PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Forks, Neah Bay boys and girls split games

NEAH BAY — The Forks Spartans and the Neah Bay Red Devils split boys and girls basketball games Monday in nonleague action.

The Spartan boys held Neah Bay superstar Drexler Doherty to his 999th point and held off the Red Devils 60-56.

“We didn’t let Drexler score his 1,000th point on us,” Forks coach Scott Justus said.

Doherty did score a game-high 26 points but must wait for the next game to earn his scoring milestone.

The Neah Bay girls, meanwhile, put on a clinic for the Spartans in a 74-31 blowout to remain undefeated on the year at 8-0.

BOYS BASKETBALL FORKS 60, NEAH BAY 56

The Spartans held Doherty to four points in the third quarter to outscore the Red Devils 22-14 and take over the lead.

“That was a key point in the game for us,” Justus said.

Alexis Ayala helped Frank Noles put the clamps on Doherty in that crucial period to take control in the game.

“That was big for us,” Justus said.

The Class 1A Spartans remain 1-1 in the Southwest Washington League but improve to 3-3 overall while the 2B Red Devils lost only their second game of the year and are now 6-2.

Doherty was the only Red Devil in double figures while Noles sparked the Spartans with 18 points, followed by Brady Castellano with 12 and Braden Decker with 11.

Noles had a double-double with 10 rebounds while Tyler Penn grabbed six boards.

Penn led the Spartans in the second half with five of his six rebounds and all four of his steals coming late in the game.

“Tyler Penn was huge for us down the stretch,” Justus said.

Eli Monette had 10 rebounds for the Red Devils while Michael Dulik had nine.

The Spartans next go against Rainier Christian at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the North Beach Tournament while the Red Devils next play against the Port Angeles JV on Jan. 5.

Forks 60, Neah Bay 56

Forks 13 11 22 14 — 60

Neah Bay 10 18 14 14 — 56

Individual Scoring

Forks (60)

J. Penn 2, T. Penn 8, Castellano 12, Ayala 3, Decker 11, Johnson 4, Noles 18, Leons 2.

Neah Bay (56)

Jimmicum 8, Greene 6, Dulik 3, Monette 9, Kallappa 4, Doherty 26.

GIRLS BASKETBALL NEAH BAY 74, FORKS 31

The Red Devils remained perfect on the year with the easy nonleague victory.

Neah Bay led 17-9 at the end of one, 39-11 at halftime and 56-20 at the end of three.

Forks had 25 turnovers to Neah Bay’s 12.

“Neah Bay runs and they press well,” Forks coach Dave Zellar said. “They hit the boards well and they pressured us all night.

“We need to get our turnovers under control.”

The Red Devils had three players score in double figures with Cherish Moss leading the way with 21 points and Cierra Moss right behind with 18.

Courtney Winck also scored in double figures with 12.

Winck led on the boards with eight.

Taylor Morris scored 13 points for the Spartans.

Forks next plays at the North Beach Invitational starting Wednesday while Neah Bay next plays against Port Angeles JV on Jan. 5.

Neah Bay 74, Forks 31

Forks 9 2 9 11 — 31

Neah Bay 17 22 17 18 — 74

Individual Scoring

Forks (31)

Sherriff 2, Morris 13, Raben 4, Price 2, Williams 4, Decker 2, Brown 4.

Neah Bay (74)

Thompson 9, Murner 5, Sones 2, Winck 12, Cherish Moss 21, Cierra Moss 18, Allen 7.

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