PREP BOYS BASKETBALL Blue Devils shut down Southridge's Suns

Wa-Hi's boys outboard Southridge, 38-22, to get their third win in four games, 47-42.

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KENNEWICK - Matt Watson's layin with one minute left proved to be the game-winner here Saturday night as Wa-Hi picked up a 47-42 non-conference boys basketball victory over the host Suns.

Watson ended up with 12 points and a game-high 15 rebounds that helped the Blue Devils to a 38-22 advantage on the glass.

"Matt's been consistent for us in all five games," said Wa-Hi coach John Golden, whose team improved to 3-2 with its third win in its last four games. "It was a really great effort.

"Our posts (Watson and Rob Ferenz) were going against two 6-foot-6 kids," Golden said. "I was proud of the way we rebounded."

The lead changed hands 11 times in the game and the teams forged seven ties over the course of four quarters. Southridge led by one, 13-12, after one period and the Blue Devils were up 22-21 at halftime.

The Suns led 33-31 going into the fourth quarter.

After Watson's tie-breaking bucket, assisted by Ferenz, Wa-Hi registered a stop on defense and Alex Ceron was fouled with 25 seconds left, Golden said.

Ceron made his first free throw try to give the Blue Devils a 45-42 edge, but missed the second.

Ferenz grabbed the rebound, but was stripped of the ball.

The Suns, however, had their chance to tie go by the wayside due to an errant pass in the mid-court area, Golden said.

Moments later, Wa-Hi's Seth Alden was fouled. He put the game away with a pair of freebies with seven seconds on the clock, Golden said.

Alden followed Watson on the Blue Devils' scoring list with nine points. He was just 2-of-8 from the field, but was 2-for-5 from outside the 3-point arc.

Marshall Dunovant contributed eight points for Wa-Hi

The Blue Devils travel to Pendleton Tuesday.

Wa-Hi 47, Southridge 42

WA-HI (47) - Toon 2-2 0-0 5, Ceron 1-4 1-3 4, Swenson 1-5 0-0 3, Handcox 1-4 0-0 2, Peasley 0-0 0-0 0, Eggers 0-1 0-0 0, Campeau 0-1 0-0 0, Alden 2-8 3-4 9, Dunovant 4-5 0-1 8, Ferenz 2-2 0-2 4, Watson 6-13 0-0 12. Totals 19-45 4-10 47.

SOUTHRIDGE (42) - Molt 0-0 0-0 0, Palmer 1-4 0-0 3, Willard 0-0 0-0 0, Jones 1-5 0-0 2, Mendenhall 5-16 0-0 12, Scott 2-5 0-2 4, Porter 9-15 1-3 20, Keefe 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 18-45 2-7 42.

Wa-Hi 12 10 9 16 - 47

Southridge 13 8 12 9 - 42

3-point goals - Wa-Hi 5-14 (Alden 2-5, Toon 1-1, Ceron 1-3, Swenson 1-4, Handcox 0-1), Southridge 4-13 (Mendenhall 2-7, Porter 1-2, Palmer 1-3, Jones 0-1). Total fouls - Wa-Hi 9, Southridge 14. Fouled out- none. Technical fouls - none. Rebounds - Wa-Hi 38 (Watson 15), Southridge 22 (Porter 10). Turnovers - Wa-Hi 18, Southridge 15. Assists - Wa-Hi 14 (Handcox 5), Southridge 6 (Mendenhall 3).

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