SPORTS: Peninsula College basketball teams sweep Olympic
Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News Peninsulaís Donald Gaddy, left, sneaks past Olympicís Greg Ervin in the first half on Saturday night on the Piratesí home court in Port Angeles.
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PORT ANGELES — The Peninsula College men’s and women’s basketball teams swept Olympic and both remain in the running for postseason berths.
The men’s team pounded the Rangers 87-57 while the women beat them 85-54.
Xavier Bazile led five players in double figures with 21 points as the men improved to 7-5 in the North Division, 16-9 overall.
The Pirates are tied for third place with Everett. The top four teams advance to the playoffs.
Bellevue is back in fifth at 5-6.
The woeful Rangers are 0-12 in league and 1-20 for the season.
The Pirates next play at Shoreline (5-7, 7-15) on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Also scoring in double figures for the Pirates were Gatpan Panaom with 15, Djuan Smith with 14, Donald Gaddy with 12 and Matt Visser with 11.
Panaom and Visser also were top rebounders in the game with eight each while Panaom and Smith blocked two shots each.
TreShawn King Dunbar gave out eight assists and had a game-high three steals.
The Pirates made 10 3-pointers in the game with Bazile leading the way from long distance, making 5 of 11 while Visser shot 50 percent from downtown, making 3 of 6.
The Pirates led 39-23 at halftime and never looked back.
PORT ANGELES — The Pirates scored 51 points in the first half on 50 percent shooting from the field (22 of 44) with Port Angeles High School graduate Alison Knowles leading the way with 16 points as Olympic remained winless on the season.
Knowles led a balanced attack with four players scoring in double figures.
Jasmine Yarde and Taylor Larson had 12 points each while Jesse Ellis added 11.
Larson shot 100 percent from the field, making 6 of 6 from the floor.
Jonica Durbin, meanwhile, was strong inside with a game-high eight rebounds, four blocked shots and three steals.
Ellis and Pherrari Brumbaugh grabbed six boards each while Durbin and Cassandra Roland led in steals with three each.
Karli Brakes led with six assists while Olivia Henderson and Ellis dished out five each.
The Pirates are solidly in fourth place at 8-4 in league, 13-9 overall.
Everett is two games behind at 6-6.
The Rangers, meanwhile, fall to 0-12, 0-22.
Peninsula next plays at Shoreline on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
Shoreline sits in sixth place at 3-9, 10-13.
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