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Sports Roundup | Jan. 14
The Bainbridge girls’ basketball team suffered a major blow Friday when standout guard Davi Gonzales broke her leg during the Spartans’ 46-42 loss to Lakeside.
Head coach Terry Lande, both teams and a good sized student section witnessed Gonzales take a pass from a teammate and make a one foot jump stop at the 4:17 mark of the first quarter.
That’s when Gonzales went down with a compound fracture of her tibia and fibia in her leg. Lande said it was a clean break that didn’t sever any arteries.
She was taken to Harborview that night and went in for surgery Saturday morning. She had a rod and four screws inserted into her leg. Gonzales, who received a visit from the team after her surgery, was released Sunday night.
Lande said that her parents and Gonzales handled it well. Gonzales even waved to the crowd and gave a thumbs up as she was leaving on a stretcher to a standing ovation.
He also praised his players for handling the situation as best they could.
The Spartans led for most of the game, but went down by five with 13 seconds left.
They eventually lost after some confusion with the clock led to Lande arguing with the referee about the change. He was whistled for a technical foul.
Grace Kenyon led the way with nine points and 23 rebounds against the Lions. Micki Johns had nine points and eight rebounds.
On Monday, Bainbridge defeated North Kitsap 60-43.
Kenyon had 14 points, 11 rebounds and six steals while Johns had 10 points and eight rebounds.
Moniz had seven points, seven assists and four steals.
On Wednesday, Bainbridge defeated Eastside Catholic 58-49.
Kenyon had a big night with 23 points, 24 rebounds and four steals.
Johns scored 10 points and grabbed 10 rebounds while Wesley Nottingham added 10 points.
The boys basketball team lost to Lakeside 73-63 on Friday.
Eric Raustein led all scorers with 18 points while Rico Failla scored 16.
Tuesday’s game at Eastside Catholic was cancelled. No makeup date has been announced.
Both teams travel Friday to play Cleveland.
The Bainbridge wrestling team placed seven wrestlers at the Sequim Rainshadow tournament over the weekend.
Corey Touchette was the lone Spartan wrestler to come away with a title. Alec Greiwe and Karl Hunt were finalists while Dylan Read took third. Henry Wienkers took fifth place while Connor Kenyon and Mike Grant were sixth.
The Spartans struggled against O’Dea Jan. 6, losing 52-15.
Read scored a 4-2 decision over Chris Flora in the 119-pound category while Touchette pinned Ben Fuller in 5:35 in the 160-pound category.
Hunt scored a pinfall in 46 seconds over Curtis Taylor.
Bainbridge’s home meet against Franklin and Rainier Beach was cancelled and will be made up Jan 28. They took on Ingraham, West Seattle and Bishop Blanchet Thursday, but results were not available as of press time.
Bainbridge hosts the 29th annual Bainbridge Invitational Saturday at Bainbridge High School. Along with Bainbridge, Bethel, Bishop Blanchet, Forks, Kingston, Klahowya, Mountlake Terrace, North Kitsap, North Mason, Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Sequim and Tyee are participating in this year’s tournament.
There is no pancake breakfast this year. The first round starts at 9:30 a.m.
The Bainbridge swim team won another dual meet with a 111-58 win over Eastside Catholic Jan. 7.
Andrew McCarthy set a state qualifying time of 4:42.43 in the 500 freestyle as did Spencer Alpaugh who set a state qualifying time of 4:56.85. Todd McCarthy set a state qualifying time of 50.18 in the 100 freestyle.
The 200 medley relay team of Andrew McCarthy, Todd McCarthy, Alpaugh and Alex Nowjack just missed a state qualifying time with their time of 1:46.92.
Several swimmers set district qualifying times. Andrew McCarthy, Kevin Yalung and Blake Harper qualified in the 50 freestyle while Ben Martin set a district qualifying time of 1:04.76 in the 100 butterfly.
Marcus Tonsmann set a district qualifying time of 2:02.26 in the 200 freestyle.
The Spartans travel to Lakeside Friday for a dual meet, then head to the Kentridge Invitational Saturday. Bainbridge heads to Mercer Island Tuesday.
In a related story, Olaf Olson, a 2007 graduate of Bainbridge High School, recently earned the Patriot League Diver of the Week award.
Olson, a two-time state diving champion during his time at Bainbridge, is undefeated in nine events this season in the three-meter springboard for the men’s swim and dive team at the Naval Academy.
A senior, Olson also finished in the top ten in the Tennesse Diving Invitational Jan. 2-4 against some of the best divers on the East Coast.
The Bainbridge gymnastics team kept its new undefeated streak intact by winning its Jan. 7 dual meet against Holy Names, Nathan Hale and Ingraham.
The Spartans took first with 157.85 points while the Raiders beat out the Cougars for second place. Holy Names’ Katie Rock won the all-around with a score of 35.5 and finished first in three of the four events: the bars with an 8.9, the beam with an 8.6 and the floor exercise with a 9.2.
Rachel Kaminer took third in the all-around with a score of 32.4. Adrienne Palay was fourth with a score of 32.350 while Anne Schwartz was fifth with a score of 31.90.
Schwartz beat out Rock for first in the vault with a score of 8.85. Grace Allen tied with Palay and Nathan Hale’s Naivasha Sophusson-Smith for sixth in the floor with an 8.6.
Head coach Cindy Guy said the judges were hard but fair. She praised Kaminer, Palay and Schwartz for their performance.
The Spartans travel to Shorecrest Saturday to face the Scots, Shorewood and North Kitsap.