DeSales boys falter in second half, fall to Tri-Cities Prep 60-51

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WALLA WALLA — DeSales came back from a four-point, first-quarter deficit to tie the game at 29-29 by halftime.

Tri-Cities Prep then capitalized on a 31-22 edge in the second half for a 60-51 Southeast B South Division boys basketball victory over the Irish here Tuesday night.

The Irish are now 1-5 in the South and 3-12 on the season.

Pat Richard led the Irish with 18 points. Matt Wujek chipped in 11 points for the Irish, and Tommy Gregg popped three 3-pointers for nine points.

Prep’s Antonio Ledesma led all scorers with 19 points. Will Hoppes and Daniel Foust scored 14 and 10 points, respectively.

"We’re knocking on the door," Irish coach Mike Giusti said. "The guys are trying, and they played really well.

"They got out on us early, but we came back and led by three just before they half.

"They hit a 3 to tie the game at 29-29," Giusti continued. "We played well in the third quarter with the press and the up-tempo game.

"And we boxed-out well (wining the rebounding battle 28-26)," he said. "We have a group of young guys, and they get a little tight at times. But they’re showing good progress, and I just hope they keep their heads up.

"We had some very good performances," he added. "Pat Richard game to play, and he’s a very good player. Sean Williams, Wujek and Gregg all played well. Everyone did. We attacked the zone well. We shot well (19-for-40 from the floor), and we played good defense. So we’re improving."

DeSales plays at Touchet at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

T-C PREP (60) — Solorzano 0 2-2 2, Hoppes 7 0-0 14, Redmann 2 2-2 6, Ladesma 9 0-0 19. Foust 4 1-1 10, Pederson 3 1-1 9, Rivas 0 0-1 0, Loftus 0 0-0 0, Versteeg 0 0-0 0. Totals 26-53 6-8 60

DESALES (51) — Crowley 1 0-0 3, Richard 8 1-2 18, Williams 2 0-0 5, Gregg 3 0-0 9, Wukek 4 3-4 11, Wales 0 0-0 0, Zimmerman 0 0-0 0, Mata 1 2-2 5, Soloman 0 0-0 0. Totals 19-40 6-8 51.

T-C Prep 15 14 14 17 — 60

DeSales 11 18 8 14 — 51

3-point goals — T-CP (Ledesma, Foust), DeSales 7 (Crowley, Richard, Williams, Mata, Greg 3). Total fouls — T-CP 11, DeSales 14. Fouled out — None. Technical fouls — None. Rebounds — T-CP 26, DeSales 28. Turnovers — T-CP 10, DeSales 20. Assists— T-CP 7, DeSales 9.

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