Klicker hits 7 3s as Wa-Hi crushes Chiefs, 73-36

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MOSES LAKE — Wa-Hi, on the back of Eric Klicker’s six first-half 3-pointers shooting, took a 25-20 lead over Moses Lake to the locker room at half.

The Blue Devils came out on fire and scored 48 second-half points to win 73-36.

“Eric kept us in it in the first half,” Wa-Hi coach John Golden said of Klicker, who hit seven 3-pointers on the night and finished with 21 points to lead all scorers. “We made some adjustments to our zone offense (at intermission). Tanner (Cranor) was in foul trouble and we sat him most of the first half. He (Tanner) came back in the third and scored eight.”

Wa-Hi outscored the Chiefs 21-7 in the third and held Moses Lake to nine in the fourth to outscore the Chiefs 48-16 over the last 16 minutes.

“We defended very well,” Golden said. “It was a good effort. We got a lot of contribution off the bench, not only with guys scoring, but with other efforts.”

Klicker was lights-out on the night, hitting 7-of-10 from beyond the arc.

“They sat in a zone all night,” Golden said. “We found him (Klicker) and he hit shots.”

Easton Baker led the Chiefs with 10.

Eleven Blue Devils scored in all. Gabe Porter scored 12, Cranor finished with 10, and Sam Arias scored nine and grabbed a team-high five rebounds. Spencer Locati dished out five assists.

The win improves Wa-Hi to 3-0 on the season.

“It’s a good win,” Golden concluded. “To win back-to-back road games (a 61-55 win at Davis Friday), shows our depth.”

Wa-Hi continues its early season road trip as the Blue Devils travel to Pendleton on Dec. 11 for a non-conference, border battle with the Bucks.

“We’ll look at some things to get better at next week,” Golden said. “Our guys work hard and play together. After Pendleton, we have to prepare for league.”

Wa-Hi 73, Moses Lake 36

WA-HI (73) SEmD Toon 1-1 0-0 2, Atkinson 0-0 0-0 0, Klicker 7-10 0-2 21, Porter 5-5 1-2 12, Locati 0-5 1-2 1, Thonney 1-4 4-4 5, Eggart 1-2 0-0 2, Hogan 1-2 1-2 3, Knillmann 1-1 0-0 2, Arias 4-8 0-0 9, Gilmore 0-2 0-0 0, Cranor 4-4 2-4 10, Warinner 3-3 0-2 6. Totals 28-48 9-18 73.

MOSES LAKE (36) SEmD Fowler 0-2 0-0 0, Sutherland 1-4 0-0 3, Rubio 1-2 0-0 2, Hirtz 4-14 1-6 9, Martinez 0-1 0-0 0, Baker 2-6 6-10 10 Easton, Chavez 0-0 0-0 0,Ulyanchuk 3-13 2-4 9, Earl 0-0 0-00, Sielaff 0-0 0-0 0. Huffman 1-4 0-0 3. Totals 12-46 8-14 36

Wa-Hi 14 11 21 27 — 73

Moses Lake 8 12 7 9 — 36

3-point goals SEmD Wa-Hi 9-18 (Klicker 7, Porter, Arias), ML 4-21 (Sutherland, Hirtz, Ulyanchuk, Huffman). Total fouls — Wa-Hi 16, ML 19. Fouled out — none. Technical fouls — none. Rebounds — Wa-Hi 31 (Arias 5), ML 30 (Ulyanchuk 10). Turnovers — Wa-Hi 12, ML 17. Assists — Wa-Hi 17 (Locati 5), ML 8 (Hirtz 2).

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