Even more Cougars headed for districts

"The number of Central Kitsap High School wrestlers invading Puyallup's Rogers High School this weekend for the West Central District Class 4A tournament swelled to 11 earlier this week.Scott Eickmeyer, at 119 pounds, and 215-pounder Brian Herricht both won wrestle-backs Tuesday at North Kitsap to determine the No. 2 Olympic League district seeds in their weight classes.They join nine Cougars who posted top-two finishes in last weekend's league tournament to earn their district trips.Eickmeyer, who finished second in league - losing to North Kitsap's Dustin Roseveare via pin with just three seconds remaining - beat Olympic's John Brown 9-1 in the wrestle-back. Herricht also eliminated an Olympic wrestler, pinning Jon Clapper Tuesday. Herricht was coming off a second-place league finish behind Port Angeles' Terry Wopperer.Boys basketballOlympic's boys had a chance to go into last night's home game with Bremerton with a little breathing space.Instead, Chris Pendleton's shot with 2.1 seconds remaining boosted Sequim to a 57-55 victory over the Trojans Tuesday, and made the matchup with the Knights pretty much a do-or-die affair.Because Bremerton lost 60-53 in double overtime at Port Angeles Tuesday, the Trojans (8-5 Olympic League, 12-5 overall) maintained a half-game lead over Bremerton for second place in the league's Class 4A standings entering last night's round of play.Harold Powell, who led Troy with 15 points, fed Ken Waldo and Austin Hendershot for layups that staked Oly to a 55-52 lead inside two minutes to play. But the Wolves were able to even the game up, setting up Pendleton's late heroics.Waldo had 11 points for Oly.North Kitsap 61, Central Kitsap 48: The Cougars wilted in the fourth quarter, when they were outscored 27-13 by the Vikings. Dyame Lemming paced the Cougars with 17 points.Seattle Academy 60, King's West 59: The Warriors nearly erased a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter, but freshman Brandin Jones' potential game-winner wouldn't drop at the buzzer in the Sea-Tac League playoff game. Chris Moye had 19 points for King's West.Girls basketballJanel Gillies had 18 points, but it wasn't enough to carry Olympic against Sequim, which rode Megan Thompson's 20 points to a 60-52 victory.Shar Agee and Elizabeth Revis added 11 points each for the Trojans."

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