UNIVERSITY PLACE — The Trojans were looking to pull an upset against Port Angeles in the district tournament for the second year in a row, but the Roughriders prevailed 72-55 to bring Olympic’s season to an end.
Port Angeles’s bigs were simply too much for the Trojans, especially Damen Ringgold, who had a game-high 26 points. The Roughriders led 21-8 after the first quarter as Ringgold converted four field goals and all six of his free throw attempts. That put the Trojans behind the eight ball far too early and they had a tough time recovering.
Malcolm Dewalt led Olympic with 16 points and did his best to keep his team in the game with a number of strong drives to the basket. Tyler Lindal and Cameron Bailey combined for five 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, but the Trojans couldn’t keep Port Angeles quiet on the other end of the floor.
Port Angeles 72, Olympic 55
Oly 8 19 7 21 — 55
PA 21 14 16 21 — 72
Olympic (55) — Dewalt 16, Lindal 13, Holland 9, Bailey 7, Erickson 6, McInnis 2, Trottman 2.
Port Angeles (72) — Ringgold 26, Johnson 11, Maestas 11, Clark 7, Bowechop 6, Kathol 5, Vaara 4, Hughes 1, Nickerson 1.
Central Kitsap boys defeat Prairie to move on to winner-to-state game Friday
TACOMA — Colby White had one of the biggest games of his career when his team needed him most, scoring 23 points in Central Kitsap’s 57-52 win over Prairie on Wednesday.
The victory sets up a winner-to-state game at 6 p.m. Friday against Capital at Foss High School. The Cougars split their two regular season matchups with Capital.
Ethan Searer chipped in 13 points while Maurice Green added eight and Jo Jo Johnson scored seven.
Central Kitsap 57, Prairie 52
PR 6 24 16 6 — 52
CK 15 12 15 15 — 57
Central Kitsap (57) — White 23, Searer 13, Green 8, Johnson 7, Massey 6.
Klahowya girls get a chance at redemption against Cascade Christian
The Eagles were hoping for another chance to play Cascade Christian after their woeful shooting performance on Monday, and they earned it with a 50-42 win over Seattle Christian in the 1A West Central District III tournament. It was also the first postseason victory in program history.
Annie Wright won the district championship, 46-38, over Cascade Christian, setting up a winner-to-state, loser-out game on at 4 p.m. Saturday at South Kitsap High School.
North Kitsap girls to play for third place Saturday
The Vikings couldn’t keep the magic going as Fife roared away in the second half to a 53-44 win on Wednesday night. North Kitsap has already clinched its spot at regionals and will go for a third-place district finish at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Bellarmine Prep against Franklin Pierce.