Boys basketball: Central Kitsap 77, Battle Ground 72

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Central Kitsap’s pressure eroded Battle Ground’s hot-shooting start and eliminated the Tigers from the Class 4A bi-district tournament in Auburn.

Battle Ground took a 25-15 lead after the first quarter by hitting seven of nine shots from 3-point range.

“But we became too reliant on shooting the 3s and didn’t do a good job of executing our offense,” Battle Ground coach Andy Schoonover said. “Plus, their pressure threw us off our game a bit.”

Central Kitsap held a 44-28 advantage in the second and third quarters.

Serg Ochinnikov led the Tigers (14-9) with 15 points, while Kaleb McCary had 10 points and 10 rebounds.

CENTRAL KITSAP 77, BATTLE GROUND 72

CENTRAL KITSAP — Carter 0, Schweileman 6, Moseley 5, Morgan 8, Luna 17, Thomas 16, Cox 2, Corry 15, Griffiths 8. Totals 23 (6) 25-38 77.

BATTLE GROUND (14-9) — Jamie Ford 10, Damien Ford 9, Jake Sachen 7, Jordan Olsen 6, Serg Ovchinnikov 15, Trevor Ingram 5, Tim Shkarovskiy 2, Miles Luke 7, Kevin Haynes 1, Kaleb McGary 10. Totals 26 (11) 9-15 72.

Central Kitsap 15 23 21 18—77

Battle Ground 25 14 14 19—72