PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Neah Bay girls rally against Chief Leschi to remain No. 1

Neah Bay Red Devils

PUYALLUP — The Neah Bay girls basketball team erupted for 28 fourth-quarter points to come from behind and beat Chief Leschi on the road Monday 66-55.

The victory keeps the Red Devils’ No.1 ranking in Ratings Percentage Index intact. Neah Bay, last year’s 1B state tournament runner-up, improved its record to 12-1 on the season.

The Red Devils went into the half down 27-19 and were still down 41-38 entering the fourth where they outscored the Warriors 28-14.

Allie Greene hit three 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and five in the second half to lead the Red Devils’ comeback. Ryana Moss scored 19 points for the game, while Cerise Moss had 10 points and 10 rebounds. Greene and Angel Halttunen each had seven rebounds.

Neah Bay 66, Chief Leschi 55

NB 9 10 19 28 — 66

CL 7 20 14 14 — 55

Neah Bay (66) — A. Greene 24, R. Moss 19, C. Moss 10, Swan 6, Q. Greene 4, Halttunen 3.

Chief Leschi (55) — Tala Mitchell 22, Satiacum-Billie 19, Anderson 6, Rodarte 5, Taiah Mitchell 3.

Boys game

The Neah Bay boys rallied with a 45-point second half, but came up short in losing to a good Chief Leschi squad 84-77 on the road Monday.

Neah Bay had good balance with five players with nine or more points. Chief Leschi is a 14-2 2B school leading the Pacific 2B League.

The Red Devils were led by Jodell Wimberley with 19 points, Buddy Aguirre with 16 and Tyler Swan with 15 and 11 rebounds. Makyah Chambers hit three 3-pointers to score nine points and Jaden Halttunen scored 12 points.

The Neah Bay girls (12-1) are scheduled to play a nonleague game at Port Angeles (8-2, 8-7) at 1 p.m. Saturday. This is a makeup of a game that was originally scheduled in November but postponed due to snow.

Neah Bay’s only loss of the season was to Port Angeles’ Olympic League rival, Sequim, which is 14-0 on the season and ranked No. 2 among 2A schools.

The Neah Bay boys (7-5) played Clallam Bay Tuesday after press deadline and are next set to host Chief Kitsap at 5:45 p.m. Friday.

Chief Leschi 84, Neah Bay 77

NB 11 21 21 24 — 77

CL 21 23 18 22 — 84

Neah Bay (77) — Wimberley 19, Aguirre 16, Swan 15, Halttunen 12, Chambers 9, Butterfield 4, Jimmicum 2.

Chief Leschi (84) — JG. Dillon 25, Brown 17, Lewis 13, Earl 12, Oyos 6, T. Dillon 4, Spina 4, Lara 3.

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