PORT ANGELES — If Tebow time comes only late in the fourth quarter, then Roughrider time takes up the entire second half.
For the third game in a row, the Port Angeles boys basketball team ran wild in the final two quarters, this time sprinting past the Bremerton Knights in the final 16 minutes for a 74-51 victory Wednesday night.
Port Angeles outscored the Knights 44-27 in the second half, beating a team that upset Sequim just two days earlier, and improving to 4-1 in league and 5-1 overall on the season.
“We probably played our best second half of the year,” coach Wes Armstrong said.
“We got the ball inside, and Easton [Napiontek] just took over.”
The 6-foot-8 senior post submitted yet another double-double in Wednesday night’s Olympic League game, grabbing 10 rebounds and scoring a team-high 19 points.
Three other Riders scored in double figures, with Hayden McCartney and Keenen Walker each netting 12 and backup post Marshall Elliott swishing in 10.
After going into halftime up 29-24, the Riders outscored the Knights (2-2, 2-4) by a 17-point margin to run away with their fourth win in a row since falling at home to first-place Kingston (4-0, 4-2).
Throwing together victories over Olympic and Port Townsend, the Riders have a 119-66 advantage after the break in their last three games.
“We did a good job in the second half of one-shot-and-done for them [on offense],” Armstrong said.
“We also did a good job of getting the ball inside and getting it to Easton and Marshall. Then we had some guys knock down some shots.”
Walker held Knights scorer Andrew Shadle to just two points, while 6-4 Bremerton post Marshall Stevens had a game-high 22.
Seven different Riders scored in a game that saw them dish out 18 assists while turning the ball over just 10 times.
“We did a good job defensively to keep them in check . . . but not really with our defensive rebounding. We got to get better on that,” Armstrong said.
“Overall I’m pretty pleased. When you have four guys in double figures, good things will happen.”
Port Angeles travels to Klahowya (3-1, 3-5) tonight.
“That’s going to be a tough game,” Armstrong said. “We have yet to put together four quarters. Once we do, we’ll be pretty dangerous.”
Port Angeles 74, Bremerton 51
Bremerton 9 15 12 15 — 51
Port Angeles 16 13 20 24 — 74
Wales 9, Shadle 2, Brousard 6, Lawrence 3, Stevens 22, Robinson 5, Pounds 4.
Port Angeles (74)
Braithwaite 4, Walker 12, Burke 9, McCartney 12, Uvila 8, Elliott 10, Napiontek 19.
Clallam Bay 49
JOYCE — The Loggers held off a late Bruins rally to claim their third win in four games Wednesday.
Joel Williams dominated the paint with 26 points and 14 rebounds, helping the Loggers jump out to a 47-30 lead.
“We’re making good steps and strides in what we’re trying to accomplish with our offense,” Crescent coach Darren Heaward said.
“I think the kids are right on track where we want to be. They are putting out great effort, and so did Clallam Bay.”
Sage Fadness scored 15 points as the other Logger in double figures, while Kai Story had two points and nine rebounds.
Jacob Portnoy led the Bruins with 26 points, and Kevin Hess had 11.
The 17-point deficit after three quarters proved to be too much for them to overcome, however.
“We’re both, I think, pretty evenly matched,” Heaward said.
“We got after it and I think it was our defense that kind of did the job.”
Crescent (3-1 overall) next hosts Taholah tonight while Clallam Bay travels to Taholah on Saturday.
Crescent 55, Clallam Bay 49
Clallam Bay 13 13 4 19 — 49
Crescent 11 19 17 8 — 55
Clallam Bay (55)
Portnoy 26, Willis 11, Hess 7, Checker 3, A. Ritter 2.
Walker 5, Fadness 15, Findley 7, Story 2, Williams 26.
Sequim 66, Klahowya 31
SEQUIM — The Wolves rebounded from their first loss of the season by routing the first-place Eagles (3-1, 3-5) in Olympic League play Wednesday night.
Corbin Webb scored 23 points and held Klahowya scoring threat Clark Rose scoreless as the Wolves moved to 4-1 in league and 5-1 overall.
It was the perfect follow up for the Wolves to Monday’s game — one that ended in a 62-50 loss at 3A Bremerton.
“I’ve been dying to get out playing again just to get that one out of my system,” Sequim coach Greg Glasser said.
“I was really happy with our man defense and our help. After that first quarter, we gave them some fits.”
Webb, in particular, did a number on Rose, who had scored 17 or more in three league wins this season.
Jayson Brocklesby also held his own against 6-foot-6 Klahowya post Mitch Flowers, who scored just four points, all coming in the second half.
Brocklesby also had 11 points, while freshman Alex Barry reached double figures in scoring for the third straight game with 14.
Sequim next travels to North Kitsap tonight in its final game before Christmas break.
Sequim 66, Klahowya 31
Klahowya 11 4 10 6 — 31
Sequim 14 17 23 2 — 66
Sheets 2, Ballejo 2, Fagan 12, Ganowski 7, VanVleet 4, Flowers 4.
Hill 2, Alex Barry 14, Brocklesby 11, Guan 4, Catelli 2, Webb 23.
Port Townsend 23
KINGSTON — The Redskins scored just 10 first-half points and never recovered in an Olympic League loss to the Buccaneers on Wednesday night.
All but one of the 12 Kingston players in uniform scored — four in double figures — while the Redskins struggled to find offense against the defending league champions.
“They are a pretty good team,” Port Townsend coach Tom Webster said. “They pressed us and we’re just young.
“It’s a learning experience.”
Kyle Kelly and Jacob King each scored six points to lead the Redskins.
Port Townsend (0-5 in league and overall) next hosts Olympic tonight.
Kingston 72, Port Townsend 23
Port Townsend 4 6 6 7 — 23
Kingston 21 24 19 8 — 72
Port Townsend (23)
Kelly 6, S. Coppenrath 4, King 6, Charlton 2, Spaltenstein 4, LeMaster 1.
Decoteau 5, Combs 3, Wall 10, Sander 3, Deam 10, Byers 17, English 2, Schippers 2, Sundquist 8, Mays 2, Marrinan 10.
Clallam Bay 26, Crescent 22
JOYCE — Both coaches busted out the zone and neither team was able to bring much offense in Wednesday night’s nonleague affair.
Crescent’s Sara Moore had a game-high 11 points and seven rebounds, but it was the more balanced scoring of the Bruins, led by Melissa Willis’ eight points, that led to a win.
“I don’t know if we were sluggish, but we couldn’t get it going,” Crescent coach Brian Scott said.
“We had ugly turnovers, ugly passes. We just handed it to them this game.”
Crescent (0-2 overall) next hosts Taholah tonight. Clallam Bay (1-4) travels to Taholah on Saturday.
Clallam Bay 26, Crescent 22
Clallam Bay 10 9 4 3 — 26
Crescent 7 9 2 4 — 22
Clallam Bay (22)
Welever 8, Corpuz 6, Erickson 5, Randall 4, Wilson 2, Herndon 1.
Moore 11, Youngman 5, MacGowan 4, Bedford 2.
Port Townsend 27
PORT TOWNSEND — The Redskins ran into a red-hot Buccaneers team that claimed its fifth in a row to start the season Wednesday night.
Four girls scored nine points or more, with Amanda Carper and Maggie Snaza each netting 13, for the Olympic League-leading Bucs.
“We actually played better tonight than we did against PA [on Monday],” Port Townsend coach Randy Maag said. “We held them close for a little while but not too long.”
Irina Lyons led all Redskins with eight points, but the offense was hard to come by most of the night.
Port Townsend scored just seven points in each of the first three quarters and six in the last one.
The team was down 26-14 at the half, and a 20-7 Kingston third quarter put things away.
The Redskins (1-4 in league, 2-4 overall) next travel to Silverdale to take on Olympic tonight.
Kingston 62, Port Townsend 27
Kingston 16 10 20 16 — 62
Port Townsend 7 7 7 6 — 27
N. Fontes 4, A. Carper 13, K. Carper 1, Gaines 6, K. Fontes 9, Salas 12, Wicklein 4, Snaza 13.
Port Townsend (27)
Johnson 5, Maag 5, Lyons 8, Hossack 6, Reeves 3.
Port Angeles 36
BREMERTON — The Knights ran past the Roughriders in the first half Wednesday night to claim an Olympic League victory.
Bremerton held Port Angeles to just two first-quarter points and eight in the first half as the Knights went ahead 23-8 going into the break and held on from there.
“We struggled with our confidence in the first half, having too many turnovers and poor shooting,” Port Angels coach Michael Poindexter said
“We played much better in the second half,” he added, but it was not enough to overcome the 15-point deficit.
Port Angeles (3-2 in league, 3-3 overall) hosts Klahowya tonight.
Bremerton 52, Port Angeles 36
Port Angeles 2 6 11 17 — 36
Bremerton 11 12 12 7 — 52
Port Angeles (36)
K. Jones 15, Johnson 11, B. Jones 6, Rodocker 2, Cox 2.
J. Carpenter 22, K. Carpenter 10, Kluge 17, Grettenberger 3.
Klahowya 40, Sequim 33, OT
SILVERDALE — The Wolves traded basket for basket with the Eagles until overtime when Klahowya took over.
The teams were tied 6-6 after one quarter and 15-15 at halftime but the Eagles took a 23-21 lead after three frames before the Wolves tied it up 28-all at the end of regulation.
Klahowya took over in the overtime period, outscoring Sequim 12-5.
Annie Lever of Klahowya led everyone with 12 points while teammate Kori Holt canned 11.
Taylor Balkan scored 10 for the Wolves while Alexas Besand had nine.
The Wolves next host North Kitsap tonight.
Klahowya 40, Sequim 33, OT
Sequim 6 9 6 7 5— 33
Klahowya 6 9 8 5 12— 40
Balkan 10, Stofferahn 2, Guan 4, Wallner 4, Hamer 2, Briones 2, Besand 9.
Grozier 6, Lever 12, Fletcher 3, Hartford 1, Landram 5, Holt 11, Rouse 2.
Klahowya 113, Sequim 68
SILVERDALE — The Wolves lost in their second league meet Tuesday against the Eagles.
Cameron Harrison placed first in the 1-meter diving competition with a score of 167.15 while Steve Dewey captured the 100-yard backstroke (1:14.83) as the lone Sequim winners.The Wolves will meet Port Angeles in their next swim meet on Jan. 5.