Blue Devils stomp Southridge, 48-13

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KENNEWICK -- Wa-Hi won a dominating 48-13 victory over Southridge Friday night, as the Blue Devils owned the boards and harried the Suns into 18 turnovers.

It all added up to 56 field-goal attempts for the Blue Devils (6-1), of which they hit 20, compared to a 4-for-34 night for the Suns (3-3).

“We’re working on what we can do right now to do better, and defensively we had a very good night,” Wa-Hi coach Jill Meliah said. “We put a lot of pressure on their guards and forced them into bad passes. We blocked out well, got rebounds and ran our transition a little bit.”

Madi Doepker led the Blue Devils with four field goals and 5-of-7 free throws for 13 points.

Mikayla Ferenz led the Blue Devils with three assists and scored five.

“Mikayla Ferenz sees the floor so well,” Meliah said. “And so she had some nice passes, with her and Doepker running the floor so well.”

Wa-Hi outrebounded the Suns 46-to-24, which helped them set up their transition offense.

“We’ve really been preaching blocking out,” Meliah said, “and the girls have really been buying in. If we can force them into bad shots and get rebounds, that’s really going to help our offense out also.”

Maddy Sirmon led Wa-Hi with eight boards and added six points for the night.

Forward Torri Crawford finished with 10 points on five field goals.

“Both Madi (Doepker) and Torri I thought posted really well,” Meliah said. “We were trying to get the ball and go Hi-Lo, and both of them did a good job posting up strong and getting good looks on the basket.”

Wa-Hi hosts Pasco Saturday at 5:45 p.m.

WA-HI 48 SOUTHRIDGE 13

WA-HI -- K. Ferenz 2-6 0-0 5, Doepker 4-13 5-7 13, Sirmon 3-12 0-0 6, M. Ferenz 4-9 0-0 9, Molitor 0 0-0 0, Crawford 5-9 0-0 10, Davis 0-0 1-2 1, Greene 2-4 0-2 4, Hodnefield 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 20-56 6-11 48.

SOUTHRIDGE (48) -- Wormington 1-7 0-0 2, Edwards 0-3 0-0 0, Lyons 2-5 0-0 4, Sanders 1-4 1-2 3, Tyler 0-4 1-2 1, Harris 0-5 0-0 0, Haberling 0-2 3-6 3. Totals 4-34 5-10 13.

Wa-Hi 11 15 13 9 -- 48

Southridge 4 2 5 2 -- 48

3-pointers -- WW 2-8 (K. Ferenz, M. Ferenz), SR 0-11. Total fouls -- WW 12, SR 14. Fouled out -- none. Technical fouls -- none. Rebounding -- WW 46 (Sirmon 8), SR 24 (Wormington 4). Turnovers -- WW 14, SR 18. Assists -- WW 8 (M. Ferenz), SR 0.

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