PREP SPORTS: Port Townsend girls basketball advances to 1A Tri-District; other area reports
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Port Angeles senior Katie Gibson performs on the balance beam at the district meet. Gibson qualified for state in beam and vault.

Peninsula Daily News

TACOMA — For the second consecutive year, the Port Townsend girls basketball team ended Charles Wright's season in a 1A Tri-District play-in game.

Senior Rilke Rutenbeck scored the last three points of the game to give the Redskins a 33-30 win.

Port Townsend next plays at Seattle Academy on Tuesday night at 6 p.m. in the opening round of the Tri-District tournament.

Rutenbeck hit a jumper from the wing to break a 30-30 tie with less than a minute to play, and then added a free throw with 1.9 seconds to play after the Redskins made a few stops at the defensive end to seal the victory in a seesaw battle.

“I don't think there was more than a 3-point difference [after the first quarter],” Port Townsend coach Randy Maag said after Saturday's win.

“It was back and fourth all game.”

Rutenbeck finished with seven points, six rebounds and four steals while committing only one turnover.

Jewel Johnson led the Redskins with 10 point. She also had six assists and four steals.

Jayde Richardson added eight points and grabbed seven rebounds.

Trish Reeves led Port Townsend with eight boards and four blocked shots.

Maag said the close games his team has played in the 2A Olympic League helped his team handle the close game.

“The kids seemed pretty relaxed,” Maag said.

Port Townsend 33, Charles Wright 30
Port Townsend 6 8 10 9—33

Charles Wright 2 12 12 4— 30

Individual scoring

Port Townsend (33)

Rutenbeck 7, Lee 2, Reeves 4, Johnson 10, Richardson 8, Meek 2.

Charles Wright (30)

Davis 14, Valentine 4, Moler 8, Graeve 4.

Tulalip Heritage 66, Quilcene 50

MARYSVILLE — The Rangers' season came to an end in the 1B Tri-District play-in game.

Tulalip's Kaela Tyler, who played for Neah Bay last season, hit nine 3-pointers and finished with 35 points to lead the Hawks.

With its victory, Tulalip Heritage earns a matchup with fifth-ranked Neah Bay at Port Angeles High School on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Megan Weller and Sammy Rae led Quilcene with 20 points apiece.

The Rangers' season concluded nobly, as Quilcene (11-11) earned its way to the play-in game with a series of upsets in the last two weeks of 1B Sea-Tac League play.

Tulalip faced Neah Bay in last year's postseason and came out with a 44-36 win.

The Hawks also have Katia Brown, a former Neah Bay resident who is the granddaughter Seattle Supersonics legend Freddie Brown.

Tulalip Heritage 66, Quilcene 50
Quilcene 4 17 6 23— 50

Tulalip 25 14 23 4— 66

Individual scoring

Quilcene (50)

Burnson 1, Jones 3, Weller 20, Rae 20, Bailey 6.

Tulalip (66)

Brown 14, Jones 10, Iukes 1, Williams 3, Jones 2, Tyler 35, Rivera 1.

Shoreline Christian 43, Clallam Bay 24
SHORELINE — The Bruins season came to close as Sarah Ott scored 25 points and had six steals and Bekah Meredith had 12 rebounds for the Crusadors in the 1B Tri-District play-in game Saturday.

Kyla Wilson led Clallam Bay with six points, Inga Erickson had five and Mariah LaChester and Jennica Maines contributed four points each.

Shoreline Christian 43, Clallam Bay 24
Clallam Bay 6 4 8 6— 24

Shoreline Christ. 10 17 8 8— 43

Individual scoring

Clallam Bay (24)

LaChester 4, Herndon 2, Erickson 5, Maines 4, Signor 2, Ritter 1, Wilson 6.

Shoreline (43)

Ott 25, Meredith 2, McPherson 6, Dekoekkoek 10.

Lummi 56, Quilcene 37

MARYSVILLE — The Rangers fell in the 1B Tri-District play-in game at Tulalip Heritage High School on Saturday.

Triston Williams paced Quilcene with 11 points, including three 3-pointers. Jacob Pleines added seven and J.J. Smith finished with six.

With the win, the fifth-ranked Blackhawks earn a trip to Port Angeles High School to play top-ranked Neah Bay on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

The Red Devils beat Lummi 56-53 in Bellingham last month.

Lummi 56, Quilcene 37
Quilcene 7 5 11 14— 37

Lummi 14 10 15 17— 56

Individual scoring

Quilcene (37)

King 5, Williams 11, Pleines 7, Smith 6, Jordan 5.

Lummi (56)

Wilson 7, Scarborough 2, Cooper 7, Toby 2, Brockie 14, Jones 5, Lane 19, D. Hoskins 2.

Grace Academy 60, Clallam Bay 40

MARYSVILLE — Jeremiah Lee scored 25 point for the Eagles to end the Bruins' season in the 1B Tri-District play-in game.

Sam Signor led Clallam Bay with 13 points, followed by Calvin Ritter with nine, Kelly Gregory with eight and Casey Randall with seven.

Grace Academy 60, Clallam Bay 40
Clallam Bay 6 10 12 12— 40

Grace Academy 19 11 16 14— 60

Individual scoring

Clallam Bay (40)

Randall 7, Signor 13, Gregory 8, Ritter 9, Cowdrey 3.

Grace Academy (60)

Jeremiah Lee 25, Tuttle 2, VanDam 10, Joshua Lee 11, Campbell 2, Li 2.

Six Roughriders advance to state

DES MOINES — Port Angeles will send six individual competitors to the state gymnastics meet at the Tacoma Dome on Friday and Saturday.

Seniors Alysa Martinez (with a score of 7.95), Shay-Lyn Gracey (8.1), Katie Gibson (8.175) and Madylan Coventon (8.225) all made state in vault.

Coventon (7.1), freshman Maya Wharton (7.1), sophomore Lexi Hefton (7.0) and Martinez advanced for the efforts on the uneven bars.

Gracey (7.2) and Gibson (7.45) advanced to the state balance beam competition, and Coventon (8.925), Martinez (8.85) and Wharton (8.175) will compete in the floor exercise.

As a team, Port Angeles placed fourth with 150.95 points Saturday at Mount Rainier High School, three points behind North Kitsap for the third and final state team allocation.

“We knew that they [North Kitsap] were the team for us to beat, and the girls tried their best,” Port Angeles assistant coach Jackie Mangano said.

“[Head] coach [Megan] Hoover and I are so very proud of them. They improved their team score from sub-districts by over four points.”

Last modified: February 16. 2014 6:31PM
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