Sequim all-league honors
First team — Corbin Webb
Second team — Nick Camporini, Gabe Carter
Honorable mention — Jayson Brocklesby, Kenny Meier
Team award — Sportsmanship
By DAN KARI
KONP News Radio 1450
Their young legs run ragged, Sequim’s Wolves simply ran out of gas.
Lindbergh’s James Keum scored 24 points, including three free throws with 22 seconds left, as the Eagles eliminated the Sequim Wolves 56-53 in the consolation round of the 2A West Central District boys basketball tournament at Foss High School on Feb. 19.
The Wolves finished the 2010-2011 campaign with a 16-10 record. They also saw all five starters named to the all-Olympic League team and won the league’s Sportsmanship Award for the second consecutive season.
“We had a pretty young team this year,” Sequim coach Greg Glasser said, as just two of his players — Nick Camporini and Kenny Meier, both all-leaguers — are set to graduate in June.
“Their legacy will continue on with these young kids next year,” Glasser said.
“Nick … is a great shooter,” the Sequim coach said. “His shooting ability really changes the way a team has to defend us that will be greatly missed.”
Glasser said the Wolves will miss Meier’s ability to defend just about anyone on the court.
Lindbergh ousts Sequim
Against Lindbergh Saturday afternoon, the Wolves trailed 38-36 after three quarters, despite two treys in the period by Gabe Carter, who finished with 19 points.
A Sequim bench technical foul with six and a half minutes left resulted in two Keum free throws and a nine-point lead for Lindbergh at 45-36.
Corbin Webb hit a free throw, and then Camporini nailed a triple to cut the deficit to 45-40 with 5:55 to go.
Diondre Toms connected from beyond the arc making it 48-40 with 5 minutes left.
Webb answered with his own three, chopping the lead to 48-43.
Carter got the Wolves within two at 50-48 on a triple with 2:30 remaining, then Meier scored on a lay-up off a steal to tie the contest at 50.
Sequim missed an opportunity to go ahead after Meier missed a triple, then fouled Keum on a 3-pointer attempt with 22 seconds to go.
Keum hit all three shots for a 53-50 advantage.
After a Wolves turnover and a missed Lindbergh one-and-one attempt, Camporini buried a left-wing trey with 3.7 seconds left as Sequim closed to 54-53.
Dewayne Brown of Lindbergh was fouled and made two freebies, pushing back out to 56-53.
Corbin Webb, who tallied 12 points on the afternoon, got Sequim’s last shot after a timeout, but was short on the 45-footer as time expired.
Carter finished with 11 rebounds and four assists. Jason Brocklesby added 12 points and five rebounds.
“I was happy with the way they (the Wolves) battled,” Glasser said. “They turned us over early on (but) our kids battled back.”
In the end, it wasn’t quite enough.
“That’s basketball. That’s the way it goes sometimes,” Glasser said.
Bucs top Sequim in quarterfinal
George Hill scored 25 points and Sam Byers chipped in 14 as the Kingston Buccaneers defeated the Sequim Wolves 71-62 in the 2A West Central District boys basketball tournament quarterfinals on Feb. 18.
Kingston’s Hill knocked down five triples in the contest, including a pair in the opening quarter as the Bucs got out to a 17-11 advantage at the first buzzer.
Sequim looked for penetration into the paint by Brocklesby and Carter in the first half and managed to get the Bucs’ Sam Byers and Zane Ravenholt into foul trouble with three fouls each at intermission.
Kingston led at the half 33-26.
“We wanted to make sure they took away their inside game,” Glasser said. “Part of that was attacking those big guys with their big guys. Jayson was excellent.”
Brocklesby had a career-high 26 points for the Wolves, including 12 in the final period and shot six-for-11 from the foul line.
The Buccaneers kept Byers and Ravenholt on the bench for the opening 5 minutes of the third quarter and reserve Brady Sundquist answered the inside call with 6 points in the period.
A technical foul on Sequim for a substitute violation resulted in a four-point swing to Kingston after George Hill sank a pair of freebies and a basket on the ensuing possession as the Bucs increased their lead to 43-33.
“(Hill) made some big shots,” Glasser said. “Each time we’ve played them, they’ve stepped up in different ways, which makes them a great team.”
The Wolves trailed by 11 going to the fourth quarter — 52-41 — but a six-point Sequim run cut it to 52-47 on a Brocklesby basket.
Sequim managed to get within five on two more occasions, but the Bucs answered every challenge.
Byers had seven critical fourth-quarter points on the inside for Kingston.
Zane Ravenholt paced the Buccaneers with 11 and K.T. Deam had 8.
Webb scored 19 for Sequim and Carter added 11 points.
Wolves survive, eliminate Indians
Webb scored 21 points and was a perfect 10-for-10 at the free throw line as the Sequim Wolves upended Renton in the opening round of the West Central District playoffs on Feb. 16.
The Wolves built a lead as big as nine points in the first quarter, but Renton stormed back behind 6-foot 5-inch center Darren Briggs to trim that lead to a point (26-25) by halftime.
With the game tied at 30-30 and less than four minutes in the third quarter, Sequim’s Camporini led a fast break and found Webb for a basket, spurring a 12-3 run to close the quarter.
Sequim sophomore Tim Guan provided the exclamation point on the third quarter by banking in a 3-point that gave Sequim a 42-33 lead.
The Wolves saw that lead bulge to 12 points early in the fourth quarter before a feisty Renton squad battled back, closing the gap to seven points several times in the waning moments. The Indians (11-12), however, could get no closer than seven until the final seconds.
Camporini hit three first-quarter 3-points and finished with 11 points. Carter added 10 points, six rebounds and three assists. Webb had a game-high six assists.
Briggs led Renton with 17 points and 15 rebounds.
Sequim Gazette editor Michael Dashiell contributed to this report.
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