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Young hoopsters hit hardwood

Sequim’s seventh-grade boys AAU basketball squad includes (back row, from left) Joey Oliver, Nathan Despain, Cameron Ryan, Josh Sutton, Johnnie Young and Kyler Rollness, and (front row, from left) Blake Wiker, Riley Cowan, Keeshawn Whitney, Matt Dahll and Liam Payne. Not pictured are coach Sven Wiker and assistant coach Dave Cowan.  - Photo by Bettina Hoesel
Sequim’s seventh-grade boys AAU basketball squad includes (back row, from left) Joey Oliver, Nathan Despain, Cameron Ryan, Josh Sutton, Johnnie Young and Kyler Rollness, and (front row, from left) Blake Wiker, Riley Cowan, Keeshawn Whitney, Matt Dahll and Liam Payne. Not pictured are coach Sven Wiker and assistant coach Dave Cowan.
— image credit: Photo by Bettina Hoesel

A busy season, but a successful one.

Sequim’s fifth- and seventh-grade boys AAU basketball squads finished their 2013-2014 seasons recently. Both teams played in several tournaments and a league put on by the City of Poulsbo.

Sequim’s fifth-grade team started its season in December, earning second place at the Port Angeles Parks and Recreation Holiday Hoopfest Tourney and following that with a third-place finish at the Martin Luther King Invitational in January. After a fourth-place finish in February’s President’s Day Classic, the team rebounded to take the division title at Port Angeles’ Olympic Lodge Spring Hoopfest on March 9.

Despite playing one grade level up, the fifth-grade team went 8-2 in the Poulsbo league.

Sequim’s seventh-grade squad went 3-1 at its first tourney, the Wildcat Shootout in Auburn, in November. The squad took third place at the President’s Day Classic in February and wrapped up its season with a fourth place finish at the Olympic Lodge Hoopfest.

The seventh-grade squad compiled a 24-6 record for the 2013-2014 season.

 

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