Wa-Hi boys squeak by Riverhawks

The Devils pound Chiawana in the paint as Rob Ferenz and Kyle Jameson score 17 and 15 points, respectively.

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PASCO - Three Wa-Hi Blue Devil boys scored in double figures as the Devils snuck by the Chiawana Riverhawks, 59-56, Saturday night in Columbia Basin Big Nine Conference action.

Point guard Josh Eggers dropped in 11 points and had four assists. Rob Ferenz scored 17 points while Kyle Jameson had 15 points and 10 boards.

"It was a big win on the road, and that was three in a row for us," Wa-Hi coach John Golden said. "We were pretty physical, aggressive and didn't back down."

It was 30-26 Riverhawks at the half, then Wa-Hi made its 23-8 through the third.

"Kyle Jameson and Rob Ferenz were real big in that third quarter," Golden said. "The combination of the two scored 17-of-the-23 points for us in that run. Both of them also played really good defense for us in that time."

The two posts did most of their damage in the paint.

"It was a good win against a good team," Golden added. "They whittled down our 14-point third-quarter lead in the fourth but we were able to hit 4-of-7 free throws in the fourth to clinch the victory."

Wa-Hi outrebounded Chiawana 46-29.

The Blue Devils had 14 total turnovers, and only four in the second half when they took the lead.

Wa-Hi hosts Richland Friday at 7:30 p.m.

The Blue Devils' record is now an even 7-7 overall and 3-3 in the Big Nine halfway through the CBBN schedule.

Wa-Hi 59, Chiawana 56

WA-HI (59) - Eggers 4-12 2-4 11, Porter 0-1 1-1 1, Locati 1-5 0-0 3, Handcox 1-1 2-2 4, Peasley 3-9 1-3 8, Kyle Jameson 6-10 3-4 15, Cranor 0-1 0-0 0, Ferenz 6-13 5-8 17. Totals 21-52 14-21 59.

CHIAWANA (56) -Torres 5-6 0-0 15, Downing 3-9 4-8 10, Mendoza 1-8 4-6 7, Perez 1-3 0-0 3, Briones 0-1 0-0 0, Zamora 6-18 5-11 17, Babinchuk 2-4 0-0 4, Henderson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 18-50 13-25 56.

Wa-Hi 12 14 23 10 - 59

Chiawana 11 19 8 18 - 56

3-point goals - Wa-Hi 3 (Eggers, Locati, Peasley). Chia 7 (Torres 5, Mendoza, Perez). Total fouls - Wa-Hi 19, Chia 18. Fouled out - Chia (Downing). Technical fouls -Chia (Downing). Rebounds - Wa-Hi 46 (Jameson 10), Chia 29 (Zamora 9). Turnovers - Wa-Hi 16, Chia 13. Assists - Wa-Hi 14 (Eggers 4, Peasley 4), Chia 8 (Zamora 5).

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