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                                Port Townsend’s Jacob Boucher makes the basket while surrounded by a trio of Chimacum Cowboys during the Redhawks’ 79-36 win Friday.

Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News Port Townsend’s Jacob Boucher makes the basket while surrounded by a trio of Chimacum Cowboys during the Redhawks’ 79-36 win Friday.

BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Port Townsend soars past Chimacum, Forks tops 2A Blaine

PORT TOWNSEND — Port Townsend rolled out to a huge lead after one quarter and never looked back in a 79-36 boys basketball rivalry win over Chimacum.

“We went out in man defense and got up 28-4 after one quarter and they didn’t call timeout,” Redhawks coach Tom Webster said.

“So we were able to work on some stuff. We executed pretty well against their 2-3 zone, and regardless of the score, you still want to play good basketball. I think we did that [Friday] night.”

Port Townsend had four players reach double figures in scoring: Jacob Boucher had 15, six assists and four steals, while Kaiden Parcher 14 points, nine rebounds and six assists and Robert Hammett and Noa Montoya had 10 points apiece. Hammett added seven rebounds and Jackson Foster had 14 rebounds.

The Redhawks ended up with 16 steals and three turnovers, with Jaiden Watkins leading the team with six steals.

“We shared the ball well,” Webster said. “I like a lot of things we are doing. We are getting some good stuff inside from Robert and Jackson. Jackson is rebounding well for us. “

Webster said he was mindful of avoiding running up the score against the depleted Cowboys, who will be without four of their best players the remainder of the season after violating Chimacum’s athletic code.

“We slowed the pace down but we are only in our fourth game so we need to have our starters out on the floor getting experience,” he said.

Sophomore Jesse Slagle led Chimacum with 18 points.

“He can shoot the rock,” Webster said.

Port Townsend (1-0, 2-2) visits Coupeville on Tuesday. Chimacum (0-1, 0-4) visits Klahowya on Friday.

Port Townsend 79, Chimacum 36

Chimacum 4 6 8 18— 36

Port Townsend 28 13 16 18— 79

Chimacum (36) — Slagle 18, Diehl 3, Kemmrich 2, Dotson 2, B. Slagle 4, Cruz 4, Yingling 3.

Port Townsend (79) — Parcher 14, Watkins 9, Boucher 15, Hammett 10, Crawford 4, Spencer 4, Montoya 10, Lake 5, Foster 8.

Forks 59, Blaine 43

PORT ANGELES — The Spartans picked up a win in a rare “home” game against the Borderites played at Port Angeles High School.

“We had a 10-point lead at half and beat them every single quarter,” Forks coach Rick Gooding said. “Blaine is down a little bit but this game shows the attitude of our team, we weren’t scared going against a [Class] 2A Whatcom county team. Everybody gave us something.”

Cort Prose led the Spartans with 21.

“He shot the ball really well and it seemed like every time they made a run, Cort would step up and hit a big shot,” Gooding said.

Gooding also praised the rebounding effort of Cole Baysinger.

“We didn’t block out well against Neah Bay, so I challenged the kids and Cole rebounded like a madman,” he said.

“Scotty Archibald and Iziah Morton also rebounded well and Joseph Reaume flew around in our zone.”

Forks (5-1) will host Neah Bay on Dec. 20.

Forks 59, Blaine 43

Blaine 5 11 11 16— 43

Forks 14 12 16 17— 59

Blaine (43) — R. Turnberg 3, Knutzen 10, Wallen 12, Vega 14, Fricker 4.

Forks (59) — Johnson 3, Reaume 4, Jacoby 5, C. Baysinger, T. Baysinger, J. Eastman, Prose 21, T. Flores 0, Armas 6, Baar 2, A. Flores 10, Archibald 4, Morton 4.

North Kitsap 61, Port Angeles 51

POULSBO — Going up against the defending Olympic League 2A Division champion North Kitsap in their first league game of the year, the Roughriders got in a hole early but closed the gap at the end in a 61-51 loss.

“That’s a very good team that our guys played,” said coach Kasey Ulin. “Our guys played them pretty hard. I was really happy with how they played.”

The Vikings made a pair of 3-pointers to close out quarters. If not for those two shots, that 10-point lead would have been four.

Ulin said there were a lot of positive things to take away from the game. Port Angeles outrebounded North Kitsap and had 28 shots from within three feet. They also forced 17 turnovers, though they made 19 turnovers themselves. Ulin also said that Anton Kathol and Gary Johnson played well off the bench.

Ulin said Liam Clark had a great game with eight points, 14 rebounds and four blocks. Clark is averaging 14 rebounds a game so far this season, he said. Kyle Benedict led the team with 12 points, while Kathol had 11.

Ulin said a road game at Poulsbo against the defending champs was a good test for the Riders and he very much likes where the team is at.

“Our shot selection is good. We’re making progress. Guys are believing,” he said.

The Riders (0-1, 1-2) played Blaine at home Saturday after press deadline. Their next game is at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday against rival Sequim, who has a player, Peyton Glasser, averaging over 28 points a game.

North Kitsap 61, Port Angeles 51

PA 6 12 16 17 — 51

NK 17 16 20 8 — 61

Port Angeles (61) — Benedict 12, Kathol 11, Clark 8, Edwards 5, Long 3, Schmidt 3, Joslin 2, Johnson 6.

Sequim 59, Coupeville 35

COUPEVILLE — Payton Glasser notched his second 30-point game of the season in just the Wolves’ third contest in a win Friday. He added nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block.

Sequim guard Nate Despain added 12 rebounds and had five points for the Wolves (3-0).

Riley Cowan added 11 points and eight rebounds, five offensive, for Sequim.

The Wolves host Neah Bay on Tuesday.

Sequim 59, Coupeville 35

Sequim 14 21 12 12— 59

Coupeville 8 14 8 5— 35

Sequim (59) — Glasser 30, Cowan 11, Despain 5, Whitney 4, Christiansen 3, Williams 2, Bell 2, Rollness 2, Langston, Young.

Coupeville (35) — Toomey-Stout 17, Spark 7, Lippo 4, Brown 3, Downes 2, Lucero 2.

Crescent 49, Quilcene 43

QUILCENE — The Crescent boys used a big second half to surge past Quilcene for a 49-43 win, their first of the year.

The Loggers outscored the Rangers 33-21 in the second half. Crescent was led by K.C. Spencer, who scored 15 points and pulled down eight boards. Eric Emery had 11 points while Noah Leonard added nine.

Crescent (1-3) next plays at Sulamita Christian at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Quilcene (0-1, 1-3) hosts Northwest Yeshiva at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Crescent 49, Quilcene 43

Crescent 10 6 18 15 — 49

Quilcene 12 10 13 8 — 43

Crescent (49) — Spencer 15, Emery 11, Leonard 9, Ward 5, Scheid 4, Buchanan 3, Lee 2.

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                                Forks’ Cort Prose, right, drives past Blaine’s Kyle Turnberg while the Spartans’ Austin Flores looks to set a screen.

Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News Forks’ Cort Prose, right, drives past Blaine’s Kyle Turnberg while the Spartans’ Austin Flores looks to set a screen.

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