Trojans trump Shelton before falling to Knights

After dominating the Shelton Highclimbers to begin a climb out of the Narrows League Bridge Division cellar, Olympic’s boys basketball team couldn’t top Bremerton (3-9, 6-12) Thursday, falling 68-55 on the road.

The loss came just two days after the Trojans (2-10, 3-15) put up one of the squad’s best efforts, topping Shelton at home Tuesday, 66-50.

Against Bremerton, Oly led 28-27 at the half, but the Knights fired off 41 second-half points.

“We started out great, hitting on all cylinders offensively, and then struggled mightily for the remainder of the game,” Oly coach Tyson Whitfield said. “We definitely had our opportunities, but missed too many key lay-ups and couldn’t get stops on defense.”

Ryan Neal scored 22 in the loss.

Central Kitsap

CK’s boys fell in a hard-fought game against South Kitsap (10-1, 16-1), the front-runner for the Bridge crown.

After the game was knotted at 27 at the half, SK put the pressure on to take over in the second half.

Ryan Sweet had a game-high 16 for SK, while CK’s Mike Simpkins led the Cougs (8-3, 10-5) with 13.


The Eagles continued a rough season Tuesday, falling at home 69-39 to Nisqually League rivals North Mason (5-4, 11-6).

Kyle Spoon led the Eagles (1-8, 3-13) with 8 points.

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