PREP BASKETBALL: Port Angeles boys win fourth straight in dominant fashion

BREMERTON – The Port Angeles men’s basketball team took an 18-2 lead in the first quarter and on Saturday they won 70-27 against the league’s enemy Olympic.

It was the Roughriders’ fourth straight win and their fourth straight game with 70 or more points. Coach Kasey Ulin said Olympic played a solid defense and the drivers needed to be patient on offense.

Ulin said the Riders didn’t shoot so well from the outside (4 out of 18), but they scored 50 points in the paint. Port Angeles also played a solid defense, conceding 10 points or less in each quarter.

“We came out with great defensive focus,” he said. “Our energy was high and we forced a lot of low percentage shots.”

Post player John Vaara led the team with 20 points, 14 rebounds and seven blocks. Parker Nickerson had 13 points and Wyatt Dunning 12. Dunning added 11 rebounds.

“Tyler Hunter was phenomenal off the bench with six rebounds,” said Ulin. Hunter added eight points.

It was only the Riders’ third game since December 21, and they haven’t played a home game since December 9. Ulin said his players have maintained a positive outlook through this winter’s COVID-19 referrals.

“These guys have been so persistent. They have a great attitude and have shown good unity. The kids are supporting each other, ”Ulin said.

Port Angeles (5-0, 6-2) will finally play at home again on Thursday at 7pm in a rematch with Olympic (1-4, 3-5). Then they have a monstrous game against North Kitsap scheduled at 3pm on Saturday. North Kitsap (6-0, 10-1) is one of the best 2A teams in the state.

Port Angeles 70, Olympic 27

PA 18 19 26 7 – 70

Right. 2 10 10 5 – 27

Port Angeles (70) – Vaara 20, Nickerson 13, Dunning 12, Hunter 8, Maestas 7, Soule 5, Wheeler 5.

Neah Bay 78, Taholah 20

TAHOLAH – The Neah Bay boys’ basketball team rose 33-1 after the first quarter and went on to win 78-20 over Taholah.

Neah Bay had a good balance in Saturday’s race, with six players scoring eight or more points in a 78-20 road win over Taholah.

Tyler Swan led the Red Devils with 15 points and nine rebounds, while Kaeden Butterfield had 14 points, shooting 7 for 8 from 2 points. He also pulled down 12 rebounds.

Devon Halttunen scored 10, while Jodell Wimberley, Jared Halttunen and Cayden Smith each scored eight.

Neah Bay (1-0, 4-1) is expected to host Clallam Bay on Tuesday at 7:15 pm.

Neah Bay 78, Taholah 20

NB 33 19 16 10 – 78

Move. 1 10 5 4 – 20

Neah Bay (78) – Swan 15, Butterfield 14, D. Halttunen 10, Wimberley 8, J. Halttunen 8, Smith 8, Chambers 5, Carrick 4, Bella 4.

Women’s basketball

Neah Bay 76, Taholah 32

TAHOLAH – Neah Bay’s Allie Greene scored 30 points when the Red Devils women’s basketball team beat Taholah 76-32.

Greene shot 6 of 10 from 2 points and 6 of 10 from 3 points for his points. Greene scored 27 points in his previous game and it was his third 20-point game of the year.

Oceana Aguirre had 16 points, while Ryana Moss scored 10.

Neah Bay (1-0, 5-1), who has won four straight wins, will play at home on Tuesday at 5:45 pm against Clallam Bay.

Neah Bay 76, Taholah 32

NB 14 24 20 18 – 76

Move. 8 10 9 5 – 32

Neah Bay (76) – A. Greene 30, Aguirre 16, R. Moss 10, Halttunen 5, Q. Greene 4, Swan 4, Radius 4, C. Moss 3.

Ascending 40, Clallam Bay 11

JOYCE – The Crescent women’s basketball team came out of a long game-free hiatus and improved to 7-3 in the year with a 40-11 win over Clallam Bay this weekend.

JoCy Kazlauskas and Payton Fieldsend led the Loggers onto the pitch, according to manager Mike Haselett.

“Kazlauskas played a very good defense for the Loggers with 10 points on the break,” said Hazelett. “The Loggers started slowly due to the fact that they haven’t played for over a week and a half. Fieldsend came off the bench … with a fearless defense and scored 10 quick points.

“[Fieldsend] was the key to getting the loggers moving, ”Hazelett said.

Crescent (2-0, 7-3) has three games postponed this week and will play Thursday at home at 5:45 pm against Port Angeles C side.

Ascending 40, Clallam Bay 11

CB 0 5 6 0 – 11

Cres. 6 5 17 13 – 40

Crescent (40) – Kazlauskas 10, Fieldsend 10, Mason 7, Dunavant 6, Gales 5, Horn 2.


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