Cougar matmen hammer Klahowya

"Garrett Jackson won at the wire with a last-second takedown over Klahowya’s Tristan Manning at 171 pounds to highlight Central Kitsap’s 49-15 victory over the Klahowya in Olympic League wrestling action Wednesday night (Dec. 15) at Central Kitsap.Jackson, a state Class 4A alternate last year, took a 5-3 decision over Manning, who competed in last year’s state 2A Mat Classic.Central Kitsap (6-0) got victories via pin by Lawrence Ng (103 pounds), Will Villareal (125), Joseph Sencil (130) and Alan Chattin (215), and technical falls from Scott Eickmeyer (119) and Scott Martin (140).Olympic 66, Bainbridge 3: The Trojans terrorized Class 3A Bainbridge, which forfeited two weight classes and lost a third via disqualification. Doug Cutrone (125), J.J. Zettle (130), Luke Switzer (171), Tim Horton (189) and Jon Clapper (215) all won by pin for Olympic (3-0 league, 5-1 overall).Boys swimmingCentral Kitsap’s Jared Eyer and Steve Evans were the Cougars’ only event winners as they dropped a dual meet at North Kitsap 117-61.Eyer won the individual medley with a time of 2 minutes, 22.63 seconds, while Evans took the diving competition with a total of 170.1 points.The Vikings also beat Olympic 141-21.Boys basketballSequim 56, Bremerton 55: Tyler Millet hit a 3-point shot with 2.2 seconds remaining in the game to give the Wolves their first league victory of the season and drop host Bremerton to 0-6 (0-2 league).Sequim erased a six-point deficit in the final 2 minutes, 30 seconds, outscoring the Knights 11-5 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter.J. R. Ross had a season-best 12 points for Bremerton, including a bucket with 18 seconds left that gave the Knights a 55-53 lead. Bremerton led throughout the game until Millet’s winning shot.Quilcene 55, King’s West 42: Quilcene outscored the visiting Warriors 16-9 in the fourth quarter to complete the sweep of the nonleague home-and-home series.Kurtis Friesen scored 12 points for King’s West (2-4), with freshman Blake Anderson adding 11 and Chris Moye 10. Adam Newman threw in 25 points to lead Quilcene.Chimacum 59, Klahowya 45: Ricky Gregory’s season-best 18 points weren’t enough to lift the Eagles to the nonleague victory. Chimacum’s Cody Huntingford scored 11 of his game-high 24 in the fourth quarter to help the Cowboys hold Klahowya off.Brett Krache added 11 points for the Eagles (1-3).Girls basketballSequim 64, Bremerton 62: Deadra Smith scored a career-high 39 points, but it wasn’t enough to keep Bremerton from falling to its fifth straight defeat.Smith went over the 30-point mark for the second time this season. But cold free throw shooting — 4 for 13 — hindered the Lady Knights (0-5, 0-2 league) in quest of their first win.Sequim (3-2 overall, 1-2 league) had four players in double figures scoring. The Wolves were behind by eight points, 52-44, entering the fourth quarter, but outscored Bremerton 20-10 in the final eight minutes.King’s West 69, Quilcene 14: King’s West rebounded from its only loss so far this season, outscoring Quilcene 34-3 in the first quarter and coasting to the home nonleague victory.Beth Grams and Bekah Walker scored 12 points each for King’s West (5-1). Natasha Beals and Marica Bulette added 10 points each.Central Kitsap 52, Timberline 27: Cassie Llewellyn, making her first start in the post for the Cougars, scored a career-high 17 points in the nonleague road victory.Lindsey Whyte added 10 points for CK (2-3, 0-2), which put the game away with a 22-7 burst in the third quarter.Chimacum 65, Klahowya 34: Klahowya was outscored 20-0 in the fourth quarter, turning their fifth loss this season into a rout. Jayme Baxter scored 20 points to lead both teams, but the Eagles as a team couldn’t handle Chimacum’s fullcourt pressure defense."

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