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Cougar girls: 30 straight Bridge victories
Beating rival Olympic by what Central Kitsap coach Denise Baxter called the teams largest margin of victory this year, CK showed just why the squad continues to move toward perfection.
The 67-32 home win, which improved the Cougs to 16-0 this year, was one of CKs most complete efforts all season.
It seemed like the first time we played them we just kind of toyed around, Baxter said. But were playing with a lot more confidence.
Thats a scary prospect for the Narrows League, as CK hasnt lost a league game now for 30-straight contests dating back to the 2003-04 season.
Leading the charge this time was the clutch bench shooting of Kim Kummer, who drilled 14 points to finish second behind Megan Hoisingtons 15.
Kim had a great game, Baxter said. Any time you have a kid coming off the bench like that, its awesome.
Kelsey Anchors leveled some sharpshooting against CK, scoring 12 points to lead the Trojans (5-12, 3-7), who are still alive in the playoff hunt.
Olympic right now is one game behind North Kitsap and Port Angeles for the final Bridge spot.
Trojan coach Al Gleich called the loss another learning experience for his young team.
Gleich said even though the rivalry loses its league implications when Oly defects from the Narrows League next year, it will always be meaningful.
Itll always be a rivalry, Gleich said. Itll be a good game next time. Theyll lose a lot and well add a lot.
Even though Oly is still in the playoff hunt, Gleich said hes thinking more long term although a berth wouldnt hurt.
I just hope we play well the rest of the year, Gleich said. Im not talking wins and losses, just playing the best we can.
Baxter said the big thing now will be ignoring the streak, the polls and the prospect that CK has a strong chance of getting back to state. She did say as a result of all that, CK cant overlook anyone.
Well be ready to go, she said. Theyre a bunch of gamers.