Sequim Wolves wing Melissa Porter (right) looks to drive against Kingston Buccaneers guard Suzanne Skinner (left) in the first quarter of the Wolves’ 87-42 win over the Buccaneers on Jan. 17. Porter lead the scoring for the Wolves with 18 points, most of which came off fast breaks.
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Sequim Wolves wing Melissa Porter (right) looks to drive against Kingston Buccaneers guard Suzanne Skinner (left) in the first quarter of the Wolves’ 87-42 win over the Buccaneers on Jan. 17. Porter lead the scoring for the Wolves with 18 points, most of which came off fast breaks. Conor Dowley/Olympic Peninsula News Group

GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Sequim blasts Kingston, setting up first-place showdown with Port Angeles

SEQUIM — Four Sequim players scored 14 or more points as the run-and-gun Wolves put Kingston in the rear view mirror quickly in earning an 87-42 Olympic League 2A Division girls basketball win Friday night.

The victory set up a tussle for first-place with rival Port Angeles late Saturday night. Check peninsuladailynews.com for that game story today or read it in Monday’s edition.

Against the Buccaneers, Sequim posted 31 first-quarter points to take a 31-18 lead after one frame and then cracked down defensively, allowing just 24 points the rest of the way.

“Hope Glasser added nine rebounds to her 15 points, including 2 ‘And 1s’ [old-fashioned three-point plays],” Wolves coach Linsay Rapelje said. “So I have to run two sweet eights.”

Every time a Sequim player converts a three-point play, Rapelje runs a set of lines, or sweet eights, during practice.

Glasser also contributed five steals and three assists.

Double-double machine Jayla Julmist was an offensive and defensive presence for the Wolves with 14 points, 11 rebounds, four blocked shots and three steals.

Jessica Dietzman scored 14 points with three steals for Sequim. Kalli Wiker, Hannah Wagner and Melissa Porter all totaled five rebounds apiece.

Porter led the Wolves with 18 points.

“Melissa was also a spark on the court with her fast break leading her to score 18 points,” Rapelje said. “This was a great team effort. We are looking forward to finally playing PA.”

Sequim (6-0, 10-3) will be back in action at North Mason on Wednesday.

Sequim 87, Kingston 42

Kingston 18 6 9 9— 42

Sequim 31 17 27 12— 87

Kingston (42) — Deam 16, Brockman 6, Walker 6, Denning 5, Jorgensen 4, Epperson 4, Chiquiti 3, Skinner 2.

Sequim (87) — Porter 18, Glasser 15, Ja. Julmist 14, Dietzman 14, Wiker 6, Wagner 5, Je. Julmist 4, Bates 3, Raney 2, Pyeatt.

Elma 61, Forks 32

FORKS — The Spartans didn’t make it easy on themselves against the Eagles, a senior-laden squad that placed sixth at state last season.

“They are a state-placing team and we knew it was going to be a tough game,” Forks coach David Hurn said.

“A lot of it was opportunities, we tried to take away the inside and make [Kali] Rambo and Quinn [Mikel] shoot from outside. Well, they hit shots and and [Jalyn] Sackrider hurt us on the second-chance buckets.

“We didn’t get enough opportunities to score because we turned it over too many times and they got too many opportunities with second chances.

“We handled the press well, handled it well the last two games, but in the half-court set we were way too careless and made way too many turnovers.”

Rian Peters led Forks with 12 points and Kadie Wood had seven.

The Spartans (0-3, 5-7) host Hoquiam (0-2, 2-10) on Tuesday.

“It’s going to be a big week for us if we want to have a shot at making districts,” Hurn said.

Forks also visits Tenino later in the week.

Elma 61, Forks 32

Elma 19 14 21 7— 61

Forks 6 5 12 9— 32

Elma (61) — Sackrider 16, Rambo 15, Michels 11, Johnson 7, Burger 5, Moore 4, Sample 3.

Forks (32) — Peters 12, Wood 7, Leverington 5, Olson 3, Rowley 3, Bouchard 2.

Montesano 69, Forks 44

MONTESANO — A hot-shooting Bulldogs team cooled the Spartans in an Evergreen League game Thursday.

“They came out lights out offensively and hit their first four shots,” Forks coach David Hurn said. “Two of those were 3s and they went up 10-0. They hit four 3s in the first and 12 shots in total. We got ourselves in too big a hole.

Chloe Leverington led Forks with 21 points and 16 rebounds. Hurn was impressed with her play against Montesano’s size inside.

Rian Peters added 10 points for the Spartans.

Montesano 69, Forks 44

Forks 6 10 12 16— 44

Montesano 30 8 22 9— 69

Forks (44) — Leverington 21 (16 rebounds) especially against their sieze, Peters 10, Rowley 5, Olson 3, Wood 2, Savannah Jinneman 2, Horton 1.

Montesano (69) — McKinney-DOwling 21, Hutchens 13, Lischerness 13, Golding 9, King 4, Kerr 3, Prom 2, Winter 2, Young 2.

Klahowya 64, Chimacum 25

CHIMACUM — The Cowboys showed more toughness the second time around against the Eagles in an Olympic League 1A Division loss on Friday.

“We showed good improvement in the game, definite improvement from the first game to our second game against them,” Chimacum coach Trevor Huntingford said.

“Getting [Klahowya] to pull out of their press in the second quarter showed me we made some strides. We owned our spaces better under that pressure and we were able to match some agressiveness with some agressiveness of our own. We went to the line 31 times versus twice the first time we played.”

Huntingford said his team had troubles converting from the charity stripe, hitting only 9 of 31, but the squad showed improvement defensively with 29 turnovers.

“Our pressure on defense picked up. We also played a lot of freshmen last night and they did a good job of implementing things when they were on the floor. We are making some big strides in trying to improve every day.”

Jadeah Nordberg led Chimacum with nine points and 15 rebounds, five on the offensive glass.

“She had another good game and drew a ton of fouls.”

And Huntingford said point guard Katie Clark also played well.

“Katie Clark is always playing huge minutes for us,” Huntingford said. “She’s our leader on the floor who handles a lot of pressure and she’s meeting that challenge.”

Chimacum (0-3, 6-5) hosts South Whidbey in a nonleague game Tuesday.

Klahowya 64, Chimacum 25

Klahowya 15 21 16 12— 64

Chimacum 6 5 7 6— 25

Klahowya (64) — Luech 6, Nardo 3, Koebelin 22, Radford 11, Cooper 10, Green 1, Hudson 6.

Chimacum (25) — Thibeault 1, Clark 5, Nordberg 9, Crawford 3, Young 5.

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Compiled from team reports. Email scores to [email protected] or phone 360-417-3525.

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