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Wolves turn up heat in win over Gig harbor

Derrick Webb continued to hold a hot hand and his teammates showed a lot of patience Wednesday night as the South Kitsap boys basketball team turned a tight contest into a blowout, rolling over Gig Harbor, 63-41.

Webb, a senior guard, scored a game-high 19 points, while junior post Josh Monagle racked up 15 to Keep the Wolves perfect on the year.

South is now 8-0 overall and 3-0 in Narrows League Bridge Division play. The Tides dropped to 4-5, 1-2.

“We were patient, we moved side-to-side, and then we attacked,” South coach John Callaghan said. “We did a nice job. We stayed patient, that was the big thing. We weren’t in a hurry.”

Facing a zone defense most of the evening, the Wolves moved the ball around nicely and took their time getting good shots, Callaghan said. The plan worked, as South broke the game open late in the second quarter and cruised to the win.

Webb has now scored 76 points in his last four games after missing the first two games of the year with a twisted ankle. His 19 points a game during that run lead the team.

“He was tough again — he’s just so confident,” Callaghan said. “He knocked down a couple of threes and he drove to the bucket.”

But it wasn’t all Webb. Callaghan said half of the team’s buckets came off assists, and the team made 23 of 32 free throws.

Meanwhile, the Wolves’ defense was its usual smothering self on the Tides’ two big-play stars, center Ryan Christensen and wing Mike Fish, both of whom scored 11 points.

“Josh and Conner (Gehring) did a really good job on (Christensen),” Callaghan said. “They did a really good job defensively on him.”

The win was the second league win on the road this year, and an important one, Callaghan said.

“They are a good team, and they do a nice job. They’re not going to beat themselves,” Callaghan said. “It was nice. We played smart and we attacked the basket. It was good.”

The Wolves played host to Bremerton on Friday night and travel to Poulsbo Wednesday for a showdown with North Kitsap.

In junior varisty action, the Tides pulled out a 36-35 win over South. Ty Curry scored eight points for the Wolves.

The South C team dropped a 58-36 contest to Gig Harbor, with Chip Pierson netting 14 and Griffin Powell scoring nine.

South Kitsap 63, Gig Harbor 41

South Kitsap – Conner Gehring 6, Tippy Burk 4, Jamil Moore 8, Derrick Webb 19, Josh Monagle 15, Joe Pisa 2, Connor McPherson 2, Ryan Sweet 5, Ty Curry 2.

Gig Harbor – Nick Casanova 7, Mike Fish 11, Mathias Ward 7, Ryan Christensen 11, Mitch Carver 5.

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