W-P boys edge WWVA Knights, 62-56

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COLLEGE PLACE — Waitsburg-Prescott boys’ basketball marched away with a victory, 62-56, over the Walla Walla Valley Academy Knights.

W-P got 17 points from both Owen Lanning and Chance Leroue in the win. Cam Fitzgerald contributed a team-high eight rebounds and four assists.

WWVA shot just 5-for-16 from behind the 3-point arc.

“They (W-P) was well prepared for us and shut down our scorers on the outside,” WWVA coach Scott Wagner said.

“Our goal was to play good defense,” W-P coach Tavis Crittenden said. “We did that tonight and got the win.”

W-P’s (3-3 1-0 league) Friday game against Asotin was cancelled due to freezing rain.

WAITSBURG-PRESCOTT 62, WWVA 56

W-P (62) — Dunn 0-3 0-3 0, Larsen 0-1 0-0 0, Pearson 0-0 0-0 0, Dozier 0-0 0-0 0, Acevedo 2-6 3-4 7, Alexenko 1-4 2-4 4, Lanning 4-9 9-10 17, Campbell 2-8 3-4 8, Leroue 6-11 5-14 17, Bartlow 1-1 0-0 2, Brownlee 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 17-46 26-40.

WWVA (56) — Tewell 0-0 0-0 0, Shaw 3-10 0-1 8, Cosaert 8-17 3-5 21, Zhang 0-0 0-0 0, Fitzgerald 3-5 3-7 9, Hutton 1-3 0-0 2, Ligman 0-1 1-3 3, Rose 0-5 5-6 5, King 2-4 1-1 5, Dybdahl 1-3 1-2 3. Totals 19-59 13-22.

W-P 6 28 8 20 — 62

WWVA 14 10 12 20 — 56

3-point goals — W-P 2-9, WWVA 5-16. Total fouls — W-P 21, WWVA 32. Fouled out — WWVA (Rose). Technical fouls — none. Rebounds — W-P 34 (Leroue 10), WWVA 29 (Fitzgerald 8). Assists — W-P 2, WWVA 8 (Fitzgerald 4). Turnovers — W-P 18, WWVA 17.

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