SPORTS: Peninsula College sweeps Olympic in men’s and women’s basketball

BREMERTON — The Peninsula College men’s basketball team ripped Olympic 73-57 on the road in the NWAACC opener Wednesday night.

Mitrell Clark led the Pirates (1-0, 6-4) with 19 points, seven rebounds and four assists as the game’s leading scorer while teammate DeShaun Freeman finished with a double-double, scoring 13 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks.

The Pirates held a commanding 44-27 lead at halftime but it was a total team effort as the Pirates’ bench put up 23 points to help top the Rangers.

Peninsula outshot Olympic, shooting 42 percent to the Rangers’ 27 percent, and also controlled the boards with a total of 59 rebounds next to Olympic’s 44.

This victory sets up an early season showdown between two North Division powers as the Pirates host Bellevue (1-0, 6-4) on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Peninsula 73, Olympic 57

Peninsula 44 29 — 73

Olympic 27 30 — 57

Individual Scoring

Peninsula (73)

Clark 19, Vinson 16, Freeman 13, Waller 10.

Olympic (57)

Thompson 16, Bagby 10, Johnson 8, Reid 6, Koets 6, Winkley 5.

Women’s Basketball Peninsula 46, Olympic 45

BREMERTON — The Pirates had a chance to avenge their previous 17-point loss to the Rangers in a thriller Wednesday night to win their North Division opener.

Danika Goodwin had a standout night for Peninsula, leading the Pirates with 17 points, nine rebounds, six assists and a block to help give her team just enough for the victory on the road.

Peninsula had a 25-20 lead at the half but Olympic rallied from behind in the second half to exchange four lead changes in the final two minutes of the game.

Megan Smith put the game away, finishing with a layup to give the Pirates a one-point lead with 20 seconds to go.

The Pirates look to prepare for Bellevue on Saturday with the game starting at 5 p.m.

Peninsula 46, Olympic 45

Peninsula 25 21 — 46

Olympic 20 25 — 45

Individual Scoring

Peninsula (46)

Goodwin 17, Monfrey 8, Thein 8, Smith 7.

Olympic (45)

Gulisao 18, Moore 8, Helwig 7, Stewart 6, Frank 5, Hanna 1.

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