KAMIAKIN 55, KENNEWICK 50: The host Lions got within three points late but couldn’t get any closer as the Braves made their free throws to escape with the MCC win.

Hayden Nelson led Kamiakin (9-1, 3-1) with 17 points and 12 rebounds, and Garrett Paxton scored 16 points.

Kafaya Bugal had 15 points for Kennewick (6-4, 2-2) to go with seven rebounds, six assists and five steals.

KAMIAKIN: Hill, Bailey 2, Paxton 16, Grayson 10, Brimmer 8, Hayden Nelson 17, Rabe, Larson 2. Totals: 23-57 9-14 55.

KENNEWICK: Benavidez 8, Kafaya Bugal 15, Nieves 6, Plew 11, Hernandez 2, Mejia, Szendre 8. Totals: 18-60 10-14 50.

Kamiakin

15

11

16

13

55

Kennewick

10

10

15

15

50

Highlights — Nelson 12 rebs; Bugal 7 rebs, 6 assts, 5 stls; Nieves 6 rebs.