PREP SPORTS: Port Angeles girls basketball loses first league game; other area reports

Peninsula Daily News

KINGSTON — The Port Angeles girls basketball team still holds a two-game lead in the Olympic League standings, but its league record is unblemished no more.

Kingston knocked off the Roughriders 45-36 Tuesday night.

Port Angeles is now 10-1 in league play (12-3 overall).

The Buccaneers nearly beat the Riders in Port Angeles last month, holding a 42-35 lead with 3:35 to play before Port Angeles finished the game on an 11-0 run.

In Tuesday’s game, Kingston opened up a nine-point lead going into the final quarter, in which both teams were held to six points.

“As they did in our gym in December, Kingston played a good overall game,” Riders coach Michael Poindexter said.

“We have a lot to learn from this game, and if we take the necessary steps to get better, this will help us in postseason.”

The game was a low-possession affair, with Kingston shooting only 38 times and Port Angeles only launching 37 shots.

The difference was 3-point shooting. Kingston made seven 3s, while Port Angeles hit only two.

“Defensively, our guards helped inside too much, leaving outside shooters open. Katelyn Carper made five three-point shots,” Poindexter said.

“We also had trouble defending on-ball screens, allowing guards to both hit lay-ins and get fouled.”

The Buccaneers also had a 6-2 free-throw advantage.

Carper made 5 of 6 from 3-point range and finished with a game-high 19 points.

Maddy Hinrichs led Port Angeles with 14 points, and Bailee Jones had 10.

“Offensively, we struggled to have crisp execution and patience with Kingston’s solid defense,” Poindexter said.

“When we executed well, we got plenty of open shots. When we didn’t, we tended to turn the ball over; we had 18 turnovers to Kingston’s 12.”

Jones, Kylee Jeffers and Nizhoni Wheeler all grabbed five rebounds for the Riders.

Krista Johnson topped the team with three assists and three steals to go along with six points.

Port Angeles next plays at Klahowya (1-9 league, 3-10 overall) on Friday.

Kingston (8-3, 9-4) hosts Sequim (7-3, 7-7) for another crucial league game.

The Buccaneers and the Wolves, along with Olympic (8-3, 10-5) are currently in a virtual three-way for second place in the Olympic League.

Kingston 45, Port Angeles 36
Port Angeles 7 13 10 6— 36

Kingston 11 9 19 6— 45

Individual scoring

Port Angeles (10-1, 12-3)

Hinrichs 14, Jones 10, Johnson 6, Wheeler 4, Jeffers 2.

Kingston (8-3, 9-4)

Carper 19, Fontes 7, Gaines 6, Bakken5, Kaye 2, Hill 2.



Neah Bay 52, Sequim JV 26

NEAH BAY — Cierra Moss and Faye Chartraw led the fourth-ranked Red Devils to a nonleague win over the Wolves JV squad.

Moss scored 23 points and collected 12 rebounds and five steals.

Chartraw also pulled down 12 rebounds, nine offensive, and finished with 18 points. She also blocked three shots.

Starlena Halttunen added six points and Haily Greene scored five for Neah Bay.

Adren Haggerty led Sequim JV with 10 points.

Neah Bay 52, Sequim JV 26
Sequim JV 6 6 5 9— 26

Neah Bay 14 12 13 13— 52

Individual scoring

Sequim JV (8-2)

McMillan 2, Wallice 1, Salazar 2, Haggerty 10, Bower 5, Villella 4.

Neah Bay (10-1)

Halttunen 6, Haily Greene 5, Chartraw 18, Moss 23.



Rainier Christian 32, Quilcene 22

AUBURN — The Rangers lost a crucial 1B Sea-Tac League game to the Mustangs on Tuesday.

“We struggled from the beginning on this one,” Quilcene coach Briana Weller said.

“Our offense couldn’t seem to generate much and our defensive effort was subpar.

“Too make matters worse, most of our shots wouldn’t drop. We only shot 22 percent from the field.”

Megan Weller led the Rangers with 10 points, Sammy Rae had six and Bailey Kieffer scored four.

The Rangers (3-8 league, 6-8 overall) play at Clallam Bay on Friday.



Bellevue Christian 45, Chimacum 13

CHIMACUM — The Vikings took advantage of the shorthanded Cowboys, jumping out to a 14-4 lead after one quarter.

“Missing our point guard for this one really hurt, as the press allowed B.C. to jump out to a [10-point] lead in the first couple of minutes, and we struggled to move the ball up court against pressure,” Chimacum coach Trevor Huntingford said following Tuesday’s game.

“Things where out of sync from the opening tip and the score reflects that.”

The Cowboys were playing without point guard Kiersten Snyder and a handful of bench players.

Lauren Thacker led Chimacum with seven points, while Shanya Nisbet, Mechelle Nisbet and Alice Yaley each added two points.

“The positive was that we played a lot tonight with three freshman and a sophomore who all are getting some good minutes looking toward the future,” Huntingford said.

“The girls as a whole battled from opening tip until final buzzer, but we were simply outmatched tonight.”



Boys Basketball
Rochester 88, Forks 79, 2OT


ROCHESTER — Colton Raben scored 38 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Spartans fell in double overtime to the Warriors in Evergreen 1A League play.

“It was a competitive game,” Forks coach Rick Gooding said.

“I don’t know if it was good offense or bad defense, but a lot of points were scored by both teams.”

Raben has now scored 64 points in the last two games, after notching 26 against Elma last week.

“Colton . . . was amazing,” Gooding said.

“The last two games he’s lit it up, so I hope he can keep it up and keep tearing it up.”

Leo Gonzales added 18 points for the Spartans (2-7, 4-11), who play their first home game in three weeks Friday against league-leading Hoquiam (7-0, 10-5).

Rochester 88, Forks 79, 2OT
Forks 16 14 20 19 9 1— 79

Rochester 17 18 14 20 9 10— 88

Individual scoring

Forks (2-7, 4-11)

Raben 38, Lawson 5, D. Sampson 2, Armas 6, Greene 2, Browning 4, O. Sampson 4, Gonzales 18.

Rochester (3-5, 7-9)

McLemore 14, Yarber 11, Gedney 20, Ranger 7, Nelson 13, Blanchard 23.



Neah Bay 30, Sequim JV 4

NEAH BAY — The game was called with 2:32 left in the second quarter after a referee who officiated the girls game collapsed while watching the boys game, and was taken to the hospital.

Ryan Moss led the Red Devils with 11 points and had four rebounds and three steals. Abraham Venske had eight points and five rebounds.

Neah Bay (2-0 North Olympic League, 9-1 overall) maintained the No. 1 spot in The Associated Press Class 1B rankings.



Chimacum 54, Bellevue Christian 49

CHIMACUM — The Cowboys picked up a Nisqually League win over the Vikings at home Tuesday.

Orion Weller led Chimacum with 17 points. John Carthum added 12 and Brendon Naylor had 10.

Chimacum 54, Bellevue Christian 49
Bellevue Christian 11 13 9 16— 49

Chimacum 16 12 9 17— 54

Individual scoring

Bellevue Christian

Crosby 2, Hazen 3, Davidson 2, McQuad 20, Eaton 13, Postman 4, Simms 4.

Chimacum

Porter 5, Golden 8, Weller 17, Carthum 12, Naylor 10, Bainbridge 2.

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