Boys basketball: Sequim tops Coupeville, falls to North Kitsap in postseason primers

Olympic League standings

(final)

Team Lg. Over.

North Kitsap 11-1 17-4

Olympic 10-2 16-4

Port Angeles 9-3 13-7

Sequim 6-6 9-10

North Mason 3-9 7-13

Kingston 2-10 3-17

Bremerton 1-11 2-18

With their playoff schedule already set, Sequim’s boys basketball squad earned a split of games last week to finish off the regular season.

The Wolves opened with a 65-41 rout of Coupeville on Jan. 30, with senior Payton Glasser and junior Nate Despain leading the way. Glasser paced the SHS offense with 22 points, nine rebounds and four assists, and Despain added 20 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals. Riley Cowan added eight points.

Hunter Smith led Coupeville with 19 points.

On Feb. 1, Sequim celebrated their three graduating seniors — Glasser, Cody Bell and Cole Williams — but saw North Kitsap spoil Senior Night with a 63-44 victory.

Glasser scored 26 points with five rebounds and two steals for Sequim. Williams added eight points and six rebounds.

Senior Kai Warren (20 points) and Zac Olmsted (17) combined for 37 points for the Vikings.

Looking ahead

The Wolves (6-6 in Olympic League play, 10-10 overall) finished fourth in the Olympic League and will open the West Central District tournament at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, against the South Puget Sound League’s No. 4 seed Fife (17-3.

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

North Kitsap finished 11-1 in league play and takes the No. 1 seed to districts where they earn a first-round bye. Olympic (10-2) takes the league’s second seed and plays the South Puget Sound League’s No. 8 seed while Port Angeles will play the SPSL’s No. 6 entry at districts.

Sequim guard Erik Christiansen drives past Coupeville’s Hunter Smith on his way to the basket in a Jan. 30 non-league match-up. Sequim won, 65-41. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim guard Erik Christiansen drives past Coupeville’s Hunter Smith on his way to the basket in a Jan. 30 non-league match-up. Sequim won, 65-41. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim guard Nate Despain hits a jumper over Coupeville’s Hunter Smith in a 65-41 SHS victory on Jan. 30. Despain had 20 points in the win. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim guard Nate Despain hits a jumper over Coupeville’s Hunter Smith in a 65-41 SHS victory on Jan. 30. Despain had 20 points in the win. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

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