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Klahowya girls claim first win
"The Klahowya Secondary School girls basketball can breathe a sigh of relief.The Eagles got 25 points from Rachael Rolle last Saturday (Feb. 5) and played tough in the fourth quarter to capture their first win of the season, beating Bremerton 64-56.Maranda Hall added 15 points and Jayme Baxter 14 for Klahowya, which outscored the Knights 18-11 in the fourth quarter.The home loss spoiled the return the the Bremerton lineup of seniors Deadra Smith and Maurshell Daniels, who had been suspended. Lauren Durdahl had 18 points for the Knights, Smith 17.C. Kitsap 72, Sequim 31: Tishala Rought and Beth Robinson scored 15 points apiece as the homestanding Cougars pounded Sequim.The Cougars and North Kitsap Vikings played last night at Central to break a tie in the race for second place among the league's Class 4A teams and the district playoff berth that goes with it. Both had 8-4 league records after Friday's round, in which North had a bye. Only the top two 4A teams advance to the West Central District, and Port Angeles (12-0 before last night's game at Bremerton) has a lock on the top spot.In all, four CK players scored in double figures. Leana Abille had 11, Lindsey Whyte 10 and Cassie Llewellyn just missed, scoring nine.The Cougars put the game away early, outscoring the Wolves 23-5 in the second quarter for a 35-13 halftime advantage.Bainbridge 49, Olympic 26: The Trojans scored just one point in the first quarter, falling behind 14-1 and never recovering. Shar Agee mustered nine points for the host Trojans, while Nicole Hebner had 13 for the defending state Class 3A champion Sparts.Port Angeles 98, Klahowya 38: Five Roughriders scored in double figures, led by Lindsay Sather's 17, as PA came within a field goal of hitting the century mark for the second time this season. Earlier this season, the 'Riders smashed Olympic 103-42.Klahowya got 14 points from Hall and 12 from Rolle, but gave up a whopping 59 points in the first half. PA erased any doubt with a 25-4 third quarter.Port Townsend 57, Bremerton 35: Port Townsend, playing on its home floor, outscored slow-starting Bremerton 37-16 in the first half and maintained its lead the rest of the way.Boys basketballSequim 70, Central Kitsap 66:The Central Kitsap High School boys basketball team built up a 12-point lead at halftime, but couldn't hold it, falling to a 70-66 Olympic League victory at Sequim Friday, Feb. 4.The Cougars (3-9 league, 4-12 overall going into last night's game at North Kitsap) ran out to a 43-31 lead at the break, but then were outscored 29-8, including a 10-0 Sequim run at the beginning of the fourth quarter.Still, Central Kitsap had some fight left, pulling within one point fueled by 3-point buckets from Will Pence and Dyame Lemming. Sequim held the Cougs off from the free throw line, however, drilling 12 of their 15 attempts in the fourth quarter.James McCutcheon poured in 28 points to lead the Wolves, who got 14 more - including 10-for-10 free throw shooting - from Kevin Moormann.For the Cougars, Quinton Smith led the way with 17 points, followed by Pence and Lemming with 13 each. Corey Smith also cracked double figures with 10.Olympic 62, Bainbridge 42: The Trojans maintained their one-game lead over Bremerton for second place in the league by pummeling Bainbridge on the Islanders' home floor. Ken Waldo led the way with 21 points and 12 rebounds.Port Angeles 76, Klahowya 37: Brett Krache managed 13 points for the Eagles in this first-place vs. last-place matchup, but Klahowya fell into a 14-4 hole early and couldn't dig its way out.King's West 42, Kentview 39: The Warriors broke a Sea-Tac League South Division tie with the Mustangs and seized the No. 5 seed in this week's league tournament. Led by Blake Anderson's 13 points and 15 rebounds, KW improved its season record to 10-11 going into last night's tournament game against Seattle Academy. Kurtis Friesen added 10 pointsBoys SwimmingStatebound divers Steve Evans and Josh Gilbert, both of Central Kitsap High School, placed third and fourth, respectively, in the West Central District Class 4A swimming and diving championships last weekend at Tacoma's Foss High School.Evans scored a school-record 334.1 points and Gilbert 314.75 to help CK finish 11th in the district with 46 team points. Peninsula's Bjorn Wanwig won the diving event with 374.3. Wilson won the title with 321.Bremerton's Peter Tonder was a top-10 finisher in two events, taking eighth in the individual medley and 10th in the 500 freestyle. Central Kitsap's Erik Henne placed seventh in the breaststroke."