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Townsend gets even with Oly boys
"So much for the homecourt advantage.Casey Manchester's career-high 32 points wasn't quite enough to rescue the Olympic High School boys basketball team from a big early deficit Saturday night against Port Townsend.The Trojans fell behind 18-2 in the opening minutes before making a game of their second meeting in five days with Townsend. The game was rescheduled from later in the season because of conflicts with Class 2A Port Townsend's possible postseason schedule.Olympic won the first meeting 62-58 Jan. 9 at Port Townsend, then lost Saturday on its home floor.The Trojans were down by nine points entering the fourth quarter, but closed to within two. Manchester, who hit six 3-pointers in the game, found Joel Ackley open for a final shot, but it rimmed out and Oly missed a chance at a putback as time ran out.Jared Robinson had 14 points and Silas Holm and Brandon Robichaux each added 12 for the visitors. Manchester was the only Trojan player in double figures scoring. Port Townsend held Oly guard Geoff Kelstrup to a season-low five points.Bremerton 83, Klahowya 62: Michael Stitt led a balanced Bremerton attack with 12 points in the Knights' win at Klahowya. Ten different Bremerton players scored at least five points in the win.Charlie Merry and Jordan Coursey scored 13 and 12, respectively, for the Eagles, who were outscored 50-24 in the middle two quarters.Evergreen Lutheran 56, King's West 45: Visiting Evergreen Lutheran had an 18-12 scoring advantage in the final eight minutes of a Sea-Tac League South Division game that had been close throughout.Sophomore Brandin Jones paced the Warriors with 17 points. Senior Jon Gagliardoni didn't score, but led King's West's effort on the boards with 12 rebounds.Aaron Carr's 19 points topped the visiting Eagles.Girls basketballA 21-3 first quarter sent the King's West girls on their way to a Sea-Tac League South Division laugher over the visiting Eagles. Beth Grams scored a game-high 14 points and Bekah Walker added 11 points, five rebounds and five steals for the Warriors, who prevented Evergreen from scoring in double figures in any of the game's four quarters.The win, the Warriors' fifth in a row, pushed King's West to 3-0 in division play and 10-4 overall. The Warriors are back in action Saturday on the road against Christian Faith. Port Townsend 61, Olympic 38: Leanne Felts' 21 points paced Townsend as it finished up its two-game season sweep of the Class 4A Trojans. Three PT players scored in double figures, while guard Nikki Nave topped visiting Oly with eight. Port Townsend outscored visiting Troy 34-21 in the second half after leading by 10 points at halftime.Boys swimmingOlympic's Patrick Fitzgerald won one individual event and finished second in another, and Central Kitsap's Josh Gilbert and Steve Evans went 1-2 in diving as the two Olympic League schools fell to South Kitsap in a nonleague double dual.Fitzgerald won the butterfly and took second behind SK's John Exton in the 50 freestyle. Gilbert outpointed his CK teammate 189.55-179.35 for the top spot in the 1-meter diving competition. Evans also swam a leg on the Cougars' winning 200 medley relay team, along with Jared Eyer, Tim Allen and Ty Thorsen.The Olympic League meet takes place Friday at Port Angeles. "