SPORTS: Sequim boys basketball stays alive in West Central District tournament
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Lonnie Archibald/for Peninsula Daily News Sequim’s Frank Catelli grabs a rebound against White River’s Billy Kiel, left, in the West Central District playoffs at Lakes High School

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TACOMA — The Sequim boys basketball team, with their backs to the wall, stayed alive in the Class 2A West Central District tournament Saturday.

The Wolves, the runners-up in the Olympic League, beat Eatonville 62-52 in the loser-out consolation quarterfinals at Foss High School.

Sequim advances to the consolation semifinals Monday at 2:30 p.m. at Foss in another loser-out contest.

Details of Saturday’s game weren’t available by press time.

District quarterfinals
White River 52, Sequim 49

LAKEWOOD — The Wolves came charging back in the second half but couldn’t quite catch the Hornets in the West Central District championship quarterfinals.

The Hornets, 19-5 and ranked No. 7 in state, advanced to the semifinals while the Wolves slipped into a loser-out consolation game Saturday.

White River qualified for the regional championships with the victory and can finish no worse than fifth place at district.

Against White River, the Wolves fell behind 26-14 at the break but rallied back to within a point with 12 seconds to go in the fourth quarter.

“We dug a little bit of a hole in the first half,” Sequim coach Greg Glasser said.

“We didn’t move so well offensively. We did better in the third quarter and played with them, but we really cut into their lead in the fourth quarter but fell a little bit short.

“I’m real proud of the way our guys battled back and never quit.”

Webb on fire

Sequim senior Corbin Webb drilled in a game-high 23 points while Gabe Carter pulled down 10 rebounds.

“Corbin kept us right in the game and Gabe was huge on the boards,” Glasser said.

In addition, Evan Hill did a great defensive job on White River’s Billy Kiel, Glasser said.

Kiel, who averages 19 points a game, was held to eight points.

Chad Saylor was the top scorer for the Hornets with 15 points while Jason Tyler added 11.

The final score is a little garbled.

Glasser said that at the end of the game the scores did not balance and officials gave White River an extra point. He said he thought that was a little odd.

White River 52, Sequim 49

White River 13 13 18 8— 52

Sequim 7 7 17 18— 49

Individual scoring

White River (52)

Dove 8, Kiel 8, Saylor 15, France 4, Tyler 11, McCarragher 2, Schifte 3.

Sequim (49)

Pinza 1, Hill 7, Brocklesby 8, Guan 3, Carter 7, Webb 23.

Seattle Acad. 55, Chimacum 50

SEATAC — Seattle Academy ended the Cowboys’ season just a win away from a regional seed Thursday at Seattle Academy.

Chimacum (13-10 overall) came back in the second half after being down 25-17 at the break to make it close.

Dukek scores 22

Lucas Dukek led the Cowboys with 22 points.

Seattle had three players in double figures, led by Jeremiah Hobbs’ 17 points. Ben Gerke netted 15 and Calin Washington added 11.

Seattle Academy 55,
Chimacum 50

Chimacum 10 7 13 20— 50

Seattle Acad. 17 8 11 19— 55

Individual scoring

Chimacum (50)

Eldridge 9, Pagasian 7, Cray 6, Downs 4, Dukek 22, Ajax 2.

Seattle Academy (55)

Shier 7, Sloan 5, Hobbs 17, Gerke 15, Wahsington 11.

Port Angeles boys

TACOMA — The Roughriders had a loser-out game with Evergreen in the West Central District quarterfinals Saturday night.

Results were not available by press time.

The Riders fell into the consolation bracket after losing 58-41 to Foster in the first round Tuesday while Evergreen slipped into consolations after being dumped 54-31 by Lindbergh on Thursday in the championship quarterfinals.

If the Riders win Saturday’s game, they next will play in the loser-out semifinals Monday at Foss High School against the Renton-Kingston winner.

That game is set to start at 4:15 p.m.

Last modified: February 18. 2012 5:37PM
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