Richland makes quick work of Wenatchee, 78-49

Staff writerMarch 6, 2014 

Jacob DeVries outscored the entire Wenatchee boys basketball team through three quarters, finished with 33 points, six rebounds and five steals and led No. 3 Richland to a 78-49 victory Thursday night.

The Bombers (24-0) continue their undefeated season and advance to face No. 5 Beamer in the 4A state semifinals on Friday.

Even that didn’t leave Richland coach Earl Streufert that impressed.

“We had probably two starters play their worst games of the year,” he said. He was referring to his son, Nathan Streufert, who finished with a season-low 2 points, but added seven rebounds and eight assists. The other was Steven Beo, who scored nine points.

“Sometimes you come to the tournament and you try to do more than you have to. And we turned the ball over 16 times. We have to clean that up.”

Perfectionist much?

“I’m just kind of that way,” Earl Streufert said.

DeVries took off in the second quarter, helping Richland outscore Wenatchee 26-12. He made 9 of 13 shots in the first half for 22 points. He outscored Wenatchee 30-29 through three quarters.

Wenatchee came into the game with wins in seven of its past eight games, including a 59-58 victory against defending state champ Curtis in regionals last week.

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