GIRLS PREP SPORTS: Port Angeles routs Klahowya; other area girls reports

Peninsula Daily News

SILVERDALE — The Port Angeles girls basketball team dropped Klahowya to bounce back from its first Olympic League defeat of the season at Kingston on Tuesday.

The Eagles made a game of it in the first half, trailing 23-11 before Maddie Boe knocked down a 25-foot 3-pointer just before the first half buzzer for a 26-11 halftime lead.

“[That shot] seemed to take Klahowya out of the game emotionally,” Roughriders coach Michael Poindexter said following Friday’s game.

Port Angeles’ 1-3-1 zone defense limited the Eagles to just two third-quarter points as the Riders roared past for a 48-13 lead after three.

Maddy Hinrichs had 15 points and four assists, while Krista Johnson added 13 points and six steals.

Nizhoni Wheeler and Hayley Baxley led Port Angeles with five rebounds each.

“Our major need for improvement in our next game is reduction of turnovers,” Poindexter said.

“We had far too many passing and traveling problems in the game.”

Port Angeles (11-1, 13-3) hosts North Kitsap (7-4, 10-5) on Tuesday. The Vikings, who entered the season as a league favorite, are back at full-strength after the return of Kristin Brown for North Kitsap’s win over Bremerton on Friday.

Kingston 61, Sequim 43

KINGSTON — Sequim dropped to fourth place in the Olympic League with a road loss to the Buccaneers.

The Wolves were outscored 34-16 in the second and third quarters.

Caitlin Stofferahn led Sequim with 14 points, Alexas Besand had 10 and Melanie Guan added 10.

Sequim (7-4, 7-7) is tied with North Kitsap (7-4, 10-5) record-wise but currently hold the tiebreaker for the fourth and final Olympic League berth in the Class 2A West Central District Tournament.

The Wolves beat North Kitsap in their first matchup this season.

Sequim faces cellar-dwellers North Mason at home and Klahowya on the road next week before hosting the Vikings in what looks to be a crucial matchup.

Hoquiam 45, Forks 40

FORKS — The Spartans nearly pulled off the rally for an Evergreen 1A League win in a game played without a shot clock.

The main clock and shot clock at Spartan Gym malfunctioned, forcing the use of a spare clock that only showed the score and time left in the game.

The Spartans trailed by as many as 16 in the second quarter, but whittled the Grizzlies lead to 10, 26-16 at halftime.

Forks (1-8, 5-11) turned up the defensive intensity out of the locker room and cut the deficit to 34-27 after three quarters.

“We started pressing and caused several turnovers which allowed us to get back into the game,” Forks coach Allan Scheibner said.

“Sabrina Collins came off the bench and gave us a huge lift scoring eight of her 12 points in the second half, including 4 for 4 from the line,” he added.

Collins also hauled down seven rebounds.

Forks ended up tying the score at 38 before allowing a Hoquiam layup and free throw for a 41-38 Grizzlies lead.

“On the ensuing possession Courtnie Paul made a tough layin with 1:50 left to put us down by one,” Scheibner said.

“Unfortunately for us, since there was no shot clock, Hoquiam elected to run out the clock so we were forced to foul.”

Hoquiam’s Branti Crevision and Kelei Parker both made two free throws apiece to wrap the game for the Grizzlies.

“We had some looks during the last couple minutes but just couldn’t get them to go in,” Scheibner said.

Paul scored 10, Mercedes Flores added seven points and 12 rebounds and Erin Weekes had six points for the Spartans.

“It was a huge team effort, and even though we lost I thought we had a great chance to win the game,” Scheibner said.

Forks makes the long trip to Rainier on Tuesday.

Neah Bay 75, Crescent 12

NEAH BAY — Neah Bay overwhelmed the Loggers thanks to the all-around performance from Cierra Moss.

Moss had 24 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and four steals for the Red Devils (3-0, 11-1)

Faye Chartraw added 12 points and nine rebounds and Holly Greene had nine points for Neah Bay.

Haley Holgerson had five for Crescent.

North Mason 42, Port Townsend 34

BELFAIR — The Bulldogs picked up their first win of the season after upsetting the Redskins.

No details were reported.

Charles Wright 57, Chimacum 11

TACOMA — The Cowboys scoring woes continued in a road loss to the Tarriers.

No details were reported.

Girls Bowling
Sequim to Districts

SILVERDALE — Sequim girls bowlers Kelsey Van Dyken and Karli Furguson both qualified as individuals for the West Central District Tournament at Pacific Lanes Tacoma next Saturday.

At the Olympic League tournament Friday, Van Dyken tossed scores of 125, 135 and 156 for a 416 game total, and Furguson had games of 125, 131, 104 for a 360 total.

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