BREMERTON — Sequim started strong with senior Erik Christiansen knocking down 16 of his 27 points as Sequim built a 22-7 lead after one quarter, but the Wolves couldn’t keep the advantage in a 54-50 overtime loss to Olympic on Tuesday.
“Erik started hot. He hit four threes in that first quarter,” Sequim coach Greg Glasser said.
“Their top guy [Kai Holland] did not play in the first quarter, so that was part of the reason we were able to build an early lead.”
Glasser said Sequim had trouble with turnovers.
“A little too content shooting the 3 and not getting the ball inside to our bigs, but the main issue was turnovers. Their defense and our poor timing, which led to turnovers.”
The Wolves went to overtime but were hampered by foul trouble.
“They got into the bonus pretty early in the second half, and that became a problem for us,” Glasser said.
“Overall, the kids were excited to get the game in. It was a hard, physical battle, which is difficult for us to replicate in practice, one that will make us better in the long run. Oly gets after you. They are relentless on defense and on the boards.”
Christiansen added seven rebounds and three steals.
Isaiah Moore had 16 points and nine rebounds, and Hayden Eaton led the team with 12 boards.
Sequim (0-1) hosts North Kitsap on Friday.
Olympic 54, Sequim 50, OT
Seq.: 22 6 5 13 4 — 50
Oly.: 7 13 18 8 8 — 54
Sequim: Christiansen 27, Moore 16, Mooney 4, Eaton 3, Glasser, Mingoy, Possin, Smithson.
Port Angeles C 53, Crescent 36
JOYCE — A cold-shooting Loggers team fell at home to the Roughriders C squad in their first contest in over a year.
“Our shooting was really rough, but we rebounded quite well,” Crescent coach Chris Ferrier said. “Brendan Bergstrom had a rough night shooting but pulled down 13 rebounds. Weston Hart had a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Ultimately, our shooting, especially in the second half, was what bit us. We were 14 of 62 from the field and 5 of 23 from the free-throw line.”
Kason Albaugh had 17 points to lead Port Angeles.
“We had a tremendous amount of energy and effort, and it’s only natural to have a bit of a letdown when the shots aren’t falling,” Ferrier said. “Brenten Dalton played very well with the ball in his hands and was defensively active. It was a good starting point for the short season ahead of us.”
Crescent hosts Neah Bay on May 14.
Port Angeles C 53, Crescent 36
PA: 19 9 12 13 — 53
C: 13 10 5 8 — 36
Port Angeles: Sersi 2, Schmidt 0, Albaugh 17, Menes 3, Dunning 5, Halberg 0, Merritt 2, Romero 3, Ochs 8, Seera 5, Shamp 8.
Crescent: Sage 6, Bergstrom 7, Dalton 10, Tejano 2, Hart 10, Lee 1, Owens, Matumeak, Emery, Sprague, Ferrel, Grooms.
Port Angeles 6, Olympic 0
PORT ANGELES — The Roughriders swept past the Trojans in a season-opening win Tuesday.
“After quite a lay-off, it was great to see the guys out on the court again,” said Port Angeles coach Brian Gundersen.
Reef Gelder won his No. 1 singles match 6-0, 6-0; Edun Bailey earned a 6-2, 6-0 win in the No. 2 singles match; and No. 3 Zane Glassock was a straight-set winner 6-0, 6-0.
In doubles play, the No. 1 duo of Wyatt Hall and Seth Woods switched from the diamond to the hard court with no issues in a 6-0, 6-0 win.
The doubles teams of Caleb Flodstrom and Jacob Miller and Tim McDonald and Kellen Garcelon both won by forfeit.
Port Angeles (1-0) hosts Bainbridge Island on Monday.
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