Roughriders gain share of league championship — at least

PORT ANGELES — Port Angeles High School’s girls basketball team clinched at least a share of the Olympic League championship after blowing out North Mason 72-32 at home on Wednesday night.

“It was over pretty much right off the bat,” Port Angeles coach Mike Knowles said.

“We are playing really well right now, the energy is up and we hope to keep that momentum going [heading into postseason play].”

Port Angeles can win the league title outright with a win over Olympic or Klahowya in its final two games.

Jessica Madison led all scorers with 27 points and Shelby Napiontek added 12 as the Roughriders rolled.

Port Angeles (13-1, 14-4) visits Olympic on Friday, wraps up the regular season at home against Klahowya next Tuesday.

Port Angeles opens the playoffs by hosting a crossover sub-district contest with the Western Cascade League No. 1 on Feb. 23 for the No. 1 seed to the Class 3A Bi-District.

Port Angeles 72, North Mason 32

North Mason 8 5 6 13 — 32

Port Angeles 16 18 19 19 — 72

Individual Scoring

North Mason (32)

Stromberg 3, Hicks 6, Ingaldson 8, C. Ingaldson 3, Hupper 10, James 2.

Port Angeles (72)

Knowles 2, Napiontek 12, Goodwin 6, Reid 3, S. Jones 5, Madison 27, Cook 6, Bailey 1, Jeffers 2, Dupuis 8.

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Port Townsend 59, Klahowya 43

SILVERDALE — With its playoff path secured, Port Townsend picked up a much-needed win over the Eagles on Wednesday night.

The Redskins started fast, running out to a 13-5 lead after one quarter.

“We pressed them a little bit and forced some turnovers,” Redskins coach Randy Maag said.

“Truthfully though, Alyx Coppenrath carried us tonight.”

The junior scored 19 points for Port Townsend to lead all scorers. Sophie Wilson added 16 and Ilsa Barrett had eight.

Port Townsend’s Megan Reinhart and Wilson stepped it up on defense, combining to hold Klahowya’s leading scorer to one field goal and just nine points.

The Redskins (7-8, 9-10) host Bremerton on Friday to wrap up the Olympic League season.

The Redskins will then host Cascade Christian of the Nisqually League next Thursday in a pig-tail loser-out contest for the No. 4 seed to sub-districts and a date with Chimacum for Class 1A Tri-District seeding.

Port Townsend 59, Klahowya 43

Port Townsend 13 16 15 15 — 59

Klahowya 5 17 11 10 — 43

Individual Scoring

Port Townsend (59)

Reinhart 4, Coppenrath 19, Evalt 6, Dowdle 2, Wilson 16, Fox 4, Barrett 8.

Klahowya (43)

Bulger 11, Drake 6, Durbin 10, Mcelwee 5, Dixon 9, Brooks 2.

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Toledo 68, Forks 47

TOLEDO — The Spartans played their “best game in a long time,” according to coach Scott Justus, but it wasn’t enough as Toledo dominated Forks in the second half on the way to a 68-47 Indians win.

Toledo’s Candi Zion scored 17 of her 19 points in the third quarter as the Indians took control of the game with a 28-12 run.

Alexa Justus had 14 points, eight assists, seven rebounds and five steals for Forks.

Erica Fonzi scored a career-high 14 points for the Spartans and Ardis Pullen added 10.

With the victory, Toledo (11-2, 16-3) clinched the Southwest Washington League’s Evergreen Division regular season championship.

The Spartans (7-6, 11-8)now sit in fifth place in the Evergreen, having lost four games in a row and six of their past eight after starting 9-1.

Forks can finish anywhere from third to a tie for fifth in the Evergreen League depending on the results of Thursday night’s regular season finale.

A Forks win or a Winlock loss clinches at least the Evergreen No. 5 spot at Districts and a loser-out game with the Trico Division No. 4 for the Spartans.

Toledo 68, Forks 47

Forks 9 14 12 12 — 47

Toledo 9 12 28 19 — 68

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Boys Basketball

Port Townsend 58, Klahowya 43

PORT TOWNSEND — Port Townsend continued its winning ways with a commanding senior night performance on Wednesday.

“After having all the senior night festivities, we were ready to go,” Redskins coach John Stroeder said.

“Normally, I don’t like all the hoopla but these kids deserve it for the time and effort they have given.”

The Redskins (13-2, 17-2) led 20-12 after one quarter and 28-15 at the break.

“We played with energy and ran the break really well,” Stroeder said.

Parker McClelland led Port Townsend with 22 points and fellow senior Elon Solvik added 15.

Port Townsend held Klahowya star Andre Moore to 16 points.

The Redskins travel to Bremerton today and could face a fired-up Knights squad.

Bremerton will be retiring the number of former North Carolina star and current Atlanta Hawks forward Marvin Williams during halftime.

Stroeder looks forward to the challenge of playing two games in two nights.

“We need this because we could be playing back-to-back quite a bit in the next few weeks,” Stroeder said.

Port Townsend 58, Klahowya 43

Klahowya 12 3 10 18 — 43

Port Townsend 20 8 14 16 — 58

Individual Scoring

Klahowya (43)

Moore 16, Gayer 1, Fredericks 2, Jaeckal 7, Munett 3, Jeffcoat 2, Newman 2, Holms 4, Wasson 4, Davis 2

Port Townsend (58)

Pine 3, Solvik 15, McClelland 22, Aase 2, Wilson 7, Johnson 6, Thomas 3. .

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North Kitsap 64, Sequim 38

SEQUIM — Sequim played a nearly flawless first quarter against the league-leading Vikings, controlling the pace and tempo of the game before folding and falling at home on Wednesday.

“We did a great job of executing and following our game plan, in that first quarter but then we decided to abandon it in the second,” Sequim coach Greg Glasser said.

After leading 15-11 after one quarter, North Kitsap blasted Sequim 41-10 in the second and third quarters to take control of the game.

“We wanted to try and limit their possessions on offense but we rushed too many shots and they did a great job of getting good looks,” Glasser said.

“They probably shot 60-percent from the field.”

Kyle Erickson led all scorers with 16 points for North Kitsap while Ary Webb led the Wolves with 12.

Sequim is still tied with Klahowya for the No. 2 seed to the Class 2A West Central District Tournament.

Sequim (4-10, 8-11 travels to North Mason on Friday.

North Kitsap 64, Sequim 38

North Kitsap 11 18 23 13 –64

Sequim 15 1 9 13 — 38

Individual Scoring

North Kitsap (64)

Thompson 2, Huggins 15, Woodman 6, Chisholm 2, Erickson 16, Hoffer 12, Nilles 4, Winkley 7.

Sequim (38

Omdal 3, Textor 9, Oliver 4, Thorson 10, A. Webb 12.

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North Mason 74, Port Angeles 49

PORT ANGELES — The 2A Bulldogs buried the Roughriders’ playoff hopes under a barrage of 3-pointers in Tuesday night’s Olympic League game.

No. 3 North Mason (12-2, 15-2) drained 8-of-9 shots from beyond the arc in the first half to jump out to a 45-21 halftime lead that Port Angeles (2-12, 3-13) would never challenge.

“They shot the lights out tonight,” Port Angeles coach Art Bell said. “They looked like they were prepping for a run at districts.”

The loss, coupled with Olympic’s victory over Kingston, drops Port Angeles from postseason contention for the first time since 2004-05, former head coach Erik Lathen’s first.

Lathen left his position last spring, and the district didn’t hire Bell as the interim coach until a few weeks before the season.

Antonio Stevenson led the Riders with 14 points.

Port Angeles hosts Olympic for its senior night on Friday at 7 p.m.

North Mason 74, Port Angeles 49

North Mason 22 23 12 17 — 74

Port Angeles 6 15 14 14 — 49

Individual Scoring

North Mason (74)

Button 3, Skogstad 16, McMinn 6, Geyer 16, Guimont 18, Hannafious 2, Baker 2, Fullington 11.

Port Angeles (49)

Jared Moses 1, Walsh 7, Stevenson 14, Adamich 2, Gilchrist 6, Wheeler 5, Rogers 7, Romero 7.

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Forks 55, Toledo 41

FORKS — The Spartans clinched their first postseason berth since 2005-06 behind a strong performance from senior Bryce McGinley in Wednesday’s Southwest Washington League game.

The 6-foot-5 post dropped in 17 points as Forks (6-7, 9-10) won for the sixth time in its last eight contests.

“We had some turmoil going on early in the season that caused the kids to not focus on basketball,” Forks coach Jeff Nelson said.

“Being able to just focus on the basketball court has made a huge difference for us this month.”

“It was a big thing for [McGinley] to step up. We’ve been waiting for that kind of performance from him. He picked a good night to step up.”

At the very least, Forks clinched the fifth and final Evergreen Division seed with the win.

If the Spartans can win tonight at home against Rochester they will earn a tie for the fourth seed. That would likely set up a tie-breaker against Montesano on Saturday night.

Bruno Castro added 13 points for the Spartans, while Sean Weekes had six.

Forks 55, Toledo 41

Toledo 12 10 6 13 — 41

Forks 11 21 8 15 — 55

Individual Scoring

Toledo (41)

Holmes 15, Wallace 15, Peitzeb 3, King 2, Baskin 2, Taylor 2, Fiecke 2.

Forks (55)

McGinley 17, Castro 13, Weekes 6, Ward 5, Noles 5, Ortiz 3, Gaydeski 2, Eastman 2, Johnson 2.

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