Paxton Paces Braves in Win Over Kennewick

Courtesy of the Tri City Herald

KAMIAKIN 66, KENNEWICK 39: Garrett Paxton scored a game-high 22 points with 10 rebounds to lead the Braves to a home win over the Lions in MCC action.

Kennewick (9-8, 5-6 MCC) led 12-8 after the first quarter, but Kamiakin (14-3, 8-3) rallied with 42 points over the next two quarters.

“We had good shots early; they just weren’t going in,” Kamiakin coach Brian Meneely said. “But they stayed with it. Our offense got going, and we got the ball inside. We had good balance tonight.”

Isaiah Brimmer added 11 points, nine rebounds and seven assists for the Braves, who have won four in a row.

Kafaya Bugal led the Lions with 14 points, while Nico Benavidez added 10.

KENNEWICK: Benavidez 10, Bugal 14, Nieves 3, Hernandez 4, Szendre 8, Olmos, Villamar, KuKu, Mejia, Norwood. Totals: 16-53 3-7 39.

KAMIAKIN: Bailey 12, Garrett Paxton 22, Grayson 2, Isaiah Brimmer 11, Hayden Nelson 14, Hill 3, Greene, Rabe, Larson 2. Totals: 26-63 8-9 66.

Kennewick

12

10

11

6

39

Kamiakin

8

18

24

16

66

Highlights — Brimmer 9 rebs, 7 assts; Paxton 10 rebs; Nelson 9 rebs.

Nelson's 19 Leads Braves over Falcons

Hayden Nelson scored 19 points to go with seven rebounds, and the host Kamiakin boys basketball team fought back from a late deficit to defeat Hanford 47-43 on Saturday night.

“We were able to make enough plays to get over the hump,” said Kamiakin coach Brian Meneely, whose team improved to 13-3 overall and 7-3 in the Mid-Columbia Conference. “Always important to find a way to win when you’re not at your best.”

Ben Seaman had 15 points for Hanford (4-11, 2-7), while the Falcons’ leading scorer, Jacob Sivonen, was held to four. Sivonen entered the game fifth in the MCC with an average of 17.8 points per contest.

Braves Top the Lions on the Road 55-50

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.

Braves down Pasco 72-43, Hayden Nelson with 19

KAMIAKIN 72, PASCO 43: Hayden Nelson scored a game-high 19 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead the Braves in the Mid-Columbia Conference opener for both schools.

“It was a good start for us,” said Kamiakin coach Brian Meneely.

The Braves, already up 20-13 after one quarter, outscored the Bulldogs 17-9 in the second to take a comfortable lead.

Isaiah Brimmer added 15 points and four assists for the Braves, while teammate Garrett Paxton also had 15 points.

Sebastian Gutierrez led the Bulldogs with 19 points, while Diego Gutierrez added 10.

PASCO: D.Gutierrez 10, Davila 2, Sebastian Gutierrez 19, Tate 5, Arceo 4, Hernandez, Ash, Cardoza 3. Totals: 16-48 9-14 43.

KAMIAKIN: Bailey 9, Paxton 15, Grayson 4, Brimmer 15, Hayden Nelson 19, Hill 4, Ellison 2, Kensey 2, Rabe, Larson 2. Totals: 25-49 18-22 72.

Pasco

13

9

10

11

43

Kamiakin

20

17

16

19

72

Highlights — Nelson 14 rebounds; Isaiah Brimmer 4 assists; Tanner Hill 3 steals.

Little Brave Winter Basketball Camp 1st-6th Grade

10th Annual Little Braves

Winter Boys Basketball Camp

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Dates: Monday & Tuesday December 21st & 22nd

Cost: $30 -includes a free basketball to the first 70 campers signed up!

$25 for each additional sibling

Who: 1st- 6th Grade Boys

Time: 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Location: Kamiakin High School

 

To Register: Contact Brian Meneely at , sign ups allowed at the door.   Checks made out to KaHS Booster Club and form can also be sent to:

Attn: Brian Meneely

Kamiakin High School

600 N. Arthur

Kennewick WA 99336

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