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CHIMACUM — The Chimacum girls basketball team played tough Nisqually League opponent Seattle Christian close the whole way Friday night.
The Warriors from Sea-Tac, currently in the running for a playoff seed, beat the Cowboys 36-28.
“Another tight game for us as we hovered at about down five most of the game, closing to within four in the fourth [quarter] but again unable to get over the hump,” Chimacum coach Trevor Huntingford said.
“This is a massive step up for us since they beat us by 31 the first game, and this is the second game in a row we played solid basketball for 32 minutes.
“We held Seattle Christian to one field goal in the fourth quarter, but unfortunately we didn’t shoot well from the line.”
Thacker scores 11
Lauren Thacker led the Cowboys with 11 points.
Audrey Thacker, another key player for the team, played just 2 minutes because of illness.
Audrey Thacker has missed several games.
“I have nothing but pride in how these girls have fought these last few games,” Huntingford said.
“It would be easy to hang your head and quit but they have been strong-willed and have fought hard.”
Hailee Johnson scored six points while Samantha Cerna and Kiersten Snyder netted five each for Chimacum.
“Hailee Johnson was huge on the boards, and everyone fought for loose balls,” Huntingford said.
“Offensively, Lauren Thacker was strong around the basket and Samantha Cerna, typically a defensive player for us, had a nice game offensively.”
The Cowboys next host Cedar Park Christian on Tuesday night.
Seattle Christian 36,
Seattle Christian 13 4 8 11— 36
Chimacum 4 8 7 9— 28
Seattle Christian (36)
Kaler 13, Gleason 8, Weber 7, Ronish 1, May 5, LynHenry 2.
L. Thacker 11, Johnson 6, Cerna 5, Snyder 5, Cossell 1.
Seattle Christ. 72, Chimacum 49
CHIMACUM — Spencer Eble and Shane Pierotti combined for 42 points to lead the Seattle Christian Warriors to the Nisqually League victory over the Cowboys on Friday night.
Eble and Pierotti scored 21 points each in the win as the Warriors improved to 9-6 in league and 11-8 overall.
Rafael Pagasian led the Cowboys with 11 points while Derek Ajax was right behind with nine.
The Cowboys outscored the Warriors 34-32 in the second half but couldn’t overcome a 40-15 deficit at halftime.
Chimacum, which plays Cedar Park Christian at home Tuesday night, now is 1-14 in league and 3-16 overall.
Seattle Christian 72,
Seattle Christian 19 21 15 17— 72
Chimacum 5 10 21 13— 49
Seattle Christian (72)
Eble 21, Pierotti 21, Miller 12, Gunhus 11, Abe 2, Perkinson 4, Brubaker 1.
Pagasian 11, Ajax 9, Miller 2, Settje 2, Downs 6, Anderson 6, Weller 6, Schreier 3, Settlemire 4.