Trojan rollers top Bremerton

Oly’s Jessica Sutton helped lead the Trojans over Bremerton. - Photo by Jesse Beals
Oly’s Jessica Sutton helped lead the Trojans over Bremerton.
— image credit: Photo by Jesse Beals

Olympic continues to improve its performance at the alley, with the Trojans rolling their best game thus far this year at Bremerton Lanes Tuesday.

Oly swept the hosting Bremerton Knights in impressive fashion, posting an 820-767 win followed by an 898-837 triumph.

The Trojans’ Erin Howard rolled a match-high 235 in the second game, leaving no frame open until one pin stood after her last bowl of the final frame.

“Lately, it’s one of my better scores,” Howard said, pleased with her performance and her team’s on the day. “We’re a relatively young team but it’s a pretty good group of girls.”

Howard was unaware the team was so close to its first 900 series of the season before she stepped up to bowl the 10th frame.

“I wish I got the two pins for the 900 series,” she said. “I had no idea.”

Still, it was a great performance the Trojans were more than willing to take.

“It’s the best we’ve done (898),” said Olympic coach Twyla Falteisek. “In the last two games, they’ve really come together as a team. We’re seeing a lot of averages coming up.”

The Trojans withstood a much better second game from Bremerton with the finest showing yet of their own.

In addition to Howard’s two standout games, including a solid 183 in the first game, freshman Alaina Howell had a team-high 215 in the first set.

The strength of the youth is encouraging to Falteisek.

“Our varsity’s gonna be real strong next year,” she said. “And the parents here are such great supporters. We can’t do it without them.”

Boys basketball

GIG HARBOR — A JR Gordon jumper with about 3.5 seconds remaining lifted the CK boys to a 48-46 win over Gig Harbor on the road Wednesday.

Gordon led CK with a game-high 19 points while Mike Simpkins added 14. And while Gig Harbor, much like the girls team, outsized CK, the Cougars grabbed the rebounding edge, 28-20.

The win puts CK at 7-4 overall this year, 5-2 in the Narrows League Bridge Division. CK traveled to Bremerton Friday. Results were unavailable at press time.

PORT ORCHARD — The Olympic boys team finally put together its most complete outing of the season, scoring double digits in all four quarters.

Unfortunately, they did it against Bridge power South Kitsap, which improved to 12-1 with the win.

Oly (2-11, 1-6) got 12 from Justin Turner in another balanced offensive effort.

“I’m proud of the effort we had, but our transition defense lacked and our rebounding lacked also,” coach Tyson Whitfield said. “However, we did accomplish our goal of scoring double figures in every quarter, which is the first time all year that’s happened.”

Olympic played host to Port Angeles yesterday, but results were unavailable at press time.

Girls basketball

The Olympic girls hoop squad dropped another Bridge team, this time beating South Kitsap at home, 40-38.

The Trojans (5-9, 3-4) remained tied for fourth place in the Bridge after pulling off the win behind an 11-4 fourth-quarter run.

Shannon White and Kelsey Anchors anchored the Trojans, with White scoring 14 and Anchors adding 12. The Wolves led at the half, 28-22.

Boys Swimming

CK and Bremerton went head-to-head in a tough Bridge Division meet, with the Knights emerging narrowly on top, 96-90 at the Olympic Aquatic Center Thursday.

State-bound Nathan Adrian led Bremerton with wins in the 200 freestyle (1 minutes, 51.67 seconds) and in the 100 fly (55.65), while also rounding out the Knights’ winning 200 medley and 400 free relays.

CK won the 200 free relay, while Eric Reichel (100 free) and Joe Phillips (100 breast) each won individual events as well. Both were a part of the winning relay. Kyle Helm also took the 100 back.

— Staff writer Aaron Managhan contributed to this report.

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