PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Port Angeles, Sequim, Forks all win big

BELFAIR — After a slow start offensively for the Port Angeles girls basketball team, Anna Petty and Tatum Moses combined for nine 3-pointers against a persistent 2-3 North Mason zone, leading the Roughriders to a 60-34 win on the road to remain in second place in the Olympic 2A League.

“Our defense was solid for the first three quarters. North Mason did not have a field goal in the third quarter,” said coach Michael Poindexter. The Bulldogs only scored four points in the third as the Riders opened up a 42-23 lead after three.

“Our discipline broke down in the fourth quarter, when we got a bundle of fouls for reaching and for fouling shooters. North Mason shot 38 free throws on the night, 18 of which were in the fourth quarter,” Poindexter said.

Poindexter said the Riders took some good 3-pointers, but settled for too many early threes later in the game.

“Along with offensive patience, we’ll be looking to improve our defensive technique and decision-making in our upcoming games,” he said. “All in all, we were pleased with our players keeping their composure after a rough opening to the game.”

Petty led the Roughriders with 15 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals. Moses had 14 points, while Lindsay Smith had eight points, six rebounds, three steals and three assists. Teanna Clark had six rebounds and Lexie Smith four steals.

The Riders (7-2, 7-7) next host Olympic (3-6, 4-7) at 7 p.m. today.

Port Angeles 60, North Mason 34

PA 8 20 14 18 — 60

NM 5 14 4 11 — 34

Port Angeles (60) — Petty 15, Moses 14, Lindsay Smith 8, Rognlien 5, Clark 4, Mason 4, Williams 4, Stevens 3, Lexie Smith 3, Hunter.

North Mason (34) — Adrianne Tupolo 17, Adriana Tupolo 7, Chanteneto 5, Tanza Tupolo 3, Garcia 2.

Sequim 60, Bremerton 32

BREMERTON — Jolene Vaara and Hannah Bates helped lead the unbeaten and No. 2-ranked Sequim girls basketball team to another win, nearly doubling up Bremerton 60-32 on the road.

Vaara had 26 points, six steals and six rebounds. Bates made three 3-pointers and scored 16 to go along with four assists. Jelissa Julmist had eight points and 10 rebounds, while Sammie Bacon had seven rebounds, six points and six assists. Libby Turella added seven rebounds.

“Sammie played very well for us tonight. She was everywhere,” said coach Joclin Julmist. “Libby also gave us a spark off the bench with her energy and defense. She rebounded the ball, also.”

Sequim got off to a fast start, jumping out to a 20-4 lead after the first quarter. The Wolves had a 14-4 fourth quarter to close it out.

Sequim (9-0, 13-0, No. 2 RPI), has a big home game today, hosting North Kitsap (5-5, 8-8) at 7 p.m.

Sequim 60, Bainbridge 32

Seq. 20 11 15 14 — 60

Brem. 4 12 12 4 — 32

Sequim (60) — Vaara 26, Bates 16, Julmist 8, Bacon 6, Turella 3, Herman 1.

Forks 75, South Bend 15

FORKS — The Forks girls basketball team got off to a 30-0 start in the first quarter en route to a 75-15 pasting of South Bend.

The Spartans were able to stretch the lead to 49-5 by halftime as they get ready to play the No. 6-ranked team in the state, Ilwaco, tonight. Despite the victory, Forks actually dropped down one spot to No. 8 overnight.

“We jumped out early and played our pressure and our half court,” said head coach David Hurn. “We did pretty well on the things we wanted to work on and to use a game like that to get better.”

With the win, the first-place Spartans now have a two-game lead on both Ilwaco and Raymond in the Pacific 2B League.

Keira Johnson led Forks with 27 while Kadie Wood had 16 and Kyra Neel 13.

Forks (8-0, 11-3) plays at Ilwaco (6-2, 12-3) on the road tonight. “Good teams win at home. The great teams have to win on the road,” Hurn said.

Forks 75, South Bend 15

SB 0 5 6 4 — 15

Forks 30 19 21 5 — 75

Forks (75) — K. Johnson 27, Wood 16, Neel 13, Ramos 5, Gaydeski-St. John 4, Whorton 3, Peters 3, Wallerstedt 2, Dilley 2.

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