SPORTS: North Kitsap holds off Port Townsend girls; other girls basketball reports
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PORT TOWNSEND — For the second time in four days, Kristin Brown and Rebekah Baugh lit up the scoreboard to lead North Kitsap to a win over a North Olympic Peninsula team.
Brown scored 18 points and Baugh threw in 17 in the Vikings 53-43 win over Port Townsend on Friday.
On Tuesday, Brown and Baugh both had 18 points as North Kitsap handed Port Angeles its first Olympic League loss of the season.
Jewel Johnson had another solid game for the Redskins, pouring in 17 points, including four 3-pointers.
Gabrielle Hossack added seven points in the loss, and Codi Hallinan had six.
Molly Lemmon grabbed 14 rebounds for the Vikings (7-4, 8-6).
Port Townsend (6-7, 10-7) travels to play Bremerton, which sits in second place (10-2, 10-6) in the Olympic League standings after losing by 20 points to Port Angeles on Friday.
North Kitsap 53,
Port Townsend 43
North Kitsap 15 10 11 16— 53
Port Townsend 10 12 6 15— 43
North Kitsap (53)
Lemmon 4, Brown 18, Baugh 17, Snyder 4, Nold 8, Krol 2.
Port Townsend (43)
Johnson 17, Rubio 4, Rutenbeck 1, Lyons 6, Hossack 7, Hallinan 6, Apker 2.
Clallam Bay 29
JOYCE — The Loggers barely survived the Bruins to win the game and claim a spot in next month’s tri-district tournament.
Crescent led by six heading into the fourth quarter, but saw four starters foul out while Clallam Bay was mounting a comeback.
The Bruins had a chance to win with two seconds left, but were unable to make the shot.
Lauren Hartley led Crescent with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Kellie Belford, the only Logger starter who didn’t foul out, finished with nine.
For Clallam Bay, Kenna Welever had a game-high 16 points.
The Loggers, 2-3 in the North Olympic League, host Lake Quinault in nonleague action Tuesday and then play at Neah Bay on Wednesday.
Crescent 30, Clallam Bay 29
Clallam Bay 4 9 3 13— 29
Crescent 5 9 8 8— 30
Clallam Bay (29)
Welever 16, Erickson 6, Signor 3, Herndon 3, Wilson 1.
Hartley 13, Belford 9, Frantz 4, Williams 2, Youngman 2.
SEQUIM — The Wolves won their third straight game Friday behind Alexas Besand’s 16-point 13-rebound effort.
The win keeps Sequim in the driver’s seat toward a spot in the district tournament.
The Olympic League’s top five 2A teams advance to districts. The Wolves (5-7, 7-9) currently sit a half game ahead of Kingston (4-7, 6-9) in the chase of the league final berth.
Sequim’s recent string of success has been in large part due to increased contributions from the players around Besand.
On Friday night, Caitlin Stofferahn scored eight points, Elise Beuke had six and Columbia Haupt finished with five.
The Wolves have a key week ahead of them, with road games against two of the league’s best, North Kitsap and Port Angeles.
Kingston’s schedule isn’t much easier, as they face North Kitsap twice with a game against North Mason sandwiched in between.
Sequim 44, Klahowya 33
Klahowya 8 10 6 9— 33
Sequim 9 13 13 9— 44
Hartford 1, Grozier 3, Lever 10, Fletcher 2, Schureman 4, Holt 11, Rouse 2.
Haupt 5, Lester 3, Stofferahn 8, Guan 3, Wallner 3, Beuke 6, Besand 16.
Mount Rainier Lutheran 46,
TACOMA — The Rangers showed their grit by playing the Sea-Tac League’s top-ranked team Thursday night, despite eight of nine players battling sickness.
“We gave the Hawks a game, and if it had not been for our poor first quarter, the outcome may have been different,” Quilcene coach Briana Weller said.
“My girls played their hearts out.
“They put up a solid defensive effort and worked as a team to spread the points around offensively.”
Senior Andrea Lara, who recently returned from a concussion, led the team with seven points, while Sammy Rae and Jerrica Viloria each had six and Megan Weller had four.
Mount Rainier Lutheran led 24-5 after one quarter, but was outscored by the Rangers over the final three quarters.
Mount Rainier Lutheran 46, Quilcene 31
Quilcene 5 12 6 8— 31
Rainier Lutheran 24 10 6 6— 46
Lara 7, Rae 6, Viloria 6, Weller 4, Jones 3, Raynor 3, Bailey 2.
Mount Rainier Lutheran (46)
Scoring not reported.
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