Boys basketball: Sequim splits league games, gets playoff berth

Olympic League standings

(as of Jan. 28)

Team Lg. Over.

North Kitsap 9-1 15-4

Port Angeles 9-1 13-5

Olympic 8-2 14-4

Sequim 6-5 9-9

Kingston 2-8 3-15

North Mason 2-9 5-13

Bremerton 0-10 1-17

No need for extra time, this time.

Sequim’s Wolves locked up a postseason berth with a 53-37 trouncing of North Mason on Jan. 23.

The Wolves held down the Bulldogs on the offensive and defensive glass, out-rebounding North Mason 39-23 overall in an Olympic League 2A Division win.

Nate Despain led the way for Sequim with an efficient 15 points on 6-for-8 shooting from the floor, including 2 of 2 from 3-point territory. The guard added eight rebounds, two steals and an assist.

Payton Glasser had 21 points to lead all scorers, along with eight rebounds and five steals.

Cole Williams hauled down 10 rebounds, nine offensive, to boost the Wolves. He added six points.

With the win, Sequim clinched a district playoff berth for the first time since the 2014-2015 season.

With the win and a 53-47 loss to Olympic three days later, Sequim is slotted with the Olympic League’s No. 4 seed to districts.

The Wolves open play against the South Puget Sound League’s No. 4 team at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8.

Erik Christianson had 14 points for Sequim in the loss. Other details from the game were not available.

The top five teams from the 12-team, double-elimination district tourney advance to state.

Looking ahead

The Wolves were set to take on non-league 1A foe Coupeville on Jan. 30 — results were not available at press time.

Sequim caps the regular season Thursday, Feb. 1, against Olympic League co-leader North Kitsap.

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