WWCC men cruise past Wenatchee Valley, 79-65

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WENATCHEE — Walla Walla Community College broke a two-game losing skid here Saturday in NWAACC East Region mens basketball action.

The Warriors shot 52 percent from the field in the first half and jumped to a 42-28 lead over Wenatchee Valley at intermission. WWCC held serve in the second half to post a 79-65 win.

The Warriors got 12 points and a game-high 11 rebounds from 6-foot-10 Morgan Scharf in his return to action from a foot injury.

“We’re excited to get him (Scharf) back,” WWCC coach Jeff Reinland said. “He did really well. We have to get him into a little better shape.”

Case Rada led the Warriors with 23 points and Dylan Radliff added 20. The Warriors saw their halftime lead dwindle to eight before running the lead to 25 and settling for the 14-point win.

“They cut the lead to start the half,” Reinland said. “We got it up to 25 late and gave up the ghost and cruised in.”

The Warrior defense forced 16 turnovers and scored 16 points off those turnovers to spark the win.

“The difference was we played good defense,” Reinland added. “Offensively, we executed and played together better than we have been doing.”

Dallas Reich added 10 points and Eric Harr chipped in with nine as the Warriors improved to 3-2 in East play.

WWCC hosts Spokane Wednesday.

WALLA WALLA COMMUNITY COLLEGE 79, WENATCHEE VALLEY 65

WWCC (79) — Radliff 7-19 4-8 20, Rada 7-14 5-6 23, Mills 1-3 1-2 3, Reich 4-10 0-0 10, Harr 3-9 0-0 9, Nooner 1-4 0-0 2, Scharf 4-8 4-8 12, Kennedy 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-67 14-24 79.

WVCC (65) — Wahl 1-6 2-3 4, Esparza 1-2 0-0 2, Manning 2-8 2-2 8, Van Lierop 1-4 0-0 2, Perry 4-9 3-6 11, Ayers 3-3 0-0 7, Dresker 5-9 0-0 12, Holubetz 5-10 0-4 10, Reynolds 1-3 1-2 3, Gipson 2-7 2-6 6. Totals 25-61 10-23 65.

Halftime — WWCC 42, WVCC 28. 3-point goals — WWCC 11-23 (Radliff 2-4, Rada 4-8, Reich 2-6, Harr 3-5), WVCC 5-7 (Esparza 0-1, Manning 2-2, Ayers 1-1, Dresker 2-3). Total fouls — WWCC 20, WVCC 18. Fouled out — WWCC (Scharf), WVCC (Reynolds). Technical fouls — none. Rebounds — WWCC 42 (Scharf 11), WVCC 47 (Gipson 7). Turnovers — WWCC 6, WVCC 16. Assists — WWCC 12 (Radliff 6), WVCC 13 (Perry 3, Dresker 3, Reynolds 3).

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