Basketball: Losses for SHS, NM; Wins for MMK

The Shelton boys’ basketball team couldn’t overcome an eight-point first quarter and nine missed free throws, falling to Capital 66 to 52 Friday.

The Cougars started the game on an 8-0 run, holding the Highclimbers scoreless for nearly half the first quarter, building a 16-point lead.

That lead increased to 19 in the second quarter but the ‘Climbers were able to cut that down to eight by the half taking advantage of Capital fouls and hitting six of seven free throws.

The second half was a different story as the Cougars were able to maintain a 14-point cushion as Shelton’s free throw shooting cooled off. The Highclimbers only hit 8 of 16 from the line in the half.

Capital had three players score in double digits led by Chris Penner’s 23 points. Lucas Bowser added 16. And Grant Erickson chipped in 10. The Cougars won their eighth game in a row, improving to 10-and-2 on the season, 4-and-2 in the South Sound Conference.

Shelton was led in scoring by Ty Thompson who finished with 17 points (11 in the fourth quarter). Jason Kenyon and Kyler Gall each chipped in 9 points.The Highclimbers drop to 8-and-4 on the season, 4-and-2 in the SSC.

Shelton travels to Central Kitsap Wednesday.

The Shelton girls’ basketball team lost at Capital Friday 78 to 69. The Lady Highclimbers drop to 2-and-9 on the season, 1-and-5 in the South Sound Conference. They host Central Kitsap Wednesday on MasonWebTV Powered by HCC.

The North Mason girls’ basketball team lost to Port Angeles Friday 63 to 28. This game was rescheduled from December 14th due to weather and power outages. The Lady Bulldogs were held to eight points in the second half dropping to 7-and-5 on the season, 1-and-4 in the Olympic League. The girls from Belfair host Forks Saturday.

The North Mason boys’ basketball team lost at Port Angeles Friday 78 to 33. This game was rescheduled from December 14th due to weather and power outages. The Bulldogs are now 6-and-6 on the season, 1-and-4 in the Olympic League. The boys’ from Belfair travel to North Kitsap Tuesday.

The Mary M. Knight girls basketball team flew by Lake Quinault Friday 47 to 8. The Lady Owls jumped out to a 14-point first quarter lead, led by 28 at the half, and had a 45 to 5 lead after three quarters. The girls from Matlock improved to 8-and-1 on the season, 2-and-0 in the 1B Coastal League. The MMK girls travel to Wishkah Tuesday.

The Mary M. Knight boys’ basketball team held Lake Quinault to single-digit scoring in eah quarter as the Owls knocked off the Elk 67 to 21. The boys from Matlock are now 6-and-5 on the season, 2-and-0 in the Coastal League play. MMK travels to Wishkah Tuesday.

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