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Spartans crush Vikings in boys basketball

POULSBO — The Spartans schooled the North Kitsap Vikings in boys basketball Tuesday, 74-37, and put on a hoops clinic in Poulsbo.

Bainbridge held North Kitsap to just five points in the first quarter, and the Spartans outscored the Vikings 27-8 in the second quarter to lead 43-13 at the half.

“Our size and execution paid dividends, leading to 22 offensive rebounds and holding North Kitsap to only 15 percent [shooting] from the field in the first half,” noted Spartan Coach Scott Orness.

North Kitsap improved offensively in the second half, but the Spartans continued to outscore the Vikings and led 59-25 at the end of the third.

Bainbridge’s Nick Edens led all scorers and had his second double-double for the Spartans with 16 points and 12 rebounds.

Joey Blacker added 14 points, and Oskar Dieterich contributed 10 more in the Spartan road win.

Kyle Jackson finished with nine points, while fellow Spartans Trent Schulte and Riley Irish added seven points each.

Blake Swanson and Peter Lindsey chipped in four points each.

The young Spartans fared well against a senior-dominated Viking squad; five sophomores on the Bainbridge team combined for a total of 31 points in the matchup.

The Spartans’ Chase Colton, Grant Klausen, Greg Shea and Nile Gibbs also saw action in the non-conference contest.

Adam Lemmon led North Kitsap with 10 points.

Bainbridge returns home to play Friday against Chief Sealth. Game time is 6:15 p.m.

 

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