East Jefferson senior Gage Berry, top, pins Cascade Christian’s Aphelele Mzameko in the 182-pound weight class during the Rivals’ senior night victory over the Cougars on Wednesday at Port Townsend High School. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

East Jefferson senior Gage Berry, top, pins Cascade Christian’s Aphelele Mzameko in the 182-pound weight class during the Rivals’ senior night victory over the Cougars on Wednesday at Port Townsend High School. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

PREPS: East Jefferson grapplers pin down a win over Cascade Christian

Forks girls beat South Bend on the road

PORT TOWNSEND — East Jefferson pinned down a crucial Nisqually League dual meet victory over Cascade Christian 42-18 to earn a shot to wrestle for the league championship Wednesday.

“It was senior night, a little bit different with no spectators,” Rivals coach Steve Grimm said. “But the wrestlers were excited and loud and got each other pumped up for the match. Our four seniors recognized were Savanna Hoffmann, Logan Massie, Gage Barry and Indigo Casad.”

Earning wins by pin were heavyweight Lars Wakefield, Melody Douglas at 145 pounds, Sam Lampert (160), Logan Massie (170), Barry (182) and Devon Bennett-Anderson (195).

Hoffman and Lily Delgado earned forfeit wins at 126 and 120, respectively.

The Rivals wrestled at Vashon late Thursday for the Nisqually League title.

East Jefferson’s boys and girls wrestlers are scheduled to compete at tournaments held at Lakes High School on Saturday.

Girls Basketball

Forks 51, South Bend 30

SOUTH BEND — Kadie Wood stepped up, all 5-foot-3 of her, to lead the Spartans with 18 points, 16 rebounds, eight steals and five assists in a Pacific League win over the Indians.

Forks needed Wood’s big game after an early injury to leading scorer Keira Johnson.

“We will be without her for a couple game with an ankle sprain,” coach David Hurn said.

“It took us a little bit to find our identity, Having to replace 25 points per game (Johnson’s scoring average) is tough and we settled on too many outside shots and our defensive rotations weren’t great.”

But Forks regrouped and Wood and Riley Bouchard stepped up.

“Kadie stepped up and led the charge by bringing energy,” Hurn said. “Riley had a good game stepping in for Janessa [Ramos] who’s been out.”

Forks (6-1, 7-3) is scheduled to host Coupeville in a nonleague game Monday.

Forks 51, South Bend 30

F 10 18 16 7 — 51

SB 5 14 4 7 — 30

Forks (51): Wood 18, Bouchard 12, Neel 9, Sandoval 4, Johnson 4, Wharton 3, Gaydeski 1.

Crescent 54, Port Angeles C 4

JOYCE — The Loggers had three players reach double figures in scoring against the Riders.

“Lady Logger defense was the key to the win for sure and great balance in team scoring with Makiah Clark, Jocy Kazlauskas and Kaylen Mason all scoring 12 points apiece,” coach Mike Hazelett said.

“I would like to say how proud of these girls I am from [improving from] only one win last year to the season that the team is having this year. This team has been working very hard to improve and learn a brand new offense and defense and all-new system.”

Crescent 54, Port Angeles C 4

PA 2 1 1 0 — 4

C 24 11 13 6 — 54

Crescent (54:) Mason 12, Clark 12, Kazlauskas 12, Gales 6, Sprague 6, Dunavant 4, Feildsend 2, Horn, Tenneson.

Boys Basketball

Port Angeles C 52, Crescent 39

JOYCE — A slow second quarter for the Loggers was the difference maker in a loss to the Riders C squad.

“We are shorthanded but that made no difference — Port Angeles has a really good thing going from their varsity all the way down to their young kids,” Crescent coach Chris Ferrier said. “We scrapped pretty hard but found the bucket a little unforgiving in the second quarter. Unfortunately we still fall into the trap of ‘When our shot isn’t falling we don’t play as tough on defense’ in the second quarter. Beyond that, I was pleased with our lack of ego in sharing the ball and playing unselfish.”

Conner Ferro-May led the Loggers with 17 points, Brayden Emery added 13.

“Conner and Brayden were efficient inside when we were able to get the ball to them,” Ferrier said. “Hayden Ferrel and Weston Hart really played their hearts out. Terrell Emery gave us some really solid energy and effort off the bench. The guys really gave a lot of gutty effort, we just had a quarter where we didn’t execute really well.”

Crescent (6-3) visits Clallam Bay tonight.

Port Angeles C 52, Crescent 39

PA 15 17 7 13 — 52

C 12 1 9 17 — 39

Crescent (39): Ferro-May 17, B. Emery 13, Hart 6, Sprague 3, Ferrel, Bourm, T. Emery.

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