Blue Devils take second at Lewiston tourney

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LEWISTON — The Walla Walla High School boys basketball team finished second at the Lewiston Holiday Tournament, as the Blue Devils lost to Clarkston 72-54 in the Championship game on Saturday.

Wa-Hi reached the title game following a 69-49 win against the host team, Lewiston, on Friday. Head coach John Golden said the Blue Devils put the game away in the second quarter against Lewiston, as Wa-Hi held a 24-6 advantage in the second frame.

“It was not a bad weekend,” Golden said. “We played well against Lewiston. We had a good contribution from everyone. We had three guys in double figures. We set the tone in the first half and cruised the rest of the game.”

As for the Clarkston game, the Blue Devils got off to a cold start, Golden said, with far too many turnovers. The Blue Devils finished with 16 turnovers, compared to 12 for the Bantams.

“They pressured us a little bit and we had a hard time making good decisions,” Golden said. “We got down pretty big in the first quarter so that was a little tough just playing catch up the rest of the way.”

Clarkston outscored Wa-Hi 22-10 in the first frame, as the Bantams had two players finish with more than 15 points.

Wa-Hi’s Gabe Porter and Eric Klicker finished in double-figures for Wa-Hi, as Porter dropped 18 points and Klicker finished with 14. Porter and teammate Ross Lake were both named to the all-tournament team.

Clarkston 72, Wa-Hi 54

Walla Walla (54) — Gogle 1-3 0-0 2. Steele 2-3 0-0 4. Klicker 5-9 2-2 14. Porter 6-11 5-6 18. Locati 0-1 2-2 2. Lake 1-5 6-8 8. Harvey 0-0 0-0 0. Handcox 3-3 0-0 6. Sumerlin 0-1 0-0 0. Giles 0-1 0-0 0. Total 18-37 15-18 54.

Clarkston (72) — K. Sobotta 6-9 2-2 16. Blunt 2-3 0-0 4. D. Sobotta 1-2 2-2 4. Adams 2-2 0-0 5. Allen 2-3 0-0 5. Dwyer 0-1 0-0 0. Sperry 3-5 3-8 9. Holman 4-8 0-0 8. Sanders 1-1 0-0 2. Johnson 7-11 2-2 19. Total 28-45 9-14 72.

Wa-Hi 10 11 17 16 — 54

Clarkston 22 18 22 10 — 72

3-point goals — Wa-Hi 3 (Klicker 2), Clarkston 6 (Johnson 3). Wa-Hi 12, Clarkston 18. Fouled out — Clarkston (Adams). Technical fouls — none. Total rebounds — Wa-Hi 20 (Klicker 4), Clarkston 21 (K. Sobotta 4). Turnovers — Wa-Hi 16, Clarkston 12. Assists — Wa-Hi 8 (Steele 3), Clarkston 8 (Blunt 4).

Walla Walla 69, Lewiston 49

Walla Walla (69) — Gogle 0-1 0-0 0. Steele 1-4 1-3 3. Klicker 6-11 0-0 15. Porter 7-12 0-0 15. Locati 2-5 0-0 4. Lake 6-6 2-2 14. Harvey 2-5 0-0 4. Handcox 4-6 0-2 8. Sumerlin 0-1 0-0 0. Giles 1-1 4-4 6. Total 29-52 7-11 69.

Lewiston (49) — Fuentes 1-4 0-1 3. Urquhart 1-1 0-0 2. Kaufman 5-5 2-3 13. Jackson 2-15 5-5 10. Hewett 1-6 2-6 4. Carter 0-2 0-0 0. Whitlock 2-7 0-0 6. Ulrich 2-5 2-2 7. Sager 2-2 0-0 4. Total 16-49 11-17 49.

Wa-Hi 13 24 22 10 — 69

Lewiston 11 6 17 15 — 49

3-point goals — Wa-Hi 4 (Klicker 3), Lewiston 6 (Whitlock 2). Total fouls — Wa-Hi 15, Lewiston 14. Fouled out — none. Technical fouls — none. Total rebounds — Wa-Hi 35 (Steele 8), Lewiston 27 (Jackson 7). Turnovers — Wa-Hi 12, Lewiston 19. Assists — Wa-Hi 15 (Steele 5), Lewiston 3.

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