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Wolves starting to peak at the right time
Throw out all the records.
The past doesnt mean anything to the South Kitsap High School girls basketball team.
After securing the fourth and final playoff spot in the Narrows League Bridge Division last week, SKs drive to get to make a return trip to the West Central District will hinge on its loser-out, winnerto-districts game against the Bay Division No. 4 seed Feb. 22 at Bremerton High School, SKs opponents could be either Lincoln, Mount Tahoma, Bellarmine, or Wilson.
Three teams could be in a four-way tie for the fourth and final spot, depending on the results of their games last night.
Not that SK coach Mike Allen has a preference.
I like to focus more on us being prepared rather than preparing for a specific team, Allen said.
After falling by just five points to first-place Central Kitsap Wednesday night, Allen said he is pleased with the way his team has played over the last week and a half.
I think we played pretty darn well (at CK), Allen said. We are starting to peak as much as we can at this point. Things are starting to fall into place.
SKs lone battle in its 57-52 loss at CK was the free throw.
Though Allen wouldnt criticize the officiating, he did point out CK made 33 trips to the free throw line compared to SKs 11 trips.
We didnt shoot a free throw until the fourth quarter, Allen said. CK shot 21 free throws in the first half alone. It was just one of those nights.
Allen said hes liked the offensive balance hes been getting from his players.
Against CK, four SK players scored in double figures.
Leah Kendrick led the way with 12 points, with Jamae Feddock and Kristi Utter each chipping in 11 points. Loni Tostenrude added 10 points.
Kristi had three 3-pointers so shes been doing a pretty good job out there, Allen said. Her success opens up the inside for us.
As for the rest of the season, Allen said its a clean slate now that the playoffs have arrived.
Weve talked about that a lot, he said. At this point you throw out all the records. Some teams get better and some teams get worse. Right now were peaking and we need to sustain that.