The North Kitsap Vikings girls basketball team defeated the Trojans of Olympic 66-39 in an Olympic League game on Tuesday at Olympic High in Bremerton.
North Kitsap led 33-27 at halftime and went on a 17-0 run in the second half to put the game away. The win by North, and a 68-31 win by Port Angeles over North Mason, kept the two teams tied for first place in the OL at 8-1.
North’s Noey Barreith finished with 21 points, Raelee Moore had 15 points and Grace Johnson added 11 points. Olympic’s Brilee Triggs finished with 21 points. Triggs scored 11 of Oly’s 13 points in the first quarter. The loss dropped the Trojans to 3-5 in league (5-10 overall) and into fifth place. The league has four berths into the West Central District 2A tournament, which begins Thursday, Feb. 7.
Also: Port Angeles beat North Mason 68-31 to remain in a tie with North for the league lead. … South Kitsap beat Graham-Kapowsin 52-27 in a South Puget Sound League 4A game. Emma Erickson led South with 11 points. … In non-league, Klahowya beat Chief Kitsap 57-11.
Boys Basketball: Kingston picks up first win
Kingston needed every bit of offense it could muster as the boys basketball team beat the Bremerton Knights 74-72 at Les Eathorne Gym at Bremerton High on Tuesday.
It was the first Olympic League win of the season for Kingston (1-9, 1-16).
The Buccaneers led Bremerton 23-22 after one quarter and 40-33 at halftime. Bremerton (3-6, 6-10) fought back to outscore Kingston 20-15 after three, closing the gap to 55-53. Both teams traded buckets in a tight fourth quarter before the Buccaneers pulled out the win.
Kimo Retome had 24 points, seven rebounds, while Keoni Laguana had a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds for Bremerton.
Also: North Kitsap remained on top of the Olympic League with a 61-57 win over Olympic. Shaa Humphrey finished with 25 points for the Vikings. After the Trojans took a 29-27 lead at halftime, North used a 10-0 run in the third quarter to pull away 51-40 to start the fourth. … South Kitsap boys lost to Graham-Kapowsin on the road, 50-38. … Klahowya earned its fifth win in a row, beating Chief Kitsap 68-16. Gabe Smith led the Eagles (11-5) with 17 points and John Hartford added 13 points.