CHIMACUM — The monkey is off the Chimacum boys basketball back.
The Cowboys (1-4) won for the first time in 27 games by beating Jefferson County rival Quilcene 81-47 in nonleague action Wednesday night.
“We shot the ball well tonight,” Chimacum coach Jim Eldridge said about the 81 points the Cowboys scored.
“We played team ball. It was fun to watch.”
Dylan Brown earned a double-double for the Cowboys with 21 points and a dozen rebounds. He has had 10 or more boards in all five games this year.
Landon Cray swished in 16 points for Chimacum while Rafael Pagasian added 10.
Brandon Bancroft led the Rangers with 17 points while Alex Galloway sank 14.
Chimacum had 10 players score in the game.
The Cowboys play at Coupeville on Friday night.
Chimacum 81, Quilcene 47
Quilcene 16 10 7 14 — 47
Chimacum 19 20 23 19 — 81
Bancroft 17, Brockney 6, Galloway 14, Knox 6, Newman 2, Davidson 2.
Cray 16, Q. Eldridge 9, Moug 6, Cooper 2, Brown 21, Cornachione 4, Pagasian 10, Glessing 2, Richardson 3, Riggle 8.
Clallam Bay 48, Port Angeles C 46
PORT ANGELES — Taran Bowlby sank 17 points to spark the Bruins (2-3) to the nonleague victory Wednesday night.
“For the most part, it was a sloppy game but we are improving,” Clallam Bay coach Cal Ritter said.
“We’re starting to get a little bit aggressive and we are doing better shot selection.”
The Roughriders outscored the Bruins 28-24 in the second half but Clallam Bay held on after leading 24-18 at halftime.
Two other Bruins scored in double figures, including Jacob Portnoy with 12 points and Kyle Hess with 10.
Clallam Bay next plays at Wishkah on Friday.
Clallam Bay 48, Port Angeles C 46
Clallam Bay 12 12 11 13 — 48
Port Angeles C 10 8 13 15 — 46
Clallam Bay (48)
Bowlby 17, Portney 12, Hess 10, Willis 5, A. Ritter 2, Welever 2.
Port Angeles C (46)
D. Oliver 15, all from 3-point shots.
Girls Basketball Chimacum 28, Quilcene 24
CHIMACUM — It wasn’t pretty but the Class 1A Cowboys held off the 2B Rangers in the nonleague game Wednesday.
“It was an ugly game,” Chimacum coach Mike Clarke said.
Among other problems, the Cowboys just couldn’t get their foul shots to drop, Clarke said.
Chimacum (3-2) led 15-7 at halftime but Quilcene scored 11 points in the fourth quarter to make it close.
Krista Hathaway scored a game-high 11 points and pulled down an amazing 16 rebounds.
Hathaway has been tough on the boards all season.
Leann Weed scored nine points for the Rangers.
The Cowboys next play at Coupeville on Friday night.
Chimacum 28, Quilcene 24
Quilcene 4 3 4 11 — 24
Chimacum 7 8 7 6 — 28
Engles 6, Kaiser 1, Baccus 6, Weed 9.
C. Nelson 1, Benner 8, Castillo 3, B. Nelson 5, Hathaway 11.
Wrestling PA drops two
SILVERDALE — The short-handed Riders dropped both matches in their Olympic League double duel against North Mason and Klahowya on Wednesday night.
Port Angeles fell to 2A power North Mason 45-26 in the first match before losing to host Klahowya 43-32 in the second.
“There’s too many holes in our lineup right now,” Riders coach Erik Gonzalez said. “We had too many forfeits and a couple of injuries and a couple of illnesses.
“We didn’t get enough pins to overcome it.”
State placer Adam Raemer scored a pair of pin victories at 145 pounds, while Andrew Symonds scored two technical falls at 135. Teammate Jacob Dostie won two matches at 189 as the third Rider to go 2-0.
Nathan Cristion went up a class to 215 and went 1-1 on the night, losing a tough match to Klahowya’s own state placer.
Brian Hergert, a legally blind sophomore wrestling his second season for the Riders, came within inches of his first varsity win but came up just short.
“He was pinning a kid,” Gonzalez said of his 112-pounder. “The ref might have missed a call there. He was that close again. I think it’s a matter of time [before he gets a win].”
Port Angeles travels to Fife on Saturday to defend its title at the Larry Brown Invitational.
Boys swimming Sequim 100, Kingston 81
SEQUIM — The Wolves cruised to their Olympic League win on Tuesday.
Sequim’s Chris Merrikin dropped 35 seconds off his best time of last year, finishing first in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2 minutes, 40 seconds.
Sequim newcomer Matthew Cays finished the same event in less than three minutes at 2:58.5.6
In individual medley results, Parker Steichen took first with a time of 2:40.71 and Jared Lindorfer captured second to boost the Wolves.
Triston Cortani easily won the 50 free in 26:06 as well as winning the 100-yard free in 1:02.29.
Thomas Moores took first in the 100 butterfly in 1:09.54.
In the 500 free times, Parker Steichen’s 6:57 was fast enough to take first.
The Wolves’ team of Moores, Lindorfer, Duncan Skinner and Cortani swam a fast 1:57.53 to score first in the 200 free relay.Moores also took first in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:15.