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"Knights edge Townsend, hold playoff position"

"Sam Flemister scored 23 points and Kellen Alley contributed 13 of his 15 in the comeback fourth quarter as Bremerton edged Port Townsend 69-67 and stayed in position to advance to the West Central District playoffs.The victory kept the Knights in the No. 2 position in the standings among the Olympic League's five Class 4A schools. The top two advance to the district tournament, which commences Feb. 22. Bremerton also sealed a sweep of the home-and-home series with Townsend, having won in overtime on its home floor earlier this season.After playing dead even through the first two quarters, Bremerton fell behind by 13 points after three and had to rally to win. Garrett Tate was also in double figures scoring for the Knights, with 11.Sequim 85, Central Kitsap 69: The Cougars rolled up one of their higher offensive totals of the season, but couldn't stop the league-leading Wolves at the other end as James McCutcheon burned them for 31 points and Tyler Millet and Chris Pendleton added 20 each.Dyame Lemming paced CK with 21 points, while sophomores Dwayne Thibodeaux and Brad Mader added 12 and 10, respectively.Port Angeles 72, Klahowya 49: The host Roughriders doubled Klahowya 18-9 in the first quarter and never looked back behind the 19 points of sophomore Matt Sinnes. The Eagles did have good scoring balance, as Charlie Merry and Jordan Coursey scored 10 apiece and Eddie Bullock and Dusty Rasmussen each added nine.Girls basketballCentral Kitsap moved closer to clinching a district playoff berth with a 68-55 victory at Sequim, as sophomore Nicole Zygmontowicz lit up the Wolves for a game-high 26 points. CK, which built a 12-point lead after one quarter and cruised home, got 15 more points from another sophomore, Adria Layne, and 14 from senior post Cassie Llewellyn.Bainbridge 60, Olympic 35: The Trojans were deadlocked at 10-10 after one quarter, but were outscored 31-15 in the middle two quarters by powerful Bainbridge. Nikki Nave was the only Oly player in double figures with 10 points.Port Townsend 49, Bremerton 45: After building a three-point halftime lead, the Knights were outscored 15-7 in the third quarter and could never catch up. Bremerton had three players score in double figures - Alisha White with 16, Shari Lewis with 12 and Marcia Abrams with 10.Port Angeles 86, Klahowya 17: Two players - Jayme Baxter, with nine, and Jessica Hicks, with eight - accounted for all of the Eagles' scoring against the league-leading Roughriders. Visiting PA ran out to a 21-2 lead after one quarter and blanked undermanned Klahowya 28-0 in the third period.SwimmingJosh Gilbert and Steve Evans of Central Kitsap finished second and fourth on the 1-meter diving board and Olympic's Patrick Fitzgerald logged a pair of top-six finishes in the West Central District 4A swimming and diving championships last weekend at Foss High School in Tacoma.Gilbert finished just behind Gig Harbor's B.J. Smith for diving honors with 345.35 points, 2.55 off Smith's winning performance. Evans totaled 334.25, as well as tying for third in the 50 freestyle.Fitzgerald was fifth in the backstroke and sixth in the individual medley in the meet, which was dominated by Gig Harbor with 241 points. CK placed eighth with 90.5 and Olympic was 12th with 31.The Cougars also got third-place finish from senior state veteran Erik Henne in the breaststroke and from their 200 medley relay team. WrestlingKlahowya advanced three wrestlers to this weekend's Class 2A regional tournament at Mountlake Terrace by virtue of their top-four finishes at the Nisqually League-Bi-District tourney at Orting.Dean Murker, the Eagles' 160 pounder, advanced to the championship match before being pinned by Eatonville's Joey Taylor. Matt Adams and Tom Meier also earned their way to regionals with third-place finishes at 125 and 160, respectively. "

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