SPORTS: North Beach beats Forks boys basketball team; Chimacum and Quilcene boys both win; other prep reports

FORKS — The Forks boys basketball team came out flat in the second half and paid for it in its first game of the season Monday.

North Beach 28-17 advantage in the second half to beat the Spartans 52-43 in nonleague action.

“We had a 12-point lead at one time in the first half but it just washed away,” Forks coach Scott Justus said.

Forks led 26-18 but scored only four points in the third quarter.

“We were doing some good things in the first half but then we came out of the locker room in the third quarter and fell on our face.”

That’s a recurring theme for the Spartans going back to last season, Justus said. Coming out strong in the first half but being listless at the start of the second half.

“I have to try something as a coach to change that,” Justus said.

Frank Noles led the Spartans with 14 points, seven rebounds and four steals while Bryce Johnson led on the boards with 10 rebounds.

Johnson also scored six points while teammate Branden Decker sank nine, all on 3-pointers in the second quarter.

“Decker gave us a spark,” Justus said.

Tyler Penn dished out five assists with two points for Forks.

Dick Archer sparked North Beach with 20 points while Jason Fry added 18.

The Spartans (0-1) next will host Chimacum on Friday night.

North Beach 52, Forks 43

North Beach 7 11 17 17 — 52

Forks 7 19 4 13 — 43

Individual Scoring

North Beach (52)

Archer 20, Fry 18.

Forks (43)

Noles 14, Leons 6, Penn 2, Castellano 1, Decker 9, Johnson 6.

Quilcene 62, Crescent 58

QUILCENE — The Rangers withheld a 33-point barrage from Joel Williams to win the nonleague thriller Monday night.

This was the 11th straight time that the Rangers have beaten the Loggers but this game was by far the closest.

“Crescent has been getting better the past two years,” Quilcene coach Mark Thompson said.

“Williams was hitting shots from everywhere on the floor. He was hitting 3s, hitting 2s. He had a great game.”

The Rangers (2-1) countered with Brandon Bancroft, who sank 24 points and grabbed a team-high 13 rebounds.

Jake Pleines added 10 points and six rebounds for Quilcene while Colby Schreier came off the bench to score 13 points.

Schreier came in as point guard to quarterback the team.

“Colby did a heck of a job of giving us a lift off the bench,” Thompson said.

Quilcene 62, Crescent 58

Crescent 7 19 13 19 — 58

Quilcene 12 14 20 16 — 62

Individual Scoring

Crescent (58)

Williams 33, Story 7, Wingard 6, Finley 6, Barnes 3, Peppard 3.

Quilcene (62)

Bancroft 24, Pleines 10, Colby Schreier 13, Jordan 6, Davidson 5, Perez 2, C.J. Schreier 2.

Chimacum 63, Klahowya 47

CHIMACUM — The Cowboys (2-0) led 35-22 at halftime and never lost the lead.

“We led by 28 and 24 points in the second half,” coach Jim Eldridge said.

“We kept a double-digit lead in the second half.”

Four players scored in double figures, led by Landon Cray with 16.

Quinn Eldridge sank 15 while Dillon Brown-Bishop had 12 and Mason Moug scored 11.

The Cowboys next play at Forks in a nonleague game Friday night.

Chimacum 63, Klahowya 47

Klahowya 11 11 15 10 — 47

Chimacum 15 20 19 9 — 63

Individual Scoring

Klahowya (47)

Davis 13, Flowers 9, Rose 8.

Chimacum (63)

Cray 16, Q. Eldridge 15, Moug 11, Brown-Bishop 12, Dukat 3.

Vashon Island 60, Port Townsend 41

VASHON ISLAND — Jacob DeBerry sank 21 points but the Redskins came up short in a nonleague game Saturday night.

Vashon star Alex Wagner scored 26 points as the Pirates took a 21-10 lead at the end of the first quarter and 28-21 advantage at halftime.

An 18-8 run in the third quarter sealed the Redskins’ fate, who fell to 0-2 on the young year.

“Wagner is the real deal,” Port Townsend coach Tom Webster said.

“We tried everything on him but he was hitting from all over the court, both 3s and 2s.

“DeBerry had a good game for us.”

Seiji Thielk had six points for the Redskins while Kylen Solvik and Matt Juran had five each and Kyle Kelly added four.

Port Townsend next hosts Sequim tonight at 7.

Girls Basketball North Beach 59, Forks 29

FORKS — A bigger and more experienced North Beach team easily handled the Spartans in their first game of the year Monday.

“We were doing fine until the second half when foul trouble hurt us,” Forks coach Dave Zellar said.

The Spartans had 20 fouls compared to North Beach’s eight in the game.

North Beach made 16-of-19 shots from the line.

The Spartans trailed only 20-16 at the half but were outscored 41-13 in the second half.

Casey Williams led Forks with 11 points while Taylor Morris added seven.

North Beach had four players score in double figures.

“North Beach was big inside, and they were a quick team,” Zellar said.

“We’re a little bit younger with a lot of sophomores.”

The Spartans next host Chimacum in a nonleague game Friday night.

North Beach 59, Forks 29

North Beach 11 9 20 21 — 59

Forks 12 4 9 4 — 29

Individual Scoring

North Beach (59)

Bastian 15, McCrory 13, Skaar 11, Delackuz 10.

Forks (29)

Williams 11, Morris 7, Brown 6, Raben 5.

Vashon Island 39, Port Townsend 38

VASHON ISLAND — The Pirates came back in the fourth quarter to win the nonleague thriller on Saturday.

The Redskins had a 10-6 lead after one but the Pirates tied it at 18-all at halftime.

Port Townsend (1-1) went ahead 30-27 in the third quarter but the Pirates had a 12-8 advantage in the fourth period to squeak out the win.

Caroline Dowdle led the Redskins with 16 points while Bella Fox added 14.

“We played really well but we just run out of gas,” Port Townsend coach Randy Maag said.

“We’re young at spots but we are gowing and improving.”

The Redskins next host Sequim tonight starting at 5:15 p.m.

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