The Port Angeles and Sequim gymnastics team. From left, back row, are Elizabeth Sweet, Maizie Tucker, Cassandra Middlestead, Lily Robertson, Kenzee Richardsen, Jaden Dugger, Devon Scribner, Lizzie Jewell, Halle Coventon, Aiesha LaTourette and Emma Sharp. From left, front row, are Lisi Hanson, Cassidy Tamburro, Sydney Miner, Lesae Pfeffer, Tiffany Jangula and Harmony Scott.

The Port Angeles and Sequim gymnastics team. From left, back row, are Elizabeth Sweet, Maizie Tucker, Cassandra Middlestead, Lily Robertson, Kenzee Richardsen, Jaden Dugger, Devon Scribner, Lizzie Jewell, Halle Coventon, Aiesha LaTourette and Emma Sharp. From left, front row, are Lisi Hanson, Cassidy Tamburro, Sydney Miner, Lesae Pfeffer, Tiffany Jangula and Harmony Scott.

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Sequim, Port Angeles gymnasts take first at Auburn meet

AUBURN — The Port Angeles-Sequim high school gym squad attended the WOWI Invitational Gymnastics meet at Auburn Mountainview High School with a number of Port Angeles and Sequim girls placing at the 11-school event.

Winning their events were Lesae Pfeffer of Sequim, who took first in the bars in the state division and Halle Coventon of Port Angeles in the sectional division of the beam.

No overall or team scores were kept at this event.

Other Port Angeles and Sequim (the two schools compete as a single team based out of Port Angeles) placers were:

Vault — Sectional Division: Cassidy Tamburro, PA, 11th; National Division: Sydney Miner, PA, ninth; Olympic Division: Emma Sharp, Sequim, sixth.

Bars — State Division: Tiffany Jangula, PA, ninth; Sectional Division: Cassidy Tamburro PA, eighth; Olympic Division: Cassandra Middlestead, seventh.

Beam — Sectional Division: Jaden Dugger, PA, seventh, Lizzie Jewell, PA, 11th; National Division: Cassidy Tamburro, second; Elizabeth Sweet, Sequim, 10th; Olympic Division: Middlestead, ninth; Miner, 11th.

Floor — Sectional Division: Lily Roberts, PA, fourth; Tiffany Jangula, PA, fifth; Lizzie Jewell, PA, sixth; Kenzee Richardsen, PA, seventh; Dugger, ninth; National Division: Aiesha LaTourette, PA, seventh, Tamburro, eighth.

The gym squad’s next meet is Jan. 6 in Bellingham.

College Basketball

Peninsula 98, Tacoma 75

TACOMA — The Peninsula basketball men had their highest-scoring game of the year, erupting for 98 points in a 98-75 win over Tacoma to win two out of three games at the Tacoma Crossover Tournament this weekend.

Five different Pirates had double figures. Trent Warren led the Pirates, hitting four 3-pointers for 22 points and seven rebounds. Colby Jackson hit four 3-pointers, had 17 points, six assists and four rebounds.

James Buckley came off the bench to score 16 points, Kaelin Crane had 13 points and six rebounds while Eli’sha Sheppard had 11 points, seven rebounds and three steals.

The Pirates took a resounding 52-33 lead at the half and hardly took the foot off the pedal with a 46-point second half. They ended up hitting 11 3-pointers, shooting 44 percent from beyond the arc.

The Pirates have won four of their last five and averaged 88 points a game at the three Tacoma Crossover games. The win puts the Pirates at 7-4 in the preconference season. Peninsula next plays Thursday at the Clackamas Invitational against Yakima.

Peninsula 98, Tacoma 75

Peninsula 52 46 — 98

Tacoma 33 42 — 75

Peninsula (98) — Warren 22, Jackson 17, Buckley 16, Crane 13, Sheppard 11, Burton 8, Adams 4, Williams 2, Huish 2.

Tacoma (75) — Romain 18, Pascua 13, Bethea 12, Williams 8, Washington 7, Whalen 7, Moore 5, Shaw 3.

Prep Girls’ Hoops

Quilcene 33, Evergreen Luth. 26

QUILCENE — Quilcene dominated the first half and was able to weather a shaky second half in beating Evergreen Lutheran 33-26.

Quilcene took a 26-15 lead into the half. The second half was an offense struggle for both teams as the Eagles outscored the foul-plagued Rangers 9-7 for the half.

“When we have to sit multiple starting players it really hurts us. It limits us offensively and defensively and we have to significantly alter our game strategy. With that being said, the girls worked hard and held on for the win,” said coach Brianna Weller.

Weller said reserves Aleina Mitchell and Harmony Scholz got some good game experience as they “were asked to step in a play some serious minutes to replace our starters that were in foul trouble.”

Weller said the Eagles pushed us out of our comfort zones in several areas. Evergreen Lutheran has a lot of height with players at 6-3 and 6-1 that challenged the Rangers’ in the post game and rebounding. The Eagles’ speed was also a factor, Weller said.

Abby Weller led all scorers with 15 points, seven rebounds, five steals, and two blocks. Gina Brown scored 10 points and ripped down 10 rebounds for her third double-double of the year. Marissa Kieffer also had seven rebounds.

Coach Weller gave credit to the hard work of her players and to the Competitive Hoops Program in Port Angeles in helping to grow the Quilcene program.

“Shout out to [Port Angeles coaches] Joe Marvelle and Mike Knowles for their support and what they are doing for basketball on the Olympic Peninsula,” she said.

With the hard-fought win, Quilcene (4-0, 5-1) sits atop the SeaTac 1B League standings. The Rangers next play a nonleague game at Chimacum at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Cottage Grove, Ore. 40, Sequim 33

SEASIDE, Ore. — The Sequim girls rallied in a big third quarter to make a game of it against Cottage Grove, Ore., in the Seaside, Ore. Tournament, but Cottage Grove returned the favor with a big fourth to win 40-33.

Sequim went into the half in Saturdays game down 22-14, but the Wolves went on a 15-6 run in the third to take a 29-28 lead into the fourth. The Lions outscored the Wolves in the fourth 12-4 to pull out a win.

“We started off slow and ended slow in this game, they were a tough team with a few girls 6’1 and above and very active around the rim. Our shots went cold in the fourth quarter but the girls fought hard to … take the lead after three quarters,” said coach Larry Brown.

The Wolves were led by Bobbi Sparks with 10 points. Melissa Porter had nine points and Jayla Julmist six.

Sequim (1-1, 3-4) split two games at the tournament. The Wolves next host Kingston at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Rain-Deer Run

PORT ANGELES — The results of the 2017 Rain-Deer Fun Run 5K race held Saturday in Port Angeles.

Men

13 and Under — Alex Angevine, first, 21 minutes, 23 seconds; Bryce DeLeon, second, 21:32; Easton Dempsey, third, 27:33.

14-18 — Nathan Mishler, first, 20:45; Tyler Turner, second, 26:39; Liam Getzin, third, 28:05.

19-29 — Calum Swinford, first, 28:05.

30-39 — No racers.

40-49 — Kyle Jay, first, 32:21; Bobby Simpson, second, 42:17.

50-59 — Cesar Soria, first, 23:04.

60-69 — David Lasorsa, first, 21:27; Roy Osterhaus, second, 25:25; Barton Kale, third, 25:29.

70-plus — Eric Crecelius, first, 27:41; Gary Huff, second, 33:01; Chuck Milliman, third, 36:29.

Women

13 and Under — Shannon Callahan, first, 26:43; Jasmine Messinger, second, 30:26; Grace Kathol, third, 37:00.

14-18 — Kynzie DeLeon, first, 21:43; Mia Busby, second, 29:36.

19-29 — Gretchen Sotebeer, first, 24:59; Alex Zbaraschuck, second, 32:47; Chelsea Christensen, third, 36:11.

30-39 — Angela Springob, first, 25:21; Kelly Warren, second, 29:04, Stacey Smith, third, 29:17.

40-49 — Angela Busby, first, 22:02; Sharon Senner, second, 28:13; Malinda Angevine, third, 33:47.

50-59 — Lisa Baker, first, 30:44; Laura Dorcy, second, 33:10; Jennifer Zbaraschuk, third, 35:00.

60-69 — Lori Schneider, first, 28:26; Linnea Lundquist, second, 39:42; Vicky Goakey, third, 41:56.

70-plus — Jean Crecelius, first, 40:06.

The Port Angeles and Sequim gymnastics team. From left, back row, are Elizabeth Sweet, Maizie Tucker, Cassandra Middlestead, Lily Robertson, Kenzee Richardsen, Jaden Dugger, Devon Scribner, Lizzie Jewell, Halle Coventon, Aiesha LaTourette and Emma Sharp. From left, front row, are Lisi Hanson, Cassidy Tamburro, Sydney Miner, Lesae Pfeffer, Tiffany Jangula and Harmony Scott.

The Port Angeles and Sequim gymnastics team. From left, back row, are Elizabeth Sweet, Maizie Tucker, Cassandra Middlestead, Lily Robertson, Kenzee Richardsen, Jaden Dugger, Devon Scribner, Lizzie Jewell, Halle Coventon, Aiesha LaTourette and Emma Sharp. From left, front row, are Lisi Hanson, Cassidy Tamburro, Sydney Miner, Lesae Pfeffer, Tiffany Jangula and Harmony Scott.

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