Peninsula’s Tiffany Smith, left, drives downcourt while guarded by Olympic’s Shanya Nisbet, a Chimacum graduate, Wednesday in Port Angeles.
                                Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News

Peninsula’s Tiffany Smith, left, drives downcourt while guarded by Olympic’s Shanya Nisbet, a Chimacum graduate, Wednesday in Port Angeles. Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Peninsula men and women sweep Olympic, Port Angeles swimmers to state, Riders’ Clark honored

Sharp shoots PC women past rival Olympic

PORT ANGELES — Peninsula bounced back from a close loss to Everett, jumping out to a 16-5 advantage after one quarter and leading Olympic from wire-to-wire to earn a 64-51 NWAC women’s basketball victory Wednesday.

Ashlynn Sharp was on target for the Pirates, hitting 11 of 24 shots — six of them 3-pointers — on her way to a game-high 29 points. She added four rebounds, four assists and two steals in the win.

Jamellia Clark was a force inside for Peninsula, collecting 17 rebounds, scoring eight points and swiping two steals.

Tiffani Smith had eight of the Pirates’ 17 assists, scored eight points and had three steals.

Chimacum twins Mechelle and Shanya Nisbet played but didn’t score for the Rangers.

Mechelle Nisbet was the All-Peninsula Girls Basketball MVP in 2017.

Peninsula (3-5, 5-15) hosts Bellevue (7-2, 17-8) at 4 p.m. Saturday.

Peninsula 64, Olympic 51

OLY 5 19 13 14— 51

PEN 16 15 15 18— 64

Peninsula (64) — Sharp 29, Smith 8, Clark 8, Rodriguez 6, Alvarez 6, Caci 5, Moore 2, Geberyesus.

Peninsula 71, Olympic 63

PORT ANGELES — The Pirates cracked down defensively and held the Rangers nearly 25 points off of their season scoring average of 85.7 in an NWAC North Division men’s basketball win Wednesday.

Eli’Sha Sheppard was a super substitute for Peninsula, coming off the bench to score a game-high 21 points in 24 minutes of game action. Sheppard hit 8 of 13 shots from the field with five rebounds and three assists.

Forks’ Marky Adams posted a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Trent Warren also had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Point guard Colby Jackson filled up the stat sheet with seven points, five assists, five rebounds and four steals for Peninsula (6-4, 16-9)

The victory sets up a showdown for second place in the division, a home contest against Bellevue (6-4, 17-8) at 6 p.m. Saturday.

PA’s Clark honored

PORT ANGELES — Liam Clark, a 6-foot-7 junior post on the Port Angeles boys basketball team, has been recognized as a Washington Interscholastic Activities Association Athlete of the Week for Feb. 4-10.

Clark recorded a triple-double with 19 points, 18 rebounds, and 10 blocks in a 60-43 win over North Mason and followed that up with 16 points, 16 rebounds, eight blocks, and five steals in the Roughridgers’ 100-46 victory over Kingston late last month.

Bowl for derby

PORT ANGELES — The Port Scandalous Bowler Derby is set for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at Laurel Lanes Bowling Center, 108 W. Eighth St.

Presented by Port Scandalous and 7 Cedars Casino, the event is a fundraiser for Port Scandalous Roller Derby, helping the team purchase equipment and fund other costs. Register today for a place on a team, or bring friends and family and make your own team. Cost is $25 per person or $100 per team and includes shoe rentals and pizza. A raffle for prizes donated by local businesses will also be available.

To reserve a lane, visit squareup.com/store/port-scandalous/.

Freeze Your Tees golf

SEQUIM — The Freeze Your Tees golf tournament is set for Tuesday, Feb. 27 at The Cedars at Dungeness golf course, 1965 Woodcock Road. Open to all women, the tourney is a nine-hole, net-scored event that includes tee prizes, trophies and more.

A continental breakfast is served at 9 a.m., followed by a clinic at 9:30 a.m. and play at 10 a.m. A no-host lunch and awards ceremony is at 12:30 p.m. at SkyRidge Golf Course, 7015 Old Olympic Highway. Greens fee is $15 and carts are $10. Register by Feb. 17 by calling or emailing Donna at [email protected] or 415-987-0566.

Swimmers from Port Angeles and Crescent will compete at the WIAA State Swim and Dive Championships at the King County Aquatic Center today and Saturday. State competitors are, from left, Crescent’s Micah Scott and Cameron Butler, Andrew Methner, Alex Hertzog, Henry Shaw and Taylor Martin (not pictured) of Port Angeles.
                                Patty Reifenstahl

Swimmers from Port Angeles and Crescent will compete at the WIAA State Swim and Dive Championships at the King County Aquatic Center today and Saturday. State competitors are, from left, Crescent’s Micah Scott and Cameron Butler, Andrew Methner, Alex Hertzog, Henry Shaw and Taylor Martin (not pictured) of Port Angeles. Patty Reifenstahl

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