PREP BASKETBALL - Wa-Hi boys top Moses Lake

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MOSES LAKE - The Wa-Hi boys topped Moses Lake 65-54 in overtime to improve to 2-0 in the Big Nine Saturday night.

"It was a great road win," said Wa-Hi coach John Golden. "It was another night where we hung around until the fourth and then took the lead at the end."

There were four lead changes and two ties in the game.

Kevin Toon hit a 3 with 2:20 left in regulation to put the Blue Devils up 45-44, but the Chiefs took the lead back with a two at two minutes to play.

With 40 seconds left in regulation, Moe Handcox had another trey for a 48-46 lead, then Matt Watson was intentionally fouled. Watson hit one free throw for a three-point lead, putting the Blue Devils up 49-46 with eight seconds to play.

But Wa-Hi missed a layin and Moses Lake's Tyler Moats hit a half-court, desperation shot at the buzzer for a 49-all tie.

After a breather, the Blue Devils streaked out for a 10-0 run on the Chiefs.

Seth Alden and Toon both hit 3's and Watson and Handcox sank 2's.

"It was a big run in overtime," Golden said. "These kids have been battling, especially coming down this stretch (late in the game). Tonight we grabbed the lead with 40 seconds to go. It's just how they're playing. Guys are hitting their shots in the fourth quarter and overtime."

The Blue Devils are 5-3 overall. They play at Hermiston at 7 p.m. Wednesday and don't hit the court again in Big Nine play until Jan. 7 when they host Davis.

Wa-Hi 65, Moses Lake 54 OT

Wa-Hi (65) - Toon 3-7 2-2 11, Ceron 3-4 2-4 8, Handcox 3-8 1-2 8, Peasley 0-0 0-0 0, Eggers 0-1 0-0 0, Campeau 0-1 0-0 0, Alden 3-9 3-5 11, Dunovant 5-7 0-0 10, Ferenz 2-5 0-0 4, Watson 5-12 3-5 13. Totals: 24-54 11-18 65.

Moses Lake (54) - Alberts 4-11 0-0 9, Porter 1-5 3-4 6, Moats 4-10 0-0 12, Adame 0-0 1-2 1, Phillips 0-0 0-0 0, Franz 3-10 6-7 12, McDonald 2-3 1-2 5, Garcia 3-6 0-1 7, Miller 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 18-49 11-16 54.

Wa-Hi 12 6 11 20 16 - 65

ML 10 14 10 15 5 - 54

3-point goals - Wa-Hi 6 (Toon 3), Moses Lake 7 (Moats 4). Total Fouls - Wa-Hi 17, Moses Lake 18. Fouled out - Wa-Hi 1 (Ceron), Moses Lake 1 (Franz). Technical fouls - none. Rebounds - Wa-Hi 40 (Watson 8), Moses Lake 28 (Franz 4). Turnovers - Wa-Hi 14, Moses Lake 15. Assists - Wa-Hi 19 (Alden 11), Moses Lake 7 (Porter 2).

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