High School Sports

Second-half defense keeps Capital boys perfect in their tournament

The Capital High boys basketball team's defense shut down visiting Seaside, Ore., in the second half to earn its second victory in as many days with a 50-33 win over the Seagulls to conclude the inaugural Capital Holiday Classic Thursday night at Capital High School.

Capital (7-2) held Seaside, a Class 4A school on the Oregon coast, to two third-quarter points and 10 in the second half. Capital led, 30-21, at the half.

The Cougars got 22 points off 21 Seaside turnovers. Colin Bossio scored 16 points for Capital.

In the day’s earlier game, Bremerton edged out Scappoose (Ore.), 50-43. Andre Coleman and Marshall Stevens scored in double figures for the Knights, scoring 14 and 10 points, respectively. Bremerton and Capital each won both their games in the two-day tournament.

River Ridge 76, Kennedy Catholic 61: The Hawks snapped a three-game losing skid, defeating the Lancers in the final day of the Les Schwab Christmas Classic at Kennedy High School.

Rahmel Moton had a season-best 20 points, and was one of five Hawks to score in double figures. .

Napavine 57, Rainier 46: Despite getting double-figures scoring from Dalton Delio (12) and Brandon Eygabroad (11), Rainier dropped its second non-league game in as many days.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Olympia 61, Chehalis 53: The Bears got their third victory in four games and improved to 3-5 overall with a non-league victory over the 2A Bearcats. Senior guard Lauren Herseth led Olympia with a career-best 34 points. She was 7-of-9 on 3-pointers and also was a perfect 9-of-9 from the free throw line.

Chehalis outscored Olympia 18-9 in the second quarter to get within four points at halftime at 29-25 before the Bears’ offense picked up in the second half.

Uriah Thomas, Chehalis’ 6-foot junior post, had a season-high 27 points.

Oak Harbor 51, North Thurston 49: The Rams’ comeback fell short in the finale of the Santa Slam tournament at Oak Harbor High School.

North Thurston led 25-23 at halftime, but Oak Harbor outscored the visiting Rams 13-7 to take a four-point lead into the final quarter.

Chelsey Kindle had 10 points to lead the Rams.

Emerald Ridge 68, Yelm 63: Anushka Maldonado had a team-high 21 points and Jaynani Cababat had 18 to in a losing effort for Yelm. The Class 4A Jaguars turned a five-point hafltime lead into a comfortable 53-36 lead going into the fourth quarter.

Oly: Lauren Herseth 34 points, 7-of-9 3PG, 9-for-9 FT

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