Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News Port Townsend’s Kaitlyn Meek goes up for a shot and over the outstretched arm of Chimacum’s Maddie Dowling during a game on Tuesday in Port Townsend.

Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News Port Townsend’s Kaitlyn Meek goes up for a shot and over the outstretched arm of Chimacum’s Maddie Dowling during a game on Tuesday in Port Townsend.

GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Port Townsend holds off rival Chimacum

PORT TOWNSEND — Port Townsend held off rival Chimacum’s fourth-quarter rally and a 28-point scoring outburst from the Cowboys’ Mechelle Nisbet to win a close one 42-39.

The Redhawks got 19 points from Jaz Apker-Montoya and 11 from Kaitlyn Meek in Tuesday’s win.

Chimacum coach Trevor Huntingford said his team shot and executed poorly, but played great in the fourth quarter for another close Cowboys’ finish.

“We will just have to focus on the energy we played with in the 4th quarter,” Huntingford said.

“Mechelle [Nisbet] tonight almost single handedly kept us in the game into the fourth from a scoring stand point with much of it being through sheer effort and will. She is having a tremendous season so far and you really can’t say enough about the effort and energy she brings to us,” Huntingford said.

He said Nisbet and the Redhawks’ Meek had quite a head-to-head duel.

“They both just have motors that don’t stop,” Huntingford said.

Chimacum (3-3, 0-2) visits Klahowya on Friday.

Port Townsend (3-1, 2-0) next plays at Port Angeles at 7 p.m. Friday.

Port Townsend 42, Chimacum 39

Chimacum 10 8 7 14— 39

Port Townsend 12 9 12 9— 42

Individual Scoring

Chimacum (39) — G.Yaley 1, A. Yaley 5, S. Nisbet 5, M. Nisbet 28.

Port Townsend (42) — Apker 19, Meek 11, Nielsen 4, Carson 3, King 3, Lake 2.

North Kitsap 65, Sequim 35

SEQUIM — Sequim stayed close in the first half, but North Kitsap pulled away after the break to beat the Sequim girls 65-35.

Sequim was within three points at 24-21 near the end of the first half.

“North Kitsap played a very aggressive all-out pressing attack, all game, fueled by a very structured and solid offense,” said coach Larry Brown.

Adrienne Haggerty led the Wolves with 14 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks. Jessica Dietzman had six points.

Sequim (2-2, 1-2) visits Kingston at 7 p.m. Friday.

North Kitsap 65, Sequim 35

North Kitsap 17 19 13 16— 65

Sequim 9 12 8 6— 35

North Kitsap (65) — Apilado 2, Weins 17, Vest 8, Selembo 6, Barreith 10, Mackenzie 14, Bea Bato 4, Hughes 2, Pearson 2

Sequim (35) — Haggerty 14, Dietzman 6, Christiansen 4, Glasser 4, Sparks 3, Green 2, Armstrong 2.

Aberdeen 64, Forks 59

ABERDEEN — The hard-luck Spartans (1-5) fell on the road against the Class 2A Bobcats.

Forks has lost by less than five points in four of its five defeats this season.

“We just got to learn to close them out, we’ve lost some real tough games,” Spartans coach John Dematties said.

“They hit a lot of 3s on us, we weren’t getting out to cover them. And sometimes the bottom of our zone would let them get underneath for baskets.”

Freshman Rian Peters hit for 19 points to lead the Spartans. Senior Skyler Dematties added 17 and freshman Jayden Olson had 14 points, her highest total of the season.

“That was good to see,” Dematties said.“We’ve been waiting for Jayden to step up, we know she can score. She made three 3s and played a good game.”

The Spartans host Neah Bay (1-0) on Friday.

Aberdeen 64, Forks 59

Forks 12 19 14 14— 59

Aberdeen 17 15 14 18— 64

Forks (59) — Olson 14, Dematties 17, Kratzer 7, Peters 19, Woodruff 2, Rowley, Hoagland.

Aberdeen (64) — Buckman 20, Gallinger 20, Walsh, Rabung 11, Swor 7, Jones 4, Slyter, Roberts 2

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