COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Peninsula College women and men lose to Skagit Valley
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In the men’s game, the Peninsula Pirates were routed 73-52 Saturday to fall to 0-3 in NWAACC North Division play.
Knowles scored 27 points and made 7 of 15 3-pointers for the Peninsula women.
On Wednesday, the former Port Angeles High School standout scored 25 points in the Pirates’ win over Edmonds.
Peninsula stumbled through the first half and trailed 48-31 at the intermission.
In the second half, the Pirates did much better, outscoring the Cardinals 44-34.
Madison Pilster added 13 points and eight rebounds, while Gabi Fenumiai scored 11 points and pulled down 10 boards.
Freshman guard Marissa Schwimmer scored eight points for the Pirates, shooting a perfect 3 for 3 from the field (2-2 from 3-point range).
Schwimmer also dished out five assists, which tied for the team lead with Olivia Henderson, who had seven points.
As a team, Peninsula assisted on 19 of its 22 field goals.
The Pirates (1-2 in the North Division, 4-9 overall) host Everett (2-1, 5-11) on Wednesday and Olympic (1-2, 4-9) on Saturday night.
Port Angeles graduates Mariah Frazier and Macy Walker helped Olympic defeated Shorelines 85-81 in double-overtime Saturday.
Frazier scored 15 points and had 10 rebounds, four assists and three steals.
Walker had 12 points, five assists and five steals.
Skagit Valley 82, Peninsula 75
Peninsula 31 44— 75
Skagit Valley 48 34— 82
Peninsula (1-2, 4-9)
Henderson 7, Schwimmer 8, Pilster 13, Fenumiai 11, Knowles 27, Schmillen 5, Brumbaugh 3, Flinn 1.
Skagit Valley (2-1, 10-5)
Turrieta 1, Wood 4, Duncan 2, S. Brown 28, Kelleigh 16, Graham 4, W. Brown 6, Poradun 2, Wilson 8, Boyd 9, Stadt 2.
Skagit Valley 73, Peninsula 52
MOUNT VERNON — The Pirates lost their fifth straight game and their lack of height showed in the Cardinals’ 39-23 rebounding advantage.
Xavier Bazile and Tyler McKinney paced Peninsula with 15 points each.
Juwan Flowers contributed 14 points, and shot 6 for 9 from the field.
As a team, the Pirates shot only 23 percent from the field, while only turning the ball over nine times.
Markus Rawls led Peninsula with eight rebounds.
For Skagit Valley, Elijah Smith narrowly missed a triple-doubling, finishing with 12 points, 10 rebounds and nine assist. He also had four steals.
Greg Cox led the Cardinals with 17 points, including 5 for 5 from 3-point range.
Peninsula has two home games this week.
First up is Everett (2-1, 11-6) on Wednesday, followed by Olympic (1-2, 1-12) on Saturday evening.
Olympic picked up its first win of the year thanks to former Sequim star Jayson Brocklesby, who scored 24 points in the Rangers’ 78-77 win over Shoreline.
Brocklesby has played in two games for Olympic, averaging a team-high 19.5 points and eight rebounds per game.
Skagit Valley 73, Peninsula 52
Peninsula 24 28— 52
Skagit Valley 31 42— 73
Peninsula (0-3, 6-6)
Bazile 15, Horsley 1, McKinney 15, Flowers 14, Rawls 5, Hechanova 2.
Skagit Valley (3-0, 9-6)
Smith 12, Jordan 3, Payne 15, Garcia 7, Cox 17, Diggs 2, Billingsly 4, Barnes 6, Ladines 7.
Last modified: January 12. 2014 6:22PM