By Lee Horton
Peninsula Daily News
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The Wolves had enough players contribute that they were able to overcome the illness a few others were dealing with.
“The word collective is a good way to describe that win,” Sequim coach Greg Glasser said.
In his first start, senior Andrew Shimer scored 15 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, and defensively helped slow Kingston’s Hans Shippers in the second half.
Shippers finished with 19 points for the Buccaneers, but only three came in the second half.
Shimer’s good play didn’t necessarily surprise Glasser, but the outside shooting was unexpected.
“He’s always working hard for us. He understands the game real well,” Glasser said.
“I thought he knew his limitations, but tonight he really tested the boundaries a little bit and stepped outside, but it worked out for us tonight.”
Tim Guan finished with seven points, including four of the game’s most important.
With Sequim trailing by a point with under three minutes to play, Guan scored consecutive baskets to give the Wolves a 50-47 lead that they wouldn’t relinquish.
Sequim also had important contributions from leading scorers Gabe Carter and Jayson Brocklesby.
During a crucial stretch in the second quarter, the two seniors combined for a 9-2 run that ended a long scoring drought and flipped a six-point deficit into a one-point lead.
Carter and Brocklesby also played big roles in the Wolves’ strong finish to the third quarter.
Sequim was down 37-32 with less than two minutes remaining in the period before Carter scored the Wolves’ next eight points — two 3-pointers that sandwiched a layup off a steal by Anthony Pinza — to tie the game at 40.
With one second remaining in the quarter, Brocklesby scored and was fouled.
He hit the free throw, and Sequim led 43-40 going into the final period.
Carter scored 15 points in the game.
Brocklesby only managed seven, but found other ways to help the Wolves win, including blocking Kingston’s KT Deam’s layup that would have cut Sequim’s lead to one point with less than a minute to play.
“[Brocklesby] played a very solid game,” Glasser said. “You can be solid without scoring a lot of points.”
Even the players who only played a few minutes, such as Donovan Lee and Dylan Eekhoff received praise from the Sequim coaches for the impact they made on the game.
With the win, the Wolves move to 2-2 on the season and 2-1 in league play.
“It was a big win,” Glasser said.
“In the [Olympic] League, I see Kingston as one of the top teams, and to beat one of those top teams is big.”
Sequim plays at North Mason (1-3, 1-5) tonight.
Sequim 53, Kingston 47
Kingston 15 12 13 7— 47
Sequim 12 15 16 10— 53
Wall 2, Deam 13, English 6, Shippers 19, Hamal 4, Rabedeaux 3.
Brocklesby 7, Guan 7, Carter 15, Shimer 15, Pinza 7, Lee 2.