Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News Port Angeles’ Anna Petty, right, evades the defense of Kingston’s Jayla Moon on Thursday in Port Angeles.

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News Port Angeles’ Anna Petty, right, evades the defense of Kingston’s Jayla Moon on Thursday in Port Angeles.

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PORT ANGELES — Up by a small margin at halftime, Port Angeles put its 1-3-1 zone defense to work in the third quarter and seized control in a 64-34 Olympic League girls basketball blowout of Kingston.

The Roughriders outscored the Buccaneers 19-5 in the third quarter.

“Ellee Brockman scored 17 of Kingston’s 21 first-half points to keep them fairly close at half-time,” Roughriders coach Michael Poindexter said of Thursday’s contest. “Our 1-3-1 defense caused Kingston to turn the ball over quite a bit in the third quarter and Eve Burke, who had been sidelined with foul trouble for much of the first half, scored 10 of her game-high 23 in the third quarter.”

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News Port Angeles’ Paige Mason, right, looks of the layup as Kingston’s Ellee Brockman defends the lane on Thursday night at Port Angeles High School.

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News Port Angeles’ Paige Mason, right, looks of the layup as Kingston’s Ellee Brockman defends the lane on Thursday night at Port Angeles High School.

Burke and Brockman are the lone returning All-Olympic League first-team players from last season.

Bailee Larson posted a strong all-around stat line of 10 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals.

“Bailee Larson had an excellent overall game statistically, but also with her floor leadership on offense and her active play in our 1-3-1 zone,” Poindexter said.

“Angelina Sprague played her best game yet as a Roughrider with nine rebounds and five assists.

“Anna Petty had a nice night with eight assists, but also was key in both our pressing defenses.”

Port Angeles (5-0, 5-2) is scheduled to visit rival Sequim on Tuesday.

Port Angeles 64, Kingston 34

Kingston 9 12 5 8 — 34

PA 18 12 19 15 — 64

Kingston (34) — Brockman 26, Jorgensen 4, Epperson 3, Moon 1.

Port Angeles (64) — Burke 23, Larson 10, Mason 6, Williams 6, Smith 6, Felton 4, Sprague 4, Petty 3, Gedelman 2.

Sequim 60, Kingston 40

SEQUIM — The Wolves doubled up the Buccaneers in the second half (32-16) to sail past Kingston on Friday.

“We came out very flat in the first half and Kingston the ball very well and our defense was suspect,” Wolves coach Joclin Julmist said.

“We played better defense in the second half. Jolene [Vaara] did a great job on their best player [Ellee Brockman] and the other girls did a great job of helping out.”

Point guard Hannah Bates scored 13 points and helped Sequim cut down on turnovers.

“Hannah bates did a great job taking care of the ball giving [us] a season-low on turnovers of six,” Julmist said. “Hannah Wagner is back and she gave us a spark off the bench. She was solid defensively and offensively. Taryn Johnson played her first game tonight and played very well on both sides of the ball.”

Jelissa Julmist led Sequim with 16 points.

“Jelissa had a good game but we need her to play better and be in the moment,” Joclin Julmist said.

Sequim (5-0, 6-1) played at Olympic late Saturday. The Wolves are set to host Port Angeles on Tuesday in what will potentially be a battle for first place.

Sequim 60, Kingston 40

Kingston 15 9 9 7 — 40

Sequim 12 16 18 14 — 60

Sequim (60) — Julmist 16, Bates 13, Vaara 9, Wagner 9, Smith 4, Johnson 4, Stephens 3, Bacon 2.

Crescent 49, Port Angeles C 7

PORT ANGELES — Kaylen Mason scored 22 points and the short-handed Loggers clamped down defensively to dispatch the Riders’ C team.

“Our defense played very well after a long off time,” Crescent coach Mike Hazelett said. “Went in short handed, had only seven players [available while] dealing with injuries and COVID.

Crescent (1-1, 5-4) is scheduled to host Chief Kitsap on Tuesday.

Crescent 49, Port Angeles C 7

Cres. 10 17 20 2 — 49

PA C 2 1 2 2 — 7

Crescent (49) — Mason 22, Kauzlauskas 12, Clark 9, K. Dunavant 4, A. Dunavant, Moore, Horn.

PA C (7) — Murray 2, Robinson 2, Wilson 2, Leitz 1.

Cascade Christian 59, East Jefferson 24

PORT TOWNSEND — The East Jefferson Rivals got 14 points from Alyssa Vanderberg in a 59-24 loss at home to Cascade Christian.

East Jefferson bounced back after a rough start to outscore Cascade Christian 10-8 in the second quarter as Vanderberg scored seven in the quarter. Maddy Harris also hit a three-pointer in the second for the Rivals.

East Jefferson is next set to host Neah Bay at 5 p.m. Monday at Port Townsend High School, though Neah Bay has postponed most of its games so far this season.

Cascade Christian 59, East Jefferson 24

EJ 1 10 4 9 — 24

CC 15 8 18 18 — 59

East Jefferson (24) — Vanderberg 14, Harris 3, O’Donnell 2, Asbell 2, Botkin 1.

Cascade Christian (59) — Dizon 11, N. Linkem 10, Hughes 9, E. Midimo 7, Johnson 4, Scott 4, Pearson 3, M. Linkem 2, S. Midimo 4, Nader 2.

Sports editor Pierre LaBossiere contributed to this article.

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News Kingston’s Brianna Joprgensen, left, attempts to stip the ball from Port Angeles;’ Bailee Larson during Thursday night’s game in Port Angeles.

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News Kingston’s Brianna Joprgensen, left, attempts to stip the ball from Port Angeles;’ Bailee Larson during Thursday night’s game in Port Angeles.

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Port Angeles' Lexie Smith, left, and Paige Mason, upper right, battle for a rebound with Kingston's Ellee Brockman and Kian Mills, right, in the second quarter on Thursday in Port Angeles.

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