Forks’ Keira Johnson skies for a layup during the Spartans’ 74-25 win over South Bend on the road Friday night. (Eric Trent/Daily Chronicle)

Forks’ Keira Johnson skies for a layup during the Spartans’ 74-25 win over South Bend on the road Friday night. (Eric Trent/Daily Chronicle)

PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: (Updated) Sequim girls improve to 4-0 on the season

Forks girls win big; Crescent boys 5-0

STEILACOOM — The Sequim girls basketball team got off to a fast start and never looked back in a 54-28 win over Steilacoom, improving the Wolves’ season record to 4-0.

The Wolves were up 36-14 at the half. They got another huge game from Jolene Vaara, who scored 17 points to along with six rebounds, five steals and two blocked shots.

Hannah Bates made three 3-pointers and scored 15 points to go along with five assists and five steals. Jelissa Julmist contributed eight points, seven rebounds and four blocked shots.

”The girls played as a group tonight. Everyone contributed. Hannah was everywhere tonight. She played very well,” said coach Joclin Julmist. “Bobbi [Mixon] and Taryn [Johnson] played really good defense. The girls had fun tonight.”

Sequim (2-0, 4-0) has an Olympic League game Tuesday on the road against the always-tough Vikings of North Kitsap (1-1, 2-1).

Sequim 54, Steilacoom 28

Seq. 18 18 10 8 — 54

Ste. 7 7 7 7 — 28

Sequim (54) — Vaara 17, Bates 15, Julmist 8, Bloomenrader 4, Johnson 4, Turella 3, Mixon 3.

Bonney Lake 47, Port Angeles 35

BONNEY LAKE — The Port Angeles girls basketball team got off to a slow start and battled back in the second and third quarters, but wasn’t able to catch up with Bonney Lake in a 47-35 loss Saturday.

The Roughriders were outscored 22-5 in the first quarter but managed to tie the game in the third.

“After an offensively tentative first quarter, our players responded well and fought hard in the rest of the game. We worked our way back to a tie at 29-29 in the third quarter, but we could not overcome Bonney Lake’s outstanding defense to get a consistent offensive threat going,” said coach Michael Poindexter.

The Panthers are a good 4-0 3A team with size. Bonney Lake’s 6-foot-1 Jazmyn Shipp scored 18, including 14 in the first half. Ava Rice, at 6-foot-0, scored 12.

The Riders were led by Paige Mason with 16 points.

“Our early zone defenses were not effective at stopping Bonney Lake’s inside scoring, but in the last three quarters, our girls worked very hard to make our man-man defense slow Bonney Lake down, and our rebounding also improved in the last three quarters,” Poindexter said.

“It was the first time this year our players have faced an aggressive defense on the perimeter, and as the game went on, we were more able to exploit that pressure with back-cuts for inside scores. We did a great job of getting to the free-throw line, but we were able to convert only nine of our 20 free throws,” he said.

Port Angeles (2-0, 2-2) returns to league action with a game Tuesday at Olympic (1-1, 1-1).

Bonney Lake 47, Port Angeles 35

PA 5 16 9 5 — 35

BL 22 7 12 6 — 47

Port Angeles (35) — Mason 16, Williams 5, Petty 5, Lindsay Smith 3, Lexie Smith 3, Felton 2, Clark 1, Stevens, Rognlien, Manson.

Bonney Lake (47) — Shipp 18, Rice 12, Elias 6, Moore 5, Bailey 4, Heliner 2.

Boys Basketball

Crescent 42, Lake Quinault 35

JOYCE — A tremendous third quarter against Lake Quinault helped catapult the Crescent boys basketball team to a 5-0 start on the season.

Crescent outscored Lake Quinault 17-8 in the third en route to a 42-35 win.

“It was another tenacious defensive effort from the Loggers,” said coach Chris Ferrier. “We were able to get out and defend on a high level for most of the ball game.

“Once again we were outsized against our opponent and did a good enough job on the glass rebounding to hold off a pretty good rally in the fourth quarter,” Ferrier said.

Lukas Love led the Loggers in scoring in the first half, scoring eight. The Elks changed their defense and Conner Bauers was able to capitalize and score 10 of his 13 in the second half.

Love ended with 10.

“We got some surprising play out of freshman Mikah Love and tough inside play from Henry Bourm,” Ferrier said. “It was another gritty team effort.

Crescent (5-0) faces Coupeville on Wednesday.

Vashon 60, Sequim 56

VASHON — The Sequim boys basketball team stayed close throughout with Vashon this weekend, but fell in the end 60-56.

Sequim was led by Keenan Green, who hit five 3-pointers and scored 17 points. Vince Carrizosa made three 3-pointers and scored 17. Charlie Grider had nine points and eight rebounds, while Lars Wiker led the team with four assists.

Sequim (0-2, 1-3) hosts North Kitsap (2-0, 2-2) at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Vashon 60, Sequim 56

Seq. 8 18 16 14 — 56

Vash. 11 12 15 22 — 60

Sequim (56) — Green 17, Carrizosa 17, Grider 9, Thompson 6, Little 3, Wiker 2, Smithson 2.

Crescent 42, Lake Quinault 35

LQ 4 12 8 11 — 35

Cres. 11 9 17 5 — 42

Crescent (42) — Bauers 13, L. Love 10, Ka. Love 4, M. Love 4, Bourm 6, Sprague 2.

Friday’s Games

Girls Basketball

Forks 74, South Bend 25

SOUTH BEND — Forks’ killer K’s, Keira Johnson and Kyra Neel, combined for 48 points as the Spartans sank South Bend 74-25 in a Pacific League girls basketball game on the road Friday.

Neel posted a career-high 16 points to go along with a monster night on the boards (17 rebounds).

“Kyra had a great game and this was really a big week for her,” coach David Hurn said. “She got sworn into the Navy this week, did some testing and paperwork and showed up in time for the game and dominated.”

Johnson had 32 points and five steals.

“She was super aggressive defensively,” Hurn said.

Hurn said his team had a rough stretch in the second quarter, but he liked how his team answered after halftime.

“We set some expectations and they came out with a much better third quarter.”

Forks (2-0, 2-1) has a big week ahead, starting with a nonleague game with Neah Bay at home Monday.

The Spartans also play league rivals Ilwaco and Raymond next week.

In another Friday night game, Cascade Christian beat East Jefferson 55-34.

Forks 74, South Bend 25

Forks 20 16 29 9 — 74

SB 5 13 7 0 — 25

Forks (74) — K. Johnson 32, Neel 16, Wood 7, B. Johnson 4, Whorton 4, Wallerstedt 4, Ramos 2, Peters 2, Gaydeski-St. John 1, Ka. Neel 1.

Boys Basketball

Crescent 33, Concordia Christian 31

JOYCE — Conner Bauers scrapped his way to 14 points to lead the Loggers to a win in a contact-filled contest.

“This game was something to behold, if you liked a lot of physical play and a lot of bodies hitting the floor,” coach Chris Ferrier said.

“It was a good old fashioned defensive battle played at a snails pace. We overcame some adversity and some sickness and showed a lot of grit and resiliency. The first half was a test of who could get the ball in the bucket first and we were able to get enough stops to lead by a couple.

“The third quarter was a little sticky for us, we started fouling a little too much and having issues with their size. Fourth quarter was a gut check and the guys responded with tremendous toughness.”

Ferrier said Bauers spent much of the game getting knocked to the floor and bounced around the court.

“Those were 14 very tough points,” Ferrier said.

“We struggled a bit from the foul line (7 of 17) but also discovered a couple other guys can do good things with the ball.”

Crescent has Coupeville on the schedule on Wednesday.

In another Friday night game, Cascade Christian beat East Jefferson 63-44.

Crescent 33, Concordia Christ. 31

CC 6 8 11 6 — 31

Cres. 8 9 8 8 — 33

Crescent (33) — Bauers 14, Ka. Love 9, Bourm 5, L. Love 2, Sprague 2, Emery, Grooms, Watson.

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