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KENT — Clover Park held off Sequim for the West Central District championship in a game between two of the better 2A boys basketball teams in the state.
The No. 4-ranked Warriors, behind star player David Crisp’s 26 points, beat the No. 8 Wolves 60-45 at ShoWare Center in the district-title game Monday afternoon.
Sequim ace player Jayson Brocklesby almost kept pace with Crisp basket-for-basket as he swished in 22 points.
Both teams now head to the 2A regionals at Kent-Meridian High School on Saturday.
The Wolves (20-4) will take on the winner between Hockinson and Washougal in a winner-to-state, loser-out game at 4 p.m.
The Warriors (18-6), meanwhile, will play Olympic League co-champion Olympic at 6 p.m.
Clover Park, after losing five or their first nine games, have now won six in a row and 13 of their past 14.
In the district title game, the Warriors kept a healthy lead over the Wolves most of the first half, leading 17-9 at the end of the first quarter and 30-18 at the break.
Sequim was held to single-digit scoring in both first-half quarters.
The Wolves got to within nine at the end of the third period, 41-32, but the Warriors increased their lead in the fourth and held on.
Gabe Carter scored 10 points for Sequim while Anthony White scored 10 for Clover Park.
Clover Park 60, Sequim 45
Sequim 9 9 14 13— 45
Clover Park 17 13 11 19— 60
Brocklesby 22, Carter 10, Kallappa 6, Barry 4, Guan 2, Pinza 1, Lee, Christensen.
Clover Park (60)
Crisp 26, White 10, Means 9, Parker 7, Winston 6, Hill, Jordan-Fairley, James.