RENTON — The Port Angeles basketball girls came roaring back from a deep hole to knock off 4A Hazen 43-39 on the road.
Hazen held a 17-8 lead after the first quarter in Saturday’s game, but the Roughriders bounced back, outscoring the Highlanders 33-13 in the second and third quarters.
Coach Michael Poindexter said the Highlanders were able to jump out to a big lead because the Riders couldn’t defend their 6-0 player Sharaya Coe in zone defense. The Riders switched to man-to-man, giving the responsibility to Madison Cooke to defend Coe, who scored 12 points in the first quarter but only four the rest of the way.
“[Cooke] was consistently effective against her, doing a good job of both denying the ball and contesting all shots inside. The entire team played solid man-man throughout the night, and we were very happy to hold Hazen to 39,” said Poindexter.
Emilia Long led the Riders with 14 points, much of it on inside penetration, while Aeverie Politika and Jaida Wood were solid from outside, adding a combined 16 points on 7 for 11 shooting.
The Highlanders made a run in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Riders 9-2, but Grace Long made a pair of free throws late to give Port Angeles a two-possession lead late.
Port Angeles (2-1) next plays at home at 7:15 p.m. Friday, opening up league play against North Kitsap.
Port Angeles 43, Hazen 39
PA 8 19 14 2 — 43
Hazen 17 9 4 9 — 39
Port Angeles (43) — E. Long 14, Politika 8, Wood 8, G. Long 5, Wheeler 4, Wenzl 2, Cooke 2, Brady, Gray, Olsen, Edwards.
Hazen (39) — Coe 16, Johnson 10, Smith 6, Lopez 3, Santos 2, Santa 2.
Chimacum 44, Vashon 23
CHIMACUM — The Chimacum girls held Vashon to just 23 points in a 44-23 win.
“It was all about defense for us this afternoon. I felt we did a great job of applying pressure all game and I felt each of the 10 girls that set foot on the floor worked as hard as they could work,” said coach Trevor Huntingford.
“I know we talked all summer about the style we want to play this year and I was interested to see if we could put it together in season. At least for today we played defense exactly like we talked about and if we sustain that effort and energy I feel pretty optimistic about our season,” he said.
Maddie Dowling led the Cowboys with 13 points, while Jada Trafton had 11 and Mia McNair had nine.
The Cowboys (1-0) play at Charles Wright at 5:15 p.m. today.
Chimacum 44, Vashon 23
Chimacum 9 8 13 14 — 44
Vashon 4 6 7 6 — 23
Chimacum (44) — Yaley 6, Trafton 11, Dowling 13, Noble 2, McNair 9, Nordberg 1, Huntingford 2, Harolson.
Vashon (23) — Larson 3, Henry 1, Kilpatrick 1, Bray 2, Kayper 7, Snodgrass 2, Wheeler 4, Butler 3.
Roseville (Calif.) 71, Port Townsend 30
PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend girls played a Class 4A equivelant school from suburban Sacramento traveling through Washington in a 71-30 loss.
“The girls played tough. If anything it will toughen us up,” said coach Scott Wilson.
Kaitlyn Meek led the Redhawks with 14 points.
Port Townsend (0-2) is playing three games in four days. The Redhawks travel to Arlington today to play Lakewood at 7:15 p.m.
Oakville 48, Crescent 29
JOYCE — The Crescent boys struggled with their shooting and scoring in a 48-29 loss to Oakville.
“We had a number of good looks, but the ball isn’t falling right now for us. [I’m] pretty pleased with the defense, I’ll take 48 points against most nights,” said coach Chris Ferrier.
Ferrier said the Loggers also got good minutes from freshmen Brendan Bergstrom and Wyatt Mattix.
“We are a little dinged up, couple guys aren’t eligible to play or are a little injured so we are a little short on manpower. We are a young young team and right now we are off to a rocky start but with the continued hard work, we are going to get better,” Ferrier said.
The Loggers’ (0-2) next game is at 7:15 p.m. at home against Mary M. Knight.
Oakville 48, Crescent 29
Oakville 16 7 9 16 — 48
Crescent 8 4 5 12 — 29
Crescent (29) — Spencer 12, Bergstrom 7, Owens 5, Leonard 2, Scheid 2.
Forks at Patriot Dome Classic
PARKLAND — The Forks boys finishing fourth at the Washington High School Patriot Dome Classic, with Brett Moody and defending state 106-pound champion Josue Lucas taking first in his first meet of the season.
Lucas started the season where he left off last year, taking first up a division to 113 pounds. Moody won at 170 pounds. Forks’ Colby Demorest took second at 170 pounds, while Eden Cisneros took second at 220. Nate Flores came in third at 285.
“I was very pleased at the overall wrestling that we did throughout the tournament. Our wrestlers, even the young ones, wrestled hard and gave good effort throughout the tournament. That is a great start, but we certainly do have a lot of work to do and a lot of room for improvement,” said coach Robert Wheeler.
Forks Girls at Emerald Ridge
PUYALLUP — Forks’ Annhelica Wells finished second at the Lady Jag Kickoff at 105 pounds.
Her teammates Karen Ensastegui and Brenna King both finished fifth, at 100 and 155 pounds respectively.
The girls were at Emerald Ridge HS.
“All three of these girls are first year wrestlers so this was a great showing,” said Wheeler. He said several other Forks girls could not wrestle either due to illness, lack of practices or college testing.
“Overall it was a good tournament for both the boys and the girls. Now, we need to work on getting the rest of the team online,” Wheeler said.