Sequim Wolves.

Sequim Wolves.

GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL: Sequim dominates Steilacoom to get back on winning track

SEQUIM — The Sequim girls basketball team bounced back from a rough loss against Neah Bay by getting back on the winning track with a dominant 63-38 performance against Steilacoom on Saturday.

Sequim got three players in double figures and five players with at least seven points in the nonleague victory. The Wolves finished with 19 steals.

Steilacoom came in to the game 3-3 but never seriously threatened after the Wolves got off to a 10-0 start in the first quarter with Dani Herman scoring four baskets in the first five minutes. Jolene Vaara capped off the quarter with a 3-point shot in the final seconds as the Wolves went into the second quarter up 22-9.

The Sentinels were still somewhat sticking around at 32-16 when Sequim closed out the half on a 7-0 run, again capped off by a 3-pointer, this time by Gracie Chartraw in the final seconds.

Sequim kept up the pressure in the beginning of the second half, opening up the lead to 46-16 as part of a 14-0 run over five minutes of play. The Wolves again pushed the lead to 30, at 50-20, on a 3-pointer by Bobbi Mixon with 1:45 left in the third. Steilacoom never got to within 20 after Mixon’s bucket.

Sequim was led by Mixon with 16 points and four steals. Mixon shot 7-for-13 from the floor, getting many of her points by getting behind Steilacoom’s defense on fast breaks. Vaara shot 2-for-2 from 3-point range for 14 points, five assists and four steals.

Herman had a solid game with 10 points, eight rebounds and a pair of blocks, while Chartraw had nine points and four assists.

Libby Turella had a solid all-around game with seven points, seven rebounds, four assists and four steals.

The Wolves (2-1, 4-2) take a break for a week, then return to Olympic League play at North Mason (0-3, 2-3) on Jan. 2.

Sequim 63, Steilacoom 38

Sequim 22 17 11 13 — 63

Steil. 9 7 11 11 — 38

Sequim (63) — Mixon 16, Vaara 14, Herman 10, Chartraw 9, Turella 7, Heyting 2, Wagner 2, Thomas 2, Brewer 1.

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