SPORTS: Port Angeles girls basketball romps past Kingston; Port Townsend girls scare Olympic and other prep reports
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KINGSTON — Mariah Frazier swished in 19 points against Kingston to help keep the Port Angeles girls basketball team undefeated in the Olympic League.
The Roughriders had four players score in double figures as they stomped the Buccaneers 58-40 on Friday night.
Also scoring in double figures for the Riders, 3-0 in league and 3-1 overall, were Macy Walker with 13, Bailee Jones with 11 and Maddy Hinrichs with 10.
Kingston fell to 1-2 for league and overall.
The game was even until late in the third quarter.
The Riders had a good lead after one quarter at 12-5 but the Bucs had narrowed the margin to three, 28-25, at halftime.
Kingston’s Savannah Turrieta, a 5-foot-10 forward, hit 4-of-7 3-pointers and scored 17 to keep Kingston close most of the game.
Drew Clark, a 6-foot forward, added 14 — many of those also from the outside.
“Mariah Frazier had a nice night driving against Kingston’s zone defense,” Port Angeles coach Michael Poindexter said.
All of Jones’ points from the field came from inside.
Jones and Frazier were a combined 8-of-12 from the free-throw line.
Walker and Hinrichs balanced the strong inside game of Frazier and Jones with timely outside scoring and a few transition baskets.
Both teams were tired down the stretch, and both had limited depth because of injuries.
“I was very proud of our composure and grittiness in the fourth quarter when we were able to finally pull away from them,” Poindexter said.
The Riders next visit Klahowya (0-2, 3-2) in Silverdale on Monday.
Port Angeles 58, Kingston 40
Port Angeles 12 16 16 14— 58
Kingston 5 20 10 5— 40
Port Angeles (58)
Frazier 19, Walker 13, Jones 11, Hinrichs 10, Northern 5.
Turrieta 17, Clark 14, Carper 5, Beauilieu 3, Kaye 1.
Port Townsend 38
SILVERDALE — The Redskins lost an Olympic League heartbreaker on the road Friday night.
Port Townsend played with the Trojans the whole game, leading 33-29 going into the final period.
But Olympic’s big post Ashli Payne was too much for the shorter Redskins.
Despite a box-and-one defense to contain Payne in the fourth quarter, the senior scored 19 points while grabbing 15 rebounds and earning five steals.
The Trojans remained a game behind league leaders Port Angeles and Bremerton (3-0 each) by improving to 2-1 in league and 3-1 overall.
The Redskins, continuing a strong start to their season, are now 1-2 in league and overall.
Irina Lyons led three Port Townsend players in double figures with 11 points.
Codi Hallinan and Jewel Johnson were right behind with 10 each.
Olivia Williams netted 11 points for Olympic.
The Redskins next host North Mason (0-3, 1-4) on Monday night.
Olympic 42, Port Townsend 38
Port Townsend 7 14 12 5— 38
Olympic 6 13 10 13— 42
Port Townsend (38)
Lyons 11, Hallinan 10, Johnson 10, Rubio 4, Hossack 2, Meek 1.
Payne 19, Williams 11, Guevera 4, Anderson 4, Pond 2, Timeteo 2.
Sequim 38, Crosspoint 34, OT
SEQUIM — Alexas Besand’s basket and free throw in overtime gave the Wolves their first victory of the season in the nonleague game against Crosspoint Academy on Friday night.
Besand scored on a putback on a missed layup, was fouled, and sank the free throw to help beat the private Bremerton school.
Besand had a team-high 17 points and she was deadly on the boards with an amazing 19 rebounds.
The Wolves had a strong defensive night as Elise Beuke pulled down eight rebounds and Emily Wallner had six.
Crosspoint, 1-3 overall, clamped down on the Wolves with a defensive press that lasted the entire game and limited Sequim's scoring.
It was a homecoming of sorts for Crosspoint’s leading scorer DesereŽe Doty, who had 20 points.
Doty’s father, Derrin Doty, who was a member of Sequim boys basketball’s state-tournament teams in 1986-89, is an assistant coach with the Crosspoint girls basketball team.
Derrin Doty said he set up the game between Sequim, a 2A school, and 2B Crosspoint Academy by emailing Sequim athletic director Dave Ditlefsen.
Derrin Doty still is the all-time leading career and season rebounder at Sequim, who played in three straight state-tourney teams, including the state championship game against Rainier Beach in 1989.
Sequim (0-2, 1-3) next plays at Kingston (1-2 league and overall) on Monday night.
Sequim 38, Crosspoint 34, OT
Crosspoint 11 6 7 7 3— 34
Sequim 10 6 4 11 7— 38
Doty 20, Bandara 6, Garguile 4, Nation 2, Laurion 2.
Besand 17, Beuke 6, Stofferahn 6, Wallner 4, Bentz 2.
Charles Wright 56, Chimacum 23
TACOMA — The undefeated Tarriers were too much for the Cowboys in Nisqually League action Friday night.
Charles Wright, which had two players score in double figures, now is 4-0 on the year.
Vanessa Davis led the Tarriers with 18 points.
Lauren Thacker and Mallori Cossell led the Cowboys with six points each.
Kiersten Snyder netted four points for Chimacum, followed by Cydney Nelson with three, and Baily Castillo and Hailee Johnson with two each.
The Cowboys, 0-3 on the year, next host Eatonville on Tuesday night.
Forks 44, Elma 26
ELMA — Braden Decker sank a game-high 16 points to spark the Spartans to a victory in their first SWL-Evergreen Division game of the year Friday night.
Forks remains perfect on the year at 4-0.
“This was a big win for us in our first league game on the road,” Forks coach Rick Gooding said.
“We took control of the game right off the bat. We blocked out very well, and Nick Gilmore got a lot of rebounds for us.
“We did a good job of taking care of the basketball.”
The Spartans jumped out to 12-4 first quarter and 23-7 halftime leads and never looked back.
Tre' Harris joined Decker in double figures with 12 points while Leo Gonzales added five.
Chance Bremer led Elma with 10 points.
The Spartans next play at Clallam Bay on Monday night in nonleague action.
Forks 44, Elma 26
Forks 12 11 9 12— 44
Elma 4 3 6 13— 26
Decker 16, Harris 12, Gonzales 5, Jacobson 4, Gilmore 4, Raben 3.
Charles Wright 71, Chimacum 40
TACOMA — Kevin Miller, Rafael Pagasian and Orion Weller combined for 30 points for the Cowboys but it wasn’t enough against Nisqually League powerhouse Charles Wright Academy on Friday night.
Pagasian, Miller and Weller all scored 10 points each in a well-balanced attack but the undefeated Tarriers sailed to a 20-point halftime lead and never looked back.
Charles Wright, 5-0 on the year, led 26-16 at the end of the first quarter and 45-25 at halftime.
The Cowboys, 1-2, were held to single digits in the final three periods of play and weren’t able to mount a rally.
Chimacum next hosts Eatonville in league action Tuesday night.
Charles Wright 71, Chimacum 40
Chimacum 15 9 9 7— 40
Charles Wright 26 19 14 12— 71
Miller 10, Pagasian 10, Weller 10, Charthum 3, Richey 2, Ham 1.
Charles Wright (71)
Griffin 15, Monduo 12, Mills 10, Jacobson 9, Gorman 8, Hughley 10, Tarabochia 5.
Port Townsend 18
PORT TOWNSEND — The Redskins were held to four points in the second half by the undefeated and Olympic League-leading Trojans on Friday night.
Quentin Phillips sparked Olympic (3-0 in league, 4-0 overall) with 19 points.
Skyler Coppenrath scored a team-high nine points for Port Townsend.
The Trojans led 16-6 after one, 39-14 at halftime and 61-16 after three.
Port Townsend next will host North Mason on Monday night.
Olympic 70, Port Townsend 18
Olympic 16 23 22 9— 70
Port Townsend 6 8 2 2— 18
Phillips 19, Mosely 8, Makiah McInnis 7, Thornton 3, Neal 4, Tyson 4, Makaleb McInnis 2, Grier 2, Setten 2, Samuels 4, Matheny 8, Ellis-Doubuis 7.
Port Townsend (18)
Coppenrath 9, LeMaster 5, Spaltenstein 2, Davis 2.
Puget Sound Adv. 45
KIRKLAND — The Rangers pulled off a come-from-behind upset on the road against the Puget Sound Adventist Sharks in Sea-Tac league action on Thursday night.
Quilcene employed a full-court press for much of the game and used clutch possessions in the fourth quarter to overcome a nine-point deficit.
The Rangers benefitted from strong bench play to help them in the fast-paced contest.
Sophomore post player Sammy Rae had a monster game for Quilcene with 16 points and 23 rebounds.
Eighth grader Allison Jones scored 13 points and freshman guard Megan Weller had seven points, six rebounds and three steals.
Bailey Kieffer, also an eighth grader, contributed six points, senior Andrea Lara added five points and five rebounds and junior Sophia Knutzen grabbed six rebounds.
With the win, the Rangers move to 1-1 in league play.
Next up, they host Rainier Christian on Tuesday.
SEQUIM — The Wolves fell to the Eagles, but coach Linda Moats is happy with her team’s progress in its first league meet of the season.
“We lost . . . but the team swam well and our rookie swimmers and divers learned a lot,” Moats said.
Sequim’s 200 medley relay A team of Steve Dewey, Doug Dunbar, Eric Prosser and Jerod Hollen finished second by 2/100ths of a second, but swam a faster time than the Wolves’ medley relay team finished with last year.
The B team of Matthew Cays, Yago DePazos, David Vollenweider and Jon Donahue finished in third place.
Markus Petersen took third in the 200 free, but improved his previous best by 16 seconds. Hollen finished fourth, but Moats expects his times to improve.
“Jerod Hollen went out too fast, but with conditioning [he] should be a contender in that event,” Moats said.
Both 200 individual medley participants, Petersen and Vollenweider, surpassed their previous bests by at least a second. Petersen took third place and Vollenweider was fourth.
Dunbar bested his previous mark in the 50 free by 1.5 seconds, finishing second, and Steve Dewey improved by over three seconds to earn fifth place.
Donahue took sixth and earned Moats’ praise by finishing in under 30 seconds.
“Jon Donahue was the surprise in this race,” Moats said.
“He is new to the team and hasn’t competed before, and he swam a sub-30. I expect he will improve from that rapidly.”
Dunbar also dropped 1.5 seconds off his previous best in the 100 free. He took second place.
Brandon Grow, completely new to competitive swimming turned in a 1:20, which earned him sixth.
“He is a strong swimmer, and with conditioning and technical development, he will be a great swimmer,” Moats said of Grow.
In the 500 free, Prosser dropped four seconds off his best time, taking second place.
Moats said veteran divers Austin Clement and Cameron Harrison, both state competitors in previous years, “scored well for their first meet of the season.”
Clement won the meet with a 187, and Harrison was second with 186.40.
Prosser participated in diving for the first time as a varsity team member and scored a respectable 141.75.
“Overall, I am proud of the team and how they stepped up this meet to give it their best,” Moats said.
Sequim’s next meet will be Tuesday at Bremerton.
Port Angeles 94, Kingston 86
PORT ANGELES — The Roughriders opened the 2012-2013 swimming and diving season by holding off the Buccaneers and qualifying two relay teams and seven individual swims for the West Central District championships.
The 200-yard medley and 400 freestyle relays both won and qualified for districts.
The medley relay, with John Macias, Jay Liang, Wei-Yan and Avery Koehler, had a time of 1:52.93.
The 400 free relay of Macias, Cole Urnes, Koehler and Liang had a time of 3:58.56.
Other district qualifiers include Urnes in the 200 free, first; Macias in the 200 individual medley, second; Koehler in the 100 butterfly, first; Wei-Yan in the 100 fly, second; Liang in the 500 free, first; Urnes in the 500 free, second; and Koehler in the 100 backstroke, first.
Koehler also won two events, the fly and the back.
Port Angeles placed first in nine of the 12 events and outscored Kingston in six of the 12 events.
The Riders’ next meet will be home against North Kitsap on Tuesday.
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