February 24, 2010 in Sports

Boys State B: Rosalia 44, Lopez 23

Associated Press

Rosalia 44, Lopez 23.

YAKIMA — Jim Maley scored 13 points as top-ranked Rosalia cruised past Lopez in a 44-23 victory on Wednesday in the Class 1B boys state tournament.

The Spartans (23-0) took at 10-7 lead after the first quarter and slowly started to pull away. Lopez (16-8) never got closer than nine points in the second half.

Rosalia shot 44 percent (20 of 45) in a fast-paced, but controlled game. Other than Maley, no player on either team scored more than seven points.

Nathan Richards led Rosalia with 11 of his team’s 41 rebounds.

Lopez, led by Alex Buffum and Mica Arps with seven points each, suffered from 20 turnovers and 21 percent shooting.

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