CK girls escape Wolves with win; boys not so lucky

Central Kitsap and Mike Simpkins ran into a wall of Wolves on Friday, as South Kitsap cruised to an 82-47 win at CKHS.  - Photo by Jesse Beals
Central Kitsap and Mike Simpkins ran into a wall of Wolves on Friday, as South Kitsap cruised to an 82-47 win at CKHS.
— image credit: Photo by Jesse Beals

The Central Kitsap Cougars knew they would be at a disadvantage against the much bigger, much stronger South Kitsap Wolves, currently ranked second in the state at 4A.

But the Cougs, who had been on the bubble in the rankings, had hoped that speed and athleticism would give them an edge.

Brut force won out Friday at CKHS, with South (7-1, 3-1) nearly doubling up the Cougars, 82-47.

Josh Monagle led South Kitsap with 21 points as LP Neloms (13) and Joe Pisa (10) also hit double-digit scoring.

CK (5-3, 3-1) was led by JR Gordon yet again, who scored 17 points. Mike Simpkins added 10 while Nick Arena had 7 points and 7 rebounds.

Central Kitsap will be at home Friday for a 7 p.m. contest against Shelton.

The Olympic Trojans nearly snagged a win from Shelton on the road, as the Highclimbers needed an extra frame to scrape out the 43-42 overtime win.

Justin Turner’s 15 wasn’t enough to anchor the 1-9 (0-4 in the Bridge) Trojans to a win. Instead, Olympic dropped its fourth game by 10 points or less this season.

Andrew Boykins hit a free throw with just three ticks left on the clock to elevate the Highclimbers (1-9, 1-3), part of his 11 points.

The Trojans host Bremerton at 7 p.m. tonight, looking for their first Bridge win.

Girls basketball

The Central Kitsap girls hoops squad just escaped South Kitsap with a win on Friday, edging its Bridge Division rivals 44-42 in Port Orchard.

Megan Hoisington was held to just six, but Randie Lee and Kayla Bennett each added 10 for CK (10-0, 4-0), ranked No. 4 in 4A. The loss drops SK to 2-8.

Undefeated CK also got a boost from Dacotah Ettl, who added 9 points in the win.

CK hosts Port Angeles (6-3, 2-2) at 7 p.m. tonight.

Olympic also got a win, snapping a 17-game Bridge Division losing streak to drop Shelton’s girls, 50-48.

Shannon White scored 15 and Rachel Haas added 10 for the Trojans (3-7, 1-3), who played a traveling team from Australia on Monday.

Results from that contest were unavailable at press time.

Carrieanne Allegri scored a game-high 20 while fellow Highclimber Paige Barrett added 13.

The win gives the Trojans a big confidence boost, while sending Shelton to a 3-7 record as well.

Olympic also has passed last season’s mark, when the Trojans went just 1-19 with no Bridge Division wins.

The Trojans will take on Bremerton at 7 p.m. tonight on the road.

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