PREP SPORTS: Neah Bay boys basketball routs Port Townsend; Port Angeles gymnastics reaches districts
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Neah Bay’s Josiah Greene scores on a fast break ahead of Port Townsend’s Cody Russell.
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Port Townsend’s Sean Dwyer looks to pass while trapped by Neah Bay’s Tyler McCaulley, back, and Christopher Martinez (1).

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NEAH BAY — Ryan Moss scored 21 points and Josiah Greene narrowly missed a double-double as Neah Bay beat Port Townsend 69-52 in nonleague boys basketball action.

Moss hit on 5 of 11 3-point attempts and grabbed five rebounds for the Red Devils.

Greene, meanwhile, scored 10 points and grabbed nine rebounds, four on the offensive end, and had four steals and two assists.

Abraham Venske scored 11 points and had four assists and Ezekiel Greene finished with eight points, eight rebounds and four assists for Neah Bay, which is ranked No. 1 in Class 1B.

The Red Devils jumped out to a 24-13 over the Class 1A Redskins after one quarter, and then blew the game open with a 17-3 fourth quarter that made it 41-16 at halftime.

Port Townsend (4-11 in Olympic League, 6-13 overall) was led by seniors Cody Russell and Paul Spaltenstein, who each scored 14 points. Sean Dwyer added nine and Jacob King had six.

The game between schools at opposite ends of the North Olympic Peninsula was only recently added to the teams’ schedules. Port Townsend had a nonleague game available after an early season game against Crosspoint Academy was canceled.

Neah Bay and Port Townsend nearly faced each other in late December at the Crush in the Slush tournament at Port Townsend High School, but the Red Devils won their opening round game and the Redskins lost their opener to Chimacum.

The Red Devils then beat the Cowboys to claim the tournament’s small-school championship.

Neah Bay (6-0 North Olympic League, 14-1 overall) is off until its Tri-District playoff game at Port Angeles on Tuesday, Feb. 18.

The Redskins close out their regular season at home against Port Angeles (9-6, 11-8) on Tuesday.

Port Townsend will then face off with a Nisqually League team, likely later in the week, for the chance to advance to the 1A Tri-District tournament.

Neah Bay 69, Port Townsend 52
Port Townsend 13 3 15 21— 52

Neah Bay 24 17 15 13— 69

Individual scoring

Port Townsend (52)

Russell 14, Coppenrath 2, D. Charlton 2, Spaltenstein 14, Dwyer 9, Adkins 5, King 6.

Neah Bay (69)

Claplanhoo 6, J. Greene 10, E. Greene 8, Doherty 4, Venske 11, Moss 21, Reamer 3, McCaulley 6.



Gymnastics
Riders advance to districts


DES MOINES — Port Angeles placed second at the five-team sub-district meet at Mount Rainier High School to move on to Saturday’s district tournament.

The Roughriders finished with a team score of 147.775, right behind North Kitsap’s 151.5 score.

Port Angeles had four gymnasts compete in the all-around, and a four placed in the top 10.

Madylan Coventon was third in Thursday’s meet with an all-around score of 32.525, Maya Wharton was sixth with a 29.325, Alysa Martinez was eighth with 28.875 and Katie Gibson finished 10th with 28.25.

Coventon took second in vault (with a score of 8.1) and bars (7.25) and third in beam (8.125) and floor (9.05).

Overall, the Riders were solid on beam. Along with Coventon’s third-place showing, Gibson (7.875) placed fourth, Wharton (7.425) was fifth and Martinez (7.425) took sixth.

On bars Lexi Hefton (6.725) placed fourth, Wharton (6.45) was seventh and Gibson (6.3) was ninth.

Martinez added fifth-place finish in the floor exercise (8.65), while Wharton (8.05) was ninth.

In the vault competition, Shay-Lyn Gracey took fifth (7.725) and Martinez was seventh (7.7).

Saturday’s district meet also will be held at Mount Rainier Christian.

Moving on to state from that meet will be three teams, four all-arounds and 12 individuals.

The state meet will be held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21-22, at the Tacoma Dome.

Last modified: February 09. 2014 6:43PM
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