$n$ Wa-Hi boys go cold in Big Nine Conference loss to Bombers

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RICHLAND - The Richland Bombers were anything but here Friday night, going 0-for-9 from beyond the 3-point arc in their Big Nine Conference Cascade Division boys basketball game against visiting Wa-Hi.

But that didn't keep them from cruising to a 62-42 victory over the chilled Blue Devils, who sank 5-of-11 3-point attempts (45 percent) but were just 17-for-53 overall (32 percent).

The Blue Devils trailed 14-9 after one quarter, then froze up in the second when Richland outscored them 14-2 to build a 28-11 halftime lead.

"We got some good looks in that second quarter," Wa-Hi coach John Golden said. "But we couldn't get any shots to fall. It got away from us in that quarter.

"We were much better in the second half, shooting 42 percent. Unfortunately, it was just way too big of a lead to overcome against a good team in Richland."

Wa-Hi also found it difficult to get to the free-throw line, although they made all four of their attempts. Richland, meanwhile, was 14-for-19 from the stripe.

"Two of our four shots from the line were on a technical foul," Golden said, "And that is just the way that it turned out, only getting four shots from the line."

The loss dropped the Blue Devils to 3-4 in league. Wa-Hi entertained Moses Lake Saturday in another league game.

Colter Quick led the Bombers in scoring with 15 points. Calvin Douglas added 14 points and eight rebounds, and Grant Gallinger added 13 points.

The top scorers for Wa-Hi was Moe Handcox with 10 points. Seth Alden followed with eight points and Robert Ferenz finished with six points.

Matt Watson led Wa-Hi with six rebounds as the Blue Devils lost the board battle 34-30.

Richland 62, Wa-Hi 42

WA-HI (42) - Toon 2-7 0-0 4, Cerone 2-3 0-0 4, Swenson 1-2 0-0 2, Handcox 4-6 0-0 10, Peasley 0-2 0-0 0, Eggers 0-1 0-0 0, Campeau 1-1 0-0 2, Alden 2-11 2-2 8, Dunovant 1-4 0-0 2, Ferenz 2-8 2-2 6, Watson 2-8 0-0 4. Totals 17-53 4-4 42

RICHLAND (62) - Turner 4-5 2-2 10, Patterson 1-4 0-0 2, Burke 0-2 0-0 0, Gallinger 3-8 7-8 13, Blakes 3-6 0-0 6, Quick 6-11 3-5 15, Minhoff 1-1 0-0 2, Douglas 6-11 2-4 14. Totals 24-48 14-19 62.

Wa-Hi 9 2 15 16 - 42

Richland 14 14 19 15 - 62

3-point goals - Wa-Hi 5-11 (Toon 0-1, Handcox 2-2, Alden 2-8), Richland 0-9. Total Fouls - Wa-Hi 18, Richland 6. Fouled out - none. Technical fouls - Richland (bench). Rebounds - Richland 34 (Douglas 8), Wa-Hi 30 (Watson 6), Turnovers - Wa-Hi 16, Richland 14. Assists - Wa-Hi 9 (Handcox 3), Richland 7 (Quick 2).

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