GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Lions Crush Falcons 71-47

KENNEWICK 71, HANFORD 47: Alicia Oatis scored 18 points to lead the Lions past the host Falcons in MCC action.

The Falcons (2-14, 0-10) struggled to get a shot to fall in the first half, and after scoring just one point in the first quarter, went into halftime down 30-8. Malea Dye led Hanford with 15 points.

Freshman Aislin Fiander chipped in 12 points for Kennewick (5-10, 3-7).

KENNEWICK: Davis 6, Barajas 9, Quast 6, Fridley 4, Thornton 3, McBee 7, Morfin 4, Aislin Fiander 12, Alicia Oatis 18.

HANFORD: Beaver 6, Motta 7, Moore 2, Mars 5, Sijgers 3, Coleman 3, Best 2, Webb 2, Ellis 2, Malea Dye 15.

Kennewick

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71

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15

22

47

BOYS BASKETBALL: Lions Defeat Falcons in OT

KENNEWICK 68, HANFORD 62, OT: Leo Olmos scored 24 points and Jenner Norwood had 23 and 14 rebounds to lead the Lions (6-10, 3-7) to the MCC road win over the Falcons (5-11, 5-5).

After a moderate scoring pace in regulation, the two teams combined for 26 points in the four-minute overtime.

Ben Seaman paced Hanford wiht 24 points and 13 rebounds. Andrew Lanning added 11 points and eight boards off the bench.

KENNEWICK: Leo Olmos 24, Jenner Norwood 23, Bambock, Nieves 3, Zamora 2, Newman, Pearson 5, Schwartz, Thornton 9, Mendoza 2. Totals: 26-63 13-26 68.

HANFORD: Ben Seaman 24, Lanning 11, VanderTop 13, Horner, Manderbach 2, Woodward 9, Devine 2, Milliken 1, Lanning 11. Totals: 21-57 16-20 62.

Kennewick

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68

Hanford

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11 10

62

Highlights — Norwood 14 rebs; Saul Nieves 6 asts; Seaman 13 rebs; Andrew Lanning 8 rebs; Connor Woodward 4 asts, 3 stls.

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Lions Get First Conference Win

KENNEWICK 47, WALLA WALLA 45: Saul Nieves hit a big 3-pointer with 1:30 to play in the fourth quarter, and the Lions roared back from a 26-22 halftime deficit to beat the Blue Devils at the Lions Den.

It was the first Mid-Columbia Conference win for Kennewick (1-5).

“We have been close in a few and haven’t been able to finish it,” Lions coach Bradyn Leyde said. “Tonight, we were able to put it all together.”

Kennewick used a balanced attack and good defense to hold Wa-Hi to six points in the fourth quarter.

“We were able to get defensive stops, turnovers and we were able to capitalize,” Leyde said.

Leo Olmos led the Lions with 13 points, while Jenner Norwood added 12 points, nine rebounds and three steals.

Logan Mullen led Wa-Hi with 14 points, with Tyler Greene adding 13.

WALLA WALLA: Tyler Greene 13, Lesmeister 2, Jo.Olivares 6, Gillin 3, Aichele, Ju.Olivares, Logan Mullen 14, Liening 3, Daniel 4. Totals: 19-41 2-3 45.

KENNEWICK: Leo Olmos 13, Bambock, Nieves 9, Zamora 3, Norwood 12, Pearson 2, Schwartz, Newman, Thornton 6, Mendoza 2. Totals: 18-44 6-9 47.

Walla Walla

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45

Kennewick

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11

47

Highlights — Jenner Norwood 9 rebs, 3 stls.