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CLALLAM BAY — Kelly Gregory swished in 18 points to spark Clallam Bay to a nonleague boys basketball victory over rival Crescent.
A 3-point shot by Crescent in the final seconds made it a one-point game but the Bruins held on for the 47-46 win Wednesday night.
“It was a good game and it was pretty evenly matched,” Clallam Bay coach Kelly Gregory said.
The Bruins, now 1-4 on the year, led by four to five points most of the game before giving up the long-range bomb with about 2.5 seconds left.
Both coaches used the game as a tune-up for the start of the North Olympic League season after the holidays.
“We both played everybody on our teams,” Gregory said.
“It was a good warm-up game to see where we’re at.”
Clallam Bay had mostly balanced scoring with Drew Goplen-Dean and Kevin Hess scoring eight points each to go with Kelly Gregory’s 18.
Crescent’s Derek Findley scorched the nets for 25 points to lead everybody. Teammate Gene Peppard added nine.
The Bruins had a strong defensive presence with Goplen-Dean and Matt Mohr hauling down eight rebounds each and Hess adding six boards.
Austin Ritter dished out five assists for Clallam Bay.
The Bruins next are scheduled to play at Quilcene on Dec. 28 but are looking for a holiday tournament to play in.
Clallam Bay 47, Crescent 46
Crescent 9 9 16 12— 46
Clallam Bay 12 8 17 10— 47
Walker 6, Fagness 2, Findley 25, Waldrip 2, Peppard 9, Sowders 2.
Clallam Bay (47)
Gregory 18, Hess 8, Goplen-Dean 8, Cheeka 6, Walberg 3, Randall 2, Mohr 2.
Crescent 30, Clallam Bay 28
CLALLAM BAY — The Bruins came charging back in the fourth quarter but their rally fell just short in the nonleague game Wednesday night.
“Their defense took us out of our offensive game,” Clallam Bay coach Kathleen Winter said.
“They controlled the tempo, slowing us down quite a bit.”
Catherine Youngman and Kellie Belford combined for 21 points for Crescent with Youngman scoring a game-high 11 points.
Youngman connected on three 3-pointers in the game.
Kenna Welever and Zeria Signor combined for 17 points for the Bruins with Welever dropping in a team-high 10 points.
Inga Erickson added six points for Clallam Bay.
Welever led on the boards with nine rebounds while Signor had seven rebounds and two blocked shots.
The two teams will be seeing each other a lot this season as they play each other three more times this season.
“We match up well and I’m looking forward to three more good games,” Winter said.
The Bruins, 4-1, next play at Quilcene on Dec. 28.
Crescent 30 Clallam Bay 28
Crescent 5 12 7 6— 30
Clallam Bay 9 2 6 11— 28
Youngman 11, Belford 10, Frantz 4, Hartley 2, Lester 2, Williams 1.
Clallam Bay (28)
Welever 10, Signor 7, Erickson 6, Herndon 4, Larrechea 1.