Robinson shoots CK to victory

"Beth Robinson’s two free throws with one second remaining boosted Central Kitsap to a crucial 52-51 road victory over Olympic League rival North Kitsap Jan. 7 in Poulsbo.The win lifted the Cougars (3-2 in league, 6-3 overall) within a half game of North for the second among the league’s Class 4A teams. The top two finishers advance to the 4A district tournament next month.Central was down by three points until Cassie Llewellyn — who led the balanced CK offense with 11 points — scored with 1 minute, 39 seconds to play. NK had a chance to ice the game with 3 seconds left, but Shennell Harris missed the front end of a 1-and-1 free throw opportunity. Central’s Lindsey Whyte rebounded and passed to Robinson, who was fouled at midcourt. The senior flipped in both of the 1-and-1 tries to leapfrog her team into the lead.North’s Mari McKinstry, who played at King’s West last year, led all scorers with 18 points. Robinson finished with 10 points, and Whyte and Tishala Rought added nine each for CK. Sequim 32, Olympic 30: In a defensive battle, the Wolves’ Susan Virgin was the only player on either team to score in double figures as host Olympic fell to 1-3 in league play (1-7 overall).The two teams shot a combined 25 percent (11 for 44) from the free throw line. Shar Agee topped the Trojans with nine points.Port Angeles 71, Bremerton 27: Bremerton’s Deadra Smith was held to single-digit scoring for the first time this season as the Roughriders kept their league record spotless. Smith, a 5-9 forward, paced the Knights with seven points — a fraction of her 25-point season average.Bremerton, which didn’t score in the first quarter, trailed 37-3 at halftime. Brianna Boudreau’s 17 points led Port Angeles. King’s West 67, Kentview 51: The Warriors (2-0, 7-3) raced out to a 44-19 halftime lead as guard Marica Bulette and center Beth Grams scored 16 points apiece. Grams also had 11 rebounds.King’s West 44, Forks 43: Bekah Walker’s 14 points, including four 3-point baskets, lifted the Warriors to the nonleague road victory. Marica Bulette and Kasey Treger added 10 points apiece for KW, which was outscored 26-13 in the middle two quarters.Boys basketballPort Angeles 53, Bremerton 43: The Knights scored just two points in the first quarter and couldn’t recover en route to their ninth straight defeat (headed into their Jan. 11 meeting with Olympic).Bremerton made a fourth-quarter run, but the Roughriders scored 14 of their 16 points in the quarter from the free throw line to maintain a safe lead.Sophomore Mike Stitt was the only Knight to crack double figures scoring with 10 points.Kentview 51, King’s West 49: Visiting Kentview, led by Shaun Smith’s 23 points, outscored the Warriors 28-15 in the second half. Kurtis Friesen led King’s West with 22 points.King’s West 61, Puget Sound Adventist 39: Kurtis Friesen had his second 22-point game in as many nights to lead the Warriors (2-1 in Sea-Tac League play, 5-7 overall). Freshman guard Brandin Jones tossed in 18 points in support. King’s West outscored the visitors 18-0 in the first quarter and never was threatened the rest of the way.Boys swimmingJosh Gilbert set a school record with is 198-point total in the 1-meter diving competition last week in a 107-70 dual meet loss to Port Angeles.The ’Riders also beat Olympic 152-40.Gilbert beat CK teammate Steve Evans for first place with a district qualifying performance, highlighting a 1-2-3 Cougar finish.Jared Eyer and Erik Henne each posted a pair of district times. Eyer won the 200-yard freestyle and was second in the butterfly, while Henne took first in the breaststroke and second in the freestyle sprint.Olympic’s Ryan Cole notched two firsts against the Riders, winning the 200 and 500 freestyles."

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