Carter Kranz of Kingston falls hard to the floor after chasing after a loose ball.

Carter Kranz of Kingston falls hard to the floor after chasing after a loose ball.

Kingston gets by Crosspoint again

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.

Elle Fultz of North Kitsap played in the 2A game, while in the 3A game, three players from Bainbridge competed: Florencia Olivera, Allie Wildsmith and Isabelle Prentice.

Noah Delos-Reyes (5) passes inside to Buc teammate Carter Kranz (3) in the game against Crosspoint.

Noah Delos-Reyes (5) passes inside to Buc teammate Carter Kranz (3) in the game against Crosspoint.

Buc Dakota Standley, partially hidden, passes around an opponent to teammate Caden Krantz (2) against the Warriors.

Buc Dakota Standley, partially hidden, passes around an opponent to teammate Caden Krantz (2) against the Warriors.

Caden Krantz (2) is doubled teamed by Warriors in the contest.

Caden Krantz (2) is doubled teamed by Warriors in the contest.

Kingston’s Dakota Standley is sandwiched by two Crosspoint defenders in the Bucs win.

Kingston’s Dakota Standley is sandwiched by two Crosspoint defenders in the Bucs win.

Carter Krantz (3) gets set to pass to teammate Caden Krantz (2).

Carter Krantz (3) gets set to pass to teammate Caden Krantz (2).

Caden Krantz gets set to catch a pass against the Warriors.

Caden Krantz gets set to catch a pass against the Warriors.

Carter Kranz (3) chases after a loose ball.

Carter Kranz (3) chases after a loose ball.

Zach Mead (10) puts up a shot against Crosspoint.

Zach Mead (10) puts up a shot against Crosspoint.

Kingston’s cheerleaders still are wearing COVID-19 masks to start the season.

Kingston’s cheerleaders still are wearing COVID-19 masks to start the season.

Chairs for players are still staggered at Kingston due to continued concerns about the pandemic.

Chairs for players are still staggered at Kingston due to continued concerns about the pandemic.

More in Sports

Viking Johny Olmstead (0) and many others from both teams converge under the basket.
NK Vikings slam dunk the Bulldogs

Monday was a great day for the Bulldogs. Tuesday, not so much.… Continue reading

North Kitsap reacts after Evelyn Beers hit the game-winning shot at the final buzzer. Steve Powell/North Kitsap Herald photos
NK girls beat BI on final shot

At the end of the game, there were plenty of cheers for… Continue reading

Cade Orness (10) drives to the hoop and puts up a short runner against James Carey (23) of Bainbridge. Breno Oguri (11) and Everett Moore (21) also defend. Steve Powell/North Kitsap Herald photos
NK demolishes rival Bainbridge

It was supposed to be the battle of the Titans. It was… Continue reading

Kingston’s Dakota Standley (12) drives the baseline against a Crosspoint double team. Steve Powell/North Kitsap Herald photographs
Kingston gets by Crosspoint again

Twice last week the Kingston boys basketball team beat Crosspoint of Bremerton.… Continue reading

Baugh
Vikings makeVB all league

Bainbridge High School volleyball player Allie Wildsmith has been named the Most… Continue reading

Jonas La Tour of North Kitsap was the league MVP last spring. File Photo
Winter prep sports previews

North Kitsap boys basketball; Kingston wrestling

BI, NK face off Friday night

North Kitsap and Bainbridge Island’s boys basketball team face off in an… Continue reading

With the strong winds, Viking quarterback Colton Bower (2) was more effective running the ball in the first half. Here Quinn Knivila- Ruchie (52) and Jesus Mares (53) block for him. Steve Powell/North Kitsap Herald photographs
Wind, rain, Lions knock NK out of playoffs

It’s hard enough to beat the second-ranked team in the state playoffs… Continue reading

Viking quarterback Colton Bower was named MVP, again, of the Olympic League. File Photo
Bower MVP, again; 11 others also honored

Gee, wonder who the Most Valuable Player is in the Olympic League… Continue reading

Logan Sloman catches a touchdown pass. Nancy Treder/File Photos
NK gridders advance to 2A state semifinals

North Kitsap High School is on its way to the state Class… Continue reading

Maddie Pryde is one of the standouts on the Viking team. File Photo
Anacortes knocks N. Kitsap girls out at state

North Kitsap’s girls volleyball team stunned Washington in three sets Friday in… Continue reading

The Spartan volleyball team finished 1-2 at state. File Photo
BHS girls volleyball team knocked out at state

They took the long way to get to Yakima