FORKS — The Forks girls basketball team wrapped up their season on a two-game winning streak, beating Tenino 42-30 Friday to bring their record to 10-10, a huge turnaround from two years ago when the Spartans struggled through a winless season.
“We wanted to get back to .500,” said coach David Hurn. “This team grew a lot. They kept battling to get this team back to winning and back to used to winning.”
Rian Peters had one of her best games of the year, scoring nearly half the team’s points with 19. Chloe Leverington added 13 points.
It was the final game for seniors Bailee Kratzer, Sage Baar, Amber Hoagland and Cassandra Garcia-Vasquez.
“The seniors went through a lot. I’m proud of them for sticking with it,” said Hurn.
Only three teams from the Evergreen 1A League qualified for postseason, so Forks at 2-6 in league in fourth place missed out on the playoffs.
Hurn said Forks can expect bigger and better things from this year’s team.
“We’re quite young. I’m hoping they come back hungry. “I think they wont settle for .500,” he said.
Forks 42, Tenino 30
Tenino 11 4 5 10 — 30
Forks 6 14 9 13 — 42
Tenino (30) — Schow 13, Letts 6, Craig 6, Dowies 4, Collins 1.
Forks (42) — Peters 19, Leverington 13, Olson 6, Rowley 2, Kratzer 2
North Mason 39, Chimacum 35
CHIMACUM — The Cowboys lost the non-league game to the Bulldogs and junior guard Jada Trafton to an ankle injury in the process.
“This was probably the best I have seen our girls share the ball the whole year and I was really happy to see it as we head toward postseason play,” Chimacum coach Trevor Huntingford said. “I thought defensively we rotated really well on the night. I think it was hard to jump back in to the game for a couple minutes after Jada had been down on the floor and had to be carried off.
“It’s said that this is the way Jada’s season will end, but as of right now we at least know it isn’t a break and she should be on the mend for her track season. We will have to step up since we are losing about seven steals a game with her out.”
Trafton’s father does the scorekeeping for Chimacum and left the game to go with his daughter to the hospital, so scoring stats for the game are unavailable.
Chimacum (4-4, 7-11) visited Coupeville late Saturday in a contest to decide the Olympic League 1A’s No. 2 and No. 3 seed to the district playoffs.
North Kitsap 67, Sequim 42
POULSBO — The Wolves wrapped their season with a road loss against the Olympic League co-champs.
“North Kitsap plays really strong,” Sequim coach Larry Brown said. “It was senior night for them they graduate six seniors and those girls are tough players. They make a world of difference.”
Brown said his young team played “really well,” minus a couple of breakdowns.
“But I thought we handled some of the adversity of playing a tough team,” he said.
Sequim (4-8, 8-12) finished fifth in league play and will miss out on the district tournament.
“I would have preferred getting in the playoffs, but this season has been a good learning experience for the girls,” Brown said. “We are a very young team and we will have seven returners back, four of those players were freshmen and two were sophomores.”
Brown enjoyed his team’s competitive spirit. He said they will attend a team camp in McCall, Idaho, this summer and compete in some other offseason events with the goal of getting to the playoffs next season.
North Kitsap 67, Sequim 42
SEQ 4 14 6 18— 42
NK 15 17 18 17— 67
Sequim (42) — Wiker 10, Glasser 9, Dietzman 9, Julmist 6, Porter 5, Armstrong 2, Schroeder, Dominguez.
North Kitsap (67) — Weins 13, Moore 11, Selembo 10, Barreith 8, Pearson 7, Bato 6, Johnson 6, Hughes 4.
Neah Bay-Chief Kitsap
NEAH BAY — Chief Kitsap canceled Friday’s game with the Red Devils due to a widespread illness.
Neah Bay played Taholah late Saturday.
The Red Devils will open the Class 1B Tri-District Tournament with a game against a yet to be determined opponent at Port Angeles High School at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13.
That game will be the first of a Neah Bay doubleheader, the boys game will follow at 7 p.m.