March 9, 1997 in Sports

Boys Championship Republic 38, Reardan 36

 

Key to the game: Mark Rickard, held without a field goal for more than 29 minutes, tied the game on a basket with 2:29 left, then hit 2 of 5 free throws in the final 1:15 as the Tigers (27-4) won their first state title.

Other Highlights: Jason Baldwin, the hero in two previous Republic nail-biters, scored 13 of his 19 in the second half… . Republic held the Indians (27-2) to one 3-pointer and two free throws in the fourth quarter… . Reardan had 18.4 seconds to set up for a final shot, but had to settle for Peter Eastman’s off-balance fling… . Rhett Soliday (6.4 ppg) of the Indians hit five 3-pointers to score 17.

Republic 7 6 16 9 - 38 Reardan 10 10 11 5 - 36

REPUBLIC - Dinkins 3, Dav.Hanks 2, Baldwin 19, Dan.Hanks 0, Rickard 7, Grimm 5, Kuchenmeister 2.

REARDAN - Jenkin 0, Soliday 17, Titchenal 10, Eastman 0, Graham 1, Kiger 8.

3rd and 6th

Darrington 60, Ritzville 58 (OT)

Key to the game: The Loggers (21-9) built a fivepoint lead in overtime, then survived despite missing 6 of 7 free throws in the final 35.6 seconds.

Other highlights: Ritzville’s final four possessions were three turnovers and a missed 3-pointer… . Galbreath scored nine points in the fourth quarter, including a three-point play with 1:25 left in regulation to force OT… . Dustan Arlt scored 11 consecutive Broncos points in the second quarter, nine on 3-pointers, for a 34-26 lead. The next 8:11 belonged to the Loggers, 15-2, as Dennis Sherrill, scoreless to that point, cashed in for seven.

Darr. 9 19 17 10 6 - 60 Ritz. 19 15 4 16 4 - 58

DARRINGTON - Lenker 8, Bryson 0, Tanner 0, Vining 0, N.Miller 8, B.Miller 3, Pomeroy 14, Sherrill 7, Ross 20.

RITZVILLE - Arlt 11, Benzel 0, Duff 12, Boness 6, DeVore 0, J.Galbreath 17, S.Galbreath 2, Russel 10. Attendance: Friday - 13,400. Three-day total - 40,160.

4th and 7th

ACH 48, North Beach 47

Key to the game: Junior Dan Pate of Almira/Coulee-Hartline (23-5) hit two free throws with 25.5 seconds left for a 48-45 lead, then Marty Carlson of the Hyaks (23-5) drove for a last-second lay-up rather than looking for a 3-pointer. “I thought they were going to shoot the 3,” said ACH guard Jason Pierce. “I don’t know what (Carlston) was thinking.”

Other highlights: Trailing 22-13 late in the second quarter, ACH rallied behind Pate’s seven points. A 9-0 run, starting midway through the third quarter, put the Warriors ahead to stay… . Tourney scoring and rebounding leader Jon Johnson of the Hyaks had 19 points and 16 rebounds to finish four days with 94 and 60. Johnson, a senior, finished his state experience with 136 points and 94 rebounds… . Pierce hit a 3-pointer with 2:54 left in the third quarter to hit the 101 mark for career tourney scoring. He didn’t score again.

ACH 11 7 19 11 - 48 North Beach 13 11 10 13 - 47

ALMIRA/COULEE-HARTLINE - R.Higginbotham 0, Pierce 16, Leander 2, Pate 12, A.Higginbotham 8, Goodwin 2, Durrant 0, Evers 8.

NORTH BEACH - Carlson 5, Sage 8, Goldman 0, Pence 0, Lilja 7, Hohstadt 8, Spencer 0, Johnson 19.

5th and 8th

Tacoma Baptist 78, LaCrosse-Wash. 72 (OT)

Key to the game: The Crusaders (25-3) made seven free throws in the final 1:13 of overtime to place fifth after two consecutive years of eighth places.

Other highlights: TB junior Caleb Shamp hit six 3-pointers and scored 26 to complete his three-year State B career with 127 points. TB jumps to the 1A ranks next year… . Senior A.D. Russell, another threeyear veteran with the Crusaders, had 18 rebounds to hit 100 for his state career. Just 23 players have reached the century mark. Russell also finished with 128 career points.

Tac. Bap 23 16 13 13 13 - 78 LaC-Wash 16 17 15 17 7 - 72

TACOMA BAPTIST - McKinney 0, Feltus 12, Brown 7, Johnson 13, Bell 0, Lee 2, Shamp 26, Harris 0, Verner 0, Russell 15, Meyers 3.

LACROSSE-WASHTUCNA - Nealey 27, Schweiger 10, Ledbetter 16, Rouleau 10, Henley 0, Daniel 9, Whitman 0, Blankenship 0.

Girls

Championship Ritzville 33, Wilbur-Creston 26

Key to the game: Ritzville jumped out to a 9-2 lead and a 16-9 advantage after the first quarter. The Broncos’ Shannon Russel was the only player to make a 3-pointer. Her third one of the game with 41 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter ended the Wildcats’ title hopes.

Other highlights: Wilbur-Creston’s Alyssa Erickson was the only player to score in double figures with 12. The Wildcats shot just 26 percent (11-42) from the floor for the game. Ritzville fared a little better, making 15-48 shots for 31 percent.

Ritzville 16 4 6 7 - 33 Wilbur-Creston 9 9 2 6 - 26

RITZVILLE - Kramer 0, Weber 6, Horpedahl 2, M. Wellsandt 4, Kirkendall 0, Russel 9, Yerxa 8, Alspach 4, Janzen 0.

WILBUR-CRESTON - Harris 0, Allen 5, Llewellyn 0, Deahl 2, Green 0, Erickson 12, Arden 5, Nelson 2.

3rd and 6th

St. John-Endicott 62, Pateros 49

Key to the game: The Eagles’ supporting cast turned in its finest performance of the tourney. Tricia Lamb scored 16 in her final game for St. John-Endicott. Eagles seniors Brooke Bafus and Cheryl Kile combined for 21 points. The Eagles shot 51 percent from the floor and were 5 of 9 from 3-point range.

Other highlights: Marcy Stennes had 18 points for the Nannies, while teammate Annie Neuneker scored 14. Pateros hit just 17 of 41 shots from the floor, but connected on 14 of 19 free-throw attempts.

St-John End. 13 15 17 17 - 62 Pateros 12 12 13 12 - 49

ST. JOHN-ENDICOTT - Ki. Colyar 6, Bafus 13, Kleweno 0, Lamb 16, Loomis 0, Schmick 0, Zuger 8, Kile 8, Hedlund 11.

PATEROS - Johnson 4, Stennes 18, Neuneker 14, Adamske 0, Bighouse 4, Tuinstra 5, Libbey 8.

4th and 7th

Clallam Bay 56, Kittitas 42

Key to the game: Bruins seniors Casey Soeneke and Deborah Sangel dominated from start to finish. Soeneke totaled 23 points and 10 rebounds, while Sangel chipped in with 18 points and 10 rebounds.

Other highlights: Kittitas couldn’t get going offensively. They shot just 30 percent (18-59) from the floor and made only 6 of 20 free-throws. The teams combined on 45 turnovers.

Kittitas 13 4 12 13 - 42 Clallam Bay 18 12 13 13 - 56

KITTITAS - Gibb 0, Alder 0, Myrick 16, Merrill 0, Hart 8, Wallace 0, Schomer 4, Moore 1, Sorensen 2, Hansberry 4, Jantzer 3, Johnson 4.

CLALLAM BAY - Ritter 5, Dukes 8, Lee 0, Hansson 0, Bellamy 2, Olds 0, Michelena 0, R. Soeneke 0, D. Sangel 18, C. Soeneke 23.

5th and 8th

Tekoa-Oakesdale 57, Watson Groen 45

Key to the game: Three of the Crusaders starters got into foul trouble in the first half. The Nighthawks were 18 of 30 from the foul line, while the Crusaders made just 7 of 15 foul shots.

Other highlights: Miranda Brown paced Tekoa-Oakesdale with a game-high 17 points, including 9-of-13 shooting from the freethrow line. The Nighthawks outrebounded the Crusaders 42-22 behind the 13 rebounds of Heather Cox.

Watson Groen 14 10 16 5 - 45 T-O 10 15 17 17 - 57

WATSON GROEN - Lamont 0, Vander Linden 4, Hei. Broekhuis 8, Glover 7, Huber 0, Morse 0, Groen 6, Hea. Broekhuis 12, Newbry 0, Prins 4, Paris 4.

TEKOA-OAKESDALE - Brown 3, Driscoll 0, Palmer 16, Brown 17, Hay 0, Graffis 0, Hansen 0, Bruce 9, Crow 0, Cox 12, Hurley 0. Tournament final attendance: 52,178.

, DataTimes MEMO: These sidebars appeared with the story: ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAMS Boys first team Mark Rickard, Republic* Travis Titchenal, Reardan Jason Baldwin, Republic Jon Johnson, North Beach James Kiger, Reardan

Boys second team John Galbreath, Ritzville Kevin Evers, ACH Caleb Shamp, Tac Bap Troy Nealey, LaC-Wash Dennis Sherrill, Darrington

Girls first team Alyssa Erickson, W-C* Tricia Lamb, St. J-E* Megan Yerxa, Ritzville* Shannon Russel, Ritzville Marcy Stennes, Pateros

Girls second team Katie Supinger, Reardan Casey Soeneke, Clallam Bay Megan Wellsandt, Ritzville Heather Cox, T-O Heather Broekhuis, Watson Groen Christian** Mindy McElliott, Wishkah Valley**

*-unanimous selection **-tie

TOURNAMENT LEADERS Boys scoring Player, team, G Pts. Avg. Jon Johnson, N. Beach 4 94 23.5 Travis Titchenal, Reardan 4 76 19 Caleb Shamp, Tac Bap 4 74 18.5 Troy Nealey, LaC-Wash 4 73 18.3 Jason Baldwin, Republic 4 69 17.2 Mark Rickard, Republic 4 65 16.2 Jason Pierce, ACH 4 62 15.5 Dennis Sherrill, Darrington 4 61 15.3 John Galbreath, Ritzville 4 60 15 Clint Ledbetter, L-W 4 56 14

Boys rebounding Player, team G Reb. Avg. Jon Johnson, North Beach 4 60 15 Mark Rickard, Republic 4 45 11.2 John Galbreath, Ritzville 4 44 11 A.D. Russell, Tac Bap 4 40 10 Kevin Evers, ACH 4 38 9.5 James Kiger, Reardan 4 37 9.2 Jeremy Daniel, Lac-Wash 4 32 8 LeRoy Johnson, Tac Bap 4 31 7.8 Josh Frunz, Rainier 3 30 10 Kris Kuchenmeister, Rep. 4 30 7.5

Girls scoring Tricia Lamb, St. John-End. 4 87 21.8 Casey Soeneke, Clallam Bay 4 76 19 Katie Supinger, Reardan 3 65 21.7 Alyssa Erickson, W-C 4 63 15.8 Megan Yerxa, Ritzville 4 62 15.5 Deborah Sangel, Clallam Bay 4 61 15.3 Marcy Stennes, Pateros 4 60 15 Heather Cox, T-O 4 59 14.8 Chante’ Schutz, Rainier 3 56 18.7 Heather Broekhuis, Wat. Gr. Chr. 4 49 12.3

Girls Rebounding Lexi Rhodes, Summit 3 45 15 Tricia Lamb, St. John-Endicott 4 43 10.8 Katie Supinger, Reardan 3 41 13.7 Heather Cox, T-O 4 39 9.8 Casey Soeneke, Clallam Bay 4 39 9.8 Kristen Turner, Reardan 3 37 12.3 Megan Yerxa, Ritzville 4 35 8.8 Mindy McElliott, Wishkah 2 34 17 Heather Broekhuis, Wat. Gr. Chr. 4 33 8.3 Jamie Alspach, Ritzville 4 31 7.8 Deborah Sangel, Clallam Bay 4 31 7.8

These sidebars appeared with the story: ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAMS Boys first team Mark Rickard, Republic* Travis Titchenal, Reardan Jason Baldwin, Republic Jon Johnson, North Beach James Kiger, Reardan

Boys second team John Galbreath, Ritzville Kevin Evers, ACH Caleb Shamp, Tac Bap Troy Nealey, LaC-Wash Dennis Sherrill, Darrington

Girls first team Alyssa Erickson, W-C* Tricia Lamb, St. J-E* Megan Yerxa, Ritzville* Shannon Russel, Ritzville Marcy Stennes, Pateros

Girls second team Katie Supinger, Reardan Casey Soeneke, Clallam Bay Megan Wellsandt, Ritzville Heather Cox, T-O Heather Broekhuis, Watson Groen Christian** Mindy McElliott, Wishkah Valley**

*-unanimous selection **-tie

TOURNAMENT LEADERS Boys scoring Player, team, G Pts. Avg. Jon Johnson, N. Beach 4 94 23.5 Travis Titchenal, Reardan 4 76 19 Caleb Shamp, Tac Bap 4 74 18.5 Troy Nealey, LaC-Wash 4 73 18.3 Jason Baldwin, Republic 4 69 17.2 Mark Rickard, Republic 4 65 16.2 Jason Pierce, ACH 4 62 15.5 Dennis Sherrill, Darrington 4 61 15.3 John Galbreath, Ritzville 4 60 15 Clint Ledbetter, L-W 4 56 14

Boys rebounding Player, team G Reb. Avg. Jon Johnson, North Beach 4 60 15 Mark Rickard, Republic 4 45 11.2 John Galbreath, Ritzville 4 44 11 A.D. Russell, Tac Bap 4 40 10 Kevin Evers, ACH 4 38 9.5 James Kiger, Reardan 4 37 9.2 Jeremy Daniel, Lac-Wash 4 32 8 LeRoy Johnson, Tac Bap 4 31 7.8 Josh Frunz, Rainier 3 30 10 Kris Kuchenmeister, Rep. 4 30 7.5

Girls scoring Tricia Lamb, St. John-End. 4 87 21.8 Casey Soeneke, Clallam Bay 4 76 19 Katie Supinger, Reardan 3 65 21.7 Alyssa Erickson, W-C 4 63 15.8 Megan Yerxa, Ritzville 4 62 15.5 Deborah Sangel, Clallam Bay 4 61 15.3 Marcy Stennes, Pateros 4 60 15 Heather Cox, T-O 4 59 14.8 Chante’ Schutz, Rainier 3 56 18.7 Heather Broekhuis, Wat. Gr. Chr. 4 49 12.3

Girls Rebounding Lexi Rhodes, Summit 3 45 15 Tricia Lamb, St. John-Endicott 4 43 10.8 Katie Supinger, Reardan 3 41 13.7 Heather Cox, T-O 4 39 9.8 Casey Soeneke, Clallam Bay 4 39 9.8 Kristen Turner, Reardan 3 37 12.3 Megan Yerxa, Ritzville 4 35 8.8 Mindy McElliott, Wishkah 2 34 17 Heather Broekhuis, Wat. Gr. Chr. 4 33 8.3 Jamie Alspach, Ritzville 4 31 7.8 Deborah Sangel, Clallam Bay 4 31 7.8


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