Big games ahead for CK girls

Central Kitsap’s girls basketball team stretched its winning streak to six games with a 67-34 rout at Bremerton on Wednesday, Jan. 16.

Six more and the Cougars will own at least a share of the Narrows League Bridge Division championship.

Of course, that’s easier said than done.

The Cougars (5-1 league, 10-4 overall) opened the second round of league play on Friday, Jan. 18 at home against winless North Kitsap. It gets tougher next week. Much tougher.

The Cougars travel to Port Angeles to take on first-place Roughriders on Wednesday, Jan. 23. PA roughed up Central 72-47 in their first meeting. The game will be a way of measuring how far the Cougars have come since that Dec. 14 loss.

Central also hits the road for a Friday, Jan. 25 game against third-place Gig Harbor.

“We actually had a scheme to go box-and-one on (Nicole) Zygmontowicz, and it worked for a while,” Bremerton coach Daniel McInnis said. “Then (Adria) Layne beat us inside.”

Zygmontowicz was held to just eight points in the first half, but finished with 20. Layne added 17. MarCia Abrams led Bremerton (1-5, 1-12) in scoring with 15 points.


Narrows League

At Olympic 43, North Kitsap 35 — Sophomore Lauren Haas scored 14 points to lead a balanced attack for the Trojans (2-4, 6-8) . The improving Trojans have won two of their last four games, and had fourth quarter leads over Central Kitsap and South Kitsap before losing those. North (0-6, 0-14) remained winless.

Sea-Tac League

Cedar Park 42, at King’s West 38 — Another slow start doomed the defensive-minded Warriors (3-2, 10-4) on Tuesday, Jan. 16. The Warriors got back in the game by halftime, but another cold stretch enabled unbeaten Cedar Park (5-0, 15-0 ) to build a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter. Lindsey Redfern finished with 18 points for KW. The Warriors played Summit on Friday, Jan. 18 and host Christian Faith in Chico today at 1 p.m.

Nisqually League

Foster 59, at Klahowya 47 — Emiley Jolley, who’s played most of the season with a broken finger, rolled her ankle in the second quarter, but came back to score eight of her 12 points in the fourth quarter for Klahowya on Tuesday, Jan. 16. Britini Hintz also scored 12 points for the Eagles (1-4 league, 1-11). Alicia Langdon had nine points and nine rebounds and Jessica Hicks had seven steals for the Eagles, who played at Sequim on Friday, Jan. 18.


Narrows League

At North Kitsap 70, Olympic 63 — Geoff Kelstrup bombed in 31 points for Olympic, but the Trojans had no answers for NK’s 6-foot-9 senior Bryan Haupt, who busted loose for a career-high 34 points and 17 rebounds. The Trojans (0-6, 4-10) carried a five-game losing streak to Port Angeles for its game on Friday, Jan. 18.

Sea-Tac League

Cedar Park 70, at King’s West 68 — King’s West had an 11-point lead with four minutes to play, but couldn’t hold on as Cedar Park (4-0 league, 13-0 overall) escaped with its unbeaten record intact. The Warriors (1-3 league, 6-9) came unglued after guard Brandin Jones fouled out, turning the ball over six times in the final three minutes. Jones led the Warriors with 20 points. KW hosted Summit on Friday, Jan. 18 and takes on Christian Faith in another Sea-Tac game today at home at 2:30 p.m.

Nisqually League

Foster 70, at Klahowya 69 — The Eagles stormed from behind and had a chance to win it at the end, but turned it over before getting up potential game-winning shot. Charlie Merry had 20 points for Klahowya (1-4 league, 5-6), which played at Sequim on Friday, Jan. 18.

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