$n$ DeSales boys fall to Tri-Cities Prep on late bucket Saturday

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WALLA WALLA - Troy Redmann's basket with 14 seconds remaining in the game boosted Tri-Cities Prep to a 42-41 victory over DeSales Saturday night in a Southeast 2B District basketball game on the Irish's home floor.

The hard fought victory lifted the Jaguars to 3-4 in league play and 8-6 overall, and the loss kept the Irish winless in league, 0-7, and dropped their season record to 5-9.

Jameson Pederson led the Jaguars with 12 points and Redmann finished with 10.

DeSales got a game-high 14 points from Tommy Gregg while Nick Wales contributed eight points and 10 rebounds. Luke Fazzari and Spencer Cordeiro added six points each.

DeSales led 11-10 after one quarter and 22-18 at halftime, but the Jaguars rallied for a 35-32 lead going to the fourth.

"Neither team ever led by more than four or five points," Irish coach Allyn Griffin said.

After Redmann's go-ahead basket, the Irish called a timeout to set up a game-winning shot. Gregg got an open look from about 15 feet away along the baseline, but it didn't drop.

"We've lost four games in overtime and all but two or three of our other losses have been by a point or two," Griffin said. "It's tough to lose, but the kids played extremely hard. We were sound on defense.

"We just need to learn to finish when we are close to the basket, and we need to start making some free throws."

Five of DeSales' 14 field goals came from beyond the 3-point arc, but they were 8-for-15 from the line.

DeSales entertains Liberty Christian Friday in its only game of the week.

Tri-Cities Prep 42, DeSales 41

TRI-CITIES PREP (42) - Larson 0 0-0 0, Scott 0 0-0 0, Redmann 4 2-2 10, Pederson 5 2-5 12, Whitsett 2 2-2 6, Rivas 3 0-0 6, Versheey 3 0-2 6, Westerfield 1 0-0 2. Totals 18 6-11 42.

DESALES (41) - Gregg 5 1-2 14, Fazzari 2 0-0 6, Williams 0 3-4 3, Wales 4 0-1 8, Mata 2 0-0 4, Cordeiro 1 4-8 6, Haen 0 0-0 0, Leahy 0 0-0 0, Donnelly 0 0-0 0. Totals 14 8-15 41.

Tri-Cities Prep 10 8 15 9 - 42

DeSales 11 11 10 9 - 41

3-point goals - DeSales (Gregg 3, Fazzari 2), Total fouls - DeSales 14, TCP 12. Fouled out - none. Tecnical fouls - none. Rebounds - DeSales 35 (Wales 10), TCP 19. Turnovers - DeSales 15, TCP 6.

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