Waitsburg-Prescott's Kiefel triple-double powers past DeSales

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WAITSBURG — A triple-double for Ben Kiefel powered the Waitsburg-Prescott attack to a 58-45 victory over DeSales here Friday night in a Southeast B District Southern Division boys basketball game.

Kiefel, a 6-foot-4 post, finished with 19 points, 12 rebounds and 10 blocked shots.

"Kiefel had a great night," W-P coach T.J. Scott said, "He absolutely had a triple-double in the game."

Lucan Gerke helped out the winning cause with nine points and nine boards.

"Gerke had a nice game," Scott said. "He got into some foul trouble in the first half, but he played real well when he was in the game."

Pat Richard led the Irish in scoring with 14 points and Matt Wujek had a team-high eight rebounds.

"We got up to a nice lead in the first half," Scott said. "Then DeSales battled back in the third and cut the lead to five, but again we were able to push the lead back into double digits."

W-P outrebounded DeSales 46-32 in the game.

"We battled and pulled it out in the end," Scott said. "We had way too many turnovers. But a league win is a league win and I’ll take it."

W-P, which hosted Tekoa-Oakesdale Saturday, improved to 7-1 overall and 2-1 in the district. DeSales, 1-2 and 2-6, was home to Garfield-Palouse Saturday

DESALES — (45) Crowley 2 0-3 4, Richard 4 4-5 14, Williams 2 2-4 7, Gregg 2 4-7 10, Wujek 2 2-5 6, Mata 2 0-0 4, Zimmerman 0 0-0 0, Elmhurst 0 0-0 0, Solomon 0 0-0 0. Totals 14 10-24 45.

WAITSBURG-PRESCOTT — (58) Hofer 1 0-0 2, Cady 2 0-1 4, Zuger 1 0-2 2, Withers 3 2-4 8, Gerke 3 3-4 9, Wooderchak 2 0-0 4, Kiefel 8 3-6 19, Lehr 2 1-4 6, McDaniel 1 2-2 4, Tiburcio 0 0-0 0, Alexenko 0 0-0 0. Totals 24 11-23 58.

DeSales 9 18 12 6 — 45

Wait-Pres 15 22 9 12 — 58

3-point goals — W-P (Lehr), DeSales (Richard 2, Williams). Total fouls — W-P 23, DeSales 17. Fouled out — none. Technical fouls — none. Rebounds— W-P 46 (Kiefel 12), DeSales 32 (Wujek 8). Turnovers W-P 26, DeSales 14.

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