SEQUIM — Sequim held down Class 1A power King’s as Jayla Julmist returned from injury in a 60-52 nonleague girls basketball victory on Wednesday at Rick Kaps Gymnasium.
Julmist injured a knee midway through Sequim’s loss to Port Angeles on Jan. 18. The Wolves went 2-0 without Julmist but her impact is a difference maker in every aspect
“This was Jayla Julmist’s first game back and she played well,” Wolves coach Linsay Rapelje said. “I rested her more than normal but she had eight rebounds, two steals and three blocks with her seven points.”
Kalli Wiker led Sequim with 16 points, including four 3-pointers. She added five rebounds.
Julmist and Wiker hit a pair of crucial shots from long distance in the final quarter.
“King’s is a great, fundamentally sound team with tall post players at 6-foot-1 and 6-foot-3,” Rapelje said. “It was a new challenge for us to defend such height inside.
“The game was close the whole way until we pulled a lead in the fourth quarter with both Jayla and Kalli hitting key 3-point shots. We were able to hold the lead with tough defense and offensive composure.”
Senior forward Hope Glasser had 10 points, five assists, two steals and a block and senior guard Jessica Dietzman scored 10 with four rebounds.
The second-place Wolves (8-1, 13-4) host North Kitsap (4-4, 7-9) tonight.
Sequim 60, King’s 52
King’s 17 10 12 13— 52
Sequim 16 9 17 17— 60
King’s (52) — Gallagher 14, Flor 12, Skaggs 12, Peterson 5, Gray 4, Hart 4, Francisco 1.
Sequim (60) — Wiker 16, Glasser 10, Dietzman 10, Wagner 8, Julmist 7, Parker 6, Bates 3, Pyeatt, Raney.
Neah Bay 81, Clallam Bay 41
NEAH BAY — The Red Devils put another hurting on the Bruins, the second such blowout in a week, to take firm control of the North Olympic League.
Allie Greene led Neah Bay with 19 points, including five 3-point baskets.
Cei’J Gagnon added 14 points, four assists and three rebounds for the Red Devils, while Laila Greene added 12 points, all on 3-pointers.
Neah Bay hit 14 of 32 3-point shots (44 percent) in the win.
Oceanna Aguirre also played well with eight points, seven rebounds and three assists for the Red Devils.
Clallam Bay struggled from the floor, hitting 3 of 18 3-point attempts and 13 of 32 two-point tries.
Amber Swan led the Bruins with 17 points, while Patience Swan scored nine and Jada Clemmons added eight.
Neah Bay (3-0, 8-5) visits Chief Kitsap tonight.
Clallam Bay (2-2, 10-4) hosts Crescent.
Neah Bay 81, Clallam Bay 41
Clallam Bay 16 10 14 7— 41
Neah Bay 22 16 21 22— 81
Clallam Bay (41) — A. Swan 17, P. Swan 9, Clemmons 8, Johnson 5, Signor 2, Tyree, Jimmicum, Littleton.
Neah Bay (81) — A. Greene 19, Gagnon 14, L. Greene 12, Aguirre 8, Ru. Moss 7, Yallup 6, Ry. Moss 6, Horejsi 3, Ray 2, Lovik 2, Woodruff 2.
Forks 55, Klahowya 50
SILVERDALE — The Spartans avenged an earlier nonleague loss to the Eagles with a road win on Wednesday.
Chloe Leverington led the way forks with 18 points, Rian Peters added 13 and Jayden Olson had 12.
“It really came down to our offense moving the ball, moving without the basketball in a basic man-to-man offense,” Spartans coach David Hurn said. “We wanted to pick up the tempo and we did. We shot the ball all right and that always helps. We had four girls contribute and help us get balanced scoring.
We had better energy and effort rebounding, especially on offense.”
Forks (1-4, 7-9) hosts Montesano (6-0, 11-7) tonight in the Spartans’ home finale.
Forks 55, Klahowya 50
Forks 10 15 13 17— 55
Klahowya 9 10 21 10— 50
Forks (55) — Leverington 18, Peters 13, Olson 12, Wood 6, Rowley 4, Horton 2.
Crosspoint 48, Chimacum 47
CHIMACUM — A sluggish start defensively came back to haunt the Cowboys in a nonleague loss to the Warriors.
Chimacum wanted to focus on Crosspoint sophomore Niki Haruka, who scored 27 points in a 53-26 win over the Cowboys on Dec. 6.
That focus was missing in the first half as Haruka hit six of her nine 3-point baskets on the way to another 27-point performance.
“She can flat-out shoot the lights out from outside,” Chimacum coach Trevor Huntingford said.
“Outside of the girl from Annie Wright [Julianna Walker] I don’t think I’ve seen a player shoot so well off the dribble. Going into game our focus was on taking her away and we fell flat in that aspect. She was responsible for all but two points in the first half.”
Chimacum regrouped defensively after halftime.
“Second half it was a good collective job of stopping her and not making her such a factor,” Huntingford said. We let her get rolling in the first half and that was kind of the difference.”
Katie Clark hit four 3s on her way to a team-high 16 points for the Cowboys.
Jadeah Nordberg and Alyssa Vandenberg each posted double-doubles for Chimacum.
Nordberg scored 10 with 16 rebounds, five on the offensive glass. Vandenberg had 11 points and 11 rebounds, six offensively, and hit 5 of 6 shots from the free-throw line.
“Another really nice night on the boards for Jadeah,” Huntingford said. “She kept us in it by getting them in foul trouble. When Jadeah is working hard I don’t know if anybody is a better rebounder on the Peninsula.
“Vandeberg continues to grow. She’s getting better and better.”
Chimacum (0-4, 7-8) hosts Port Townsend tonight.
Crosspoint 48, Chimacum 47
Crosspoint 11 14 10 13 — 48
Chimacum 8 15 7 17 — 47
Chimacum (48) — Clark 16, Anderson 4, Vandeberg 11, Nordberg 10, Crawford 4, Fisher 2.
Chief Kitsap 42, Crescent 41
POULSBO — The Loggers couldn’t get a potentially-game winning shot off in the final moments and fell to the Bears in what Crescent coach Kelly Serrianne called an “exciting game.”
“In an intense teeter-totter game, we couldn’t get the clutch basket in the last 26 seconds,” Serrianne said. “We got the ball back, called a time out, made a plan, but couldn’t execute to get the shot off.”
Serrianne said the Loggers struggled at the free-throw line.
“Missing 11 free throws hurt us,” Serrianne said. “Those 11 points turn this game around.”
Cynde Moore posted her first double-double on the season with 15 points and 20 rebounds.
Chloe Mandeville added 10 points for the Loggers.
Chloe Mandeville and Cydne Moore lead the way with 10 and 15 points. Cydne clutched her first double-double of the season adding 20 rebounds.
Crescent (0-3, 2-6) visit Clallam Bay tonight.
Boys Hoops: Chief Kitsap 60, Crescent 45
POULSBO — The Loggers fell on the road against a high-performing Bears squad.
“Chief Kitsap is playing very well,” Crescent coach Chris Ferrier said. “They’re shooting the ball very well and they fly to the ball. Hats off to them, as they just outplayed us.”
Gabe Ritchie led the Loggers with 14 points.
“Gabe Ritchie was solid again for us,” Ferrier said. “He’s becoming more reliable as a guy who we can go to to get a bucket.
Brayden Emery scored eight points after missing an extended amount of time.
“Brayden Emery has been out for about a month and he came back tonight and was flying around making things happen,” Ferrier said. “We need his energy.”
Ferrier said his team will need to focus on rebounding going forward.
“We have some stuff we need to tighten up,” Ferrier said. “Our rebounding effort is a little low right now, we gave up 20-plus offensive rebounds, and that leads to 20-plus more shots for them. That’s really the difference in the game, we handled their pressure way better than in the first game, and they shot a better percentage while getting more shots.”
Crescent (1-2, 4-7) visits Neah Bay on Monday.
Chief Kitsap 60, Crescent 45
Crescent 9 10 15 11— 43
Chief Kitsap 15 17 17 11— 60
Crescent (43) — Matumeak, B. Emery 8, T.Emery, Sage, Ferrel, Owens 7, E.Emery 4, Bergstrom 8, Ward, Ritchie 14, O’Neel 2, Hale 2, Lee.
Compiled from team reports. Email scores to [email protected] or phone 360-417-3525.