Ferenz's 20 points leads Wa-Hi to 60-50 win

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HANFORD — Mikayla Ferenz poured in a game-high 20 points to lead the Walla Walla High School girls basketball team past Richland 60-50 on Saturday.

Ferenz also notched 26 points on Friday night, as Wa-Hi rolled past Hanford 64-54.

“Mikayla is a special player (and) obviously she’s been scoring a ton,” Wa-Hi coach Jill Meliah said. “But it’s nice to see her get six assists because she’s distributing. The more she can get other players going, it’s going to help us as well.”

Ferenz notched a team-high six assists against Richland, as her passing helped Wa-Hi spread its scoring. Maddy Sirmon came up with 11 points and eight rebounds and Madi Doepker added 17 points.

The Blue Devils defense started strong, Meliah said, as Wa-Hi held Richland to only 10 first-quarter points. The defensive intensity continued for the remainder of the game, as the Bombers shot only 18-of-44 from the field.

“I was a little bit worried being on the road for the second night but the girls were ready to go,” Meliah said. “I’ve really been harping on defense and execution. First quarter we came out defensively and put on a show.”

Wa-Hi bumped its record up to 9-3 on the season and 5-1 in the Mid-Columbia Conference. Wa-Hi faces Kamiakin on Friday.

Wa-Hi 64, Hanford 54

WA-HI (64) — Hodnefield 0-0 0-0 0, Davis 1-1 0-0 2, Kennedy 0-0 0-0 0, Molitor 1-1 0-0 2, McDaniels 0-0 0-0 0, M. Ferenz 11-22 3-4 26, Sirmon 5-7 4-4 14, Doepker 3-4 5-6 11, Patton 0-1 0-0 0, K. Ferenz 3-6 3-3 9. Totals 24-42 15-17 64.

HANFORD (54) — Stewart 4-9 4-6 13, Deichman 0-1 0-0 0, Hall 2-4 0-0 5, Shintaffer 4-13 1-1 9, Bingham 1-3 0-0 2, Thompson 1-2 2-2 4, Foraker 0-0 0-0 0, Gall 5-16 7-7 17, Harris 1-2 2-2 4, Winsor 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 18-52 16-18 54.

Wa-Hi 20 12 14 18 — 64

Hanford 11 14 14 15 — 54

3-point goals — Wa-Hi 1 (M. Ferenz), Hanford 2 (Stewart, Hall). Total fouls — Wa-Hi 17, Hanford 15. Fouled out — none. Technical fouls — none. Total rebounds — Wa-Hi 27 (M. Ferenz 6), Hanford 26 (Gall 9). Turnovers — Wa-Hi 14, Hanford 13. Assists — Wa-Hi 9 (M. Ferenz 4), Hanford 6 (Gall 3).

Wa-Hi 60, Richland 50

WA-Hi (60) — Hodnefield 0-3 0-0 0, Davis 0-0 0-0 0, Kennedy 0-0 0-0 0, Molitor 1-2 0-0 2, McDaniels 0-0 0-0 0, M. Ferenz 7-13 3-3 20, Sirmon 5-8 1-2 11, Doepker 4-12 9-10 17, Patton 1-2 0-0 2, K. Ferenz 4-7 0-0 8. Totals 22-46 13-15 60.

RICHLAND (50) — Mccormick 0-2 0-0 0, Catone 2-9 0-1 5, Perry 0-0 0-0 0, Camp 3-5 0-0 8, Von Oelhoffen 5-10 1-2 12, Hiller 1-2 0-0 2, Corrigan 3-9 5-6 13, Sorn 1-2 0-0 2, Turner 3-5 2-2 8. Totals 18-44 8-11 50.

Wa-Hi 16 17 17 10 — 60

Richland 10 20 9 11 — 50

3-point goals — Wa-Hi 3-9 (M. Ferenz 3), Richland 6-14 (Camp 2, Corrigan 2). Total fouls — Wa-Hi 12, Richland 10. Fouled out — none. Technical fouls — none. Total rebounds — Wa-Hi 33 (Sirmon 8), Richland 18 (Von Oelhoffen 7). Turnovers — Wa-Hi 16, Richland 13. Assists — Wa-Hi 9 (M. Ferenz 6), Richland 10 (Von Oelhoffen 3, Corrigan 3).

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