On the floor, Spartan Elliahna Kilmer (left) and Spartan Jayden Olson compete for ball control with Redhawk Gina Brown Friday night in Forks during this non league contest. Also in on the action from left are Spartan Rian Peters, Redhawk Sorina Johnston, Forks Chloe Leverington and Redhawk Katie Ballard. Lonnie.

On the floor, Spartan Elliahna Kilmer (left) and Spartan Jayden Olson compete for ball control with Redhawk Gina Brown Friday night in Forks during this non league contest. Also in on the action from left are Spartan Rian Peters, Redhawk Sorina Johnston, Forks Chloe Leverington and Redhawk Katie Ballard. Lonnie.

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Forks splits a pair; PA girls win two

FORKS — Forks lost a heartbreaker on the road Saturday against 2A North Mason 41-40.

“We had a lot of energy after a long road trip. I’m not happy with a loss, but happy with how they played and their effort against a 2A team on the road,” said coach David Hurn.

Jardon Olson and Chloe Leverington led the Spartans with 10 points each. Iesha Johnson had eight.

On Friday, the Spartans beat Port Townsend 39-25.

Against the Redhawks, Leverington scored 11 and Olson nine.

“We tried some new things and tried some things we haven’t done before,” said coach David Hurn. “We got some more playing time for some girls. The girls still struggled with their shooting.”

Port Townsend was led by Gina Brown and Aurin Asbell, who each scored eight points.

Forks (0-1, 5-6) will return to league action Tuesday with a home game at 7:15 p.m. against Montesano (1-1, 7-6).

Port Townsend (0-2, 1-7) will play a league game at Chimacum (2-0, 4-5) at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

North Mason 41, Forks 40

Forks 10 10 5 15 — 40

NM 6 9 11 15 — 41

Forks (40) — Olson 10, Leverington 10, Johnson 8, Kilmer 5, Peters 4, Rowley 2, Horton 1.

Forks 39, Port Townsend 25

PT 6 4 9 6 — 25

Forks 7 13 12 7 — 39

Port Townsend (25) — Brown 8, Asbell 8, Hammett 4, Johnston 3, Berry 2.

Forks (39) — Leverington 11, Olson 9, Johnson 7, Peters 4, Kilmer 4, Rowley 2, Bouchard 2.

Port Angeles 63, North Mason 28

BELFAIR — The Port Angeles girls got a huge game from Madison Cooke and overcame a relatively slow start to crush North Mason on the road 63-28.

The Roughriders went into the half ahead 29-20, but allowed just eight points for the Bulldogs in the second half to cruise to the win.

Cooke had 24 points, while Millie Long added 13 and Eve Burke 12. The game was a make-up of a contest canceled on December 15 due to a widespread power outage.

“North Mason did a good job of attacking our pressure and zone defenses early in the game,” said coach Michael Poindexter. “Most of our team had an off shooting night and we struggled to put points on the board in the first half.”

“Madi Cooke did a nice job of scoring early and Millie Long got some transition baskets in the second quarter to give us a nine-point lead at the half,” he said.

“We played man-to-man defense in the second half and got quite a few transition baskets out of that. In addition, our ball movement in our zone offense improved significantly,” Poindexter said.

The Riders also beat 3A Bellevue at home 46-40 on Saturday afternoon. Details of that game will be in Monday’s sports section.

The Riders’ (5-0, 11-1) next game will be a home Rainshadow contest against Sequim (4-2, 7-3) at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Riders are in first place in the Olympic League 2A Division while the Wolves are in second.

Port Angeles 63, North Mason 28

PA 16 13 16 18 — 63

NM 12 8 4 4 — 28

Port Angeles (63) — Cooke 24, Long 13, Burke 12, Larson 5, Wood 3, Brady 2, Walker 2, Politika 2.

North Mason (28) — Mathews 7, Young 7, Cartsensen 4, Maring 3, Griffey 3, Maiuri 2, Browne 2.

West Seattle 76, Sequim 51

WEST SEATTLE — The Sequim girls hung tough with 3A West Seattle for the first half, but got rolled for 54 second-half points in a 76-5 nonleague loss.

The Wolves were up 17-14 after the first quarter and were still just down 32-27 at the half. But, the Wildcats went on a 21-11 run in the third quarter to seize control of the game.

West Seattle is not only a 3A team, it’s a good 3A team that is 8-1 overall and 7-1 in the Metro Sound League.

Sequim was led by Hope Glasser with 15 points, while Jayla Julmist scored 12 and Jessica Dietzman and Kalli Wiker each scored nine.

The Wolves (4-2, 7-3) have their work cut out for them this week, playing a hot Port Angeles team (5-0, 10-1) in Port Angeles at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

West Seattle 76, Sequim 51

Sequim 17 10 11 13 — 51

WS 14 18 21 23 — 76

Sequim (51) — Glasser 15, Julmist 12, Dietzman 9, Wiker 9, Porter 4, Wagner 2.

West Seattle (76) — Sarver 21, Gayles 20, Lenzie 11, Wilson 8, Fiso 6, Home 5, Jorge 3, Young 2.

Neah Bay 97, Crescent 7

NEAH BAY — The Neah Bay basketball girls ended up with five girls in double figures in a 97-7 North Olympic League win over Crescent.

Courtney Swan led the Red Devils with 20, while Laila Greene scored 19. Ocean Aguirre, Cei’J Gagnon and Patience Swan all scored 10. Aguirre led the team with seven rebounds.

The Red Devils shot 64.4 percent (38 for 59) for the game.

The young Crescent squad was led by Chloe Mandeville, who scored five.

Neah Bay played Muckleshoot Saturday after press deadline. The Red Devils (1-0, 7-1) next play at Clallam Bay (1-0, 4-3) at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Crescent (0-1, 0-3) next plays Chief Kitsap at home at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Neah Bay 97, Crescent 7

NB 32 26 20 19 — 97

Crescent 0 2 0 5 — 7

Neah Bay (97) — C. Swan 20, Greene 19, P. Swan 10, Gagnon 10, Aguirre 10, Moss 8, Woodruff 7, Horejsi 6, Pilatti 3,

Crescent (7) — Mandeville 5, Tejano 2.

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