Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News Clallam Bay’s Atokena Abe, right, drives to the lane past Crescent’s Alyssa Hutto in the fourth quarter on Friday night in Joyce.

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News Clallam Bay’s Atokena Abe, right, drives to the lane past Crescent’s Alyssa Hutto in the fourth quarter on Friday night in Joyce.

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Clallam Bay overwhelms Crescent

By Michael Carman and Pierre LaBossiere

Peninsula Daily News

JOYCE — Clallam Bay continued its strong start to the girls basketball season by running out to a 20-0 lead on Crescent after one quarter on the way to a 42-15 North Olympic League victory.

“We started out in full-court man to man [defense] and that worked well for us and kind of carried us through the whole game,” Bruins coach Michael Maines said.

Clallam Bay was led by 14 points from senior guard Mariah LaChester. Atokena Abe added 12 points and Hannah Olson had 11 off the bench for the Bruins.

“We had real balanced scoring, and it was nice to have three in double figures,” Maines said.

“Hannah didn’t start the game, so we got a big boost from her off the bench.

Maines said that Miriam Wonderly also had a solid game.

Wonderly didn’t score but swiped eight steals, dished out six assists and grabbed four rebounds.

“She had a big impact for us,” Maines said.

Crescent’s Raine Westfall, Hannah Lee and Alyssa Hutto each scored four points.

The Loggers (1-2, 4-8) visit Chief Kitsap on Wednesday.

Clallam Bay (2-1, 9-3) hosts Neah Bay (3-0, 9-2) in an important North Olympic League contest.

The Red Devils beat the Bruins in the first of three games between the teams earlier this season.

“We are looking forward to that one,” Maines said. “We lost to them by six the first time and we want to make our path to districts easier [by avoiding play-in games].”

Clallam Bay 42, Crescent 15

Clallam Bay 20 10 10 2— 42

Crescent 0 5 8 2— 15

Clallam Bay (42) — Abe 12, LaChester 14, Maines 2, McCoy 4, Olson 11, Ritter 2.

Crescent (25) — Hutto 4, Lee 4, Westfall 4, Strean 2, Kazlauskas 1.

Port Angeles 50, North Mason 39

BELFAIR — The Roughriders buckled down defensively late, rallying from a 33-27 deficit to snap a two-game Olympic League 2A Division losing streak.

Natalie Steinman scored a career-high 17 points, including four 3-point baskets, for Port Angeles.

“Natalie, in addition to her scoring, did a great job getting steals in our zone defense and rebounding well on both ends of the floor, playing her best overall game as a Roughrider,” Port Angeles coach Michael Poindexter said.

Nizhoni Wheeler tied Steinman as leading scorer with 17 points, 14 of them in the second half.

“Aeverie Politika’s 3-pointer to end the [third] quarter got us to within three at 33-30,” Poindexter said.

“Steinman and Lauren Lunt combined for three 3-pointers in the final period, and Nizhoni and Cheyenne Wheeler combined for seven points inside in the quarter.

“Our defense improved significantly in the 4th quarter, as we held North Mason to just six points.”

Port Angeles (4-3, 7-7) hosts league-leading North Kitsap (5-1, 11-3) on Tuesday.

Port Angeles 50, North Mason 39

Port Angeles 8 10 12 20 — 50

North Mason 7 14 12 6 — 39

Port Angeles (50) — Steinman 17, N. Wheeler 17, Lunt 6, Edwards 4, Politika 3, C. Wheeler 3.

North Mason (39) — Simonson 13, Garrett 10, Green 8, Womack 4, Filer 2, Rock 2.

Port Townsend 33, Klahowya 30

SILVERDALE — It took a quarter for the short-handed Redhawks to wake up, but Port Townsend regrouped and rallied for an Olympic League 1A Division win after trailing the Eagles 15-6 at the end of the first quarter.

“It took us about a quarter to get our speed up and get into the game,” Redhawks coach Scott Wilson said.

“We moved the ball a lot better on offense. And defensively, we shifted from our man into zone, and they scored against that at first before our zone got a lot more active.”

Kaitlyn Meek led Port Townsend with 11 points and Jenna Carson added seven.

The Redhawks (4-1, 8-4) will look for a season sweep of rival Chimacum (1-4, 7-7) at home on Tuesday. Port Townsend has beaten the Cowboys twice by a combined four points so far this season.

Port Townsend 33, Klahowya 30

Port Townsend 6 9 9 9 — 33

Klahowya 15 4 2 9 — 30

Port Townsend (33) — Meek 11, Carson 7, Hammett 6, King 4, Nielsen 3, Lake 2, Apker-Montoya.

Neah Bay 61, Chief Kitsap 12

NEAH BAY — The Neah Bay girls won their fifth straight, improving their record to 9-2 in a 61-12 win over Chief Kitsap.

Cheyanna Svec led a well-balanced Red Devils’ attack with 10, while Cei’J Gagnon scored nine and Tristin Johnson eight in Friday’s win. Eleven different Red Devils scored.

Neah Bay (3-0 in North Olympic 1B) gave up just two points in the second half against Chief Kitsap and has only given up an average of 34 points a game so far this year. The Red Devils played Saturday against Evergreen Lutheran and will play at Clallam Bay at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Neah Bay 61, Neah Bay 12

Chief Kitsap 6 4 0 2 — 12

Neah Bay 20 16 17 8 — 61

Chief Kitsap (12) — Boure 6, Smith 3, Chiefstice 3.

Neah Bay (61) — Svec 10, Gagnon 9, Johnson 8, Jimmicum 7, McCaulley 6, McCarty 5, Balderson 5, Winck 5, Halttunen 4, Lovik 2, Aguirre 1.

Bremerton 44, Sequim 39

BREMERTON — The Wolves put on a furious fourth-quarter rally to make Bremerton nervous, but in the end, Sequim fell 44-39.

The Wolves went into the fourth quarter 37-19, but outscored the Knights 20-7 over the final eight minutes to make it close.

Adrienne Haggerty led the Wolves with 11 points while Madison Green scored nine and Bobbi Sparks eight.

The Wolves (5-6, 3-4) played Saturday in a rescheduled game against Bainbridge. They next play at Olympic at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Bremerton 44, Sequim 39

Sequim 6 4 9 20 — 39

Bremerton 11 16 10 7 — 44

Sequim (39) — Haggerty 11, Green 9, Sparks 8, Christiansen 4, Dietzman 4, Armstrong 2, Glasser 1.

Bremerton (44) — Lamoureux 19, Derda 14, Weatherford 6, Heriford 3, Smith 2.

North Kitsap 58, Chimacum 22

CHIMACUM — The Chimacum girls went up against Olympic League 2A first-place leader North Kitsap, losing 58-22.

Mechelle Nisbet led the Cowboys in scoring with 12.

Coach Trevor Huntingford said the game was actually very competitive until late in the second quarter.

“I was really pleased to get this game in tonight. We competed really hard and in the first half we went toe-to-two with a 12-11 edge with about three minutes left in the second but they got a little run right before half and took a 10-point lead,” he said.

“In the second half their pace and athleticism got the better of us but we competed hard. I really appreciated the energy and how well we played at times and I think it was good for our girls to see how they can play against a top level team like [North Kitsap] and when are top girls are firing on all cylinders we can be tough,” Huntingford said.

Chimacum (7-7, 1-4) returns to Olympic League 1A play at Port Townsend on Tuesday.

North Kitsap 58, Chimacum 22

Chimacum 5 9 4 4 — 22

North Kitsap 11 13 23 11 — 58

Chimacum (22) — G. Yaley 2, Trafton 2, M. Nisbet 12, Dowling 2, S. Nisbet 4.

North Kitsap (58) — Wiens 2, Vest 9, Selembo 20, Barreith 5, MacKenzie 8, Moore 5, Hughes 5, Pearson 4.

Montesano 75, Forks 17

MONTESANO — The Bulldogs ran out to a 23-0 lead to sink the Spartans.

Rian Peters scored 12 for Forks (1-2, 3-9).

The Spartans host Tenino on Tuesday.

Montesano 75, Forks 17

Forks 2 7 6 2 — 17

Montesano 28 26 13 8 — 75

Forks (17) — Peters 12, DeMatties 4, Olson 1, Rowley, Baar, Kratzer, Hoagland, Rondeau, Howell.

Montesano (75) — Bartlett 3, Talley 2, Toyra 9, Floch 29, Spradlin 19, Granstrom, Ekerson 1, Hutchings 6, Quinn 2, Lovell 4, Grubb.

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

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