Twice last week the Kingston boys basketball team beat Crosspoint of Bremerton.
Friday night at home, the score was 55-51.
Earlier in the week, the Bucs won in Bremerton in a nail-biter 55-54.
Zach Mead, a 6-foot-4 senior, got Kingston off to a good start at home with a 3. Caden Krantz, a 6-3 senior, hit a free throw, as did senior Noah Delos-Reyes after getting fouled while grabbing an offensive rebound.
After the Warriors finally scored Mead tallied three points the old way, with a bucket and hitting a free throw to make it 8-4.
Junior Cash Hubbard made a nice pass inside to Krantz, who put it in for a 13-6 first-quarter lead.
The two teams played it close from there as the final margin, in the end, was just four points.
No statistics on the game were emailed to The Herald.
Prior to the game, Kingston coach Henry Guterson said despite losing four starters he expects the team to do well.
“They have a hard work ethic,” he said. “Their skills are getting better all the time.”
The Buccaneer girls had no problem against East Jefferson, winning 78-27.
NK at BI
North Kitsap and Bainbridge Island’s boys basketball team face off in an early-season battle Friday at 7 p.m. in BI.
BHS plays at Kingston next Tuesday at 7:30, while NK hosts Sequim that same night at 7.
In girls action, Bainbridge plays at NK Friday at 7:30, and Kingston plays at BI Tuesday at 7.
North Kitsap’s top-ranked 2A boys basketball team is off and running so far this year.
The Vikings won their opening game in a romp, whipping Crosspoint of Bremerton last week 93-57.
They then trounced Sumner over the weekend 72-57.
The girls team has been just as dominating, if not more so.
They beat up on Washington 78-27 in their season opener.
Then they humiliated Foss 66-8.
Meanwhile, the Bainbridge boys beat Central Kitsap 59-35, after winning their opener 57-54 over Newport of Bellevue.
The Bainbridge girls clobbered Mount Tahoma 49-29, but lost to Central Kitsap 48-39.
VB all stars
Also, four locals made the All-State Volleyball team and competed last Sunday at Burlington-Edison.