Alyssa Becker, a junior at Klahowya who was instrumental in helping lead the Eagles to a fourth-place finish at the 1A state cross country championships Nov. 9, ran at the prestigious Footlocker Western Regional Cross Country Championships at Mt. San Antonio College, California, Saturday.
Becker, of Seabeck, hit a personal best on the 4,500-meter course in a time of 18 minutes, 48 seconds.
Becker, who finished fourth at the state meet, has had a strong off-season since then. Becker won the 15-18 age group at the USATF Region 13 Junior Olympic Championships at Lane Community College in 19:00.96 and was third at the USATF Pacific Northwest Association Junior Olympic Championships in 20:18.11.
North Kitsap wins third game to start the season
Spurred by the 27 points from senior Shaa Humphrey, the North Kitsap Vikings beat the Seahawks from Peninsula 84-34 Friday at Peninsula.
Humphrey scored 25 of his 27 points by the third quarter. Senior Kobe McMillian finished with 26 points and sophomore Jonas La Tour had 15 to help the Vikings improve to 3-0 on the season.
The Vikings took a 40-23 lead into halftime and didn’t let up when the game resumed, going up 75-25 in the third as they outscored the Seahawks 35-2.
Also: Bremerton beat Yelm in Yelm 51-37 to set up what could be an intriguing Olympic League showdown between the Knights and North Kitsap Wednesday, Dec. 11 at Bremerton. … Klahowya held on for a 45-44 win over Kingston … Shelton beat North Mason 66-42 … South Whidbey defeated Port Townsend 80-44 … Crosspoint handed Chimacum a 64-25 loss Saturday … Burlington-Edison edged Port Angeles 59-56 … Fife beat Sequim 55-39.
Klahowya falls to Bellevue Christian
Klahowya lost to Bellevue Christian 42-32 Friday as the Eagles are still in search of their first win of the season.
Guard Ella Koebelin led Klahowya with 18 points and three assists.
“Despite the loss the team is building character and grit as we are heading into a new era for Eagles basketball,” said first-year head coach Chris Koebelin. “I’m really excited and proud we are moving things in the right direction.”
The Eagles host Central Kitsap Monday in a non-league game and then travel to Cedar Park Christian in Mountlake Terrace Wednesday, Dec. 11.
Also: Shelton beat North Mason 63-52 in a battle for Mason County … South Whidbey defeated Port Townsend 36-29 … Crosspoint won against Chimacum 53-26 … Bremerton pulled away to a 49-41 win over Vashon Island … Renton defeated Kingston 52-38 … Saturday, Burlington-Edison won over Port Angeles 66-61.