W-P boys down Asotin, falls to Irish

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WAITSBURG — Waitsburg-Prescott lost its captain and point guard, Dalton Estes, to an ankle injury in the waning moments of a 64-56 win over Asotin Friday, and DeSales took advantage Saturday here in Southeast 2B boys basketball action.

The Irish turned up the defensive pressure and forced W-P into 26 turnovers as DeSales posted a 75-56 win.

“We didn’t handle the pressure,” W-P coach Tavis Crittenden said. “We didn’t rebound very well. Without our point guard, we didn’t get into our offense very smoothly. DeSales played a good game and shot well as they had five in double figures.”

W-P’s Owen Lanning led all scorers with a 30-point effort, but only Kyle Dozier, with 10, joined Lanning in double digits for W-P.

Cameron Richman scored 19 to lead the Irish’s balanced scoring attack.

Adam Eskil added 18, Reilly Roach scored 13, Matthew Moore hit for 11, and Travis Haen chipped in 10.

On Friday, W-P held Asotin to three points in the second quarter on its way to a 64-56 win.

“We handled Asotin’s pressure well,” Crittenden said. “We played defense in the second and got lay-ins in transition.”

Lanning, who finished the weekend with 50 points in the two games, led W-P Friday with 20. Seth Deal added 16 and Chance Leroue scored 10 as W-P improved to 3-10 overall after the weekend.

W-P will see the return of Sterling Eastman, back from a finger injury, on Monday as it takes a 1-3 league record against Walla Walla Valley Academy.

desales 75, waitsburg-prescott 56

DESALES (75) — Roach 13, Haen 10, Fazari 4, Eskil 18, Richman 19, Moore 11.

W-P (56) — Deal 4, Acevedo 5, Lanning 30, Alexenko 2, Leroue 3, Dozier 10, Bartlow 2.

DeS 19 26 13 17 — 75

W-P 18 15 16 7 — 56

waitsburg-prescott 64, asotin 56

ASOTIN (56) — Styner 4, Hollingshead 4, Karull 14, Magnuson 17, Swearinger 7, Scheibe 10.

W-P (64) — Estes 7, Deal 16, Acevedo 4, Lanning 20, Leroue 10, Dozier 7.

Asotin 20 3 10 23 — 56

W-P 12 13 17 22 — 64

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