Blue Devils boys lose two over weekend

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KENNEWICK — The Walla Walla boys basketball team only managed 15 points after halftime as the Blue Devils fell 43-37 to Kamiakin on Saturday.

The Braves, over the same clip, only scored 21 points, but two 3-pointers in the final minutes proved to be the difference in the game.

“Tonight, we didn’t play too bad,” Wa-Hi coach John Golden said. “(We) just didn’t shoot it too well. (It was) a good game back and forth.”

The Blue Devils also played short-handed, as guard Eric Klicker missed the game with a sore ankle. Wa-Hi shot only 35 percent in the game, compared to 40 percent shooting for the Braves.

Guard Gabe Porter scored a team-high 11 points and Spencer Locati added nine.

Wa-Hi also lost to Richland, 81-45, on Friday.

The Blue Devils square off with Chiawana on Friday in a game that will decide second place in the Mid-Columbia Conference. With a win, Wa-Hi would be guaranteed a first-round bye and homecourt advantage in the semifinals.

RICHLAND 81, WA-HI 45

RICHLAND (81) — DeVries 8-13 2-2 21, Torres-Elfrering 3-4 0-0 6, Nelson 0-0 0-0 0, McCullough 2-3 0-0 5, Perry 0-1 0-0 0, Beo 8-11 2-2 22, Radliff 3-10 0-0 8, Leahy 0-1 0-0 0, Streufert 6-16 5-8 17, Ch. Miller 0-0 0-0 0, Ca. Miller 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 31-62 9-12 81.

WA-HI (45) — Gogl 1-4 0-0 3, Steele 2-6 1-2 5, Klicker 2-4 0-0 4, Porter 5-11 2-2 12, Locati 4-8 0-0 9, Lake 2-5 0-0 4, Little 1-2 0-4 3, Harvey 1-4 0-0 2, Handcoz 1-3 1-1 3, Giles 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 19-48 4-9 45.

Richland 17 21 27 16 ­— 81

Wa-Hi 15 6 11 13 — 45

3-point goals — Richland 10 (Beo 4, DeVries 3, Radliff 2, McCullough), Wa-Hi 3 (Little, Locati, Gogl). Total fouls — Richland 13, Wa-Hi 13. Fouled out — none. Technical fouls — none. Total rebounds — Richland 36 (Streufert 11), Wa-Hi 29 (Handcox 4, Lake 4, Steele 4). Turnovers — Richland 10, Wa-Hi 15. Assists — Richland 12 (Streufert 6), Wa-Hi 10 (Harvey 3).

Kamiakin 43, Wa-Hi 37

WA-HI (37) — Steele 1-2 0-0 2, Porter 4-13 0-0 11, Locati 3-8 0-0 9, Lake 4-13 0-3 8, Harvey 1-2 0-0 3, Handcox 1-2 2-4 4. Totals 14-40 2-7 37.

KAMIAKIN (43) — Robertson 8-16 3-4 23, Wagar 0-2 0-0 0, Joseph 2-4 0-0 4, Nelson 0-0 0-0 0, Holle 4-12 1-2 12, Petsch 0-1 0-0 0, Bayles 0-1 0-0 0, Gurney 1-1 0-0 2, Fowler 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 16-40 4-6 43.

Kamiakin 4 18 5 16 — 43

Wa-Hi 10 12 9 6 — 37

3-point goals — Kamiakin 7 (Robertson 4, Holle 3), Wa-Hi 7 (Porter 3, Locati 3, Harvey). Total fouls — Kamiakin 9, Wa-Hi 12. Fouled out — none. Technical fouls — none. Total rebounds — Kamiakin 29 (Fowler 8), Wa-Hi 24 (Lake 8). Turnovers — Kamiakin 7, Wa-Hi 6. Assists — Kamiakin 6 (Holle 3), Wa-Hi 12 (Porter 4).

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