DISTRICT BASKETBALL UPDATE: Port Angeles boys, Quilcene girls win, Chimacum girls, Sequim boys fall

DISTRICT BASKETBALL UPDATE: Port Angeles boys, Quilcene girls win, Chimacum girls, Sequim boys fall

CHIMACUM — Chimacum fell to Charles Wright 41-27 in a Nisqually-Olympic League loser-out pigtail girls basketball playoff contest Thursday.

The Tarriers ran out to a 25-7 halftime lead on the Cowboys.

Only three players scored in the game for Chimacum: Grace Yaley led with 10, Maddie Dowling scored nine and Mia McNair added eight.

The youthful Cowboys finished the season 7-13. Chimacum will lose one senior, Chloe Patterson, from this year’s squad.

A more detailed recap will appear in Sunday’s Peninsula Daily News.

Charles Wright 41, Chimacum 27

CWA 14 11 8 8— 41

Chim 5 2 13 7— 27

Charles Wright (41) — Pikes 17, G. Hanly 15, Leith 4, J. Hanly 3, Leith 4.

Chimacum (27) — Yaley 10, Dowling 9, McNair 8.

Quilcene 37, Tacoma Baptist 17

TACOMA — The Rangers clamped down on the Crusaders in a fifth-place/loser out Sea-Tac League Tournament game to advance to the Class 1B Tri-District Tournament.

Quilcene faces Clallam Bay Saturday at 6 p.m. in a loser-out contest at Port Angeles High School.

In Thursday’s game, Rangers coach Briana Weller said her team “was all business right from the start and went on a 9-0 run in the first quarter of the game,”

Quilcene led 13-2 after one quarter, and 21-8 at halftime. Gina Brown led all scorers with 14 points for the Rangers. She also had nine rebounds, three assists and two steals.

“Success on offense early came off several quick transition points against the Crusaders press,” Weller said.

“We also did a good job of working the ball around on our offensive sets and attacking the weak spots in their zone. Converting 11 points off of Tacoma Baptist turnovers helped as well. It was a great team effort. [We] shot a successful 34 percent from the field and 100 percent from the free throw line.”

The Rangers also shut down the Crusaders’ 3-point shooter JoEllen Stokes, their best dribbler (Hannah Peterson) and their post (Sarah VanLiew).

“[We] stuck to the plan and executed very well,” Weller said. “We held Stokes to 8 points, Peterson and VanLiew to just 2 points each. Brittney Beukes, Sydney Brown, Gina Brown, Abby Weller, and Marissa Kieffer played some tough, tough defense We also outrebounded the Crusaders defensively 23-10.

Weller scored nine and added six boards, five assists and a steal. Sydney Brown scored six, grabbed six rebounds and had an assist.

Quilcene 37, Tacoma Baptist 17

Quil 13 8 6 10— 37

Tac. Bap. 2 6 5 4— 17

Quilcene (37) — G. Brown 14, Weller 9, S. Brown 6, Beukes 4, Kieffer 4, Scholz, Mojamba.

Port Angeles 52, Highline 47, OT

BURIEN — The Roughriders went inside to posts Liam Clark and Garrett Edwards and triumphed in overtime to win their Class 2A West Central District Tournament opener over the South Puget Sound League Pirates.

“We executed well in overtime, got the ball inside and Liam and Garrett each scored four points inside and [Andrew] Borde iced it at the end with a couple of free throws,” Port Angeles coach Kasey Ulin said.

After the Riders missed five free throws in overtime, Borde hit two in a row with 7.9 seconds left to make it a two-possession game.

The win wasn’t smooth sailing for a Port Angeles (14-7) team that turned the ball over 18 times in the second half after pushing to a 29-20 advantage at halftime led by five 3-point baskets by Payton Schmidt.

“Payton schmidt came out and shot the ball really well in that first half while battling illness,” Ulin said.

The Riders had trouble when Highline switched into a full-court man-to-man pressure defense after halftime.

“Their athleticism, speed and the atmosphere sped us up in the second half,” Ulin said.

“We had 18 turnovers in the second half alone. Pretty shocking to win a postseason game with that many turnovers,

“We didn’t handle it as well as we should have, but the guys grinded it out and found a way.”

Ulin said he “loved that we continued to play solid defense, rebounded well out of our zone and didn’t give them a lot of extra chances in the second half.”

He also said Borde, Gary Johnson and Anton Kathol “were huge sparks off the bench making plays and playing good defense.”

Port Angeles advances to face Foss (17-3), the defending Class 2A state champion, at Foss at 6:45 p.m. Saturday.

“It’s a great challenge and look at is as an opportunity to be special,” Ulin said of playing the RPI No. 4 ranked-Falcons.

“We’ve worked hard and now we have a chance in a winner-to-state [regionals] game.”

Port Angeles 52, Highline 47, OT

PA 12 17 8 5 10— 52

Highline 9 11 10 10 5— 47

Port Angeles (52) — Joslin 5, Schmidt 15, Bendect 5, Clark 10, Edwards 10, Kathol 4, McGuffey 2, Borde 2, Johnson,

Highline (47) — Hood 9, Joyal 2, Burcham 4, Perkins 16, Rosso 5, Haveland 9.

Fife 66, Sequim 45

FIFE — The Wolves turned the ball over 29 times against the Trojans to stumble in their Class 2A West Central District opener Thursday.

Sequim played relatively even with Fife through the first half, trailing 32-26 at the break, but a 19-4 Trojans third quarter sent the Wolves to the tournament’s losers’ bracket.

Sequim (10-11) will face the loser of Saturday’s game between Olympic (17-4) and Renton (18-3) in a loser-out contest at Wilson High School in Tacoma at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Nate Despain led the Wolves with 16 points, Payton Glasser added 11 and Cole Williams eight against Fife (18-4).

Fife 66, Sequim 45

SEQ 14 12 4 15— 45

Fife 14 18 19 15— 66

Sequim (45) — Despain 16, Glasser 11, Williams 8, Rollness 3, Langston 3, Bell 2, Whitney 2, Cowan, Young, Christiansen, Oliver, Eaton

Fife (66) — Afework 16, Ginnis 13, Schelbert 12, Graham 9, Williams 5, Mitchell 4, Alexander 3, Sawyer 2, Steimle 2, Graham, Nitz.

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