Bremerton boys advance; Kingston, NK girls eliminated


Bremerton will head to the Yakima Sundome after defeating R.A. Long 51-43 in the regional game. In the first half, R.A. Long shut down Jalen Davis. Although the Lumberjacks had size, the Knights played with physicality.

Frank Allen led the first quarter with five of Bremerton’s 11 points. Both teams were tied 11-11 after the first quarter. Allen continued to dominate the paint with another basket to start the second quarter.

Afterward, JacQuan Davis-McWhorter expanded the lead with three three-pointers to make it 27-23 at halftime. In the second half, Davis began to score with a pair of baskets in the third quarter.

Bremerton held a 38-28 lead until R.A. Long began to score from the perimeter. Therefore, the Knights only led 40-38 after three quarters. Bremerton had a quiet start to the fourth quarter, trailing 43-41.

However, Oliver Christian surprised the Lumberjacks with two floaters to make it 47-43. The Lumberjacks could not score afterward, creating turnovers and falling short on shots. Trenton Bulmer and Dallin Andersons sealed the deal with four free throws.

The Knights will face Mark Morris in Yakima Feb. 28 at 3:45 pm.

Kingston girls

The Kingston girls dropped their regional matchup against Ridgefield 59-46. The Buccaneers came in as the 16-seed and kept the game close in the first half.

Ridgefield’s offense was a fast transition with several breakaway layups. Kingston tried to respond with an uptempo style too. After the first eight minutes, Kingston trailed 17-16. Both teams struggled in the second quarter. Neither squad was able to make a basket in the final few minutes so Ridgefield held a 26-23 lead.

Although Ridgefield had a ton of turnovers, they began to tire out the Buccaneers. Ridgefield expanded its lead to 44-33 after three quarters. Kingston failed to score the first four minutes of the fourth quarter.

On the other hand, Ridgefield began to extend the lead before securing the victory. Kingston finished the season 14-10 and reached the state playoffs for the first time since the 2009-2010 season.

North Kitsap girls

North Kitsap collapsed in the regional matchup against Sammamish, losing 55-28. The Vikings played against an uptempo Redhawks team who forced North Kitsap into several turnovers. However, both teams struggled in the first quarter as Sammamish only led 12-6.

The Vikings struggled in the second and third quarter, scoring four points in the second and two in the third quarter. Sammamish took a 38-12 lead going into the fourth quarter.

Although it was too late, North Kitsap’s offense shined, scoring 16 points. In fact, the Vikings outscored Sammamish by three points in the fourth quarter. Yet, the Vikings season ended.