GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Greene leads the way as Neah Bay puts hurting on Clallam Bay

CLALLAM BAY — The first Battle of the Bays went decidedly in the Red Devils direction as Neah Bay cruised to a 79-38 North Olympic League win over the Clallam Bay Bruins.

Clallam Bay, which was ranked No. 4 in the Class 1B RPI coming into the game, struggled to contain Laila Greene, who led all scorers with 20 points.

Greene hit two first-quarter 3-pointers (4 of 8 for the game) and scored nine points in the opening frame as Neah Bay ran out to a 22-9 advantage. Greene added five rebounds, four assists and two steals in the win.

The Red Devils shot a collective 30 of 61 from the floor, compared to 14 of 44 for Clallam Bay.

Ruth Moss had a great all-around game with 16 points, eight assists, eight rebounds and five steals for the Red Devils.

Oceanna Aguirre scored 13 points with six rebounds and five steals for Neah Bay and Cei’J Gagnon had seven points, three assists and five steals for the Red Devils.

Clallam Bay was led by 13 points apiece by Amber Swan and Cedar Johnson.

The No. 14 Red Devils (2-0, 7-5) host Crescent tonight.

No. 6 Clallam Bay (1-1, 9-2) visits Chief Kitsap tonight.

Neah Bay 79, Clallam Bay 38

Neah Bay 22 21 26 10— 79

Clallam Bay 9 7 13 9— 38

Neah Bay (79) — L. Greene 20, Ru. Moss 16, Aguirre 13, A. Greene 9, Gagnon 7, Ray 6, Ry. Moss 6, Woodruff 2, Horejsi, Lovik, Yallup.

Clallam Bay (38) — Johnson 13, A. Swan 13, P. Swan 6, Cumming 6, Jimmicum, Tyree, Clemmons, Tinoco, Holding, Signor, Littleton.

Sequim 46, North Mason 42

BELFAIR — The Wolves went to work on the rebounding front and picked up an Olympic League 2A Division win on the road — despite missing star center Jayla Julmist to a knee injury suffered against Port Angeles last Saturday.

“With Jayla Julmist out we had to have other people step up,” Sequim coach Linsay Rapelje said. “Hope Glasser had a double double with 10 points, 11 rebounds and three assists. LeeAnn Raney added 10 rebounds (nine offensive) and three assists.

Kalli Wiker scored a team-high 14 points and pulled down seven rebounds and Melissa Porter posted six rebounds, three steals and three assists.

“We played well defensively, but it was a very physical game, so it was a test for us mentally as well,” Rapelje said. “In the end of the game, we held our composure.”

Sequim (7-1, 11-4) hosts Bremerton tonight.

Sequim 46, North Mason 42

Sequim 16 9 13 8— 46

North Mason 14 12 7 9— 42

Sequim (46) — Wiker 14, Glasser 10, Raney 7, Wagner 6, Dietzman 4, Porter 4, Bates 3,

North Mason (42) — Green 20, Griffey 10, Carstensen 7, Youngman 2, Matthews 2, Browne 1.

Port Angeles 73, Kingston 31

KINGSTON — Four Roughriders hit double digits in scoring as Port Angeles beat the Buccaneers in an Olympic League 2A Division contest on Wednesday.

Jaida Wood had 13 to lead all scorers, while Mikkiah Brady added 11 and Eve Burke and Millie Long both had 10 for the Riders.

Long also had several steals in the first quarter that set the tone of the game early on, according to coach Michael Poindexter.

Port Angeles also received solid contributions off the bench.

“Camille Stensgard and Jayde Gedelman combined for 15 points off five 3-point shots between them [and] Kia Noel had six points inside on a 3 for 4 shooting night,” Poindexter said.

“Kingston did a nice job early on with transition offense and dribble attacks against our man-t0-man defense. We sent Kingston to the free-throw line 12 times in the first half, but only three times in the second half due to our effective effort in our 2-3 zone.”

The first-place Riders (7-0, 11-3) host third-place North Kitsap (4-3, 7-8) tonight.

Port Angeles 73, Kingston 31

Port Angeles 20 19 20 14— 73

Kingston 5 8 7 11— 31

Port Angeles (73) — Wood 13, Brady 11, Long 10, Burke 10, Stensgard 9, Noel 6, Gedelman 6, Larson 5, Walker 2, Brenkman 1, Petty.

Kingston (31) — Brockman 11, Deam 7, Jorgensen 5, Chiquiti 3, Denning 3, Skinner 2.

Klahowya 51, Port Townsend 42

SILVERDALE — Redhawks coach Lorraine Rimson said her team improved from its first go-around with the Eagles, a 52-38 loss on Dec. 17.

“Much closer than last time,” Rimson said. “It was a good, quality basketball game. They are just about one quarter ahead of us in all aspects. I think they would agree that we made them earn it.”

Izzy Hammett and Gina Brown each scored 12 points for Port Townsend while Mackenzie Lake added seven points.

The Redhawks (1-2, 4-10) host Coupeville on Saturday in a nonleague game.

Klahowya 51, Port Townsend 42

Port Townsend 11 12 12 7— 42

Klahowya 10 14 16 11— 51

Port Townsend (42) — Brown 12, Hammett 12, Lake 7, Johnston 6, Harris 3, Ballard 2, Asbell.

Klahowya (51) — Koebelin 14, Greene 11, Rudford 10, Lueck 8, Cooper 3, Mardo 3, Porco 2.

Chief Kitsap 53, Crescent 30

JOYCE — The Loggers struggled in their return to the court after a snow-induced week off.

“We came into the game after a week away from the court [and] it showed,” Crescent coach Kelly Serrianne said. “We were sloppy on some things but also really great on some others. We were getting shots off, they just weren’t falling.”

Serrianne said Mackenzie Belford led the Loggers with nine rebounds.

“That’s a problem with your second-smallest girl is your leading rebounder,” Serrianne said. We need to improve our rebounding. Belford also had two assists and three steals.

Makiah Clark added foure rebounds, and Cydne Moore pulled down eight rebounds in addition to leading the way offensively with 16 points.

Serrianne said the Loggers’ focus was forcing the Bears to shoot outside while not allowing Chief Kitsap much inside.

“Our defense did that, but the shooting skills of the Bears forced us to make adjustments,” Serrianne said.

The Loggers (0-2, 2-5) play at Neah Bay today.

Chief Kitsap 53, Crescent 30

Chief Kitsap 16 16 11 10— 53

Crescent 8 8 5 9— 30

Chief Kitsap (30) — Moore 16, Conat 5, Blevins 4, Mandeville 4, Belford 1, Matumeak, Clark, Knight.

Crescent (53) — Moore-16, Conat-5, Blevins-4, Mandeville-4, Belford-1, Matumeak, Clark, Knight.

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

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