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Showdown! CK and Oly renew hoops rivalry
A couple of big guys in the post? Check.
Good shooting guards in the perimeter? Check.
A rough opening to the 2002-03 season? Check.
If theres anything different about the Central Kitsap and Olympic boys basketball teams this season, could somebody please raise their hand? OK, CK does come in with a slightly better winning record (3-4) than Oly (3-5), but other than that theyre eerily similar.
Were cookie-cutter type teams, OHS coach Robert Polk said.
We match up size-wise about the same, CK coach Al Gleich said. Both of us have won a couple games in a row and that gives some confidence and gets the kids feeling good.
The 7 p.m. Friday game at Olympics gym could be decided in the paint where CKs Lukas Haas (16 points per game) and Olys Brendan Campbell (14 ppg) should clash in a battle of power forwards.
Motivation wont be much of a problem for either team or their fans.
Every time these teams get together its a good contest, Polk said.
And its a Friday night so we should have a good crowd for both teams, Gleich said.
In the opening game at 5:30 p.m., the Lady Trojans are hoping to overcome a season-long offensive slump.That will be quite a challenge against the Lady Cougars lightning-quick defense that has been proven unbeatable in its earlier Narrows League Bridge Division games against North Kitsap and Port Angeles.