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

15

11

13

6

45

Kennewick

7

15

14

11

47

Highlights — Jenner Norwood 9 rebs, 3 stls.