SPORTS: Forks boys basketball team beats Tenino as three players hit career highs in scoring; other prep reports

FORKS — Three players had career scoring highs as the Forks boys basketball team ripped Tenino by 13 points in Southwest Washington League action Tuesday night.

The Spartans beat Tenino 61-48 to improve to 2-1 in league and 5-4 overall.

Forks has a crucial league game on Friday at Montesano, which also is 2-1 in league.

“That’s a big game for us,” Forks coach Scott Justus said.

To tune up for Montesano, three players hit career highs against Tenino, including Frank Noles, who ripped the nets for a game-high 21 points and he completed a double-double with 15 rebounds.

Noles had seven offensive boards, and he also had three steals.

“Frank had a monster night,” Justus said.

In addition, Braden Decker had a career high of 19 points and Cameron Leons came off the bench for a career high 13 points.

Leons also had three steals while Tyler Penn grabbed seven rebounds.

Despite all the scoring, the Spartans could have had more, Justus said.

“We had a chance to bury them but we couldn’t hit our free throws in the fourth quarter,” he said.

Forks made only 10 of 22 shots from the line in the final period.

The Spartans outscored Tenino in every quarter and never trailed, leading 29-20 at halftime and 44-32 going into the fourth stanza.

Forks 61, Tenino 48

Tenino 9 11 12 16 — 48

Forks 13 16 15 17 — 61

Individual Scoring

Tenino (48)

Love 8, Mozzone 6, Harris 9, Peterson 10, Schlesser 15.

Forks (61)

T. Penn 2, Castellano 2, Decker 19, Johnson 4, Noles 21, Leons 13.

Chimacum 64, Seattle Christ. 59

SEATTLE — The Cowboys earned a major win on the road against a tough Nisqually League opponent Tuesday night.

“This is a good league win for us because Seattle Christian has been playing well,” Chimacum coach Jim Eldridge said.

The Cowboys improved to 2-1 in league and 4-4 overall. They have a bye later this week but will travel to Auburn Adventist on Saturday to play a nonleague game.

Eldridge wasn’t happy about traveling all the way to Auburn for the nonleague competition but the Nisqually League is making all teams play Auburn Adventist once this year.

“I would rather play a nonleague game closer to home against a team like Sequim,” Eldridge said.

Against Seattle Christian, the Cowboys led the whole way until the fourth quarter.

“Seattle Christian got up by three in the fourth but we fought back,” Eldridge said. “Last year we might not have come back.”

Ace Landon Cray led the Cowboys with 21 points, 12 of those coming in the first quarter when Chimacum took a 21-14 lead.

Quinn Eldridge wasn’t far behind with 18 points.

Dylan Brown-Bishop also scored in double figures with 15.

Chimacum 64, Seattle Christian 59

Chimacum 21 14 13 16 — 64

Seattle Christ. 14 17 10 18 — 59

Individual Scoring

Chimacum (64)

Cray 21, Q. Eldridge 18, Moug 1, Downs 2, Duket 3, Brown-Bishop 15, Manix 2, Ravel 2.

Seattle Christian (59)

Webber 9, Sutherland 9, Jenson 11, Abben 6, Simpson 15, Bentoza 7, DeVries 2.

Kingston 74, Sequim 68

SEQUIM — A sloppy end of the first half was the difference in the Olympic League game Tuesday.

The Wolves, 9-3 overall and 5-2 in league, stayed with the Buccaneers in every period except for the second.

“We turned over the ball twice in the last two minutes of the first half,” Sequim coach Greg Glasser said.

“They already had a slight lead and they had maybe three steals and that was the margin of the game.”

Corbin Webb shot the lights out with a game-high 27 points while Jayson Brocklesby added 20 for the Wolves but the Bucs countered with five players who scored in double figures, all in the teens.

“They do have a lot of talent,” Glasser said.

Gabe Carter scored 10 points for Sequim while he and Brocklesby brought down nine rebounds each.

The Wolves next host Olympic in a league game Thursday night.

Kingston 74, Sequim 68

Kingston 14 22 17 21 — 74

Sequim 13 15 17 23 — 68

Individual Scoring

Kingston (74)

Bowman 3, Sander 12, Dem 2, Jill 16, Beyers 17, Holt 14, Burgess 10.

Sequim (68)

Webb 27, Meier 5, Carter 10, Brocklesby 20, Camporini 6.

Quilcene 68, Faith Christian 63

QUILCENE — It came down to the wire again for the Rangers (3-1, 6-3) as they take the overtime victory over the Eagles on Tuesday night.

“Our kids hung in there,” Quilcene coach Mark Thompson said. “They kept at it and it paid off.”

Colby Shreier made a layup with two seconds remaining in the fourth quarter after the Rangers stole the ball from the Eagles to send the game into overtime.

Brandon Bancroft led Quilcene with 23 points but it was 6-foot-8 Drew Conely who scored 30 for Faith Christian as the game’s leading scorer.

Quilcene will next host Muckleshoot on Friday.

Quilcene 68, Faith Christian 63, OT

Faith Christian 12 15 10 20 6 — 63

Quilcene 10 8 17 22 11 — 68

Individual Scoring

Faith Christian (63)

Conely 30, Mamosun 11, Richardson 9, Lusink 8, Meade 1.

Quilcene (68)

Bancroft 23, Davidson 16, Jordan 15, Pleines 7, Colby Shreier 5, C.J. Shreier 2.

Girls Basketball Tenino 49, Forks 27

FORKS — The Spartans got into foul trouble with three players fouling out and Tenino took advantage in the Southwest Washington League game Tuesday night.

Tenino led 28-11 at halftime and never looked back.

Taylor Morris and Sassi Price scored eight points each for the Spartans.

Forks, 1-2 in league and 1-4 overall, travels to Montesano on Friday night.

Tenino 49, Forks 27

Tenino 8 20 14 7 — 49

Forks 7 4 7 9 — 27

Individual Scoring

Tenino (49)

Forest 17, Vance 7, Wall 6, Elder 4, Mancowski 4, McClure 6.

Forks (27)

Morris 8, Price 8, Williams 5, Brown 3, Sherriff 2, Decker 1.

Port Townsend 43, Bremerton 35

PORT TOWNSEND — The Redskins (4-4, 5-6) played a defensive game against the Knights on Tuesday night, holding off a late fourth-quarter comeback attempt in the Olympic League game.

“It was the best defensive game we’ve played all year,” Port Townsend coach Randy Maag said.

“It was a great defensive effort.”

Kylie Maag led Port Townsend with 12 points while teammate Caroline Dowdle added 11 points.

Port Townsend will next host Klahowya on Friday starting at 7 p.m.

Port Townsend 43, Bremerton 35

Bremerton 13 10 12 8 — 35

Port Townsend 7 5 8 15 — 43

Individual Scoring

Bremerton (35)

Kluge 12, Carpenter 9, Genteninge 6, Fein 4, Villalobo 2, Drickell 2.

Port Townsend (43)

Maag 12, Dowdle 11, Lyons 5, Bella-Fox 5, Evalt 4, Johnson 4.

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