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Prep Boys Basketball Roundup

Klickitat wins twice on opening weekend of GCB play

Klickitat holds the early lead in Greater Columbia 1B League boys basketball standings after winning twice on the opening weekend of league play.

The Vandals (6-3 overall) defeated Trout Lake/Glenwood at home on Friday, then beat Yakama Tribal School in Toppenish on Saturday.

TLG (3-5) evened its league mark at 1-1 on Saturday with a home-court victory over Bickleton, in Glenwood.

Bickleton, which was unbeaten prior to last weekend's games, fell to 0-2 in league; it lost its opener on Friday to two-time defending state champion Sunnyside Christian.

At Klickitat 47, Trout Lake/Glenwood 26:

The Vandals outscored the Eagle Mustangs, 27-9, in the middle quarters last Friday en route to the league-opening victory.

Klickitat led 13-7 after one quarter but extended its lead to 23-9 by halftime as Levi Sanchey completed consecutive three-point plays--the second coming with 3:16 left in the second quarter and accounting for the last points of the half.

The Vandals then opened the third quarter with a 10-point run that began with a 3-pointer and putback by Ron Prominski. When the period ended, Klickitat led, 40-16.

In the fourth quarter, the Vandals pushed their lead to 25 points on two occasions before closing out the scoring with a goal by Prominski, off a pass from Sanchey.

"It was a good game for us," Vandals Coach Joe Bales said. "We splayed pretty well but we shot poorly. Still, it was a very good defensive effort and we executed pretty well on offense."

Jeromie Mason led Klickitat with 14 points and had four steals. Prominski finished with 11 points, eight rebounds and three steals , and Sanchey added nine points, nine rebounds and three steals.

For TLG, Andy Wells had nine points and six rebounds, and Tygh Schuster tallied six points and five assists.

TROUT LAKE/GLENWOOD 26 (7-2-7-10) --

Andy Wells 9, Tygh Schuster 6, Tim Dearden 5, Alex Whitefield 3, Harvey Starr 3, Cameron Connell 0, Jake Keithly 0, Lucas King 0, Brenden Wells 0, C.J. Schuster 0. FGs: (2) 8; (3) 2; FTs: 4/8, 50.0%. Rebounds: 26 (A. Wells 6, Keithly 6). Assists: 7 (T. Schuster 5). Steals: 1. Turnovers: 27.

KLICKITAT 47 (13-10-17-7) --

Jeromie Mason 14, Ron Prominski 11, Levi Sanchey 9, Michael McConville 8, Seth Davis 3, Wade Ramsey 2, Matthew Brewer 0, Caleb Keys 0. FGs: (2) 15; (3) 3. FTs: 8/14, 57.1%. Rebounds: 38 (Sanchey 9, Prominski 8, Davis 6, Brewer 5). Assists: 15 (Davis 3, 3 with 2). Steals: 18 (Mason 4, Davis 3, Prominski 3, Sanchey 3).

At Trout Lake/Glenwood 56, Bickleton 43:

In Glenwood, Luke Dearden scored a career-high 22 points and the Eagle Mustangs overcame severe foul troubles last Saturday to pin the loss on the Pirates.

Dearden netted 15 of his points in the third quarter, when TLG outscored Bickleton, 22-11, to extend a 22-20 halftime lead to 44-31.

"We played pretty well for the most part," said TLG Coach Dan Concienne. "In the first quarter, we pressed full-court and built a 10-point lead. Then in the second, (starters) Andy Wells and Tygh Schuster got into foul trouble and Bickleton got back into it."

Nonetheless, TLG opened the second half with all five starters on the floor and went back to pressing the Pirates. The result was an 11-point gain for the Eagle Mustangs, who lost four starters to fouls by the end of the third quarter and start of the fourth.

But TLG, with mostly reserves in the game, played Bickleton even-up in the fourth to finish with a 13-point margin of victory.

For TLG, Dearden also had team-highs in rebounds (9) and steals (6). Wells added 18 points and eight rebounds, and Alex Whitefield scored three 3-pointers for nine points.

BICKLETON 43 (6-14-11-12) --

Edgar Molina 15, Andrew Venema 15, Nic Venema 6, Patrick Maeder 5, Craig Osborne 2, Junior Hernandez 0, Edgar Alcantar 0, Dillon Clingan 0. FGs: n/a. FTs: 10/27, 37.0%.

TROUT LAKE/GLENWOOD 56 (16-6-22-12) --

Luke Dearden 22, Andy Wells 18, Alex Whitefield 9, Tygh Schuster 5, Cameron Connell 2, Jake Keithly 0, Lucas King 0, Dustin Jones 0, Harvey Starr 0, Brian Langfield 0, Brenden Wells 0, C.J. Schuster 0. FGs: (2) 16; (3) 4 (Whitefield 3). FTs: 12/18, 66.7%. Rebounds: Dearden 9, A. Wells 8. Steals: Dearden 6.

Lyle/Wishram 71, at Yakama Tribal 55:

In Toppenish, five players scored in double figures last Friday as the Cougars won their eighth non-league game and second in a row.

Mike Murphy's 17 points paced Lyle/Wishram, which 13 from Kyle Murphy, 12 from Adam Snyder and 11 each from Mike Eiesland and Alan Matai.

Cougars Coach Scott Myers said Lyle/Wishram, which shot 52 percent from the field overall, held double-digit leads from the second quarter on while outscoring Tribal in every period.

"Our height and our ability to break their press were the difference," Myers noted. "(Mike) Murphy got most of his points inside and everybody else got into it when broke their press and scored, or when we had numbers on the break."

LYLE/WISHRAM 71 (15-20-21-15) --

Mike Murphy 17, Kyle Murphy 13, Adam Snyder 12, Mike Eiesland 11, Alan Matai 11, Ty Freemantle 2, Jeremy LeMarr 2, Nolan Smith 2, Henry Matai 1. FGs: (2) 26/49, 53% (M. Murphy 8/14, A. Matai 5/5, Snyder 4/6); (3) 1/3, 33.3%. FTs: 15/26, 57.7% (Eiesland 3/4, Snyder 3/4). Rebounds: 35 (Snyder 8, H. Matai 7). Assists: Freemantle 8.

YAKAMA TRIBAL 55 (10-14-19-12) --

Alex Johnley 13, Gordon Gardipee 11, L. Ike 7, Z. Ike 6, Jim 6, Scabbyrobe 3, Walsey 3, Mills 2, Winnier 2, Lloyd 1, Starr 1. FGs: (2) 14/27, 51.9%; (3) 2/22, 9.1%. FTs: 21/38, 55.3%. Rebounds: 17.

Klickitat 68, at Yakima Tribal 63:

In Toppenish, the Vandals held off the Eagles in the second half last Saturday to post their second GCB victory and second straight overall.

"Tribal got outstanding efforts from Alex Johnley and Darren Winnier, and I felt we were lucky to win," Vandals Coach Joe Bales said. "We dribbled way too much against a team that double-teams and attacks the dribble. And we passed poorly; our inability to find the open man haunted us all game long."

Bales cited the play of Ron Prominski and Wade Ramsey as the difference in the outcome.

"Ron and Wade played huge for us, with both scoring big baskets whenever Tribal would get close," Bales noted.

Prominski finished with 21 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals to lead a balanced Klickitat attack.

Jeromie Mason had 11 points, six rebounds, seven assists and four steals, Michael McConville tallied 10 points and a team-high nine rebounds, and Ramsey added 10 points and two steals.

KLICKITAT 68 (13-23-15-17) --

Ron Prominski 21, Jeromie Mason 11, Michael McConville 10, Wade Ramsey 10, Caleb Keys 8, Levi Sanchey 5, Seth Davis 3, Matthew Brewer 0. Rebounds: 40 (McConville 9, Davis 8, Prominski 7, Mason 6, Keys 5). Assists: 21 (Mason 7, McConville 7, Prominski 4, Ramsey 2). Steals: 10 (Mason 4, Prominski 3, Ramsey 2).

YAKAMA TRIBAL 63 (13-21-12-17) --

Darren Winnier 24, Alex Johnley 17, Jim 9, Gardipee 4, Lloyd 2, Starr 2, Walsey 2, L. Ike 1. Rebounds: 32. Assists: 9. Steals: 7.

White Swan 62, at Trout Lake/Glenwood 30:

In Trout Lake, the visiting Cougars pulled away from the Eagle Mustangs in the second half last Wednesday, outscoring them 25-6 on their way to victory in the non-league make-up game.

"In the first half, we were doing OK against them and handled their press pretty well; the 15 points we scored in the first quarter was a plus for us," TLG Coach Dan Concienne said. "But in the second half we looked fatigued and played like we were coming off a three-week layoff, which we were."

Whie Swan exploited the home team's tired legs by outscoring TLG 14-4 in the third quarter (to build on a 37-24 halftime lead) and 11-2 in the fourth.

Luke Dearden scored 13 points to pace TLG, while White Swan's Drew Blodgett led all scorers with 20.

WHITE SWAN 62 (26-11-14-11) --

Drew Blodgett 20, Guy Sanchey 15, Dimilanta 6, George 4, Owens 3, Anderson 2, T. Fiander 2, J. Williams 2, Yellow Owl 2, L. Fiander 2, Sampson 2, C. Williams 2. FTs: 10/11, 90.9%. Rebounds: 27.

TROUT LAKE/GLENWOOD 30 (15-9-4-2) --

Luke Dearden 13, Alex Whitefield 6, Tygh Schuster 6, Andy Wells 5, Cameron Connell 0, Jake Keithly 0, Lucas King 0, Brian Langfield 0, Harvey Starr 0, Brenden Wells 0, C.J. Schuster 0. FTs: 2/12, 16.7%. Rebounds: 17 (A. Wells 11). Assists: Dearden 4. Steals: T. Schuster 3.

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