SPORTS: Thomas paces Port Townsend to 54-40 win; other North Olympic Peninsula prep basketball results

PORT TOWNSEND — Looks like Eric Thomas is accurate on the basketball court as well.

The Port Townsend shooting guard, also a prolific passer for the football team this fall, scored 22 points to lead the Redskins to a 54-40 win against the Klahowya Eagles on Friday night.

Thomas sank four 3-pointers in the game, helping the Redskins snap a three-game losing streak.

“He’s starting to step up and be a leader,” Port Townsend boys coach John Stroeder said of the senior.

“That’s a good thing. We haven’t had that all year.”

The Redskins (2-5 in league, 3-7 overall) made 18-of-30 shots from the field using a more deliberate offensive attack.

The patience paid off most in the second half when the Redskins outscored Klahowya 37-19 to pull away for the Olympic League victory.

“I think we’ve been trying to run too much,” Stroeder said. “The 35 second [shot] clock was pushing us a little too much, but we slowed down a little bit.

Junior Evan O’Brien scored 12 points as the other Redskin in double figures, while Jacob DeBerry added nine points and Cameron Robinson eight.

“We’re coming around,” Stroeder said. “I think guys are starting to learn. It was a good win.

“It felt good to win.”

Port Townsend plays host to nonleague rival Chimacum on Monday at 5:15 p.m.

Port Townsend 54, Klahowya 40

Klahowya 14 7 11 8 — 40

Port Townsend 10 7 23 14 — 54

Individual Scoring

Klahowya (40)

Neet 2, Jeffcoat 4, Rose 11, Holm 4, Davis 7, Smith 6, Monette 6.

Port Townsend (54)

Thomas 22, Robinson 8, O’Brien 12, Thielk 3, DeBerry 9.

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North Mason 59, Port Angeles 55 (OT)

BELFAIR — The Bulldogs survived a late challenge from the Roughriders to claim Friday night’s Olympic League affair in overtime.

The heart-breaking defeat was the fourth straight for the Riders, who had started the season 4-1.

“We had a couple of opportunities to put the game away, but we didn’t execute down the stretch,” Port Angeles coach Wes Armstrong said.

“Overall, I’m very pleased with our effort. To go to North Mason and take it to overtime on their home court is a tribute to all of our hard work.”

Colin Wheeler dropped in 20 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead the Roughriders.

Teammates Ben Lierly and Steve Rogers added 10 points apiece.

But it wasn’t enough against North Mason’s inside-outside duo of John Fullington (21 points) and Brett Skogstad (24 points).

Port Angeles (3-3, 4-5) hosts 1A Port Townsend on Tuesday night.

N. Mason 59, Port Angeles 55 (OT)

Port Angeles 7 8 20 11 9 — 55

North Mason 12 9 16 9 13 — 59

Individual Scoring

Port Angeles (55)

Wheeler 20, Lierly 10, Rogers 10, Williams 4, Stevenson 3, Morgan 2, Ward 4, Moses 2.

North Mason (59)

Bielec 2, Skogstad 24, Hannafious 5, Frender 2, Burley 5, Fullington 21.

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Cas. Christian 71, Chimacum 24

CHIMACUM — A scoreless first quarter spelled doom for the Cowboys (1-3, 3-8) in Friday night’s 1A Nisqually League game.

The Cowboys head to archrival Port Townsend on Monday at 5:15 p.m.

C. Christian 71, Chimacum 24

C. Christian 22 7 20 22 — 71

Chimacum 0 5 12 7 — 24

Individual Scoring

Cascade Christian (71)

Felczak 14, Treter 11, Washburn 8, King 14, Kushan 13, Mahnken 2, Tuttle 2.

Chimacum (24)

Cray 1, Eldridge 7, Moug 1, Brown 6, Pagasian 6, Glessing 1, Richardson 2.

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Neah Bay 91, Clallam Bay 28

NEAH BAY — The Red Devils unleashed on offensive blitzkrieg on their archrivals Friday night, taking both team’s first NOL game of the season.

A total of six Red Devils scored in double figures as Neah Bay raced out to a 37-15 halftime lead that would never be challenged.

Titus Pascua had 14 points and five assists to lead the Red Devils, who set a blistering pace in making 38-of-95 shots from the field.

Teammate V’Jay Buttrum added 12 points and Mitchell Murner 11. Robert Moss, Andy Pascua and Tony DeBari each had 10.

“They had the subs when they needed it, and we just ran out of gas,” Clallam Bay coach Cal Ritter said.

Neah Bay (1-0, 8-2) grabbed 53 rebounds in the game, including 26 on the offensive end.

The Red Devils also had 14 assists, 15 steals and seven blocks against the defending NOL champs.

Jacob Portnoy led the Bruins (0-1, 2-4) with 10 points.

“Some teams rebuild and other teams reload,” Ritter said.

“Right now we’re in the rebuilding phase.”

Neah Bay won again on Saturady night against Tahola, cruising to a 50-29 halftime lead before winning 85-66.

Neah Bay 91, Clallam Bay 28

Clallam Bay 8 7 7 6 — 28

Neah Bay 16 21 31 23 — 91

Individual Scoring

Clallam Bay (28)

Jacob Portnoy 10, Hess 7, James 5, Ritter 3, Willis 2, Welever 1.

Neah Bay (91)

T. Pascua 14, Buttram 12, Murner 11, Moss 10, A. Pascua 10, DeBari 10, Doherty 8, Dulik 7, Arnold 4, Rascon 3, Bartlett 2.

Neah Bay 85, Taholah 66

Neah Bay 23 27 16 19 — 85

Taholah 16 13 19 18 — 66

Individual Scoring

Neah Bay (85)

T. Pasqua 23, Doherty 16, A. Pasqua 14, Moss 12.

Taholah (66)

Miller 25, Tahkell 14.

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Montesano 56, Forks 39

FORKS — The Spartans simply couldn’t buy a break in Friday night’s loss to the Bulldogs.

Torrid Montesano shooting in the third quarter ultimately was the difference in the game.

The Spartans (2-2 in league, 6-4 overall) could do nothing but foul and hope for some misses late in the fourth.

Montesano went on to score nine of their 12 points in the quarter at the free-throw line, sinking Forks.

Frank Noles led the scoring for Forks with 12 points.

Tyler Penn had six points while Fernando Hernandez had an off night, scoring only three. He also grabbed 15 rebounds.

“That third quarter by Montesano really hurt us,” Forks coach Scott Justus said.

Forks travels to Onalaska on Tuesday to take on the fourth ranked Loggers.

Montesano 56, Forks 39

Montesano 9 15 20 12 — 56

Forks 6 14 8 11 — 39

Individual Scoring

Montesano (56)

Aldrich 12, Benedict 9, Trimble 9, McNealey 13, Tyler 8, Benedict 3, Truax 4.

Forks (39)

Noles 12, T. Penn 6, Decker 5, Castellano 5, Gaydeski 5, Hernandez 3, Ayala 2, J. Penn 1.

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Highland Christian 59, Clallam Bay 55

CLALLAM BAY — The Bruins recovered from their blowout loss to Neah Bay with a game effort against Highline on Saturday.

A lack of second chance points was the one area that hurt the Bruins the most, according to Clallam Bay coach Cal Ritter.

Jacob Portnoy was the Bruins’ (3-5 overall) leading scorer with 22 points.

Emmett James had 17 points, while Kyle Hess had 10 points, nine rebounds and five assists.

Highland Christ. 59, Clallam Bay 55

Highland 14 15 11 19 –59

Clallam Bay 13 14 13 15 — 55

Individual Scoring

Highland (59)

Teal 24, Wold 18, Starr 9, Braekevelt 6, Poortinga 2.

Clallam Bay (55)

Portnoy 22, James 17, Hess 10, Willis 2, Ritter 2, Welever 2.

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Tacoma Baptist 56, Quilcene 51

TACOMA — The Rangers never gave up Friday night, coming from behind to take a seven-point lead late in the fourth quarter, only to let it slip away.

Quilcene (1-2 in league, 3-7 overall) crawled its way back from an 11 point halftime deficit.

“We played our hearts out in the second half, we just came up a little short,” Quilcene coach Mark Thompson said.

“Even though we took the loss, I’m still very proud of our guys.”

Brandon Bancroft scored 19 points for the Rangers and pulled down 11 rebounds, as well.

Pat Knox sank 11 points while hauling in 16 boards.

The Rangers host Seattle Lutheran on Tuesday night.

Tacoma Baptist 56, Quilcene 51

Quilcene 7 19 11 14 — 51

Tacoma Baptist 14 21 4 17 — 56

Individual Scoring

Quilcene 51)

Bancroft 19, Knox 11, Newman 11, Schrier 3, Macki 3.

Tacoma Baptist (56)

Gladney 19, Lowe 11.

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GIRLS BASKETBALL

Port Angeles 64, North Mason 36

PORT ANGELES — The Roughriders took a 38-19 lead into the halftime and never looked back on Friday.

Kiah Jones set the tone for Port Angeles (6-0 in league, 8-2 overall) offensively, scoring eight of the Riders first 16 points. She finished the night with 12 points and six rebounds.

Jessica Madison had a game-high 28 points while also grabbing six boards and dishing out six assists. Point guard Alison Knowles chipped in 11 points.

“Once we were able to get some rebounds and get into transition, the girls broke things open,” Riders coach Mike Knowles said.

Port Angeles hosts Port Townsend on Tuesday.

Port Angeles 64, North Mason 36

North Mason 14 5 15 2 — 36

Port Angeles 16 22 17 9 –64

Individual Scoring

North Mason (36)

Stromberg 7, Wiley 6, Anderson 4, Zamudio 1.

Port Angeles (64)

Madison 28, K. Jones 12, Knowles 11, S. Jones 3, Stevenson 2, Jeffers 2.

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Klahowya 53, Port Townsend 29

SILVERDALE — The Redskins (1-6, 1-9) suffered from a slow start against a very tough Eagles team, leading to a loss Friday night.

Kerri Evalt led the Redskins with eight points, while Alexa Russell and Gabbi Hossack added five each.

“Klahowya played super aggressively on both ends of the court,” Redskins coach Randy Maag said. “They took us out of our game tonight.”

Port Townsend hosts archrival Chimacum on Monday.

Klahowya 53, Port Townsend 29

Port Townsend 7 3 3 16 –29

Klahowya 18 18 7 10 — 53

Individual Scoring

Port Townsend 29)

Evalt 8, Russell 5, Hossack 5, Fox 4, Maag 3, Dowdle 3, Little 1.

Klahowya (53)

Drake 11, Dixon 11, Newman 6, Bowling 4, McElwee 4, Durbin 3, Robinson 2, Burlison 1.

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Neah Bay 47, Clallam Bay 22

NEAH BAY — The Red Devils came out strong and then cruised to victory Friday night over the Bruins.

Leading 29-5 at the halftime break, the Bruins needed a complete meltdown from Neah Bay in order to get back in the game.

No such luck, though the Bruins did come alive finally on offense, scoring 17 in the second half, thanks to Sarah Reeves eight points.

The Red Devils (1-0 in league, 8-0 overall) defense forced repeated turnovers by the Bruins in the first half.

Ardis Pullen led the scoring for Neah Bay with 17 points while also hauling down seven rebounds.

Rebecca Thompson added eight points and had seven boards, as well, for the Red Devils.

Neah Bay takes on Crescent in Joyce on Wednesday.

In Saturday’s game against Taholah, the Red Devils ran away with the lead early, winning easily 82-29.

Rebecca Thompson led all scorers with 17 points.

Neah Bay 82, Taholah 29

Neah Bay 21 20 25 16 — 82

Taholah 8 4 6 11 — 29

Individual Scoring

Neah Bay (82)

Thompson 17, Greene 15, Pullen 12, Kallappa 11.

Taholah (29)

Johnston 8.

Neah Bay 47, Clallam Bay 22

Clallam Bay 3 2 11 6 — 22

Neah Bay 16 13 10 8 — 47

Individual Scoring

Clallam Bay (22)

Reeves 8, Erickson 3, M. Willis 3, Welever 3, C. Willis 2, Randall 2, Angulo 1.

Neah Bay (47)

Pullen 17, Thompson 8, Kallappa 6, Winck 6, Moss 6, Allen 4.

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North Kitsap 57, Sequim 32

POULSBO — The Wolves’ losing streak went to 32 games after Friday night’s Olympic League setback.

Rylleigh Zbaraschuk led Sequim with seven points.

North Kitsap 57, Sequim 32

Sequim 7 10 5 10 — 32

North Kitsap 15 17 7 18 — 57

Individual Scoring

Sequim (32)

Balkan 3, Rookard 4, Hamer 4, Ruiz 4, Soha 2, Wicker 2, Harrison 5, Lauritzen 1, Zbaraschuk 7.

North Kitsap (57)

Weber 4, Taplin 4, Blevins 12, Clark 4, Ritter 4, Cardoza 4, Bray 9, Weatherill 2, Williams 8, Simmons 6.

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Montesano 37, Forks 34

FORKS — The Spartans fell short of their first SWL-Evergreen Division victory of the season Friday night.

Montesano’s Brooke and Erica Rydman combined for 25 points to overcome an impressive rebounding effort from Forks (0-4, 3-7).

That included 16-rebound nights from Mariah Dillard and Paige Kennedy.

Dillard also had 13 points. Kennedy added six.

Montesano 37, Forks 34

Montesano 12 7 5 11 — 37

Forks 4 8 12 10 — 34

Individual Scoring

Montesano (37)

B. Rydman 11, E. Rydman 14.

Forks (34)

Dillard 13, Gillett 5, Kennedy 6, Morris 3, Decker 2, Williams 2.

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Cascade Christian 55, Chimacum 35

CHIMACUM — The Cowboys came out flat, going down 18-5 after one quarter, and never recovered in Friday night’s 1A Nisqually League game.

Chimacum (1-2, 5-6) plays Port Townsend at Bruce Blevins Gymnasium on Monday at 7 p.m.

C. Christian 55, Chimacum 35

C. Christian 18 13 11 13 — 55

Chimacum 5 15 5 10 — 35

Individual Scoring

Cascade Christian (55)

Guerrero 6, Centioli 4, Smallwood 11, Creech 18, Coltrim 3, Read 4, Qualls 9.

Chimacum (35)

C. Nelson 5, Benner 4, Cossell 2, Castillo 5, B. Nelson 9, Gale 1, Petrick 10.

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