Failing's 29 points sparks WWVA boys' win over Gar-Pal

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COLLEGE PLACE - Walla Walla Valley Academy hit its stride in the second half on the way to rolling past Garfield-Palouse 69-53 in a Southeast B crossover game here Monday.

Marshall Failing and Caleb Sauerbier led the Knights with 29 and 17 points, respectively.

Failing scored from inside and outside, including three 3-pointers.

Gavin Burt scored 29 points for Gar-Pal.

The Knights trailed by five points, 28-23, after the first two quarters.

WWVA then took the lead with a 22-15 third quarter and extended it with a 24-10 fourth quarter.

"We played a great second half on offense," WWVA coach Keith Wells said. "Now we have two more divisional games (DeSales today and Waitsburg-Prescott on Thursday). We hope we can continue to play this well."

The Wolves game at DeSales tips off at 7:30 p.m.

GARFIELD-PALOUSE (53) - Burt 11 3-7 29, Roach 2 2-2 6, Christopher 1 4-4 6, Griffin 1 2-2 4, Lange 1 1-2 3, Slocum 1 0-1 3, Pfaff 0 2-2 2. Totals 17 14-20 53.

WALLA WALLA VALLEY ACADEMY (69) - Failing 13 0-1 29, Sauerbier 8 1-3 17, Luce 5 0-1 10, Scott 3 2-2 8, Hanson 1 0-1 3, Whitlake 1 0-0 2, Carmen, Beck Fry. Totals 31 3-7 69.

Gar-Pal 13 15 15 10 - 53

WWVA 11 12 22 24 - 69

3-point goals - G-P (Slocam , Burt), WWVA (Scott, Failing 3, Hanson). Total fouls- G-P 14, WWVA 17. Fouled out-None (). Technical fouls-none.

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