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CK matmen win away; Oly third at home
"Central Kitsap scored four individual championships and totaled seven finalists en route to the team title in the George Yonlick Tournament Saturday, Dec. 9 at Bellingham.The Cougars edge Squalicum, last year's state Class 4A runner-up, 127-124 for the championship of the eight-team tournament. Third-place Inglemoor had 97 points.Lawrence Ng (103 pounds), Joseph Sencil (119), Scott Eickmeyer (125) and Jake Moyer (171) all won their weight brackets for CK as it notched its second tournament championship of the young season. Four other Cougs - Jason Sencil at 135, Isaac Gutierrez at 145 and Garrett Jackson at 189 - advanced to the finals before settling for second-place points. CK got third-place points from Josh Thompson (112), Chad Eickmeyer (130), Jason Mendez (135), Mike Frerichs (140) and Josh Martinelli (152).Olympic Team Tournament: Olympic went 2-1 in dual meets and shared third place in the eight-team tourney Saturday. The Trojans' only loss came against eventual runner-up W.F. West, which was beaten by Decatur for the team championship.It was a busy week for wrestling at Olympic, said Trojans head coach Darryl Smith. He said the school hosted more than 150 wrestlers in last Friday's junior varsity tournament, then turned around to fit more than 100 varsity competitors onto its quartet of mats for Saturday's tourney.It was good for us, Smith said of his young team. We have a lot of sophomores who haven't ever had to wrestle three matches in a day. It's pretty intense.After losing to W.F. West and beating Federal Way, the Trojans finished with a 53-23 victory over Olympic League-mate North Kitsap. Sophomore Guy Beck got that victory off to a flying start, pinning 103-pound opponent Tim Lucas in just 17 seconds. Boys basketballPort Townsend 65, Klahowya 53: Townsend jumped out to a huge halftime lead, 38-19, then had to weather an Eagle comeback in the second half. Ben Salo had a breakout game for Klahowya with 19 points.Army-Navy 70, King's West 44: The Warriors simply ran out of gas in their final game of the San Diego Small School Tournament, according to coach Rick Walker. Army-Navy outscored the Chico team 38-18 in the second half to open up the one-sided final margin.Brandin Jones scored 16 points and Blake Anderson added 12 for King's West, which went 1-2 in the tournament.Girls basketballThe young Central Kitsap girls went fishing for a victory at Port Angeles last Friday night and swam into a school of sharks. The Roughriders, behind the 24 points of Mandy Wood, handed the Cougars their first defeat of the season, ripping them 79-39.PA led 25-10 after one quarter and 40-19 at halftime against the Cougs, who countered with 10 points from senior post Cassie Llewellyn.North Kitsap 48, Bremerton 44: Shari Lewis scored a season-best 11 points and Lauren Durdahl added nine for Bremerton. The Knights slipped into an eight-point deficit after three quarters, though, and were unable to make it up.San Diego Tournament: King's West couldn't get its offense going in a pair of losses in its last two games of the San Diego Small School Tournament. The Warriors lost 43-31 to Aliso Niguel and 38-30 to Santa Fe Christian.Cold shooting - 23 percent from the field - and 23 turnovers sunk King's West against Aliso Niguel. "