Wa-Hi defeats Eastmont in boys basketball and moves into first place

Advertisement

EAST WENATCHEE -- Michael Weisner nailed seven 3-pointers, scored 25 points and had a team-high six rebounds to lead the Wa-Hi boys to a Big Nine Conference basketball victory over the Eastmont Wildcats, 67-36, here Saturday night.

"In the third quarter, Weisner hit five 3-pointers, four in a row," Wa-Hi coach John Golden said. "That kind of broke the game open."

Prior to the third quarter, the Blue Devils were ahead by 12 points. After the third, the lead doubled to 24.

"We got into a little bit of foul trouble early and had to go to a zone," Golden said. "We defended really well there, and they didn't hit the outside shots well."

Wa-Hi went on to win by 31 points.

"They sat back in their zone. We were able to move the ball around well," Golden said. "And hit a high percentage of our shots. It was a nice road win."

Wa-Hi hit 25-of-44 shots (56 percent) from the field.

Gary Winston and Seth Alden added 10 points apiece for the Blue Devils.

Wa-Hi outrebounded the Wildcats, 29-23.

Top scorer for Eastmont was Malachi Roberts with 17 points.

Eastmont shot 12-of-39 (32 percent) from the floor.

The Wildcats had five more turnovers than the Blue Devils, 15-to-10.

Alden had a team-high four assists.

The win moves the Blue Devils' record 13-2 overall and 8-1 in conference.

With a Richland loss 74-64 to Eisenhower, Wa-Hi moves into first place in the Cascade Division.

Eisenhower invades Walla Walla Friday night at 7:30 p.m.



WALLA WALLA (67) SEmD Winston 4-8 1-2 10, Aguiar 0-0 0-0 0, Crawford 1-2 0-0 2, Porter 1-1 0-0 3, Arias 3-6 0-1 6, Weisner 8-11 2-2 25, Maddess 0-0 0-0 0, James 3-4 0-0 6, Alden 3-7 3-3 10, Watson 2-5 0-0 4, Sumerlin 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 25-44 7-10 67.

EASTMONT (36) SEmD Gausman 1-2 0-0 3, Thomas 3-6 1-2 8, Robinson 1-4 2-2 5, Crawford 1-3 0-0 2, Churchman 0-0 0-0 0, Roberts 6-18 5-7 17, Huguchi 0-5 1-2 1, Fagg 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 12-39 9-13 36.



Wa-Hi 9 20 21 17 -- 67

Eastmont 5 12 9 10 -- 36



3-point goals SEmD Wa-Hi 10 (Winston, Porter, Weisner 7, Alden), Eastmont 3 (Gausman, Thomas, Robinson). Total fouls--Wa-Hi 15, Eastmont 16. Fouled out--none. Technical fouls--Wa-Hi (Winston). Rebounds--Wa-Hi 29 (Weisner 6, James 6), Eastmont 23 (Huguchi 8). Turnovers--Wa-Hi 10, Eastmont 15. Assists--Wa-Hi 21 (Alden 4).

Comments

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment