Winter Kids Camp!

Winter 2014-15

9th Annual Little Braves Winter Boys Basketball Camp


Dates: December 22nd and 23rd
Cost: $30 -includes a free basketball to the first 70 campers signed up!
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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Braves Top Grizzly to go 3-1

KAMIAKIN 58, SUNNYSIDE 36: Hayden Nelson had a game-high 18 points as the Braves improved to 3-1 with a nonleague road win over the Grizzlies.

Nelson, a 6-foot-7 junior, also had eight rebounds and four blocked shots for Kamiakin, which jumped out to a 20-6 first-quarter lead and never looked back.

“I’m really proud of the kids,” said Kamiakin coach Brian Meneely. “They came out with great focus and got off to a good start in the first quarter.”

Trey Sanchez led Sunnyside with 12 points.

KAMIAKIN: Paxton 6, Herman 4, Brimmer 13, Agli 3, Hayden Nelson 18, Haulk, Bailey 8, Wallin 2, Crawford 4. Totals: 19-46 18-28 58.

SUNNYSIDE: Herrera 6, Naranjo, Valle 9, Ramirez, Prieto 4, Trey Sanchez 12, Linder, Rosales, Garza 5. Totals: 13-45 8-12 36.

Kamiakin 20 14 12 12 58
Sunnyside 6 12 8 10 36

Highlights — Nelson 8 rebs, 4 blks; Brimmer 9 rebs; Paxton 4 assts.

Robertson leads Braves past Blue Devils

Boys basketball: Robertson leads Braves past Blue Devils

Not many coaches would be in a good mood after watching their team score just four points in the opening quarter and five in the third quarter.

Still, Kamiakin boys basketball coach Brian Meneely marveled at the stat sheet following the Braves’ 43-37 Mid-Columbia Conference win over Walla Walla on Saturday in Kennewick, thankful that his team was able to manufacture a win despite a few slow spots.

“(Walla Walla) is a really good defensive team. Baskets were hard to come by,” he said.

Meneely then went on to praise senior guard Kylle Robertson, who scored a game-high 23 points to go along with five rebounds in Kamiakin’s seventh win in the last eight games.

“The run he’s been on and the level he’s been playing at has been really impressive,” Meneely said. “As good a football player as he is, I don’t know if he gets enough credit for basketball.”

The Braves trailed 10-4 after one quarter, but Robertson scored 10 points in the second quarter — including a buzzer-beating 3-pointer at the end of the half — to tie it at 22.

Walla Walla took the lead again after three quarters at 31-27, but Robertson — who played all 32 minutes — drained two more 3-pointers, made two steals and converted a three-point play over the final eight minutes to help Kamiakin secure the win.

“I want the ball, but I absolutely trust my teammates,” Robertson said. “Loose balls were absolutely the key. The last time we faced them (a 44-41 loss in Walla Walla), a loose ball was the difference.”

The Blue Devils had several chances to control the game, missing more than their share of short jumpers and lay-ins. But Wa-Hi coach John Golden said that’s just part of the game.

“We went inside early. Ross (Lake) had some good looks that just went in and out,” Golden said.

The Blue Devils also missed the play of guard Eric Klicker, who sprained an ankle Friday night in an 81-45 loss at Richland. Spencer Locati filled in for him, scoring eight points, but Klicker’s absence was a factor.

Walla Walla shot 42 percent (8-of-19) in the first half but hit just 6 of 22 second half shots to finish at 34 percent.

Gabe Porter, the Blue Devils’ top scorer, led Wa-Hi with 11 points.

Kamiakin boys top Southridge

Basketball: Kamiakin boys top Southridge

Only a few years ago, Tanner Holle watched his older brother, Tyler, ignite the crowds at Kamiakin High School as one of the team’s top scorers.

But Tanner certainly made a name for himself during the Braves’ 64-48 Mid-Columbia Conference road win over Southridge on Friday night.

The Kamiakin student section, perched in the west grandstand in the Suns’ home gym, chanted ‘Olé, olé, olé, olé’ each time the senior guard hit a bucket.Southridge vs Kamiakin boys basketball

“That gets me going,” Holle admitted.

He hit 5-of-7 from the field, including 3-of-3 from 3-point range, for a career-high 15 points. Even before the game, Holle had a feeling this might be a big night.

“I felt pretty good during shootarounds,” he said. “I usually have a feeling if it’s going to be a good game, and I felt really good.”

Kamiakin(7-8 overall, 5-4 MCC) led 12-10 at the end of a tight first quarter but pulled away in the second quarter, outscoring Southridge 19-9 over the next eight minutes to take a 31-19 halftime advantage.

Kylle Robertson, the Braves’ leading scorer at 16.3 points a game, finished with 19 points, but the senior guard got off to a slow start with three points in the first. He enjoyed watching Holle ignite the crowd and the team with eight second quarter points.

“When he gets going, he’s hard to stop. That gave us a lot of energy,” Robertson said. “But it wasn’t just Tanner Holle. It was guys like Tre Joseph and John Petsch. (Hayden) Nelson stepped it up tonight.”

Kamiakin coach Brian Meneely was pleased with the win, especially after reflecting on a home loss to the Suns (6-10, 4-6) less than a month ago.

“I just wanted to play with a plan and come out hard, and I thought we did that,” Meneely said. “We weren’t very pleased with our performance at home, but (Friday) I felt like we showed up with a mature mentality, and I don’t know if we’ve had that all year.

“Holle really gave us a huge lift. He’s playing with great confidence,” Meneely continued. “The real question is can we continue to apply that mature mentality?”

Kamiakin shot well and was consistent, hitting 45 percent in each half — finishing 20-for-44 — while holding Southridge to just 32 percent (14-for-44) shooting.

“(Kamiakin) did a good job defensively. We had some open looks. I don’t know what our shooting numbers were, but I know they were low,” Suns coach D.J. Traver said. “We talked about trusting what we were doing. We passed up open shots and turned the ball over.”