Girls basketball

Leetsah Deam had a game-high 20 points for Kingston in the playoff victory over Fife. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Kingston knocks off Fife to move within one game of regionals

SUMNER — Down nine points midway through the fourth quarter in their loser out district game against Fife, the Buccaneers could have easily folded it… Continue reading

 

North Kitsap’s Noelani Barreith drives the paint in the game against Orting. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap cruises to victory in first round district game

Noelani Barreith scored a game-high 16 points and Alicia Goetz hit five 3-pointers for the Vikings

 

Olympic guard Jakyiiah Willis drives the baseline against Sequim in her team’s 49-45 victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Olympic keeps its playoff hopes alive with upset victory over Sequim

Brilee Triggs sparked a 10-0 run that helped the Trojans to a big lead in the second quarter

 

Shaa Humphrey scored 25 points and picked up nine rebounds in a 81-65 victory over Sequim. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap splits varsity doubleheader with Sequim

Kobe McMillian led the boys team with 28 points in an 81-65 win over the Wolves

Shaa Humphrey scored 25 points and picked up nine rebounds in a 81-65 victory over Sequim. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Emma Erickson looks for a lane to the basket against Graham-Kapowsin. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Emma Erickson looks for a lane to the basket against Graham-Kapowsin. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Noelani Barreith flies through the lane against Port Angeles. Barreith finished with 24 points, four assists, five steals and two blocks. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap topples Port Angeles, 69-63, to move into a tie for first place

The Vikings received strong offensive performances from Noelani Barreith, Raelee Moore, Alicia Goetz and Maddie Pruden

Noelani Barreith flies through the lane against Port Angeles. Barreith finished with 24 points, four assists, five steals and two blocks. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bremerton senior Roxanna Dunklin was instrumental in her team’s first win in nearly two years. Dunklin scored 23 points and grabbed 14 rebounds against Klahowya. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bremerton snaps 30-game losing streak with win over Klahowya

Roxanna Dunklin scored 23 points and had 14 rebounds in the 45-37 victory

Bremerton senior Roxanna Dunklin was instrumental in her team’s first win in nearly two years. Dunklin scored 23 points and grabbed 14 rebounds against Klahowya. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap guard Noelani Barreith looks for room underneath the basket while Olympic’s Jakyiiah Willis defends the paint. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap guard Noelani Barreith looks for room underneath the basket while Olympic’s Jakyiiah Willis defends the paint. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Kingston freshman Ellee Brockman tries to put a shot over Central Kitsap’s Alexandra Neumann. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Kingston freshman Ellee Brockman tries to put a shot over Central Kitsap’s Alexandra Neumann. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Maddie Pruden (4) guards the paint against Kingston freshman Ellee Brockman (20) during the Vikings’ 51-40 victory.

North Kitsap wraps up a solid week with a 51-40 win over Kingston

The Vikings beat both Kingston and previously undefeated Sequim in the span of three days

North Kitsap’s Maddie Pruden (4) guards the paint against Kingston freshman Ellee Brockman (20) during the Vikings’ 51-40 victory.
Klahowya guard Gabriel Smith sets up the offense during his team’s league victory over Chimacum. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Klahowya splits varsity doubleheader with Chimacum

SILVERDALE — Expectations are high for the Klahowya boys basketball program this season, and the team is off to a 3-1 start thanks to a… Continue reading

Klahowya guard Gabriel Smith sets up the offense during his team’s league victory over Chimacum. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
<em>Junior guard Noelani Barreith led North Kitsap with 11 points against Black Hills in the team’s home opener.</em>
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North Kitsap grinds through a tough early season schedule

POULSBO — The North Kitsap girls basketball team hasn’t shied away from a tough early season slate despite having so many new faces on varsity.… Continue reading

<em>Junior guard Noelani Barreith led North Kitsap with 11 points against Black Hills in the team’s home opener.</em>
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Kingston sophomore Kylee Walker is one of four underclassmen in the Buccaneers’ starting lineup this season. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Kingston sophomore Kylee Walker is one of four underclassmen in the Buccaneers’ starting lineup this season. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Central Kitsap guard Austin McMinds helped the Cougars get off to a hot start against Olympic. He finished the game with 15 points. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

CK, Oly split the Battle of Bucklin Hill

The Olympic girls and Central Kitsap boys were victorious in the annual crosstown doubleheader

Central Kitsap guard Austin McMinds helped the Cougars get off to a hot start against Olympic. He finished the game with 15 points. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Emily Riehl was South Kitsap’s offensive leader with 18 points in a 51-49 win over Kingston. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Emily Riehl’s buzzer-beater lifts South Kitsap to victory over Kingston

PORT ORCHARD — South Kitsap’s Emily Riehl started the night with a bang, and then ended it with one. The senior forward sang a beautiful… Continue reading

Emily Riehl was South Kitsap’s offensive leader with 18 points in a 51-49 win over Kingston. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap junior Shaa Humphrey led the Vikings with 27 points in their opening night win over Clover Park. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Basketball Roundup: NK, CK boys win on opening night

BELFAIR — Elijah McGee and Austin McMinds scored 14 points each as Central Kitsap won its Monday night opener against North Mason, 64-54. The Cougars… Continue reading

North Kitsap junior Shaa Humphrey led the Vikings with 27 points in their opening night win over Clover Park. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Olivia Selembo capped off her career with a 15-point performance against Lynden in the state tournament. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Olivia Selembo capped off her career with a 15-point performance against Lynden in the state tournament. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
<em>Kingston senior Avy Hiner (4), lets go of a shot as she’s surrounded by Central Kitsap defenders in her team’s 59-49 victory on Dec. 20.			</em>Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group

Kingston takes charge in 59-49 win over Central Kitsap

KINGSTON — The Buccaneers had escaped the third quarter with a two-point lead after a furious charge by Central Kitsap. Needing to rally after a… Continue reading

<em>Kingston senior Avy Hiner (4), lets go of a shot as she’s surrounded by Central Kitsap defenders in her team’s 59-49 victory on Dec. 20.			</em>Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group