SPORTS: Neah Bay girls basketball advances to state while boys team knocked into consolation; Quilcene girls stay alive; other playoff reports

The Neah Bay girls basketball team advanced to state for the fifth straight year and the Quilcene girls stayed alive with victories in the Class 1B tri-district tournament Tuesday night.

The Neah Bay boys, meanwhile, was bumped into the consolation bracket in their playoff game Tuesday.

The Sequim girls lost and will play a loser-out game Saturday while the Quilcene boys are done for the year after losing a tri-district consolation game Tuesday night.

Girls Basketball
Neah Bay 64, 
NW Yeshiva 57

TACOMA — The Red Devils (21-1) advanced to state for the fifth consecutive year against Northwest Yeshiva at Mount Rainier Lutheran High School on Tuesday.

Neah Bay, which trailed by two points at halftime but led by 12 during most of the fourth quarter, will play for the tri-district championship against Lopez Island on Friday at 8 p.m. at Mountlake Terrace High School in Edmonds.

The Red Devils jumped on Yeshiva 22-9 in the first quarter but were outscored 24-9 in the second period to trail 33-31 at the half.

Neah Bay took control of the game, though, by outscoring Yeshiva 20-6 in the third quarter.

Cherish Moss led four players in double figures for the Red Devils with 18 points while Merissa Murner had 16, Rebecca Thompson 11 and Courtney Winck 10.

Milona Daby-Dov led Yeshiva with 22 points.

Winck led on the boards with 14 rebounds, 11 on defense, while Murner had nine boards and four assists.

The Red Devils had an uncharacteristic 29 turnovers to Yeshiva’s 21.

Neah Bay 64, Northwest Yeshiva 57

Neah Bay 22 9 20 13 — 64

NW Yeshiva 9 24 6 18 — 57

Individual Scoring

Neah Bay (64)

Thompson 11, Murner 16, Tyler 2, Winck 10, Ch. Moss 18, Ci. Moss 8, Allen 4.

NW Yeshiva (57)

Greenberg 11, Daby-Dav 22, Klamo 1, Owen 14, Friedland 5, Hasson 4.

Quilcene 49, 
Tulalip Heritage 43

MARYSVILLE — The Rangers kept their season alive with a gritty come-from-behind victory over the Hawks on Tuesday night.

Leanne Weed scored a game-high 20 points and Sarah Bacchus added 16 for Quilcene.

outscored Tulalip 18-10 in the fourth quarter to move within a win of its first state trip since 2004.

“Tonight’s game was a very intense and physical, hard-fought game,” Rangers coach Joe Whitsett said.

“We made huge improvements. [It was] one of our best boxing out and rebounding games yet.”

The victory puts Quilcene (13-9) in a winner-to-state, loser-out contest Friday at Mountlake Terrace High School.

The Rangers will play Highland Christian, a 45-32 loser to Lopez Island in winner’s bracket action Tuesday night, at 4 p.m.

The winner of that game plays for the Class 1B Tri-District’s third and fourth seeds to the state regionals.

Quilcene 49, Tulalip Heritage 43

Quilcene 6 17 8 18 — 49

Tulalip 10 12 11 10 — 43

Individual Scoring

Quilcene (49)

Weed 20, Bacchus 16, Turley 7, Beukes 2, Knutzen 2, Kaiser 2.

Tulalip (43)

Erik 11, Jones 8, Hatch 6, Fryberg 3, Enick 12, Jimicum 2, Bumgarner 2.

Olympic 66, Sequim 54

TACOMA — The Trojans puts the Wolves on the brink of elimination after pulling away in the fourth quarter of Tuesday night’s first round 2A Bi-District game.

Lea Hopson scored a game-high 22 points, but that wasn’t enough to save the Wolves from a loss against their Olympic League rivals.

The loss puts Sequim (15-9) in a loser-out game against the loser of Thursday night’s second round game between Foster and Eatonville.

Olympic 66, Sequim 54

Sequim 11 16 9 18 — 54

Olympic 14 17 10 25 — 66

Individual Scoring

Sequim (54)

Balkan 7, Haupt 4, Hopson 22, Harrison 14, Zabaraschuk 7.

Olympic (66)

Lagat 4, Quitevis 11, Jones 4, Taporco 3, Payne 10, Jackson 17, Halstead 17.

Boys Basketball
Mt. Rainier 67, Neah Bay 59

TACOMA — The Red Devils (19-3) were bumped into the consolation bracket of the double-elimination tri-district tournament Tuesday.

Neah Bay is scheduled to play a loser-out game against the winner between Christian Faith and Quilcene at Mountlake Terrace High School in Edmonds at 10 a.m. on Friday.

Neah Bay officials will try to get the game postponed until later in the day so they don’t have to get going so early in the morning to make the 10 a.m. time.

In Tuesday’s game, host Mount Rainier Christian led 31-20 at halftime and never looked back. Mount Rainier upped the lead to 48-34 after three periods of play.

Mount Rainier scorched the nets by making 20-of-41 2-point baskets and was 5-of-13 from beyond the 3-point line while the Red Devils shot just 19-of-50 in 2s and 4-of-19 in 3s.

Neah Bay’s Drexler Doherty had another monster game, scoring 26 points but still missing game-scoring honors by two points.

Andrew Wolf took those honors with 28 points.

Titus Pascua added 11 point.

Drexler also grabbed seven rebounds and had four assists while Eli Montette and Michael Dulik had eight rebounds each.

Mt. Rainier Christ. 67, Neah Bay 59

Neah Bay 12 8 14 25 — 59

Mt. Rainier 15 16 17 19 — 67

Individual Scoring

Neah Bay (59)

Debari 6, Jimmicum 4, Manuel 4, Greene 2, Dulik 2, Doherty 26, Pascua 11, Monette 4.

Mt. Rainier Christian (67)

Greenwood 12, Neumiller 8, Hallenberg 3, Wolf 28, Murphy 2, Bagley 14.

Christian Faith 55, Quilcene 49

FEDERAL WAY — The Rangers saw their season come to an end after dropping a loser-out 1B Tri-District game against the Eagles on Tuesday night.

Brandon Bancroft scored a team-high 24 points and Mason Jordan added 13 for the Rangers, who had a hard time stopping Drew Conley.

The 6-foot-8 post went off for a game-high 30 points, scoring inside and out against a Quilcene team that couldn’t quite keep up offensively.

“We just had a rough time shooting the ball tonight,” Quilcene coach Mark Thompson said. “It was kind of the story of our season.”

The Rangers ended up going two and out in the 1B Tri-District, their first postseason appearance after a one-year hiatus.

They graduate two seniors in C.J. Schreier and Brancroft, with the latter a 1,000-point scorer for the Rangers.

“We’ve got a lot of kids that are coming up,” Thompson said. “We might struggle a little bit next year depending upon how hard they want to work, but the year after and the year after that are looking pretty good.

“It was a good experience for our yougner guys to get a taste of playoff basketball. We’ll see how hard they want to work this summer.”

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