Senior guard Olivia Selembo’s 3-pointer with one second left put the North Kitsap Vikings into regionals and beat Renton 51-48 in a West Central District 2A girls basketball game.
The win solidifies a trip to the regional tournament for the Vikings who can finish no worse than a fourth seed from district. It also means North Kitsap will play in a rematch against Olympic League champion Port Angeles at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Bellarmine High School. The teams have met three times this season so far, twice in the regular season and once for the league tiebreaker. PA holds a 2-1 edge in the season series.
Port Angeles beat Foster 55-30 on Friday.
North led 30-22 Renton at halftime. Selembo hit two 3’s with 1:39 left in the third to lead 44-29 and the Vikings held a 10-point lead, 44-34, lead at halftime. But Renton battled back to tie the game at 48-48 with 14 seconds left in the game.
As the clock ticked down and North had possession, Selembo drained the final bucket to seal the victory.
Kingston wasn’t able to pull off the David vs. Goliath upset against No. 1 White River. The Buccaneers lost 64-50.
Kingston will play against River Ridge at Bellarmine High School Tuesday at 7:45 p.m. That matchup is loser out.