PROSSER The Mustangs record has dropped to 4-3 in the Central Washington Athletic Conference, 6-3 overall after last night’s 48-63 loss to visiting Wapato.
In other area games:
Grandview lost 58-59 to Quincy
Bickleton defeated Klickitat, 56-49, at the Helix, Ore., Holiday Tournament
Zillah defeated Black Hills, 80-45, at the Wilbur-Ellis SunDome Shootout in Yakima.
The score of the Mabton at Columbia game was not reported.
The Mustangs, led by Scott Blakney’s 16-point shooting, fell behind the Wolves, 10-17, early in the game.
Scrabbling to sink their shots, the host team faltered as Wapato maintained its lead all four quarters.
The Wolves outscored Prosser by 2 points in the second and 8 in the third. In the fourth, the Mustangs outscored the visitors by 2 points — not enough to pull out the win.
Wapato’s Dillon Donato scored a game high 18 points.
For the Mustangs, Teegan Cox scored 11 points and Nate Brown added 9 points and had 10 boards.
Noah Flores hauled in 9 rebounds. Flores, Tanner Bolt, Kolby Swift, Austin Wagner, Logan Hatfield and Anthony Godinez scored 2 points apiece.
“We struggled defensively to contest the perimeter shots,” Mustangs coach Ryan Allen said.
Wapato, No. 2 in the conference, made 13-of-23 3-pointers.
“We just didn’t give as much pressure as we would have liked,” Allen said.
Last night’s game was the second of two consecutive losses for Prosser.
The Mustangs host the league’s No. 3 team, Ellensburg, on Tuesday.
The Pirates competed in their second game during the two-day Helix Holiday Tournament, defeating a familiar foe, Klickitat.
It wasn’t an easy win, Bickleton coach Bill Daley said.
“The Pirates scored the last 8 points of the game after Klickitat stormed back from a 13-point deficit to take a 49-48 lead,” he said.
Leading the Vandals with 18 points was Jerry Larson. Teammate Rylee Holycross tallied 15.
Bickleton’s Kyle Underwood had a game high 23 points. He also had 10 boards and 4 assists.
Riley Brown contributed 13 points, 9 boards and 3 assists.
Bickleton had a 19-12 first-quarter lead, was outscored by its opponent by 1 point in the second, recovered to outscore the Vandals 14-10 in the third and closed the game with 10 points. Klickitat scored 13 in the final stanza.
C.J. Strader had 9 boards for the Pirates and Cesareo Arriaga had 8.
The Leopards, led by a game high 28 points by Trey Delp, dispatched Olympia-based Black Hills.
The Wolves’ leading scorer was Joe Crumley with 10 points.
Scoring double digits for Zillah were Nate Whitaker with 25 points, Beau Widner with 11 and Jason Burge with
- Delp scored 24 of his points from treyland, and Whitaker sunk 6 shots for 12 points.
Widner made a trip to the free throw line eight times and tallied 5 points.
The Leopards return to the hardwood at the SunDome at 6 p.m. today against 3A Hudson’s Bay High School.
Greyhounds coach Frankie Medina did not report statistics against Quincy as of press time.
Grandview returns to action Tuesday against Wapato on the Wolves’ home court.
Vikings coach Kerry Griffin did not report game statistics as of press time.