QUINCY — The Quincy boys basketball team almost climbed out of an 11-point hole Thursday, but could not make the potential tying and go-ahead free throws in the closing seconds against Prosser.
“They jumped out 11-0 to start the game, but we were slowly able to cut into the lead,” Jacks coach Wade Petersen said.
Trailing 25-15 at the half, the Jacks closed to within 36-32 by the end of the third quarter. They were within one of Prosser in the final minute, but came up short.
“We had it down to one with 30 seconds left, but we missed two free throws,” Petersen said.
Mario Martinez led the way with 17 points and 15 rebounds for the Jacks.
East Valley 78, Ephrata 45
The difference: The Tigers blew a 22-11 lead by scoring just 23 points in the final three quarters.
Highlights: Brad Christensen scored 16 in the Tigers’ losing effort. Jonathan Janis’ 17 led East Valley.
Riverside Christian 54, Soap Lake 34
The difference: Riverside Christian had a huge edge on the glass, and the Eagles committed too many turnovers.
Highlights: David Coreas led Soap Lake with 17 points.
Prosser 71, Quincy 20
The difference: Quincy trailed 17-7 after one quartter and got no closer.
Highlights: Tamara Jones and Tayshia Hunt each scored 20 for Prosser.
East Valley 47, Ephrata 36
The difference: East Valley got out to a fast start — the Devils led 15-6 after one — and never looked back.
Highlights: Heidi Buchert led Ephrata with 10 points.
Riverside Christian 67, Soap Lake 14
The difference: Riverside Christian jumped out to a commanding 18-3 lead in the first quarter, only to blow the game wide open with a 23-3 second quarter.
Highlights: Kendra Staymates’ 21 points was the game high for the Crusaders.