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The Redskins, who have lost three league games by a total of eight points, had probably their toughest loss, 47-46, against league power Bremerton.
Port Townsend increased a 27-26 halftime lead to 41-36 going into the fourth quarter but the Knights rallied in the final period for the one-point win.
Bremerton outscored the Redskins 11-5 with eight points from Alyssa Beach in the fateful fourth quarter.
The Knights improved to 5-1 in league and 5-5 overall while the Redskins fell to 4-3 in conference and 5-3 overall.
Bremerton is in a tie for second place with Olympic while Port Townsend is alone in fourth place.
Kingston and North Kitsap are a half-game behind the Redskins at 3-3 each.
Codi Hallinan joined Johnson in double figures with 10. Irina Lyons and Enani Rubio scored seven each.
Sawyer Kluge netted a game-high 19 for the Knights.
The Redskins next play at archrival Chimacum in nonleague action tonight starting at 7 p.m. The game is the nightcap of a doubleheader with the boys varsity teams.
Bremerton 47, Port Townsend 46
Bremerton 13 13 10 11— 47
Port Townsend 14 13 14 5— 46
Beach 8, Driskell 9, Kluge 19, Harpes 7, Jackson 7.
Port Townsend (46)
Johnson 16, Hallinan 10, Rubio 7, Lyons 7, Hossack 3, Reeves 3.
Cascade Christian 67, Chimacum 37
CHIMACUM — Nisqually League powerhouse Cascade Christian gave a clinic against the Cowboys on Tuesday night.
“Well, Cascade is certainly right up there with Eatonville as the team to beat in the league but we played better tonight than we did Friday,” Chimacum coach Trevor Huntingford said.
“We were within three at 21-18 in the second quarter but lost some composure after a foul on a 3-pointer and gave up a couple unforced turnovers and just like that the game started opening up and we couldn’t maintain contact.
“The good news is the girls figured out that it is within them to play with anyone in the league.”
“Now we just have to do it for four quarters,” Huntingford added.
Lauren Thacker led the Cowboys with 14 points while Kiersten Snyder scored seven and Cydney Nelson had six.
The Cowboys next host rival Port Townsend tonight in nonleague action at 7 p.m.
Cascade Christian 67,
Cascade 17 20 15 15— 67
Chimacum 10 10 8 9— 37
Cascade Christian (67)
Suggs 3, Inderbitzin 6, Creech 23, Scott 4, Rozumny 8, Tuttle 6, Reed 10, Hunter 7.
Nelson 6, A. Thacker 2, L. Thacker 14, Cossell 4, Johnson 2, Snyder 7, Sutherland 2.
North Kitsap 50, Sequim 31
SEQUIM — The Vikings held the Wolves to single digits in the final three periods to cruise to the Olympic League win Tuesday night.
Sequim led 13-9 at the end of one but North Kitsap exploded for an 18-4 burst in the second quarter to take control of the game.
Rebekah Baugh of North Kitsap led everybody with 18 points while Kristin Brown sank 10.
Caitlin Stofferahn and Melanie Guan led the Wolves with nine points each.
Sequim next hosts rival Port Angeles Friday night at 5:15 p.m. This is the first of a varsity doubleheader as the boys teams square off at 7 p.m.
North Kitsap 50, Sequim 31
North Kitsap 9 18 12 11— 50
Sequim 13 4 9 5— 31
North Kitsap (50)
Lemmon 4, Brown 10, Baugh 18, Snyder 6, Hamblet 4, Halir 5, Krol 2.
Lester 2, Cummins 2, Stofferahn 9, Bentz 3, Guan 9, Burke 2, Besand 4.
North Kitsap 41
POULSBO — Jayson Brocklesby ripped the nets for 21 points to spark the Wolves past the Vikings in a crucial Olympic League game Tuesday night.
The two teams were tied for third place at 4-1 each going into the game.
Sequim kept pace with league leaders Olympic and Bremerton, which both won Tuesday to improve to 6-0 in league.
The Wolves now are 5-1 while North Kitsap drops to 4-2. Sequim is 5-2 overall while the Vikings are 4-4.
Sequim had a 13-0 run to end the third quarter to give itself enough cushion to hold on.
“North Kitsap kept fighting back but good, solid defense by Donovan Lee and Rory Kallappa, and timely rebounds by Andrew Shimer and Jayson Brocklesby helped us hold on,” Sequim coach Greg Glasser said.
Brocklesby had eight rebounds to go along with his game-leading 21 points while Shimer also pulled down eight boards.
Gabe Carter had another strong night with 12 points, eight assists and five steals.
Adam Lemmon led the Vikings with 10 points.
The Wolves next host archrival Port Angeles on Friday night at 7 p.m. The two teams play the nightcap of a varsity doubleheader with the girls teams starting things off at 5:15 p.m.
Sequim 58, North Kitsap 41
Sequim 13 9 17 19— 58
North Kitsap 10 2 10 19— 41
Brocklesby 21, Carter 12, Pinza 8, Barry 4, Kallappa 4, Christensen 3, Shimer 6.
North Kitsap (41)
Lindsey 4, Hill 8, Roberts 2, Lee 2, Gill 9, Felix 4, Urquhart 2, Lemmon 10.
Port Townsend 35
BREMERTON — The Knights remained tied for first place in the Olympic League after romping past the Redskins on Tuesday night.
Andrew Shadle netted 23 points and had nine rebounds to spark Bremerton while Shaq Jones added 13 points and nine boards.
Cody Russell led Port Townsend with 12 points while Paul Spaltenstein added seven.
The Redskins stayed with the Knights in the middle quarters, trailing just 31-22 in them.
Port Townsend next plays at rival Chimacum in a nonleague showdown today. The game starts at 5:15 p.m. with the girls varsity game following at 7 p.m.
Bremerton 61, Port Townsend 35
Port Townsend 5 10 12 8— 36
Bremerton 13 17 14 17— 61
Port Townsend (35)
O’Brien 3, Russell 12, Silberman 2, Coppenrath 4, LeMaster 2, Davis 1, Charlton 2, Spaltenstein 7, Arthur 2.
Shadle 23, Winderl 3, Mason 2, Dixon 14, West 2, Garrett 2, Sims-Houston 2, Jones 13.
Cas. Christian 57,
CHIMACUM — The Cowboys fell to one of the best 1A teams in the state Tuesday night in Nisqually League play.
Chimacum was led by Derek Ajax, Kevin Miller and Rafael Pagasian, who all had six points in the losing effort.
The Cougars were without their best player, 6-foot-10 Shawn Spencer, but got 17 points from A.J. Howells and 10 from Jacob Kushan.
Chimacum hopes to end its five-game losing streak tonight against rival Port Townsend, which is itself mired in a three-game skid.
Cascade Christian 57, Chimacum 33
Cascade Christian 13 17 16 11— 57
Chimacum 5 12 6 10— 33
Cascade Christian (57)
Howells 17, Kushan 10, Smelser 2, Rayburn 9, Tveter 3, Tigges 6.
Miller 6, Pagasian 6, Carthum 2, Settje 4, Downs 4, Ajax 6, Ham 1, Weller 4.