SHS & NM Fall, MMK Boys Win
The Shelton basketball teams lost to Gig Harbor Friday in a double header at the Mini Dome. The Lady Highclimbers lost 41 to 40 while the boys fell 51 to 39. MasonWebTV Powered by HCC broadcast both games live.
In the girls’ game, the Tides had a 10-point lead in the first quarter but Shelton’s Taya Gouley hit three three-pointers in the second and cut that margin to four by halftime.
In the third quarter, the Highclimbers had a brief one-point lead and were up two in the fourth but in the end untimely turnovers and missed free throws were the difference.
Kiki Mamea led Gig Harbor in scoring with nine pointes. Taya Goulely led Shelton with 10.
The Tides remain a game behind Capital (10-and-1, 13-and-3) in the South Sound Conference at 9-and-1 (11-and-5 overall).
The Shelton girls drop to 4-and-10 on the season, 2-and-6 in the Conference, currently in sixth place in the standings. The Highclimbers travel to Central Kitsap Monday.
The boys’ game was close until later in the fourth quarter. The biggest Gig Harbor lead through three quarters was seven points but Shelton had that down to four (33 to 29) heading into the fourth quarter.
In the final minutes of the game, the Highclimbers ran out of gas and the Tides pulled away behind the 17 points from Asher Raquiza and the 11 points from Nathan Brekke.
Shelton’s leading scorer was Ty Thompson with 11. Mason Kramer took advantage of his start and added 10 points, six in the first quarter.
Gig Harbor maintained its top spot in the South Sound Conference with an 8-and-2 mark, 13-and-3 overall.
The Shelton boys evened their SSC record at 4-and-4, 6-and-8 on the season. The Highclimbers host Central Kitsap Monday on MasonWebTV Powered by HCC.
The North Mason girls’ basketball team lost at Kingston Friday 51 to 43. The Lady Bulldogs drop to 7-and-8 on the season, 4-and-5 in the Olympic League currently tied with the Buccaneers for fourth in the standings. The girls from Belfair host Port Angeles Tuesday.
No report on the Kingston at North Mason boys’ game.
The Mary M. Knight boys’ basketball team cruised to a 71 to 20 win Friday at Lake Quinault. The Owls jumped out to at a 17 to 9 first quarter lead, held the Elks to two points in the second quarter while scoring 30, out scored LQ 14 to 4 in the third and doubled their points in the fourth in rebounding from Wednesday’s loss at Taholah. The boys from Matlock host Naselle Saturday.