OCOSTA — The Forks ladies basketball group obtained huge contributions from the Johnson sisters and put themselves in place to win a share of the Pacific 2B League championship tonight at residence.

If the Spartans (9-2, 14-5) beat Chief Leschi (7-5, 10-8) tonight, they’ll doubtless tie for the league championship, their first in ladies basketball since 2008.

Forks put themselves within the driver’s seat with an 80-28 win over Ocosta on Monday.

Regardless of the ultimate rating, the sport was really shut early. Ocosta held a 16-12 lead after the primary quarter.

“That was our worst quarter of basketball all 12 months. We had been low power. Ocosta got here out firing and able to play,” mentioned coach David Hurn. “Regardless of the state of affairs was, we weren’t able to play basketball.”

The Spartans responded in a giant method, outscoring Ocosta 20-2 within the second quarter and 25-2 within the third. For the remainder of the sport, Forks outscored the Wildcats 68-12. Hurn mentioned the Spartans’ protection and steals made the distinction.

“Keira [Johnson] led the cost,” Hurn mentioned.

Johnson had certainly one of her largest video games of the 12 months with 30 factors, 10 rebounds and 9 steals. Her sister Bailey Johnson had a career-high 19 factors. Kadie Wooden added 17 factors.

Tonight’s sport that begins at 6 p.m. is the Spartans closing residence sport of the 12 months. It will likely be the final residence sport for seniors Kyra Neel, Wooden and Casadie Whorton.

The Spartans may win the league title outright with a win, but it surely’s doubtless they’ll share the title with both one or two different groups. Raymond (9-2) is taking part in South Bend (3-8) and Ilwaco (9-2) is taking part in North Seaside (1-10) tonight, two video games that Raymond and Ilwaco ought to win.

Forks 80, Ocosta 28

Forks 12 20 25 23 — 80

Ocosta 16 2 2 8 — 28

Forks (80) — Ok. Johnson 30, B. Johnson 19, Wooden 17, Whorton 6, Wallerstedt 5, Ramos 3.

Life Christian 50, East Jefferson 31

PORT TOWNSEND — The East Jefferson ladies basketball group stays in stable place for a playoff spot, regardless of a 50-31 loss to 9-3 Life Christian on Monday evening.

The Rivals, who additionally received Friday 44-21 over Charles Wright, at the moment sit at 6-6 within the Nisqually League (7-9 general), tied for fourth place with Cascade Christian. They performed Tuesday on the street towards Bellevue Christian (13-0, 16-0 No. 5 RPI) after press deadline. East Jefferson additionally has to play a really robust Annie Wright (12-2) group on the street subsequent week, however has a pair of very winnable video games at Vashon (5-7) on Friday and Klahowya (3-8) on Feb. 9.

If the Rivals can beat Vashon and Klahowya, that would depart them with eight league wins and a probable playoff spot. Cascade Christian has a few straightforward video games left towards Charles Wright and Seattle Christian and a tricky sport towards Life Christian.

In Monday’s loss, coach Lorraine Rimson mentioned the Rivals appeared out of sync.

“I used to be not happy with our focus,” she mentioned. She mentioned freshman Penina Vailolo performed properly and Alyssa Vandenberg continues to be the ground chief for the Rivals, averaging 15-16 factors and 10 rebounds a sport.

The Rivals subsequent sport is 5:30 p.m. Friday at Vashon.

Crescent 37, NW Christian 18

LACEY — The Crescent ladies basketball group performed its sixth sport in eight days on Monday, beating Northwest Christian on Monday 37-18.

It was the third win up to now 4 video games for the Loggers (6-7).

“Protection stored the [Loggers] in it till the offense may get going,” mentioned coach Mike Hazelett.

Freshman Naomii Sprague led the Loggers with a triple-double of 15 factors, 11 steals and 12 assists. Kaylen Manson added 9 factors and gave the Loggers “nice defensive play,” Hazelett mentioned.

Crescent hosted the No. 1-ranked Neah Bay ladies (13-1) Tuesday evening after press deadline.



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