Basketball roundup: Ephrata boys complete sweep of rival Quincy

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QUINCY — Ephrata created separation with an 18-6 second quarter to beat Quincy 60-43.

Hunter James led the Tigers with 22 points. Josh Benthem and Jakob Oxos added nine and eight points, respectively.

The bulk of the Jacks’ scoring was done by the trio of Tyson Thornton, Felipe Zepeda and Trajan Trevino. Thornton, Zepeda and Trevino combined to score 35 of Quincy’s 43 points.

Ephrata hosts Othello today, 7 p.m., in the first round of the CWAC district tournament.

E — 13 18 12 17 60

Q — 10 6 17 10 43

Kiona-Benton 52, Royal 50

BENTON CITY — Armando Reyes made a buzzer beater and Royal was dealt its first SCAC East loss by Kiona-Benton 52-50.

Corbin Christensen scored a game-high 22 points for the Knights.

Liberty 56, Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 48-Colfax 43, Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 30

Lind-Ritzville/Sprague closed its regular season with a pair of losses to Liberty, 56-48, and Colfax, 43-30.

Bryce Kelly led the Broncos with 18 points against Liberty and Drew Kelly scored nine against Colfax.

Other Basin scores

Tonasket 77, Soap Lake 66

Lake Roosevelt 63, Soap Lake 40

Prosser 75, Othello 51

Colleg Place 54, Warden 37

Wahluke 64, Columbia 61

Girls basketball

Tonasket 48, Soap Lake 39-Lake Roosevelt 45, Soap Lake 37

Soap Lake fell one win shy of a district berth, losing its final two games to Tonasket, 48-39, and Lake Roosevelt 45-37.

Sierra Janikowski scored a team-high nine points against Lake Roosevelt. Sophie Janikowski and Tracie Delgado chipped in eight points each.

Royal 55, Kiona-Benton 24

BENTON CITY — Royal locked down the final SCAC East district playoff berth at Kiona-Benton 55-24.

Stefany Rodriguez scored 17 points for the Knights.

Liberty 56, Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 48-Colfax 43, Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 30

Lind-Ritzville/Sprague was stifled offensively in losses to Liberty, 56-48, and Colfax, 43-30.

Peyton Curtis paced the Broncos with 21 points against the Lancers. The Broncos scored just 13 points through three quarters against Colfax.

Other Basin scores

Ephrata 56, Quincy 30

Prosser 71, Othello 37

Warden 53, College Place 29

Columbia 57, Wahluke 35

Men’s basketball

Big Bend 86, Blue Mountain 71

MOSES LAKE — Big Bend men’s basketball returned to the win column, beating Blue Mountain 86-71.

Miles Brown went off for 29 points. Koby Huerta and Blake Dittman poured in 19 and 18 points, respectively.

The Runnin’ Vikes sit in sixth place in the NWAC East.

BM — 38 33 71

BB — 45 41 86

Women’s basketball

Big Bend 61, Blue Mountain 46

MOSES LAKE — Big Bend stayed in the playoff hunt with a 61-46 win over Blue Mountain.

The Vikings are in fifth place and trail North Idaho by one in the loss column for the last playoff berth.

Sunnie Martinez scored 19 points to go with four assists. Hailey Garrity posted a double-double of 10 points and 11 rebounds.

BM — 8 11 7 20 46

BB — 10 16 16 19 61

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