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Bremerton brushes past North Kitsap boys on the court | Sports update
POULSBO — It took more than two minutes for the Bremerton High School boys basketball team to put points on the board during Tuesday's game against the North Kitsap Vikings. It took the Vikings four minutes to answer those points and get their first points of the game.
By the end of the first quarter, the Bremerton Knights led the Vikings 19-6. At the half the Knights led 27-10. The game ended 71-58 for the Viking's first league game loss of the season. The team is 1-2 overall and 1-1 in the Olympic League.
The at-home-loss to the Knights followed a win on the road against North Mason Dec. 2. The 52-50 win was all about defense, coach Tony Chisholm said. As the team prepared for the Knights, Chisholm tried to remind the players of the hard, exhausting work they had to put in to win.
"I asked them to remember," he said. "It's going to take [hard work] every game this year to compete at this level."
Among the improvements that need to be made are shots from the free throw line. The team was 5-14 for free throws against North Mason.
The Vikings travel to Port Townsend Friday. Port Townsend is 0-2 after losing to Sequim 59-30 Tuesday night. Game is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Bremerton Knights 19 8 8 23 — 71
North Kitsap Vikings 6 4 11 10 — 58
North Kitsap girls defeat Bremerton on the road
BREMERTON — The North Kitsap Vikings girls basketball team took its second league win in a row Tuesday night against the Bremerton Knights.
The Vikings were down 42-31 at the half and continued to fall behind in the third quarter scoring 12 points to the Knight's 17. In the fourth, the Vikings were able to take control, scoring 22 points over the Knight's three. The game ended with a 65-62 Viking victory.
Coach Tim French said the Vikings did not know how to handle Bremerton's Jalen Carpenter until the fourth. Carpenter scored 30 points.
"She is a handful for sure," he said. "I'm proud of the way the girls kept battling and found a way to win this one."
The Vikings (3-0, 2-0) will play Port Townsend (1-1, 1-1) Thursday night at North Kitsap High School. Port Townsend defeated Sequim 46-42 Tuesday night. Game is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Bremerton Knights 27 15 17 3 — 62
North Kitsap Vikings 14 17 12 22 — 65
Individual stats (NK): Rebekay Baugh 26, Kristin Brown 14, Lexi Simmons 9, Indigo Williams 4
Olympic no problem for Kingston boys basketball
KINGSTON — The Kingston High School boys basketball team is on a two-game winning streak after handing the Olympic High School Trojans a 67-52 loss Tuesday night at KHS.
Kingston (2-1, 2-0) fell behind Olympic (1-2, 0-2) in two of the four quarters. However, after dominating the second and third quarters, Olympic was unable to regain control.
After the two league wins, Kingston will have a bye Friday and go on to play North Mason Dec. 12 at North Mason High School. Game is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Kingston 14 18 26 9 — 67
Olympic 17 9 9 17
Kingston girls scrape by Olympic
BREMERTON — It was a low-scoring game for Kingston and Olympic high schools girls basketball teams Tuesday night. However, a strong defense kept the Kingston girls on top.
The two teams pushed double digits in two of the four quarters. Kingston's quick start in the first quarter, scoring 15 points, gave the team the edge as Olympic went on to outscore them the following three quarters.
Kingston (3-0, 2-0) ended the night with 20 rebounds and 22 turnovers. Maggie Snaza's 14 points led the team with a 70 percent field goal success rate.
The Kingston girls have a bye Friday and play North Mason Dec. 12 at home. Game is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Kingston 15 10 6 5 — 36
Olympic 7 11 7 8 — 33
Individual stats (KHS): Carper 8, Fontes 4, Gaines 2, Snaza 14, Wicklein 8