Basketball: Shelton Girls Win, Boys Lose

The Shelton girls’ basketball team stayed tied for second place in the South Sound Conference Wednesday after beating North Thurston 57 to 48. The Lady Highclimbers one-point first quarter deficit into a four-point halftime lead and pulled away from the Rams in the second half to secure their 12th win of the season, 7th in the SSC. Timber Ware led Shelton with 19 points, hitting five three-pointers. Katie Johnson added 16 points. As a team, the ‘Climbers had 15 steals, 30 rebounds and 17 assists.
Shelton is now 12-and-3 on the season, 7-and-2 in the Conference – in a three-way tie with Timberline and Peninsula for second place in the standings. Friday, The Highclimbers host Gig Harbor – the top team in the SSC. MasonWebTV Powered by HCC will broadcast the game live.

The Shelton boys’ basketball team lost at North Thurston Wednesday 84 to 56. The Highclimbers couldn’t keep pace with the Rams who remained undefeated on the season. Shelton dropped to 6-and-10 on the season, 2-and-7 in the South Sound Conference. Shelton is plays at Gig Harbor Friday.

The Mary M. Knight girls’ basketball team held Oakville scoreless in the first quarter and the Lady Owls coasted to a 41 to 11 win Tuesday. Kaylee Sowle and Jadyn Davidson led MMK. Sowle scored 19 points (going 3 for 3 from the arch), 5 steels and 5 assists. Davidson had 12 points and 15 rebounds. The Mary M. Knight girls improved to 10-and-4 on the season, 4-and-1 in the 1B Coastal League. The second place Owls travel to league-leading Taholah Friday.

The Mary M. Knight boys’ basketball team knocked off Oakville Tuesday 50 to 38. Jason Shaw led the Owls in scoring with 14 points, hitting three three-pointers. Zack Thompson added 7 points and 10 rebounds. And Austin Fries grabbed 11 boards. The boys from Matlock improved to 10-and-4 on the season, 4-and-1 in the 1B Coastal League, taking second place in the standings behind Taholah. MMK travels to the Chitwhins on Friday.

Tuesday, the North Mason girls’ basketball team lost to Olympic 51 to 35. The Lady Bulldogs dropped to 7-and-8 on the season, 2-and-6 in the Olympic League. The girls from Belfair travel to Port Angeles Friday.