Warrior men pound Hawks, 77-62

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PASCO - Walla Walla Community College's bench played a big role in Wednesday night's 77-62 victory over Columbia Basin in NWAACC East Region men's basketball action.

Forward Caleb Bravard came off the bench to lead the Warriors (5-2 in NWAACC East play, 14-6 overall) with 20 points (including going 5-of-10 from 3-point range) while guard Hunter Hahn scored 13, also in relief.

Michael Crane scored a double-double, scoring 12 points and nabbing 13 boards.

"We're starting to get some production from guys coming in (off the bench) and that's what we need offensively because we've been very streaky," WWCC coach Jeff Reinland said. "That was probably the biggest factor in the game other than our defense."

That defense, and sharpshooting from the bench, helped propel WWCC to a 29-point, 73-44, lead with 2:44 left in the match. Then, after Reinland subbed in more bench players, CBC went on an 18-4 run over the final minutes to narrow WWCC's margin of victory to 15.

The Warriors held CBC to just 29 percent (9-of-31) from the field in the first half, but gave up almost 50 percent shooting (16-for-33) in the second half.

"We just went over and played really well," Reinland said. "We subbed in some guys and they didn't go in ready to play, so CBC was able to close the gap."

Although Reinland was not pleased with the Warriors' 10-of-32 performance from 3-point range, it still beat CBC's paltry 3-for-18 shooting night from downtown.

The Warriors travel to Treasure Valley Saturday at 4 p.m.

WWCC 77, Columbia Basin 62

WWCC (77) - Crane 6-10 0-2 12, Radliff 1-9 3-4 5, Payne 4-11 0-0 12, Stannard 2-6 5-6 9, Mills 0-0 0-2 0, Bravard 7-13 1-1 20, Bills 1-1 2-2 4, Hahn 5-8 2-4 13, Arias 0-2 0-0 0, Hight 0-0 0-0 0, McGee 0-1 0-0 0, McGraw 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 27-62 13-21 77.

CBC (62) - Jones 2-5 1-2 5, Barbaza 1-1 0-0 2, Walter 2-5 2-3 6, HeavyRunner 2-10 3-4 8, Smith 2-9 0-0 5, De La Garza 2-7 0-0 5, Schrank 6-11 0-0 12, Piippo 2-6 1-2 5, Ponce 1-1 1-2 3, Igbinoba 2-3 0-3 4, Douglas 1-4 0-0 2, Hay 0-0 0-2 0, Haynes 0-0 0-0 0, Bolt 2-2 1-1 5. Total 25-64 9-19 62.

Halftime - WWCC 35-21. 3-point goals - WWCC 10-32 (Payne 4-11, Bravard 5-10, Hahn 1-3), CBC 3-18 (HeavyRunner, Smith, De La Garza). Total fouls - WWCC 19, CBC 25. Fouled out - WWCC none, CBC 2 (Jones, Piippo). Technical fouls-none. Rebounds - WWCC 43 (Crane 13), CBC 40 (Smith 6). Turnovers - WWCC 13, CBC 13. Assists - WWCC 14 (Radliff 7), CBC 14 (De La Garza 4).

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