SPORTS: Quilcene girls basketball rips Eastside Prep; other prep reports
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QUILCENE — Megan Weller and Sammy Rae combined for 36 points to spark the Quilcene girls basketball team to a 53-22 nonleague win over Eastside Prep.
Weller nearly scored as many points as the Eagles did as she swished in 20 points while adding eight rebounds Monday night.
Rae popped in 16 points and grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds.
The Rangers were strong on the boards as Andrea Lara brought down 10 rebounds and Jerrica Viloria had six boards.
Quilcene’s Allison Jones added seven points to go with her three rebounds while Lara also had six points and Viloria scored two points.
The Rangers benefitted from the return of Lara, a senior, and the addition of four eighth graders — including Jones, Katie Bailey, Brooke Raynor and Bailey Kieffer — who were brought up from the JV due to varsity injuries.
The Rangers’ defense was especially effective, making good use of the full-court press.
FORKS — The Spartans captured fourth place at their own eight-team invitational tournament last weekend.
Forks claimed three individual championships and four second places.
Two of the first places came at opposite ends of the weight spectrum as lightweight Sebastion Morales was champion at 106 pounds and Miguel Morales took first at heavyweight (285 pounds).
Miguel Morales, a first-year 1A wrestler, beat Port Angeles 2A standout Michael Myers in the championship match.
Myers, a senior, captured eighth place in 2A state last season.
Also earning an individual championship was Javier Contreras at 132 pounds.
Contreras defeated teammate Nanitio Sanchez in the title match.
Joining Sanchez as runner-up for Forks were Sebastian Barragan at 126 pounds, Ricky Barragan at 138 and Abisai Garcia at 152.
Other top Forks places went to James Salazar, third at 170, and Alvaro Ortiz, fourth at 113.
“We have a lot of room for improvement, but I think these kids will do well this year,” Forks coach Bob Wheeler said.
Forks took fourth place in the team standings with 201 points as Port Angeles won the team title with 233.5, Olympic was second with 222 and Elma third with 221.
PORT ANGELES — The Peninsula College women’s basketball game scheduled for today against Northwest Indian College has been cancelled.
Northwest Indian College cancelled the game late Tuesday because the team couldn’t make the trip to Port Angeles due to player issues. The game won’t be made up.
Last modified: December 04. 2012 5:57PM