Girls travel team places at invite

By William Johnson

The Forks Spartan girls seventh-grade travel basketball team took fourth place at Captain T’s Martin Luther King Day invite in Port Angeles.

The Forks Spartans Girls seventh-grade travel basketball team competed in Port Angeles at the annual Martin Luther King Day Invite on Jan. 13-14. The girls had a very solid performance going 2-2 for the weekend playing up an age group in the eighth-grade bracket.

The girls started off Saturday against Bainbridge Island and lost 35-19 to a very big talented team. The second game of the day was against Kitsap. It was a back-and-forth intense game the Spartans lost 27-24 in overtime.

The Spartans began Sunday’s action playing the Port Angeles Apex. Forks dominated this game from start to finish winning 34-13. The Spartans’ final game of the tournament was a battle for fourth place with Kitsap. This time the Spartans brought their A-game and beat Kitsap 37-25.

“It was really nice to avenge a loss from the previous day and win by 12 to take fourth. The girls learned a lot about their style of play which is out hustling teams and being tough. We continue to make huge improvements,” said coach Carstensen.

We want to thank our sponsors The Assembly of God Church for kindly allowing us to use their gym facilities for practicing. Without the use of their gym our season would not be possible due to fully booked school gyms. And the Forks Elks Lodge for their generous donation Funding multiple tournament fees.

Our next action will be in Port Angeles on February 17-18 for the Red Lion Hotel Presidents Day Classic.