PREP BASKETBALL: Forks boys win big in league opener

TENINO — The Forks basketball boys started off league play with a big road win, beating Tenino 69-48 with a big boost from Cort Prose.

Prose hit six 3-pointers and scored 22 to lead the Spartans on Wednesday night.

“We shot the ball really well. Cort Prose shot the ball really well. He also defensively played really well on Tenino’s best player,” said coach Rick Gooding.

“We didn’t play our best game that we’ve ever played, but you never complain about a road win,” Gooding said.

Tenino came in to Wednesday’s game with an outstanding pre-league record of 8-2.

In addition to Prose’s big game, Seth Johnson, coming off an ankle injury, scored 12 while Brandon Baar scored nine. Eight different Spartans scored in a well-balanced attack.

Forks (1-0, 9-3) will next play Montesano at home at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Forks 69, Tenino 48

Forks 17 15 20 17 — 69

Tenino 10 8 11 19 — 48

Forks (69) — Prose 22, Johnson 12, Baar 9, Morton 7, Baysinger 6, Armas 4, Flores 2.

Mary M. Knight 55, Crescent 38

MATLOCK — The Crescent boys were rusty after a long break as they opened play in 2019 with a 55-38 road loss to Mary M. Knight.

Brayden Emery led the Loggers with 12 points, while Brentan Dalton scored 10. Mason Owens had five points and 10 rebounds.

Wednesday was the Loggers’ first game since Dec. 21.

“We went down to MMK after a long break for the holidays and showed a little bit of rust versus an experienced and talented team. We were working at a pretty significant size and length disadvantage but my guys really played hard,” said coach Chris Ferrier.

Ferrier said the Loggers missed 21 shots at the rim and had too many turnovers and mental lapses at inopportune times.

“But a lot of guys did a lot of good things. We are piecing things together and it feels like we are headed toward being competitive in [North Olympic League] play,” he said.

The Loggers (2-5) play at Neah Bay (4-5) at 3 p.m. today.

Mary M. Knight 55, Crescent 38

Crescent 6 10 12 10 — 38

MMK 8 10 7 16 — 55

Crescent (38) — B. Emery 12, Dalton 10, E. Emery 4, Bergstrom 6, Leonard 1.

Girls basketball Anacortes 61, Sequim 44

ANACORTES — The Sequim girls got off to a solid start against Anacortes, but were outscored in the second half in a 61-44 nonleague loss.

Sequim got off to a 13-8 lead after the first quarter and was still ahead 27-26 at the half, but the Seahawks outscored the Wolves 35-17 in the second half.

Coach Linsay Rapelje said foul trouble hurt the Wolves.

“We had a solid first half but out out-rebounded and into foul trouble in the second half with Hope Glasser and Jayla Julmist both fouling out.”

Sequim was especially hurt by the Seahawks’ Gabby Ronngren, who scored 27 points.

Glasser led the Wolves with 15 points and seven rebounds, while Julmist had 10 points and 12 rebounds.

Sequim played at West Seattle after press deadline Thursday. The Wolves’ (4-1, 7-2) next game will be Tuesday at Port Angeles (4-0, 9-1) in a battle likely for first place in the Olympic League 2A Division.

Anacortes 61, Sequim 44

Sequim 13 14 9 8 — 44

Anacortes 8 18 16 19 — 61

Sequim (44) — Glasser 15, Dietzman 4, Sparks 2, Pyeatt 2, Wiker 6, Porter 5, Julmist 10.

Anacortes (61) — Ronngren 27, Pitticlerc 10, Bellusci 8, Daou 6, Hudson 6, Vaux 2, Feist 2.

Tenino 41, Forks 22

TENINO — The Forks girls got off to a painfully slow start, played better in the second half, but were in far too big of a hole to come back in a 41-22 league-opening loss at Tenino.

The Spartans only scored five points in the first half and went into the halftime break down 18-5.

“We couldn’t buy a bucket. It was one of those games where we weren’t making open shots,” said coach David Hurn.

“I was pretty pretty happy with how we played defensively. We just didn’t score enough to win,” Hurn said.

The trio of Chloe Leverington, Jayden Olson and Rian Peters, normally three of the Spartans’ bigger scorers, only managed a combined five points.

“They’ll bounce back,” Hurn said.

Elliahna Kilmer led the Spartans with 10 points.

Forks (0-1, 4-5) will next host Port Townsend (0-3, 1-6) at 5:45 p.m. Friday in a nonleague game.

Tenino 41, Forks 22

Forks 3 2 9 8 — 22

Tenino 8 10 7 16 — 41

Forks (22) — Kilmer 10, Leverington 5, Horton 4, Bouchard 3

Mary M. Knight 52, Crescent 16

MATLOCK — The young Crescent girls played just their second game of the season, losing 52-16 on the road to Mary M. Knight.

The Loggers played without 5-9 post Jasmine O’Neel. They played with an eighth-grader and three freshmen.

Sophomore Chloe Mandeville hit three 3-pointers and led the Loggers with 10 points.

“I was so happy with what I did see, especially being game two. These girls are putting in hard work in practice, and we saw that in the game. Since we are such a young team, it makes me very excited for our future. The battled until the end. They have fight and you can’t teach that,” said coach Kelly Serrianne.

Mary M. Knight 52, Crescent 16

Crescent 3 3 3 7 — 16

MMK 12 16 14 10 — 52

Crescent (16) — Mandeville 10, Blevins 4, Belford 2, Tejano, Green, Jensen

Mary M. Knight (52) — L. Oppelt 6, K. Ruggles 2, K. Sowel 16, K. Zembas 6, T. Robinson 2, J. Davidson 18

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