PASCO — Gabe Porter fired in 22 points and Caulin Bakalarski 21 as Walla Walla Community College crushed Columbia Basin 95-69 in Northwest Athletic Conference men’s basketball action here Saturday.
Also scoring in double figures for the Warriors were Landon Radliff, Dalton Thompson and Beau Tiileman with 12 points each. Radliff also pulled down nine rebounds, had five assists and two steals as WWCC won the battle of the boards 47-34.
“Any time you play really well on the road it’s a positive,” said Warriors coach Jeff Reinland. “The guys rose to that challenge pretty well. It was one of our better defensive efforts. They’re kind of struggling this year, but they’re still a good basketball team and capable of beating you.
Columia Basin got off to a quick 6-0 lead and were up 11-9 when the Warriors took the lead for good. Gabe Porter and Bakalarski went on a rampage from beyond the arc that quickly increased the lead to 20 and the Warriors cruised from there.
But not all was roses.
“We got a little impatient at times in the second half and were not as focused as I would have liked to have seen,” Reinland said. “It’s a hard place to play. Our shot selection was not quite as good in the second half.”
A big game is coming for the East Division leaders (16-4, 7-1 East, Ranked #1 in NWAC) Wednesday when Spokane (16-4, 5-2 East, Ranked #3 in NWAC) visits the Dietrich Dome.