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Boys basketball: Wolves take one of three at Seattle tourney


Facing two bigger schools, Sequim's boys basketball squad came away with 1-2 record at the Tournament of Champions Holiday Classic in Seattle on Dec. 26-28.

On Dec. 26, the host 3A Franklin Quakers raced to a 44-21 halftime lead and knocked off Sequim 88-53.

Keith Smith led Franklin with 31 points and Eugene Artison added 21.

Sequim junior Alex Barry led the team with 15 points and Anthony Pinza added 12 points and six assists.

On Dec. 27, Barry led the 2A Sequim squad with 16 points, but it wasn't nearly enough in a 67-40 loss to 4A Union of Vancouver, Wash. Isaiah Robinson, a 6-foot 9-inch center, led the Titans with 14 points. Barry was 4-of-6 from 3-point range. Rory Kallappa added nine points.

The Wolves (6-3) rebounded with a come-from-behind, 75-53 victory against Australia Npire, an Australian traveling team.

Npire built a four-point lead (32-28) before the Wolves roared back with a 27-16 third quarter that included a 17-0 run.

Barry led the Wolves with 23 points and Kallappa added 21, both hitting five 3-pointers apiece.

Kallappa was five-for-five from deep as Sequim sank 11-of-21 (52 percent) from beyond the arc.

Anthony Pinza had a season-high 12 assists while Barry led the team with 11 rebounds and three steals.

Sequim was back in action tonight, Jan. 7, at home against North Kitsap. The Wolves are at Port Angeles on Jan. 10 and at Bremerton on Jan. 13.

 Box scores:
(All games at Tournament of Champions Holiday Classic, Seattle)

• Dec. 26
Franklin 88, Sequim 53
Sequim        13    8  13  19  —  53
Franklin       21  23  22  22  —  88
Scoring:
Wolves — Alex Barry 15, Anthony Pinza 12, Rory Kallappa 8, Josh Cibene 4, Erik Christensen 4, Josh McConnaughey 4, George Johnson 2, Alex Rutherford 2, Vance Willis 2, Bailey Earley, Jesse Francis
Franklin Quakers — Not available
Sequim stats:
FG 23-46, .500. FT 1-5, .200. 3-pointers: 6-15, .400 (Barry 3-6, Kallappa 2-3, Pinza 1-2, Earley 0-1, Francis 0-1, Johnson 0-2). Rebounds: 24 (Kallappa 4). Assists: 10 (Pinza 6). Blocks: 8 (Barry, McConnaughey 3). Steals: 8 (Barry, Kallappa, McConnaughey 2). Turnovers: 31 (Pinza 7) 

• Dec. 27
Union 67, Sequim 40
Sequim     8  18    9    5  —  40
Union      15  19  15  18  —  67
Scoring:
Wolves — Barry 16, Kallappa 9, Christensen 7, Willis 4, Cibene 2, Pinza 2, Earley, Francis, Johnson, Rutherford
Union Titans — Isaiah Robinson 14, Micah Paulson 12, Derrick Derryberry 8, Riley Hawken 8, Stephen Ammentorp 7, Cameron Cranston 7, Skillful Davis 7, Nick Simkins 3, Austin Brown 1, Spencer Martin, Leon Siofele, Cole Weatherspoon
Sequim stats:
FG 14-45, .311. 8-13, .615. 3-pointers: 4-13, .308 (Barry 4-6, Earley 0-1, Johnson 0-1, Kallappa 0-2, Pinza 0-3). Rebounds: 20 (Willis 6). Assists: 10 (Pinza, Willis 3). Blocks: 3 (Barry, Christensen, McConnaughey). Steals: 3 (Kallappa, McConnaughey, Wills). Turnovers: 18 (Barry 4)

• Dec. 28

Sequim 75, Npire 53
Sequim    12  16  27  20  —  75
Npire       14  18  12    9  —  53
Scoring:
Wolves — Barry 23, Kallappa 21, Pinza 11, Christensen 9, Francis 3, Johnson 3, Willis 3, Earley 2, McConnaughey, Rutherford
Australia Npire — N/A
Sequim stats:
26-55, .473. FT 12-15, .750. 3-pointers: 11-21, .524 (Kallappa 5-5, Barry 5-9, Francis 1-1, Pinza 0-4). Rebounds: 33 (Barry 11). Assists: 21 (Pinza 12). Blocks: 3 (Barry, Christensen, Willis). Steals: 8 (Barry (3). Turnovers: 10 (Earley, Kallappa, Pinza 2).


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