Llewellyn leads CK girls to 4th straight win

"Cassie Llewellyn scored a game-high 14 points to lead the Central Kitsap High School girls basketball team to its fourth straight victory, a 54-37 road victory Jan. 4 at Sequim.Beth Robinson matched her season high with 12 points for the Cougars, who pulled their Olympic League record to 2-2 (5-3 overall) with the win.Llewellyn, a 6-foot-1 junior, has scored in double figures in all four of CK’s games since being promoted to the starting lineup.Sequim’s Heather Gillissen led both teams with 16 points.Bremerton 47, Port Townsend 46: The Knights, behind 22 points from Deadra Smith, won their second straight, overcoming their own cold shooting down the stretch.Smith also grabbed 18 rebounds for Bremerton (1-3, 2-6), which was 1 for 12 from the field in the fourth quarter, but still managed to hold off the Townsends.King’s West 69, Pacific Christian 31: The Warriors (6-3 overall) opened league play with a dominating home victory, paced by the 19 points of Bekah Walker.Three other KW players scored in double figures, including a strong all-around game from junior Natasha Beals, who had 12 points, nine rebounds, eight steals and seven assists.The Warriors led 21-3 after one quarter.Bainbridge 72, Olympic 29: The defending state Class 3A champion Spartans scored the game’s first 15 points and never looked back against an Olympic team coming off a three-game tournament swing in Juneau, Alaska.Bonita Wilcox and Tiffany Jess had six points apiece to lead Olympic (1-2, 1-6) against the taller Spartans. Four Bainbridge players scored in double figures, with senior Kim Beemer providing 15 points and 12 rebounds.Port Angeles 83, Klahowya 33: The Roughriders had little trouble notching their fourth straight league win (7-1 overall) in Klahowya’s gym, racing out to a 26-4 lead after one quarter behind Lindsay Sather, who finished with 23 points.Rachael Rolle (16) and Jayme Baxter (11) were effective inside on offense for the Eagles, who otherwise struggled against PA’s full-court pressure. Klahowya is 0-5 in league, winless in seven starts overall.Chimacum 45, Klahowya 38: The Eagles (0-5, 0-8) faded in the fourth quarter of the nonleague game, losing a 32-30 third-quarter lead. Baxter had 16 points and Rolle 11 points and 25 rebounds for Klahowya.Boys basketball Brett Krache led all scorers with 22 points and Jeff Berend erupted for a career-high 17 as Klahowya posted its second victory of the season, a 59-55 nonleague win over Chimacum Jan. 6.Berend also had eight rebounds for the Eagles (0-4, 2-5), who came back from a four-point halftime deficit.Olympic 59, Sequim 56: Ken Waldo scored 29 points — 22 in the second half alone — to lift the Trojans (4-1, 8-1) to the road victory. Ernie Parsons scored six of his nine points on two clutch 3-pointers in the fourth quarter.Sequim 56, Central Kitsap 48: Sequim outscored host Cougars 23-7 at the free throw line.Will Pence had 12 points, Quinton Smith 11 and Corey Smith 10 for Central Kitsap (1-3, 2-5), which lost control of the game when it was outscored 15-6 in the third quarter. James McCutcheon and Steve Shinkle had 15 points each to pace the Wolves.Port Angeles 76, Klahowya 51: The Eagles (0-4, 1-5) couldn’t stand up to unbeaten PA, despite the combined 34 points of Brett Krache (18) and Ricky Gregory (16).Port Townsend 60, Bremerton 53: The winless Knights (0-4, 0-8) trailed by eight at halftime, but couldn’t get any closer than four the rest of the way — largely because of their 5-for-16 free throw shooting.Mike Crozier had a game-high 18 points for Bremerton, with Sam Flemister and Lamont Doss adding 12 each.WrestlingPort Townsend 40, Klahowya 38: The Eagles narrowly missed their first Olympic League victory, falling despite a late rush keyed by Tristan Manning and Brett Palmer at 171 and 189 pounds, respectively. Manning won by technical fall, Palmer by pin, but the Eagles (0-3 league) were too far behind to make up the deficit. Port Townsend improved to 1-4."

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