KW girls champions again

"The King's West School girls basketball team took another step in its journey back ot the state Class B tournament Saturday.The Warriors' defense completely stifled Bush when the two teams met for the Sea-Tac League championship at King's High School in Seattle. The Blazers couldn't manage to score in double figures in any of the game's four quarters and fell 48-22.Junior Natasha Beals scored 10 of King's West's 18 first-quarter points as the Sea-Tac South Division champion Warriors jumped ahead 18-8 en route to their successful title defense. She finished with 14 points, one of three KW players to score in double figures - by Bekah Walker had 12 and Marica Bulette 11 in support.Kasey Treger, the lone senior on the King's West roster, didn't score in the game, but neutralized Bush's offensive leader, holding Sheri Hyde to two points, 14 below her season average.Beals and Beth Grams grabbed 10 rebounds each for the Warriors (17-3), and Grams notched a career-best seven blocked shots.King's West opens Tri-District play Friday in Seattle at either Ingraham or Nathan Hale high schools.N. Kitsap 62, Klahowya 57: Rachael Rolle poured in 28 points from close range and Maranda Hall added 21, but Klahowya couldn't hold onto its halftime lead against the Class 4A Vikings.North needed a 42-34 advantage in the second half to seal the road victory. Mari McKinstry led the way with 16 points.Bainbridge 58, C. Kitsap 38: The Spartans hurt CK inside, getting 18 points from Emily Pierce and 10 more from Kim Beemer. Leana Abille countered with a team-high 10 points for the Cougars, who were outscored 19-8 in the fourth quarter.Boys basketballBainbridge bounded to an eight-point lead after one quarter and maintained it the rest of the way on Central Kitsap's home floor, beating the Cougars 48-40.Quinton Smith had 15 points for CK.N. Kitsap 82, Klahowya 39: The Vikings piled up 47 points in the middle two quarters to pull away from the Eagles. Jeff Berend's season-high 12 points and 10 more from Brett Krache paced Klahowya.Kentview Christian 77, King's West 76: The Warriors missed their last chance to get into the Class B Tri-District playoffs, falling behind by 10 points in the first half and falling just short in their comeback.Freshman Brandin Jones had 17 points, Kurtis Friesen 16 and seniors Eli Partlow and Chris Moye 14 each for King's West, which finished the season with a 10-13 record. Shaun Smith hooped 25 for the Mustangs."

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