SPORTS: Port Townsend girls win No. 3 seed with victory over Chimacum

CHIMACUM — Port Townsend High School girls basketball team won the No. 3 seed to the Class 1A Tri-district tournament with its second victory in three tries on the year over the archrival Chimacum Cowboys.

The Redskins (12-1) led by as many as 11 in the first half before Chimacum cut into the lead for a 28-22 Port Townsend advantage at halftime.

Chimacum kept coming in the third quarter, with a Jaime Friedrich 3-pointer cutting the lead to 36-34 at the end of three periods.

The Cowboys took the lead early in the fourth quarter when Redskins star Sophie Wilson picked up her fourth foul on a Paige Eldridge 3-point attempt. Eldridge hit all three shots for the Cowboys.

Down the stretch, the short-handed Cowboys succumbed to poor free-throw shooting (10-for-32) and the offense of the Redskins’ Wilson, Ilsa Barrett and Alyx Coppenrath.

Wilson had 15 points, Barrett 14 and Coppenrath 12 to lead Port Townsend.

Brittany Nelson and Friedrich had 11 for Chimacum.

Port Townsend will open Tri-district play on the road on Tuesday against the loser of Lynden Christian/King’s while Chimacum will visit the loser of Bellevue Christian/Bush, also on Tuesday.

Port Townsend 53, Chimacum 47

Port Townsend 12 16 12 17 — 53

Chimacum 9 13 8 13 — 47

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Montesano 52, Forks 43

ROCHESTER — Forks’ season ended with a loss to the Bulldogs in the 1A Southwest Washington District Four Tournament.

The Spartans’ slow start did them in early.

Forks had more turnovers (11) than points (10) in the first half and trailed by 15 at halftime.

“We did settle down in the second but we didn’t deserve to win the way we played,” Forks coach Scott Justus said.

Forks (13-10) cut the Bulldog lead to seven in the second half but “couldn’t get over the hump,” according to Justus.

Gwen Gillett scored a career-high 18 points in the game with 16 coming in the second half. Gillett added seven rebounds and three assists on the night.

“She did really well,” Justus said.

Ardis Pullen came off the bench to score nine and grab seven rebounds.

“Ardis had one of her finest games of the season.”

Montesano shot 50-percent from the field for the game to just 27-percent (14-of-51) for Forks.

“When you dig yourselves that big of a hole, it puts so much extra pressure on a team,” Justus said.

Forks’ lone senior and Justus’ daughter, Alexa scored eight in her final game.

Montesano 52, Forks 43

Forks 6 4 13 20 — 43

Montesano 9 16 14 13 — 52

Individual Scoring

Forks (43)

Gillett 18, Pullen 9, Allen 2, Justus 8, Kennedy 4, Dillard 2 .

Montesano (52)

Peoples 12, Rydman 11, Noovy 9, Pocklington 10, Bennett 10..

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Neah Bay 46, North Sound Christian 38

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE — Neah Bay claimed the 1B Tri-district championship on Saturday and will be a No. 1 seed in today’s 1B State Tournament draw.

The Red Devils (13-1) were led by senior Shayla Nagel, who notched a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds.

Kelli Shuffelen added 11 points for Neah Bay.

Neah Bay will learn about its first round opponent at today’s state tournament draw.

The Red Devils will attempt to improve upon their eighth place finish at state last season.

Neah Bay 46, North Sound Christian 38

Neah Bay 19 6 9 12 — 46

North Sound 15 4 10 9 — 38

Individual Scoring

Neah Bay (46)

Kallappa 2, Smith 2, Thompson 3, Shuffelen 11, Winck 4, Greene 6, Nagel 14, Moss 4.

North Sound Christian (38)

Caster 10, Reymore 8, Meeks 6, Speck 12, Washio 4.

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Boys Basketball No. 1 Vashon 59, Port Townsend 38

ORTING — Third-ranked Port Townsend became the latest 1A team to fall to the top-ranked Pirates after dropping Saturday’s winner-to-state sub-district championship.

Port Townsend entered the fourth quarter trailing just 35-31 but wilted down the stretch in the face of strong Vashon shooting from the floor and free-throw line.

The Redskins had trailed 25-14 after a poor second quarter performance but rallied in the third to close the gap.

Port Townsend had the ball to begin the fourth period but Vashon forced a Dakotah Pine turnover and Max Burnham promptly knocked down two consecutive 3-point baskets to up the Pirates lead to ten at 41-31.

The Redskins and Pirates traded buckets before the Redskins bench was hit with a technical foul for arguing a pair of foul calls.

After knocking down three freebies, the Pirates knocked down another 3-point basket to put the game well out of reach.

Port Townsend (18-3) will host District 2 No. 4 seed Cedar Park Christian in the first round of the Tri-district tournament in loser-out contest on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

No. 1 Vashon 59, No. 3 Port Townsend 38

Port Townsend 5 9 17 7 — 38

Vashon 6 19 10 24 — 59

Individual Scoring

Port Townsend (38)

Aase 7, McClelland 11, 9 after half, Pine 6, Solvik 10, Wilson 5.

Vashon (59)

Pietrick 4, Timm-Skove 10, Holert 2, Wagner 8, Burnham 8, Hoffman 9, Gage 17.

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Sequim 60, Klahowya 51

SILVERDALE — Sequim dropped Klahowya for the No. 2 Olympic seed to the 2A West Central District Tournament on Saturday.

Ary Webb had 17 points and eight rebounds and John Textor had 17 of his own with seven steals and five assists.

The Eagles cut the Wolves lead to five in the fourth quarter but Sequim hit 15-of-18 from the free-throw line to seal the win.

Sequim (8-13) will host Eatonville next Saturday at 7 p.m.

Sequim 60, Klahowya 51

Sequim 8 17 15 20 — 60

Klahowya 4 8 14 25 — 51

Individual Scoring

Sequim (60)

C. Webb 7, Textor 17, Oliver 8, Thorsen 2, A. Webb 17, Catelli 9.

Klahowya (51)

Moore 28, Newman 4, Holm 6, Jeffcoat 8, Wasson 3.

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Clallam Bay 43, Lummi 41

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE — The Bruins earned the Class 1B Tri-district’s third seed to the 1B State Tournament with a win over the Blackhawks on Saturday.

“We’re going to have to pick it up [at state] but I think we can,” Bruin head coach John Wilson said.

Ruben Angulo and Mario Smith led a balanced offense for Clallam Bay with 12 points each. Angulo had eight rebounds for Clallam Bay.

Jesse Chartraw added eight points and eight boards.

Zak Greene had seven assists and eight rebounds for the Bruins.

The trip to the state tournament is Clallam Bay’s first since 2005.

Clallam Bay 43, Lummi 41

Clallam Bay 7 14 10 12 — 43

Lummi 8 16 5 12– 41

Individual Scoring

Clallam Bay (43)

Richardson 2, Hess 6, Chartraw 8, Smith 12, Angulo 12, Greene 3.

Lummi (41)

James 4, Edwards 10, Tom 8, Rivey 3, Jefferson 13, Dennis 3. .

Thursday No. 9 Quilcene, No. 3 Bear Creek

REDMOND — Chris Bacchus hit the game-winning buzzer beater with two seconds left to put the Rangers one win away from a Class 2B state tournament berth on Thursday night.

The ninth-ranked Rangers (18-4) defeated the Grizzlies (20-2) twice this year. Quilcene won 40-36 in league play earlier this season.

Nate Burlingame led Quilcene with 16 points and Bacchus added 13.

Quilcene will take on La Conner (10-6) on Tuesday in the Tri-district semifinals at 6:30 at Chief Leschi High School in Puyallup.

If the Rangers were to win that contest it would clinch the school’s first state tournament berth since 2000.

No. 9 Quilcene 48, No. 3 Bear Creek 46

Quilcene 13 6 14 15 — 48

Bear Creek 16 9 8 13 –46

Individual Scoring

Quilcene (48)

Burlingame 16, Bacchus 13, Truesdel 9, Bancroft 8, Olsen 2.

Bear Creek (46)

Not reported.

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