Farrar sparks Sparts in romp over SK

Bainbridge is now 6-0, after cruising to wins over Seattle Prep, South Kitsap.

Emily Farrar came off the bench to lead all scorers with 17 points as the Spartan girls basketball team crushed the South Kitsap Wolves 73-37 Monday night.

They also defeated the Seattle Prep Panthers 61-44 on Friday night, continuing their early season roll. The wins push Bainbridge’s record to 6-0 overall on the year.

It was a sloppy start by both teams in the first quarter as Bainbridge and South Kitsap had trouble hanging on to the ball (they combined for 56 turnovers in the game) and there was a three-minute drought where neither side could score.

“It took a little while for us to get started,” head coach Penny Gienger said. “But we got going and scored 20 points, so I was pretty pleased.”

Allie Picha was the catalyst. She scored all of her 10 points in the first quarter as the Bainbridge defense kept their hands active – they forced 43 deflections for the game – and stayed busy on the offensive glass, outrebounding the Wolves 20 to 15 for the game.

In the second quarter, Farrar went off, scoring nine points on two threes and three foul shots as she was fouled attempting a three. Jacqui Menalia and Angela Failla scored four points each as the Bainbridge defense held South Kitsap to just six points, extending their halftime lead to 30 points.

“My bench has been big the past two nights,” Gienger said. “I got three-point shooters coming off the bench, I have post players coming off that can rebound and make some moves, I have some speed. I have kids that have strengths that can help my starters out.”

Caitlyn Salo and Brittany Gray both had 10 points, while Menalia had seven points and seven rebounds. Megan Burris added six points, 16 rebounds and six blocks.

As a team, the Spartans shot 50 percent from the floor, while holding the Wolves to just 22 percent. Bainbridge also outrebounded the Wolves 51-32.

On Friday, the Panthers put up a fight, scoring the first eight points before the Spartans recovered to take a one-point lead at the end of one.

“We took a while to get started, and once we did we just jumped on them,” Gienger said. “They had a hard time figuring out where to pass the ball and we got some steals.”

Farrar was the team’s leading scorer against Prep with 15 points, while Kaitlyn Bailey and Salo had 12 points each.

Gray contributed with eight points and 12 boards.

The Spartans played Eastside Catholic yesterday. They take on Lakeside in the last game before winter break tomorrow.

Tip-off is at 8 p.m.

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