The Bainbridge High School boys basketball team fell to the Peninsula Seahawks 75-53 in their non-league season opener Nov. 29.
The Spartans started with a 5-0 lead because of juniors Sam Nylund and Noah Davis. However, when the Spartans took an 11-5 lead halfway through the first quarter, the Seahawks called a timeout.
When they returned to the court, their defense led them to the victory. Peninsula switched from a man-to-man to a zone and scored 14 unanswered points to take a 19-11 lead at the end of the first quarter. Nylund and Davis were responsible for all 11 first-quarter points for BHS.
Bainbridge’s offensive woes continued as they racked up four turnovers within the first four minutes of the second period, including three on in-bounds plays.
Peninsula’s Isaiah Brown had two steals and two layups on back-to-back possessions. Peninsula commanded a 33-19 lead before Nylund racked up a few more points.
After a few steals, a couple of layups and an assist, BHS trailed 41-25 at halftime.
In the second half, Brown tallied up points from the charity stripe, going 7-for-8. In addition, Peninsula’s Gabe Sarno scored seven unanswered points himself.
Bainbridge had a handful of players score to make the tally 64-40 after three quarters.
In the fourth, the Seahawks took their foot off the pedal. Neither team even scored in the first couple of minutes. However, Davis, Nylund and senior Breno Oguri led the scoring in the final quarter.
The Spartans look to find their first win at Central Kitsap Dec. 1 at 7:15 p.m.