson 16, Khadidja Toure 28. Totals 26-59 9-13 63.

Hanford 4 6 16 11 -- 37

Kamiakin 16 8 24 15 -- 63

Highlights -- Gall 9 rebounds. Kassy Larson 13 rebounds, Kaylee Nelson 10 rebounds, K. Toure 7 assists.

EASTMONT 58, SOUTHRIDGE 37

The Suns fell on the road in a CBBN 3A district tournament semifinal.

Ingrid Stein's nine points led Southridge (8-15), which will play at Hanford at 7 p.m. Friday in an elimination game.

Charity Degman's 19 points and eight rebounds led Eastmont (17-4), which will host Kamiakin at 7 p.m. Friday in the district title game.

SOUTHRIDGE -- M. Sorensen 6, Lyons 1, Sanders 5, Mickelson 7, P. Sorensen 2, Ratchford 5, Ingrid Stein 9, Bauman, Fraga, Hooper, Thompson.

EASTMONT -- Bekah Waterhouse 11, Gilstrap, Gilbert 5, Kendra Scott 10, Charity Degman 19, Keane 4, Jones 7, Stuart 2, Whitefoot, Roberts, Boatright.

Southridge 8 7 13 9 -- 37

Eastmont 12 16 19 11 -- 58

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