GIRLS BASKETBALL: Bailee Larson’s big game boosts Port Angeles over Bainbridge

Riders, Sequim and Neah Bay all win

BAINBRIDGE — With Bainbridge focusing much of their defensive attention on Eve Burke and without their point guard Grace Colburn, Port Angeles took advantage on the way to a 60-23 Olympic League girls basketball win Tuesday.

“Bainbridge played much of the game in a box-and-one on Eve Burke,” Roughriders coach Michael Poindexter said. “The way we responded to that left quite a few open shots for the rest of the Riders. The middle wasn’t open for much of the night, so we ended up taking nearly as many 3s [29] as two-point shots [31]. Five different players made three-point shots for us, led by Bailee Larson’s four 3s and Jenna McGoff’s three 3s.”

Larson led all scorers with 19 points with five assists and three steals.

“Bailee Larson had an outstanding overall game for us,” Poindexter said. “Bainbridge’s defense shifted between four different looks, and she led a smooth offensive adjustment to each defense.”

Poindexter said Piper Williams had “an excellent game off the bench” with seven points and four steals.

Port Angeles (7-1, 8-4) is scheduled to host North Kitsap tonight.

PA 10 15 15 20 — 60

B 7 4 6 6 — 23

Port Angeles (60): Larson 19, McGoff 9, Burke 9, Williams 7, Smith 7, Petty 6, Gedelman 3, Felton, Sprague.

Sequim 67, North Mason 20

SEQUIM — Everyone on the roster contributed in an Olympic League win over the Bulldogs.

Hannah Bates led Sequim with 17 points, five rebounds, four steals and an assist.

“Hannah Bates shot the ball well tonight, and we played good team defense,” coach Joclin Julmist said.

Jolene Vaara also contributed with 11 points, seven rebounds, four steals and three blocked shots.

“Jolene did a great job leading on the defensive side and did a great job rebounding,” Julmist said.

Jelissa Julmist added 13 points, five boards and an assist, steal and block

“Jelissa did a good job of playing through contact and playing defense,” Julmist said.

“Hannah Wagner and Taryn, we good in help side defense.

NM 13 7 — 20

S 39 28 — 67

Sequim (67): Bates 17, Julmist 13, Vaara 11, Johnson 7, Stephens 6, Green 5, Wagner 4, Bloomenrader 2, Smith 2, Herman, Kidd.

Neah Bay 57, Crescent 13

JOYCE — Five Red Devils scored seven or more points as Neah Bay held down an improved Loggers’ squad.

Oceanna Aguirre led the way with 12 points, seven rebounds and four steals.

Allie Greene added nine points, four assists and a pair of steals.

The Red Devils (3-0, 8-2) are next scheduled to play at Clallam Bay on Feb. 1

Crescent (3-1, 9-4) is unsure of its next opponent.

NB 14 15 19 9 — 57

C 2 3 6 2 — 13

Neah Bay (57): Aguirre 12, A. Greene 9, R. Moss 8, Q. Greene 7, Halttunen 7, Swan 5, C. Moss 5, Ray 4.

Crescent (13): Mason 4, Sprague 4, Gales 3, Tenneson 2.

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