Loera's 29 leads Big Bend roaring past WWCC men

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MOSES LAKE - Walla Walla Community College suffered a loss, 91-75, against Big Bend in NWAACC Eastern Region men's basketball action Saturday night in Moses Lake.

Mac Stannard led the Warriors with 22 points while fellow teammate Caleb Bravard added 21. Bravard led WWCC in 3-pointers, hitting six of eight from deep, while WWCC outrebounded Big Bend, 41-to-32. Stannard led with 15 rebounds for a double-double and Michael Crane added seven more.

Josh Loera led the Vikings with 29 points. Loera hit 10-of-14 from the field and six of six free throws.

"Big Bend just really played well," WWCC coach Jeff Reinland said. "We beat them earlier in the season at home, but they were fired up and ready to go and they just outplayed us."

Big Bend took an early lead to finish the first half with a 20 point lead, 51-31.

BBCC's Josh Loera led the Vike's with 29 points and eight rebounds.

"We had some bad turnovers and just couldn't recover," Reinland said.

WWCC is 8-4 (17-8 overall) and plays Blue Mountain Community College Wednesday at 8 p.m. in Walla Walla.

Big Bend 91, WWCC 75

WWCC (75) - Crane 2-2 0-2 4, Radliff 3-10 2-3 11, Payne 2-4 0-0 5, Stannard 6-14 9-9 22, Bravard 7-11 1-2 21, Bills 3-6 1-3 7, Hahn 1-3 0-0 3, Arias 0-0 0-0 0, Hight 1-2 0-0 2, McGee 0-0 0-0 0, McGraw 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 25-56 13-22 75.

BBCC (91) - James 3-9 2-2 8, Loera 10-14 6-6 29, Johnson 0-0 0-0 0, Pena 0-0 0-0 0, Bruneel 2-5 0-0 4, Groth 2-5 2-3 6, Skidmore 6-17 3-4 16, Flynn 0-2 0-0 0, Green 0-0 0-0 0, Snow 4-8 0-0 8, Page 0-3 2-4 2, Nield 6-11 2-2 18. Totals 33-74 17-21 91.

Halftime - BBCC 51-31. 3-point goals - WWCC 12 (Bravard 6), BBCC 8 (Loera 3). Total fouls-WWCC 13, BBCC 18. Fouled out-none. Technical fouls-none. Rebounds-WWCC 41 (Stannard 15), BBCC 32 (Loera 8). Turnovers-WWCC 21, BBCC 5. Assists-WWCC 12 (Stannard 5), BBCC 13 (Snow 4).

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