The Klahowya Eagles upset Chimacum in an Olympic League 1A girls basketball game Friday night, and it couldn’t have come at a better time.
The Eagles earned their first win in league play 50-34 and handed Chimacum its second loss. With just four teams in the league, every game counts as teams jockey for playoff positioning. The Cowboys are now tied with Port Townsend at 3-2.
“Yes it was a great win,” Klahowya coach Scott Eberhard said. “We finally had a complete game.”
Eberhard said his “bigs” (Alexis James, Kayla Hendricks and Kindra Fuller) played well both offensively and defensively, and his guards (Amber Bumbalough, Karli Eberhard and Maile Leuck) handled Chimacum’s physical play and pressure.
Three teams from the OL will head to the West Central District tournament, which will be at Bremerton High Feb. 8-17. The No. 2 and 3 seeds play in loser-out games.
In OL 2A, North Kitsap beat Olympic 51-45, Port Angeles beat Sequim 60-33, and North Mason defeated Bremerton for the second time this season, 49-41. Kingston handed Port Townsend a 64-30 loss in non-league play.
Olympic led the ninth-ranked Vikings at halftime, 21-20. The Trojans remained in the lead, -3430, after three quarters. But it was the fourth quarter that was the gamechanger as North outscored the Trojans 21-12 to come from behind and claim the win.
Olivia Selembo led NK with 16 points, Raelee Moore had 12 and Erin Pearson chipped in 11 points. Noey Barreith finished with six assists for North and Moore five. Lauren Weins led the Vikings with eight rebounds, all defensive.
In Metro League 3A, Bainbridge beat Roosevelt 47-38 in a Mountain vs. Sound Division game. Bainbridge (7-7, 4-5 Mountain) sits in third place behind Seattle Prep (10-1, 9-0) and Blanchet (8-3, 5-3). It was a needed win for the Spartans, who were coming off an 81-33 loss to No. 3 ranked West Seattle on Wednesday.