SPORTS: Port Townsend boys and girls basketball teams sweep rival Chimacum while Port Angeles and Sequim boys teams lose at Crush in the Slush tourney

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Angeles and Sequim boys teams took their lumps while Port Townsend swept rival Chimacum on the opening day at the fifth annual Crush in the Slush basketball tourney Tuesday.

Tournament action continues today (see Calendar in Scoreboard on Page B2 for times) for six area boys and girls teams and eight squads from outside the area, including Asker Aliens from Norway.

Asker plays the Port Townsend girls in the featured game today at 7:30 p.m.

Girls Basketball Port Townsend 64, Chimacum 45

The host Redskins cruised to a 38-21 halftime lead and eased their way to the nonleague victory over their archrival.

“It’s a good win anytime you beat your rival,” Port Townsend coach Randy Maag said.

“Chimacum played hard. They have improved since the first time I saw them play this year.

“They are headed in the right direction.”

Kerri Evalt sparked the Redskins with 23 points to lead three players in double figures.

Kiley Maag sank 15 and Caroline Dowdle added 12 for Port Townsend.

“Kerri, Kylie and Caroline all tore it up in the first quarter when we scored 23 points,” Maag said.

The Redskins improve to 4-4 on the year.

The Cowboys had three players score in double figures as Cydney Nelson scored 12 while Malorie Cossell and Lauren Thacker had 10 points each.

The Cowboys play Seattle Academy today at 12:30 p.m. in the second round of the tourney.

Port Townsend 64, Chimacum 45

Chimacum 11 10 12 12 — 45

Port Townsend 23 15 11 15 — 64

Individual Scoring

Chimacum (45)

Nelson 12, Baird 3, Costello 5, Cossell 10, Thacker 10, Hathaway 5.

Port Townsend (64)

Johnson 8, Evalt 23, Maag 15, Dowdle 12, Fox 4, Hossack 2.

Boys Basketball Eatonville 58, Sequim 51

The Class 2A Wolves came out rusty after a long layoff and paid for it at Crush in the Slush on Tuesday.

Sequim, which lost only its second game of the year, trailed 29-20 at halftime to the 2A Cruisers but came back in the second half, almost drawing even at 52-51 in the fourth quarter before running out of gas.

“We did not shoot the ball well in the first half,” Sequim coach Greg Glasser said. “We came out cold.

“Our kids battled but we were showing a little bit of rust.”

The Wolves are 8-2 overall and 5-1 in the Olympic League.

Corbin Webb led the Wolves with 13 points while Jayson Brocklesby and Nick Camporini were right behind with 12 each.

Gabe Carter sank nine points and added six assists and four rebounds while Brocklesby also grabbed four rebounds.

Next for Sequim is the second round of the Crush in the Slush tournament

Eatonville 58, Sequim 51

Eatonville 17 12 13 16 — 58

Sequim 10 10 18 13 — 51

Individual Scoring

Eatonville (58)

Scores not available.

Sequim (51)

Hill 3, Meier 2, Carter 9, Brocklesby 12, Camporini 12, Webb 13.

Puyallup 88, Port Angeles 76

The Class 2A Roughriders had a tough time keeping up with the 4A Vikings after they took off with a strong third quarter.

“Overall, I was pleased with our effort,” Port Angeles coach Wes Armstrong said. “But we turned the ball over too many times.”

Ian Ward led the Riders with 24 points but it was Puyallup’s Jay Balmer who stole the show by shooting 9-for-13 behind the 3-point line and scoring 27 points as the game’s leading scorer.

Port Angeles will next face Chimacum today at 2:15 p.m. at the Crush in the Slush tourney.

Puyallup 88, Port Angeles 76

Puyallup 15 24 30 19 — 88

Port Angeles 11 23 15 25 — 76

Individual Scoring

Puyallup (88)

Balmer 27, Holub 24, Barber 20.

Port Angeles (76)

Ward 24, Phair 10, Wheeler 10, Morgan 6, Walker 6, Smith 6, Burke 6.

Port Townsend 51, Chimacum 41

The Cowboys gave a good battle to their archrival Redskins in the featured game at the end of the first night of the Crush in the Slush tourney.

“It was a basic good Port Townsend-Chimacum game,” Port Townsend coach Tom Webster said.

“It was a hard-fought game by both teams. We did a lot of good things to win, and they also did a lot of good things.”

The Redskins led 20-18 at halftime but outscored the Cowboys 31-23 in the second half to earn the win.

Seiji Thielk scorched the nets for 26 points for the Redskins while Hab Rubio added 10.

Landon Cray paced the Cowboys with 14 points while Dylan Brown-Bishop sank 12.

Wrestling Forks at Vashon

VASHON ISLAND — The Spartans took ninth place out of 12 teams at the tough Vashon Island Invitational, called The Rock.

“At our level there was a group of tough 1A schools,” Forks coach Bob Wheeler said.

The Spartans were going against the likes of Elma, host Vashon Island, Montesano, Orting and Ridgefield.

Forks next opens Southwest Washington League dual meet action next Wednesday against powerhouse Montesano.

Cutter Grahn just missed an individual championship at Vashon by two points, losing 6-4 in the 119-pound title bout, claiming runner-up honors.

Also performing well for Forks were Joe Ward, who took fourth place at 215 pounds, and Tyler Cortani, who claimed fifth at 125.

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