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SEQUIM — Sequim survived a scare against Bremerton on Tuesday night, holding on to beat the Knights 61-58.
With the win, the Wolves are alone in second place in the Olympic League.
On Friday, they have an opportunity to avenge their only loss of the season to a team from Washington and grab a tie for the top spot in the league when they host Olympic.
To set up that big game, Sequim had to outlast a furious comeback attempt by Bremerton.
“It was a battle, and we knew we were going to be in for a battle,” Wolves coach Greg Glasser said.
Sequim (7-1, 9-3) built an early lead and carried it into the final quarter. The Wolves led by 15 midway through the fourth.
“But Bremerton does not quit,” Glasser said. “Coach [Darren] Bowden gets every ounce out of his guys.
“They did a great job of battling back and having a chance to win.”
Led by Mikey Lawrence, who scored 13 of his 15 points in the fourth period, the Knights put up 27 points in the period before their comeback bid fell short.
“I was happy with how our guys played for about the first 30 minutes,” Glasser said.
“The last two or three minutes, we turned the ball over a little too much.”
Jayson Brocklesby had another big game for Sequim with 24 points and six rebounds. It was the third time in five games Brocklesby has surpassed 20 points.
“Jayson had a great game,” Glasser said, “and Rory [Kallappa] and Erik [Christensen] came in and played great off the bench.”
Kallappa finished with 11 points and five rebounds. Christensen scored six and blocked two shots.
Gabe Carter put in another solid all-around game for the Wolves, scoring 12 with 10 rebounds and six assists.
Alex Barry pulled down seven boards for Sequim.
Andrew Shadle led Bremerton (6-2, 8-4) with 18 points.
Sequim 61, Bremerton 58
Bremerton 7 15 9 27— 58
Sequim 18 12 14 17— 61
Shadle 18, Broussard 1, Mason 2, Lawrence 15, Gurske 8, Dixon 6, Sims 2, Jones 6.
Brocklesby 24, Carter 12, Kallappa 11, Pinza 3, Guan 2, Christensen 6, Shimer 3.
Port Angeles 56,
Port Townsend 53
PORT TOWNSEND — Caleb Treider and Hunter Hathaway combined for 34 points to spark the Roughriders to their first league win and just their second overall victory this season Tuesday night.
Treider swished in 19 points while Hathaway added 15 in the exciting back-and-forth shootout between the one-win teams.
The Riders improve to 1-7 in league and 2-10 overall while the Redskins slip to 1-7, 4-8.
Port Angeles led 13-7 after one quarter while the Redskins tied it up at 22-all at intermission. The Riders retook the lead, 37-32, leading into the final period.
Port Townsend’s Cody Russell led everybody with 21 points.
Five players scored in double figures in the game with Derek Schumacher dropping in 10 for the Riders and Daniel Charlton adding 10 for the Redskins.
Port Townsend’s Sean Dwyer scored nine points.
The Riders try for their second league win in as many games as they host North Mason (1-6, 2-8) while the Redskins play at home against Kingston (4-3, 6-5) on Friday night.
Both games start at 7 p.m.
Port Angeles 56,
Port Townsend 53
Port Angeles 13 9 15 19— 56
Port Townsend 7 15 10 21— 53
Port Angeles (56)
Treider 19, Hathaway 15, Schumacher 10, Gunderson 7, Payton 4, Polly 1.
Port Townsend (53)
Russell 21, Charlton 10, O’Brien 3, Coppenrath 2, LeMaster 2, King 2, Dwyer 9, Spaltenstein 4.
Neah Bay 59,
NEAH BAY — The two North Olympic League teams split games this year after the powerful 1B Red Devils beat the tough 1A Spartans in nonleague action Tuesday.
Neah Bay outscored Forks 42-22 in the middle quarters to take control of the game and avenge an earlier loss to the Spartans.
“We came out and played good defense in the first quarter, but it went downhill from there,” Forks coach Rick Gooding said.
The Spartans led 11-8 after one period but the Red Devils rallied in the second and third stanzas.
“It was a good game for Neah Bay,” Gooding said. “They shot the ball well, and we didn’t.”
On the other hand, Forks wasn’t using their first string the entire game. The Spartans were conserving some energy to take on league powerhouse Hoquiam in a makeup game tonight.
The Hoquiam game was postponed because of snowy weather several weeks ago and was rescheduled during a busy week.
Three players scored in double figures for the Red Devils, led by Leyton Doherty’s game-high 16 points.
Tyler McCaulley swished in 14 while Ryan Moss added 12.
Mark Jacobson led the Spartans with 15 points while Braden Decker added 11.
Willie Hatch scored nine points for Forks.
Neah Bay improves to 6-1 on the year.
Neah Bay 59, Forks 48
Forks 11 12 10 15— 48
Neah Bay 8 22 20 9— 59
Jacobson 15, Decker 11, Hatch 9, Raben 3, Gonzales 4, Sampson 2, Gilmore 2, Harris 2.
Neah Bay (59)
Doherty 16, McCaulley 14, Moss 12, Venske 6, J. Greene 4, Z. Greene 7.
Port Angeles JV 49
PORT ANGELES — Derrick Findley had a double-double of 17 points and 13 rebounds to spark the Loggers in the nonleague game Tuesday night.
Findley also earned four steals.
Crescent rallied in the third and fourth quarters by outscoring the Roughriders 39-15 after trailing 34-21 at halftime.
Also scoring in double figures for the Loggers were Sage Fadness with 14 and Travis Walker with 12.
Gene Peppard pulled down 10 rebounds for Crescent while Fadness added seven boards.
Walker added six steals and three assists while Fadness had seven steals and three assists and Peppard also had three assists.
Port Angeles JV 49
Crescent 18 3 19 20— 60
Port Angeles 11 23 8 7— 49
Walker 12, Fadness 14, Larson 5, Findley 17, Waldrip 5, Peppard 7.
Port Angeles (49)
Cedar Park 78, Chimacum 45
BOTHELL — Cedar Park Christian used a 28-11 third-quarter advantage to run away from the Cowboys in Nisqually League competition Tuesday night.
Rafael Pagasian led the Cowboys with 13 points while John Carthum added eight.
Cedar Park Christian 78,
Chimacum 12 7 11 15— 45
Cedar Park 19 28 17 14— 78
Pagasian 13, Carthum 8, Settje 5, Richey 2, Downs 4, Ajax 2, Anderson 3, Ham 2.
Cedar Park (78)
Drechsel 18, Anderson 3, Almeida 9, Saufferer 13, Scholtn 14, McLaurin 6, Chritenson 8, Penchion 5, Thomas 2.
Neah Bay 62,
NEAH BAY — Cierra Moss scorched the nets for 25 points to spark the Red Devils to the nonleague victory Tuesday night.
Faye Chartraw swished in 11 points for Neah Bay while Kaela Tyler added nine.
Casey Williams and Sassy Price led the Spartans with 12 points each.
“It was nice to see our inside game improve with Casey Williams and Sassy Price each scoring 12 points,” Forks coach Al Scheibner said.
“We also had decent balanced scoring from the rest of the team.
“Overall a good game for us to be competitive on the road and have a chance to win in the fourth quarter.”
The Red Devils led a high-scoring first quarter 23-18, and had a 34-26 halftime lead.
“We came out really strong offensively the first quarter,” Scheibner said.
“Sassy had eight of her 12 points that quarter as we were looking to go inside.
“Both teams toughened up their defense the second quarter but I was quite pleased with the score at halftime, only being down eight.
“We came out strong the third quarter as well with balanced scoring during the [period].
“We were down by four with 5 minutes to go in the fourth quarter but just couldn’t contain Faye Chartraw as she had 10 of their 14 points the fourth quarter.”
Neah Bay improved to 6-1 overall while Forks fell to 1-9 overall. The Spartans are 1-3 in SWL-Evergreen Division action.
Neah Bay 62, Forks 50
Forks 18 8 15 9— 50
Neah Bay 23 11 14 14— 62
Price 12, Williams 12, Sheriff-Penn 2, Raben 6, Weekes 4, Henderson 4, Flores 1.
Neah Bay (62)
Moss 25, Chartraw 11, Hailey Greene 6, Tyler 9, Holly Greene 5, Murner 4, Hill 2.
Bremerton 50, Sequim 32
BREMERTON — Sawyer Kluge led the Knights with 21 points and 16 rebounds while Alexas Besand returned from an injury to lead the Wolves with 10 points in Tuesday’s Olympic League game.
Eboni Harpes also had 16 boards for the Knights, who sit in second place in the Olympic League at 7-1, 7-5.
The loss puts Sequim at 2-6 in league play and 4-8 on the season.
Bremerton 50, Sequim 32
Sequim 9 14 4 5— 32
Bremerton 15 18 8 9— 50
Lester 2, Stofferahn 7, Bentz 5, Guan 2, Landoni 2, Beuke 2, Anderson 2, Besand 10.
Strylund 4, Beach 8, Driskill 5, Amicangelo 2, Kluge 21, Chambers 2, Harpes 8.
Cedar Park Christian 57,
BOTHELL — After falling behind 11-1, the Cowboys made a big charge to close the gap to 12-11 after one quarter.
But Laura Goodnight and the Eagles dominated after that, holding Chimacum to 13 points over the final three quarters — only eight in the second half.
“We had all the momentum; we looked like we were about to run away with the game,” Cowboys coach Trevor Huntingford said.
“We were shooting the ball well, our spacing was good, the defense was outstanding.
“But we stopped attacking the hoop, we let their defense dictate to us what was going to happen, we struggled getting back on defense.”
Goodnight had a great night with a game-high 20 points for the Eagles.
“Goodnight is the best post player I have seen by far this season,” Huntingford said.
“She really hurt us on the board and she hurt us [with her] scoring.”
Madison Parmenter added 17 points for the Eagles.
The Cowboys were led by Mallori Cossell’s eight points. Kiersten Snyder scored six, and Audrey and Laura Thacker both added for points apiece.
“Cedar Park Christian was a winnable game for us,” Huntingford said.
“Now we just have to out and do our best against a strong Bellevue Christian team on Friday.”
Cedar Park Christian 57, Chimacum 24
Chimacum 11 5 4 4— 24
Cedar Park Christian 12 18 17 10— 57
Cerna 2, A. Thacker 4, L. Thacker 4, Cossell 8, Snyder 6.
Cedar Park Christian (57)
Vanberg 4, Parmenter 17, Goodnight 20, Korolenko 2, Massad 3, Nolan 2, Kauffman 5.