Frosty fourth quarter proves Wa-Hi’s downfall

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RICHLAND — Wa-Hi was outscored 38-21 in the second half here Saturday night and dropped a 64-53 decision to Hanford in Mid-Columbia Conference boys basketball action.

Tanner Cranor led the Blue Devils with 16 points. Gabe Porter went 5-of-10 from 3-point range in the game and added 15 points to the Wa-Hi total.

“We went cold in the fourth quarter,” Wa-Hi coach John Golden said when talking about his team’s five-point output in the final period. “We shot pretty well the first three quarters.”

Hanford’s Joe Douglas led all scorers with 23 points including 11 in the third quarter.

“We had trouble defending him,” Golden said. “The kids battled hard. It was hard to try to overcome 31 free throws, but that’s not what beat us.”

The Falcons went 20-of-31 from the stripe while the Blue Devils made 9-of-11 freebies.

On Friday, Wa-Hi jumped out to a 13-3 lead after one quarter at Pasco, only to lose, 46-43.

“We had too many turnovers,” Golden said. “We had critical turnovers in the fourth quarter. We had a one-point lead with a minute to go. We played well enough to win.”

The Blue Devils, now 6-5 in league and 11-6 overall, travel to Richland Friday and host Kamiakin Saturday.

HANFORD 64, WA-HI 53

WA-HI (53) — Toon 1-7 2-2 5, Klicker 1-7 3-4 5, Porter 5-11 0-0 15, Thonney 0-1 0-0 0, Eggart 0-0 0-0 0, Hogan 2-4 2-2 6, Arias 2-5 0-0 4, Gilmore 1-1 0-0 2, Cranor 7-10 2-3 16, Warriner 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 19-46 9-11 53.

HANFORD (64) — Jones 2-3 5-6 9, Sutey 2-9 1-3 7, Heid 0-2 0-0 0, DeVine 2-6 4-6 10, Watson 3-8 3-5 11, Douglas 8-15 7-9 23, Dobkin 2-2 0-2 4. Totals 19-45 20-31 64.

Wa-Hi 22 10 16 5 — 53

Hanford 19 7 25 13 — 64

3-point goals — Wa-Hi 6-16 (Porter 5-10, Toon 1-4, Klicker 0-2), Hanford 6-18 (Sutey 2-8, Heid 0-1, DeVine 2-4, Watson 2-5). Total fouls—Wa-Hi 23, Hanford 16. Fouled out— Wa-Hi (Porter). Technical fouls—none. Rebounds— Wa-Hi 26 (Arias 6), Hanford 27 (Jones 6). Turnovers—Wa-Hi 16, Hanford 13. Assists— Wa-Hi 16 (Klicker 3), Hanford 5 (Watson 3).

PASCO 46, WA-HI 43

WA-HI (43) — Toon 1-2 1-2 3, Klicker 4-11 1-2 12, Porter 4-10 0-0 10, Thonney 1-2 0-0 2, Eggart 1-4 0-0 5, Arias 1-2 1-2 3, Gilmore 1-3 0-0 2, Cranor 3-7 0-0 6, Warriner 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 18-43 3-6 43.

PASCO (46) — Brown 1-4 4-6 6, Arroyo 1-3 0-0 2, Figueroa 0-4 0-0 0, Ballardo 2-2 0-2 6, Miller 8-20 0-0 16, Torres 4-6 2-2 11, Cobian 1-3 0-0 2, Cardoza 1-5 1-1 3. Totals 18-47 7-11 46.

Wa-Hi 13 9 11 10 — 43

Pasco 3 14 17 12 — 46

3-point goals — Wa-Hi 4-13 (Toon 0-1, Klicker 1-6, Porter 2-5, Eggart 1-1), Pasco 3-11 (Figueroa 0-1, Ballardo 2-2, Miller 0-4, Torres 0-1 Cardoza 0-3). Total fouls—Wa-Hi 16, Pasco 6. Fouled out— none. Technical fouls—none. Rebounds— Wa-Hi 24 (Gilmore 6), Pasco 28 (Torres 6). Turnovers—Wa-Hi 20, Pasco 17. Assists— Wa-Hi 10 (Arias 3), Pasco 8 (Torres 3).

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