Warrior men knock off Chukars 103-92

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ONTARIO - Walla Walla Community College connected on 56.9 percent of its shots from the floor, along with 50 percent from the 3-point line, in a 103-92 NWAACC East Regional men's basketball victory over Treasure Valley here Saturday.

The Warriors' Jason Smith hit 10-of-16 3-pointers on the way to scoring a game-high 34 points.

Emery Henning hit 10-of-12 from the floor and 7-of-9 from the free-throw line for 27 points.

D.J. Wright chipped in 16 points and pulled off a game-high 11 rebounds.

"We shot the ball really well," WWCC coach Jeff Reinland said. "Jason had a good night."

The win gives the Warriors a 6-3 record in the East and a 14-5 record overall.

After shooting 61 percent (22-for-36) from the floor, WWCC led 58-41 at halftime.

Walla Walla built a 24-point lead (83-59) in the second half before the Chukars began narrowing the gap.

The Chukars finished with four scorers in double figures, with Tyler McKee scoring 26, Kelvin Jones 21, and Terriel Thomas and Nick Brothers 17 and 13, respectively.

"They turned up the heat, and we got a little shakey at the end," Reinland said. "We didn't play at the end as well as we would like.

"We had some turnovers and missed a few shots," Reinland added. "Overall, we rebounded OK, with 35 to their 32.

"And the kids played hard, and they played well," he said. "This was a good win for us. They beat us by 20 points at our place. So this is a big win."

The Warriors return to action against Yakima at the Dietrich Dome, with an 8 p.m. start on Wednesday.

WALLA WALLA CC (103) - Wright 6-8 2-4 16, Roll 0-0 0-0 0, Andrews 1-8 4-4 6, Steele 0-0 0-0 0, Gibson 0-0 0-0 0, Van de Graaf 5-11 0-0 14, Fullerton 0-0 0-0 0, Smith 12-21 0-0 34, Moore 0-0 0-0 0, Corsi 3-5 0-0 6, Henning 10-12 7-9 27, Baker 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 37-65 13-17 103.

TREASURE VALLEY CC (92) - Thomas 5-10 6-8 17, K. Jones 7-11 3-4 21, Perry 0-0 0-0 0, J. Jones 0-0 0-0 0, Brothers 5-15 2-2 13, Calahan 0-1 0-0 0, Bird 2-6 2-2 7, McKee 10-20 6-9 26. Mumm 4-6 0-0 8. Totals 33-70 19-25 92.

Halftime score - WWCC 58, TVCC 41. 3-point goals - WWCC 16-32 (Wright 2-3, Andrews 0-5, Van de Graaf 4-8, Smith 10-16), TVCC 7-15 (Thomas 1-1, K. Jones 4-5., Perry 0-1, Brothers 1-5, Bird 1-2, Mumm 0-1). Total fouls- WWCC 19, TVCC 19. Fouled out-WWCC (None), TVCC (Thomas). Technical fouls-None. Rebounds- WWCC 35 (Wright 11), TVCC 32 (Thomas 10). Turnovers- WWCC 16, TVCC 13. Assists- WWCC 33 (Andrews 12), TVCC 24 (Brothers 6, Bird 6).

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