Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News                                In a scramble under the hoop, Peter Johnson of Crescent, Jamari Signor of Clallam Bay, Wyatt McNeece of Crescent and Ryan McCoy of Clallam Bay fight for a rebound in the second quarter on friday at Crescent High School in Joyce.

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News In a scramble under the hoop, Peter Johnson of Crescent, Jamari Signor of Clallam Bay, Wyatt McNeece of Crescent and Ryan McCoy of Clallam Bay fight for a rebound in the second quarter on friday at Crescent High School in Joyce.

BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Crescent holds down Clallam Bay

By Michael Carman and Pierre LaBossiere

Peninsula Daily News

JOYCE — Missing some players due to sickness, Crescent played well enough to earn a North Olympic League boys basketball victory against rival Clallam Bay.

“We played okay,” Loggers coach Chris Ferrier said.

“We were down a couple guys due to the illness that’s swept through our entire school. We were able to force some turnovers with our defense and we played well enough to get by the Bruins. “They are a scrappy bunch thay never quit playing hard. We just did enough things right to get by them. We didn’t blow them out by any means, it was more of a steady effort.”

KC Spencer led Crescent with 17 points, Wyatt McNeece added 12 and Neil Peppard chipped in with seven for the Loggers.

“KC Spencer directed traffic and hit shots, Wyatt McNeece had a strong game inside, and we got great leadership from Neil Peppard,” Ferrier said.

“Everyone that played contributed in some way.”

Caiton Smith scored 19 points to lead Clallam Bay, and Ryan McCoy also reached double figures with 10 points for the Bruins.

Crescent (1-2, 5-7) visits Chief Kitsap on Wednesday.

Clallam Bay (0-3, 1-8) hosts Neah Bay on Wednesday.

Crescent 61, Clallam Bay 44

Clallam Bay 9 5 12 18— 44

Crescent 19 12 20 10— 61

Clallam Bay (44) — Tinoco 6, Maines 4, C. Smith 19, Aldana 5, McCoy 10.

Crescent (61) — Emery 9. G. Peppard 6. Johnson 10. Spencer 17, McNeece 12. N. Peppard 7.

Port Angeles 80, North Mason 62

PORT ANGELES — The Roughriders bounced back from two straight Olympic League 2A Division losses with a high-scoring victory over the Bulldogs.

“We played really well offensively, we got the ball inside and took alot of high-quality shots,” Port Angeles coach Kasey Ulin said.

“It was nice to see us score the ball so easily. I thought we did a good job of sharing the ball.”

Ulin pointed out that seven Riders scored six or more points.

“I’m happy to see that balance,” he said.

“We had 45 points in the paint last night and that gets us going. The hoops gets bigger and then we can start shooting the ball with confidence.”

Sophomore Kyle Benedict led the way with 19 points on 9 for 9 shooting, including three 3-pointers.

“He did a great job picking and choosing his shots, taking what the defense gave him and cutting to the open areas on the floor. He was active all night long.”

Luke Angevine also scored 19 for the Riders.

Port Angeles (4-3, 8-6) visits league-leading North Kitsap (6-0, 12-2) on Tuesday.

Port Angeles 80, North Mason 62

North Mason 12 22 7 21— 62

Port Angeles 20 21 17 22— 80

North Mason (62) — Solis 8, Fisher 21, Pierson 8, Ness 5, McCormick 14, Freeman 6.

Port Angeles (80) — Borde 2, Peet 9, McGoff 9, Shamp 2, McGuffey 6, Benedict 19, Angevine 19, Edwards 8, Clark 6

Port Townsend 58, Klahowya 48

PORT TOWNSEND — Port Townsend remained unbeaten in Olympic League 1A Division play with a 58-48 win over a game Klahowya team.

Klahowya came into the game with a 2-10 record but put a scare into the Redhawks.

“Everyone’s gunning for us. We’re getting people’s best effort every night. We have to match it,” said coach Tom Webster.

Webster said the game taught the Redhawks how to win without getting a lot of points from Berkley Hill. Hill only had seven points, well down from his average, though Webster said he played a good all-around game.

Detrius Kelsall led the team with 20 points on three 3-pointers, nine rebounds, five assists and five steals. Kaiden Parcher scored 12 with eight rebounds. Webster said Kelsall also played good defense on Klahowya’s best player John Hartford, holding him scoreless in the first quarter. Hartford ended up scoring 24, much of it against zone defenses.

Port Townsend (10-3, 5-0) next plays Tuesday at home against Chimacum.

Port Townsend 58, Klahowya 48

Klahowya 12 15 7 14 — 48

PT 14 20 6 18 —58

Klahowya (48) — Scarborough 2, Betzing 10, Lewis 7, Hartford 24, Snope 4, Becker 1.

Port Townsend (58) — Spencer 2, Boucher 8, Kelsall 20, Watkins 7, Hill 7, Foster 2, Parcher 12

Neah Bay 86, Chief Kitsap 49

NEAH BAY — According to the early-season RPI rankings from the WIAA, the defending 1B state champion Neah Bay boys were the 13th-best 1B team in the state.

A team that had been in the top two, Chief Kitsap, visited Neah Bay and the Red Devils promptly dispatched them 86-49 to win their seventh straight and up their record to 8-3 (3-0 in the North Olympic 1B). The WIAA now lists Neah Bay at No. 6.

Six Red Devils scored eight or more points, with Anthony Bitegeko leading the way with 19. Cameron Moore scored 14, Rwehabura Munyagi and Kenrick Doherty Jr. chipped in 12 each, Philip Greene III had nine points and Cole Svec eight.

Neah Bay played at home Saturday at Evergreen Lutheran. The Red Devils will next play at Clallam Bay at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Neah Bay 86, Chief Kitsap 49

Chief Kitsap 9 20 8 12 — 49

Neah Bay 20 23 18 25 — 86

Chief Kitsap (49) — Chargvalof 12, Delafuente 9, K. Sipai 8, Jones 7, Moss 7, A. Sipai 4, Andrews 2.

Neah Bay (86) — A. Bitegeko 19, Moore 14, Munyagi 12, Doherty 12, Greene 9, Svec 8, Tyler 6, S. Bitegeko 2, Johnson 2, Dulik 2.

Bremerton 52, Sequim 42

SEQUIM — The Sequim boys got another big game from Payton Glasser, but weren’t able to hold off Bremerton in an Olympic League 2A Division 52-42 loss.

The Wolves had a 21-19 lead at the half and were still in striking range at 34-31 after three quarters, but were outscored 18-11 in the fourth by Bremerton.

Glasser scored 17 for the Wolves. Nate Despain scored eight and Konnor Parrish six.

The Wolves (2-11, 0-7) play at 7 p.m. Tuesday at home against Olympic.

Bremerton 52, Sequim 42

Bremerton 9 10 15 18 — 52

Sequim 13 8 10 11 — 42

Bremerton (52) — Moore 15, McMichael 9, Bios 7, George 6, Madison 6, Pedesclaux 3, Herring 2, Sanders 2.

Sequim (42) — Glasser 17, Despain 8, Parrish 6, Whitney 5, Rollness 2, Williams 2, Greenlow 2.

Montesano 52, Forks 42

MONTESANO — The Spartans struggled in an Evergreen League road loss to the Bulldogs.

“We ended up shooting nine percent from 3-point range and 29 percent overall for the game,” Forks coach Rick Gooding said.

“We also had 18 turnovers and that’s not a recipe for success. We were lucky just to be in the ball game.”

Parker Browning led the Spartans with 21 points. Jeffrey Schumack scored seven points.

“They wanted to play fast and physical and we kind of bought in,” Gooding said.

“We settled for shots and didn’t run our sets well. We’ve got a long way to go, two games behind Montesano [in league] and three behind Hoquiam.”

Forks (1-2, 9-5) hosts Tenino (0-3, 2-13) on Tuesday.

Montesano 52, Forks 42

Forks 13 8 9 12— 42

Montesano 5 19 10 18— 52

Forks (42) — Johnson, Schumack 7, Ramsey, Baysinger 2, Tejano, Baar, Browning 21, Prose 3, Adams 6, Flores 3.

Montesano (52) — Ridgway 10, Winter 9, Chapman 3, Quinn 1, Valley 16, Farmer 4, Zierkop 8, Nicklas 4.

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Compiled from team reports. Email scores to [email protected] or phone 360-417-3525.

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News                                In a scramble under the hoop, from left to right, Peter Johnson of Crescent, Jamari Signor of Clallam Bay, Wyatt McNeece of Crescent and Ryan McCoy of Clallam Bay fight for a rebound.                                Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News In a scramble under the hoop, Peter Johnson of Crescent, Jamari Signor of Clallam Bay, Wyatt McNeece of Crescent and Ryan McCoy of Clallam Bay fight for a rebound in the second quarter on friday at Crescent High School in Joyce.

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News In a scramble under the hoop, from left to right, Peter Johnson of Crescent, Jamari Signor of Clallam Bay, Wyatt McNeece of Crescent and Ryan McCoy of Clallam Bay fight for a rebound. Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News In a scramble under the hoop, Peter Johnson of Crescent, Jamari Signor of Clallam Bay, Wyatt McNeece of Crescent and Ryan McCoy of Clallam Bay fight for a rebound in the second quarter on friday at Crescent High School in Joyce.

Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News                                Port Townsend’s Berkley Hill hits a 3-pointer over the outstretched arm of Klahowya defender John Hartford during the Redhawks’ win over the Eagles.

Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News Port Townsend’s Berkley Hill hits a 3-pointer over the outstretched arm of Klahowya defender John Hartford during the Redhawks’ win over the Eagles.

BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Crescent holds down Clallam Bay
BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Crescent holds down Clallam Bay
BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Crescent holds down Clallam Bay

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