AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Neah Bay rolls in opener; Peninsula men win big; WIAA Scholarship

SEQUIM — A hot-shooting Ryana Moss led the way with 23 points as the Neah Bay varsity rolled to a 60-9 win over the Sequim JV in each team’s season opener.

Moss hit 10 of 14 shots, including 3-of-5 3-point baskets, to pace the Red Devils. Moss had 12 of her 23 in the first quarter. She added two assists, two steals and three blocks in the win.

Oceanna Aguirre added nine points and four rebounds while Allie Greene scored eight with three assists, a steal and three blocks.

Jordan Kidd had four points to lead the Sequim JV.

Neah Bay (1-0) visits Chief Leschi on Dec. 10.

PC wins big

PORT ANGELES — The Peninsula College men’s basketball team tuned up for this weekend’s First Federal Pirate Classic by upending Northwest Indian College 87-39 at home Wednesday night.

Twelve Pirates saw court time in the big win, with Jace McCullough coming off the bench to score 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting to go along with five rebounds.

McCullough tied for top scoring honors with big man Isaiah Sampson. Sampson hauled down 14 rebounds, seven offensively, and added three assists.

Jaylin Reed also was strong on the glass for Peninsula, grabbing 10 rebounds and scoring 11 points.

The Pirates outrebounded Northwest 61-26.

Peninsula (4-1) will face Lane (1-1) at 5 p.m. Saturday and Tacoma (2-1) at 6 p.m. Sunday.

Smart Choices scholarship

RENTON — The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association is seeking applicants for its annual Smart Choices College Scholarship, which will recognize three high school students for their achievements in athletics or activities, the community and the classroom with $5,000 college scholarships.

Class of 2021 Sequim High School graduate Kali Wiker was a Smart Choices Scholarship winner earlier this year.

In addition to the three $5,000 scholarship winners, 12 other finalists will receive $1,000 scholarships.

Applicants are required to fill out an online application and write a short essay

Judging criteria is based on 30 percent athletic/activity excellence, 30 percent academic achievement, 20 percent leadership, 10 percent citizenship/community service, 5 percent on financial need and 5 percent on originality/creativity of the student’s essay or video.

The deadline to apply is April 1.

To apply, visit www.wiaa.com/smartchoices.

Peninsula Daily News

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