Forks boys basketball gets back on winning track

By Pierre LaBossiere

Olympic Peninsula News Group

FORKS — Forks snapped a three-game losing streak with a dominant win 58-21 victory Friday over North Beach.

The Spartans had a huge 21-5 second quarter to blow the game open.

“[We] played much better team basketball, at least after the first quarter. Everyone worked hard on defense and we didn’t care who scored on ofense,” said coach Keith Weekes. “Every single player scored and overall points were even across the team.”

Aidan Salazar led the Spartans while Brody Lausche scored 11. Ryan Rancourt hit a pair of 3-pointers. Twelve different Forks players scored.

The win was also a bounceback from an 83-51 loss earlier in the week to first-place Chief Leschi.

The win keeps the Spartans in the middle of the pack in the Pacific 2B League. Forks (3-4, 4-8) next plays at South Bend (0-7, 1-12) on Wednesday with a chance to move into third place in league.

Forks 58, North Beach 21

NB 8 5 2 6 — 21

Forks 11 21 12 14 — 58

North Beach (21) — Charley 13, Bighead 4, Curry 2, Johnson 2.

Forks (58) — Salazar 12, Lausche 11, Rancourt 6, Helvey 5, Earls 5, Lohrengel 4, Olson 4, Galeana 4, Davis 2, Micheau 2, Derek 2, Gonzales 1.