PORT TOWNSEND — Port Angeles got the better of Port Townsend 46-27 in a nonleague matchup of two defensive-minded girls basketball teams at Bruce Blevins Gymnasium on Tuesday.
“Port Townsend played an effective zone defense throughout the game, holding us below our season scoring average,” Roughriders coach Michael Poindexter said. “They took away easy opportunities inside. When we did get inside, we shot well (14-29 for 48 percent).
“We struggled with our perimeter shooting, taking more than our usual number of three-point shots (31), but making only 4 (13 percent).”
Port Angeles clamped down defensively in the second and third quarters, allowing the Redhawks to score just two and four points, respectively.
“Our second and third quarter defense was solid,” Poindexter said.
Mikkiah Brady and Devin Edwards each scored eight points to lead the Riders. Edwards added a team-high 11 rebounds.
Cheyenne Wheeler and Emilia Long each scored six for Port Angeles. Gracie Long led the team with five assists and also scored three points. Aeverie Politika had seven rebounds and scored four points.
Izzy Hammett led Port Townsend with 12 points.
“Izzy Hammett did a nice job of scoring inside early (six of her twelve points came in the opening quarter), and she also rebounded well for Port Townsend,” Poindexter said.
Port Angeles (8-1, 13-3) can seal a top two seed to the district tournament with a win over Kingston at home Friday.
Port Townsend (4-2, 6-10) can help it’s Olympic League 1A title hopes with a win at Coupeville (3-2, 5-11) on Friday.
Port Angeles 46, Port Townsend 27
PA 16 12 8 10— 46
PT 11 2 4 10— 27
Port Angeles (46) — Brady 8, Edwards 8, Wheeler 6, Long 6, Politika 4, Wood 4, Long 3, Cooke 3, Steinman 2, Olsen 2, Wenzl, Gray.
Port Townsend (27) — Hammett 12, Meek 8, Nielsen 2, King 2, Johnston 2, Lake 1, Fountain.
Sequim 49, North Mason 46
BELFAIR — Hope Glasser (19) and Jessica Dietzman (16) combined for 35 of the Wolves’ points and hit pressure-packed free throws late to pick up a road win over the Bulldogs.
“The North Mason girls played a very physical first half which caught us off guard,” Sequim coach Larry Brown said.
“We started to match their physicality in the second half and built a 10-point lead at one point.”
Hailey Simonson heated up for the Bulldogs in the fourth quarter as North Mason got back in it.
“Hailey caught fire for North Mason and scored 10 in the fourth to bring them back,” Brown said. “Our girls responded with some crucial baskets. Hope Glasser made four clutch free throws and Jessica Dietzman made two clutch free throws in the fourth. Hope and Jess combined for 16 of our 19 fourth-quarter points.”
Sequim (4-6, 7-9) hosts Olympic (5-4, 7-10) in a must-win game to stay alive for the Olympic League 2A Division’s fourth and final district playoff berth.
Sequim 49, North Mason 46
SEQ 8 12 9 20— 49
NM 9 12 6 19— 46
Sequim (49) — Glasser 19, Dietzman 16, Wiker 5, Porter 4, Sparks 3, Julmist 2, Aliseda.
North Mason (46) — Simonson 18, Griffey 10, Green 5, Carstensen 5, Mathews 4, Young 2, Johnson 2.
Chimacum 49, Klahowya 35
CHIMACUM — The Cowboys got big buckets from Grace Yaley and Maddie Dowling as they pulled away from the Eagles in the second half to earn an Olympic League 1A home win.
“It took a little while to get going offensively [Tuesday], but once we did we started rolling in the third quarter getting on several small runs to put some distance in the game,” Chimacum coach Trevor Huntingford said.
“In the second half we found Grace Yaley on several looks at the rim early off of great cuts which seemed to spark her jumper as she got hotter [from the floor.] Maddie Dowling hit some big 3s in the fourth to add to our lead, and our defense was solid overall, which it typically is.”
Yaley led all scorers with 20 points, and added five steals, three rebounds and two assists.
Dowling had 1o points, two steals, two rebounds, an assist and a block.
Mia McNair added 11 points, five steals, three rebounds and a block and an assist for Chimacum and Jada Trafton filled up the stat sheet with six points, six boards, six steals and five assists.
The Cowboys forced 31 Klahowya turnovers.
“We force a lot of turnovers up front with Jada and Mia, but we saw our back end get a few more steals tonight out of a couple different defensive looks,” Huntingford said.
Chimacum (4-3, 7-9) clinched a playoff berth with the win. The Cowboys are in a race with Port Townsend (4-2, 6-10) and Coupeville (3-2, 5-11) for the division title.
Chimacum hosts the Redhawks in the rubber match between the two teams on Tuesday.
Chimacum 49, Klahowya 35
KLA 11 7 9 8— 35
CHIM 10 8 15 16— 49
Klahowya (35) — James 9, Lueck 8, Fuller 7, Bumbalough 3, Cooper 2, Hendricks 2.
Chimacum (49) — Yaley 20, McNair 11, Dowling 10, Trafton 6, Nordberg 1, Clark 1, Patterson, Huntingford, Noble.
Boys Basketball Sequim 53, North Mason 37
SEQUIM — The Wolves held down the Bulldogs on the offensive and defensive glass, outrebounding North Mason 39-23 overall in an Olympic League 2A Division win.
Sequim (6-4, 9-8) clinched a district playoff berth with the win, the Wolves’ first since the 2014-2015 season.
Nate Despain led the way for Sequim with an efficient 15 points on 6 for 8 shooting from the floor, including 2 of 2 from 3-point territory. The guard added eight rebounds, two steals and an assist.
Payton Glasser had 21 points to lead all scorers, along with eight rebounds and five steals.
Cole Williams hauled down 10 rebounds, nine offensive, to boost the Wolves. He added six points.
Fourth-place Sequim will visit third-place Olympic (7-2, 13-4) on Friday.
Sequim 53, North Mason 37
NM 7 4 13 13— 37
SEQ 8 10 19 16— 53
North Mason (37) — McCormick 14, Fisher 12, WIlliams 5, Coldiron 2, Campbell 2, Team 2.
Sequim (53) — Glasser 21, Despain 15, Williams 6, Eaton 4, Langston 3, Cowan 3, Christiansen 1, Whitney, Rollness.
Compiled from team reports. Email scores to [email protected] or phone 360-417-3525.