PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Port Angeles girls lose on the road

BURLINGTON — The Port Angeles girls fell behind early and were never able to get back in the game on the road against a physical Burlington-Edison team.

The 3-1 Tigers got up on the Roughriders 17-7 in the first quarter and 31-12 at halftime en route to a 64-33 win.

“Burlington-Edison played a very physical game. Although 22 fouls were called on the Tigers, no one fouled out, and the pressure and contact took a toll on our players, resulting in some easy baskets off turnovers,” said Riders coach Michael Poindexter.

Mikkiah Brady hit three 3-pointers for nine points. Cheyenne Wheeler also scored nine points, mostly inside.

“Nizhoni Wheeler had a strong rebounding and defensive game. Natalie Steinman and Kyrsten McGuffey did a good job of holding the Tigers’ Brandy Smith to four points in the last 20 minutes of the game, after she had scored nine on us early in the game,” Poindexter said.

Burlington-Edison 64, Port Angeles 33

PA 7 5 9 12 — 33

B-E 17 14 14 19— 64

Port Angeles (33) — Mikkiah Brady 9, Cheyenne Wheeler 9, Lauren Lunt 6, Nizhoni Wheeler 4, Devin Edwards 3, Natalie Steinman 2.

Neah Bay 46, Seattle Lutheran 17

NEAH BAY — The Neah Bay girls remained undefeated, jumping out to a 29-9 lead at halftime and cruised to a 46-17 win over Seattle Lutheran.

Lashia McCarty led the Red Devils with nine points, while Tristin Johnson scored eight and Gina McCaulley chipped in seven.

Coach Tony McCaulley said the girls played good defense.

“We played the night before, so for back-to-back games, I liked our energy,” he said.

McCaulley said Cei’J Gagnon, a freshman, filled in and did a good job.

Neah Bay (3-0) will play at Taholah at 6 p.m. today.

Neah Bay 46, Seattle Lutheran 17

SL 7 2 2 6— 17

NB 15 14 6 11— 46

Seattle Lutheran (17) — Jones 5, Doerr 4, Jensen 4, Seraile 2, Tillet 2.

Neah Bay (46) — McCarty 9, Johnson 8, McCaulley 7, Svec 5, Halttunen 4, Winck 4, Greene 3, Lovik 2.

Quilcene 55, Mary Knight 28

ELMA — The Quilcene girls beat Mary Knight on the road 55-28 as Allison Jones hit four 3-pointers and scored 22 points.

“The girls continue to make improvements and this was by far their best game of the week. Katie Love had the best performance of her season thus far. She really hustled well on both ends of the court and for the second time this week stepped up and scored in the double digits,” said coach Brianna Weller.

Love scored 15 for the Rangers, while Abby Weller shut down the Owls’ leading scorer and held her to nine points.

“We out-hustled and out-rebounded the Owls tonight as well. Madi Coffey and Gina Brown dominated the boards,” said coach Weller.

Quilcene (2-3, 0-1) plays Clallam Bay at 2 p.m. today in Quilcene. The Rangers also play Crescent at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Quilcene 55, Mary Knight 28

Quilcene 15 9 15 16— 55

Mary Knight 4 4 11 9— 28

Quilcene (55) — Jones 22, Love 15, Weller 9, Coffey 3, S. Brown 2, Gray 2, G. Brown 2.

Clallam Bay 53, Lake Quinault 17

AMANDA PARK — Clallam Bay got off to a slow start, but completely shut down Lake Quinault after halftime holding the Elks to just three points in the second half in a 53-17 win.

The Bruins were only ahead 17-14 at the half Saturday, but outscored the Elks 22-0 in the third quarter.

With the win, the Bruins (6-0) remain undefeated. Miriam Wonderly led the Bruins with 12 points, while Hannah Olson and Atokena Abe scored nine each and Molly McCoy eight.

Clallam Bay will play Quilcene at 2 p.m. today.

Clallam Bay 53, Lake Quinault 17

CB 9 8 22 14— 53

LQ 6 8 0 3— 17

Clallam Bay (53) — Wonderly 12, Olson 9, Abe 9, McCoy 8, Maines 7, LaChester 5,Tyree 2, Ritter 1.

Boys basketball

Quilcene 44, Mary Knight 41

ELMA — Quilcene bounced back from a difficult heartbreaking loss the night before to come from behind to beat Mary Knight 44-41.

Mary Knight got up on Quilcene 16-7 in the first quarter before the Rangers seized control in the Saturday game. Over the second and third quarters, the Rangers outscored Mary Knight 29-18.

“We were extremely flat, really flat. I think we had a little bit of the hangover from the night before,” said coach Rich French. He said the kids seemed drained from a rough loss the night before.

In that Friday night game against Evergreen Lutheran, Quilcene lost on a buzzer-beater 48-47. The Rangers had a four-point lead in the final minute, but Evergreen Lutheran went to the free-throw line 12 times in the fourth quarter to pull the game out.

Against Mary Knight, the Rangers got 14 points from Juan Rogers, 10 from Robert Comstock and 10 from Olin Reynolds.

Against Evergreen Lutheran, Rogers had 14 points, Smith 12 and Acea Such 10.

Quilcene (3-1, 0-1) has back-to-back games Monday and Tuesday as the Rangers are making out snowedout games — for a total of four games in five days.

The Rangers play Clallam Bay at home at 3:30 p.m. today, then host Crescent at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Quilcene 44, Mary Knight 41

Quilcene 7 12 17 8— 44

Mary Knight 16 8 10 7— 41

Quilcene (44) — Rogers 14, Comstock 10, Reynolds 10, Such 6, Smith 2, Beathard 2.

Seattle Lutheran 58, Neah Bay 52 (OT)

NEAH BAY — The Neah Bay boys took Seattle Lutheran to overtime, but fell in the end 58-52.

Anthony Bitegeko led the Red Devils with 15 points, while Kenrick Doherty had 12 and Cameron Moore 11. Rwehabura Munyagi added eight points.

The Red Devils (1-2) go on the road to play at Taholah at 4 p.m. today.

Seattle Lutheran 58, Neah Bay 52 OT

SL 4 16 10 17 11— 58

NB 9 11 14 13 5— 52

SL (58) — Duenez 26, J. Meyer 19, Sollesvik 4, Dowding-Albrecht 4, Meehan 2.

NB (52) — Bitegeko 15, Doherty 12, Moore 11, Munyagi 8, Tyler 4, Dulik 2.

Clallam Bay 53, Lake Quinault 26

AMANDA PARK — Clallam Bay beat Lake Quinault 53-26 Saturday.


Forks 10th at invite

BREMERTON — Forks finished 10th out of 39 schools at the Hammerhead Invite this weekend.

Forks was one of only two 1A school participating in the event.

Jack Dahlgren won the 195-pound class, winning all five of his matches.

“Jack won each match by a pin, never wrestling into the second round of a match. He was also voted one of two outstanding wrestlers of the tournament,” said coach Robert Wheeler. Dahlgren was also voted one of two outstanding wrestlers of the tournament.

Garrison Schumack won four matches and reached the finals at 152 pounds, barely losing a 6-5 decision to finish second.

Kenny Gale at 182 pounds made it to the semifinals and finished fifth, winning four out of six matches. Josue Lucas made it to the semifinal round, but sprained an ankle and was not able to finish. He finished sixth. Keith Thompson at 138 pounds won two matches, while Colby Demorest went 3-2 in, but lost in the seventh round.

Brett Moody at 160 pounds won two matches and lost one, but had to pull out after that due to an injury. Eden Cisneros at 195 pounds won two matches, while Luke Dahlgren at 220 pounds went 2-2.

Three Forks girls — Rosalia Julio Flores at 100 pounds, Kayleen Bailey at 115 and Brynn Peterson at 145 pounds, all finished fifth at Lynden Saturday.

Hammerhead Invitational

Forks, 10th, 137.5 points; Port Angeles, 19th, 97.0; Sequim, 26th, 63.0; Port Townsend, 32nd, 48.0.

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