Warrior men coast to victory over CBC

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PASCO — Walla Walla Community College coach Jeff Reinland wasn’t entirely pleased with the way his team performed Saturday night in their league opener against Columbia Basin College.

The Warriors jumped out to a 16-2 lead over the last-place Hawks (0-1 NWAACC East, 1-10 overall), but after CBC switched to a zone defense they struggled with shot selection and missed too many open looks, Reinland said.

“It was kind of the early to ripen, early to rot thing,” Reinland said. “We kind of coasted the rest of the way. It was a good win — anytime you win on the road is a good win — but I’m not really happy with how we played.”

Case Rada led WWCC (7-6 overall, 1-0 NWAACC East) with 26 points on 8-of-23 shooting, including a 6-of-15 mark from beyond the 3-point arc.

As a team the Warriors shot just 33 percent (23-of-69) from the field and 28 percent (11-of-39) from 3-point range.

“We did not shoot the ball very well,” Reinland said. “We had a lot of good looks and just didn’t make them. We took a lot of quick shots when in reality we should be a bit more patient. The shots are there and the kids have a green light, but we need a little bit more patience. We got up and then they came back. We just didn’t play to our capability.”

Dallas Reich came off the bench and produced a double-double for the Warriors — 11 points and a game-high 14 rebounds. Austin Nooner scored just four points, but managed 10 rebounds.

“Dallas Reich gave us a nice lift,” Reinland said. “(Austin’s performance) was pretty crucial for us.”

Walla Walla plays its Eastern Region home opener Wednesday at 8 p.m. against Blue Mountain.

WWCC 69, CBC 59

WWCC (69) SEmD Shakile 0-0 0-0 0, Radliff 3-14 1-3 8, Rada 8-23 4-6 26, Mills 0-0 0-0 0, Reich 4-9 2-2 11, Hahn 2-7 2-4 6, Harr 4-12 3-4 14, Nooner 2-4 0-1 4. Totals 23-69 12-20 69.

CBC (59) SEmD Ronquillo 9-18 0-0 20, Harrell 4-13 0-3 8, Mahoney 0-0 1-4 1, DeWitt 2-12 2-2 6, Crandall 1-2 0-0 2, Contreras 2-3 0-0 4, Liek 3-8 1-2 8, Corrigan 5-13 0-1 10. Totals 26-69 4-12 59.

Halftime score — WWCC 32, CBC 25. 3-point goals SEmD WWCC 11-39 (Rada 6-15, Harr 3-9, Reich 1-5, Radliff 1-8, Hahn 0-2), CBC 3-17 (Ronquillo 2-3, Liek 1-5, Harrell 0-4, DeWitt 0-5). Total fouls—WWCC 16, CBC 17. Fouled out— CBC (Ronquillo). Technical fouls—none. Rebounds— WWCC 56 (Reich 14), CBC 50 (DeWitt 11). Turnovers—WWCC 14, CBC 11. Assists— WWCC 12 (Radliff 5), CBC 13 (DeWitt 5).

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