Blue Devils put it all together against Ike

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YAKIMA - Josh Eggers led the Blue Devils in scoring with 13 points, but Wa-Hi's 53-37 whipping of Eisenhower Tuesday night was a team effort.

Ten Blue Devils got on the board as Wa-Hi (4-7 Columbia Basin Big Nine, 8-11 overall) took a commanding, 32-11 lead through two quarters over the winless Cadets (0-12, 1-16) and cruised to its first CBBN victory in five games.

"We got off to a good start, especially defensively, and put it away early," Wa-Hi coach John Golden said. "We got to play a lot of guys. It was a good win on the road."

For Golden, it marked the first time in several games his team put together a complete effort.

"It was nice to get this one on the road," he said of the victory. "We've been playing good basketball the last four or five games. It was just a matter of putting four quarters together. That's kind of what we've been struggling with all season, consistency."

Wa-Hi's Tanner Cranor, a 6-foot-6 junior forward, scored 11 points and grabbed a team-leading seven rebounds.

The Blue Devils, which are tied for fifth in the CBBN 4A, will make the playoffs regardless of the outcome of Saturday's match with Chiawana at 7:30 p.m.

The Blue Devil girls host Chiawana that night as well, and the Wa-Hi Athletic Hall of Fame will be holding an induction ceremony between the two games.

Wa-Hi 53, Eisenhower 37

WA-HI (53) - Eggers 5-8 1-2 13, Rowley 0-0 0-0 0, Parnicky 0-0 0-0 0, Porter 1-1 2-2 4, Locati 0-0 1-2 1, Handcox 1-3 0-0 3, Peasley 3-6 0-0 8, Lesmeister 0-1 1-2 1, Arias 2-3 1-2 5, Jameson 0-1 2-2 2, Cranor 3-6 5-8 11, Ferenz 2-5 1-2 5. Totals 17-34 14-22 53.

EISENHOWER (37) - Harris 0-1 0-1 0, Cassel 0-1 0-0 0, Cooper 0-0 0-0 0, Backes 2-6 0-0 5, Jones 0-3 0-0 0, Nickens 1-2 2-2 4, French 10-22 1-2 21, Partlow 0-4 0-0 0, Gomez 0-2 0-0 0, Soto 2-8 3-7 7. Totals 15-49 6-12 37.

Wa-Hi 19 13 9 12 - 53

Eisenhower 5 6 15 11 - 37

3-point goals - Wa-Hi 5 (Eggers 2, Handcox, Peasley 2), Ike 1 (Backes). Total fouls - Wa-Hi 16, Ike 19 Fouled out -Wa-Hi none, Eis 1 (Jones). Technical fouls - none. Rebounds - Wa-Hi 36 (Cranor 7), Ike 24 (French 6). Turnovers - Wa-Hi 19, Ike 6. Assists - Wa-Hi 12 (Peasley 5), Ike NA.

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