Prep roundup: Ephrata advances to district semis

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Ephrata 5, East Valley 0

EPHRATA — Ephrata scored all of its goals in the first half and beat East Valley 5-0 in the first round of the CWAC District Tournament.

Lanny Elliott gave the Tigers the lead in the second minute, assisted by Lynette Sanchez.

“Usually, if you can score on a team within five minutes it deflates their confidence,” head coach Gary Klepec said.

Elliott added another in the 17th minute before the Tigers struck for two goals in two minutes later in the half.

“That would deflate any team,” Klepec said.

Summer Cranford assisted on a goal by Alexis Blancas in the 28th minute; McKenzie Lembcke followed with a goal in the 29th minute from another Sanchez pass.

Blancas added another goal just before halftime on a pass from Jordan Clark.

“We really possessed and controlled the first half,” Klepec said.

Ephrata advances to play No. 2 seed Ellensburg in the district semifinals Thursday.

Royal 1, Kiona-Benton 0

ROYAL CITY — Royal was able to move into second place in the South Central Athletic Conference East after defeating Kiona-Benton 1-0.

“We had the shots on goal in our favor and asked the most questions, but Ki-Be has a couple really dangerous players who gave us some scares,” head coach Jens Jensen said.

The game’s lone goal came in the 62nd minute.

Raylie Wardenaar won a ball in the air and one-touched a pass to Lindsey Carrasco who dribbled into the box before booting the ball into the upper right corner.

Royal finished with a league record of 9-3 to place second. Jensen said it was the best record and highest finish he’s seen in the 15 seasons coaching Royal girls soccer.

Volleyball

Moses Lake 3, Davis 0

YAKIMA — Moses Lake swept Davis on the road 25-20, 25-20, 25-22.

Gabi Rios posted an all-round stat line of 15 kills, four aces and one solo block. Ashlyn Haneberg and Alecia Haws added five kills; Serina Haneberg posted 26 assists.

Moses Lake hosts Eastmont for Senior Night today at 7 p.m.

Quincy 3, Othello 1

OTHELLO — Quincy closed its regular season with a win at Othello 25-21, 20-25, 25-18, 25-14.

Ashlyn Rosenberger led the Jacks with 13 kills. Mackenzie Kleyn totaled nine kills and four aces; Jackie Dearie added seven kills.

The win moved Quincy (6-3) into a three-way tie for third place, however, due to a number draw Prosser will be the third seed, Quincy the fourth and Ephrata the fifth in the upcoming district tournament.

Quincy and Ephrata split two matches this season, both reaching five sets.

“Whoever serves the toughest and passes the best in serve receive (will win),” head coach Dean Pratt said.

Wahluke 3, Warden 0

WARDEN — Wahluke closed its regular season with a four-set win at Warden 25-9, 25-16, 19-25, 25-16.

Warden was without four varsity players who were attending a Future Farmers of America convention.

Kaya Enriquez led the Cougar attack with eight kills, in addition to 15 digs. Kiana Rios had 32 digs and six blocks; Alexys Gibbons added 10 digs and eight assists.

Other Basin scores

Lake Roosevelt 3, Soap Lake 0

Kiona-Benton 3, Royal 0

Ephrata 3, East Valley 0

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