Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News Port Angeles’ Luke Angevine, right, and his Port Angeles teammates will begin their Districts postseason run with a game Wednesday against White River at Woodrow Wilson High School in Tacoma.

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News Port Angeles’ Luke Angevine, right, and his Port Angeles teammates will begin their Districts postseason run with a game Wednesday against White River at Woodrow Wilson High School in Tacoma.

PREP PLAYOFFS: Quilcene game postponed; other Peninsula teams begin postseason games

[Editor’s note: This story was updated on Tuesday morning. The Quilcene game that was scheduled for Tuesday night was postponed again because Puget Sound Adventist is closed due to snow and ice. The game is now set for 7 p.m. Wednesday at Quilcene.]

QUILCENE — The Quilcene girls basketball playoff scheduled for Monday night was postponed because of snow and ice.

The Rangers, who finished sixth in the Sea-Tac 1B League, are set to play Puget Sound Adventist (4-8, 7-10), the No. 7 seed. The game was rescheduled to Tuesday, but has been postponed again to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Quilcene (6-6, 11-8) beat Puget Sound Adventist 38-29 on Jan. 3.

In other midweek postseason games:


Port Angeles boys basketball

The Port Angeles boys (7-5, 11-8) finished as a No. 4 seed in the Olympic League 2A Division. The Roughriders will open West Central District 2A playoffs with a game against White River (10-4, 13-9), which finished second in the South Puget Sound League 2A Mountain Division. That game will begin at 7:45 p.m. at Woodrow Wilson High School in Tacoma.

Coach Kasey Ulin said he and his staff scouted the SPSL League heavily, so White River is no mystery. He said White River is a senior-heavy good offensive team with four players averaging double figures. The Riders have been fighting flus and colds the past couple of weeks, but Ulin said his players are battle tested by a tough schedule specifically put together to prepare for the postseason.

In addition to the tough nonleague games, the Riders also had six games against three top-ranked 2A teams in the Olympic League — North Kitsap (ranked No. 8 in the WIAA’s RIP rankings), Olympic (ranked No. 10) and Kingston (ranked No. 17). The Riders split with Olympic and nearly beat North Kitsap twice.

Ulin is hoping his team is peaking at the right time. The Roughriders had three straight wins before a final regular-season loss to Kingston, which gave Port Angeles trouble this year.

“If we can play our best, we’ll be a tough out for anyone,” Ulin said.


Port Angeles Girls Basketball

The Port Angeles girls (8-4, 11-8) finished as the No. 3 seed in the Olympic League 2A Division and they will play Eatonville (12-2, 17-5), the second-place team in the Sound Division from the South Puget Sound League. The game will begin at 6 p.m. at Woodrow Wilson High School.

Sequim Girls Basketball

The Sequim girls (5-7, 8-12) earned the No. 4 seed out of the Olympic League 2A Division in a unique way. The Wolves ended up in a three-way tie with Bremerton and Kingston. Sequim had the best head-to-head record of the three teams, so Kingston and Bremerton played a 16-minute “pigtail” game, which Bremerton won. Sequim then came from behind to beat Bremerton in the second shortened pigtail game 24-19. Coach Larry Brown said the comeback was “100 percent will and determination.”

Sequim will play Lindbergh (10-4, 14-8) immediately after the Port Angeles game at 7:45 p.m. Thursday at Woodrow Wilson High. Lindbergh was the third-place team in the SPSL 2A Mountain Division.

Brown said Lindbergh is a big and athletic team, but that he thinks Sequim, which boasts two 6-foot posts in Ella Christiansen and Adrienne Haggerty, matches up with them well.

Forks Boys Basketball

Forks, the No. 2 seed in the Evergreen 1A League, will most likely host Stevenson, the No. 3 seed out of the Trico 1A League in the first round of hte District 4 1A playoffs. The time and place of the game has not been set in concrete, but tenatively, it looks like the game will be played at neutral Hoquiam (because Forks is a very long road trip for Stevenson, located in south-central Washington), at 5:45 p.m. Thursday.

Stevenson, which has still not wrapped up its regular season, is 4-4, 10-7.

Forks is heading into Districts hot. The Spartans have won five out of their past six and their one loss was a close game to Neah Bay, the No. 1-ranked 1B team in the state.

“We’re playing our best basetball at the right time,” said coach Rick Gooding.

Gooding also said this is Forks’ best playoff seeding in a while, “so we’re not taking anything for granted.”

Chimacum Girls Basketball

The Chimacum girls (4-5, 11-9), the No. 3 seed out of the Olympic League 1A Division, will host Vashon at 7 p.m. Thursday to open the West Central District 1 playoffs. Vashon (2-5, 5-14) is the No. 4 seed out of the Nisqually League.

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