After six victories to start the season, Sequim’s girls basketball got its first tough Olympic league test last week against a balanced North Kitsap squad.
The Wolves kept it close against visiting North Kitsap but saw the Vikings pull away in the fourth quarter in a 61-53 decision on Dec. 18 in Sequim.
Nexy Barreith scored 23 points and Raelee Moore added 13 as NK out-scored Sequim 17-9 in the fourth quarter for the key league win.
Kalli Wiker paced Sequim with 17 points.
“The game was a battle to the very end,” Sequim coach Linsay Rapelje said.
“Jessica Dietzman and Hope Glasser added solid defense, while Kalli … kept us in the game with her great shooting,” Rapelje said.
Glasser had 14 points while Jayla Julmist had a solid all-around game with 14 points, 11 rebounds and four blocked shots.
SHS grinds out home win vs. Olympic
Despite seeing their nearly slip away in the second quarter, Sequim’s Wolves got some key stops — and some hot shooting from their sophomore sharp-shooter — in a 57-42 win against Olympic on Dec. 21.
(Because of early holiday deadlines, results of the league match-up were not available for the Dec. 26 print edition.)
Wiker hit for 26 points and Julmist dominated inside once again with 15 rebounds, eight steals and five blocked shots to go with her seven points.
Glasser added nine points and eight rebounds while Melissa Porter chipped in seven points and seven rebounds for Sequim (4-1 in Olympic League, 7-01 overall).
“After a long week before winter break, we struggled with some turnovers and our free throw shooting,” Rapelje said.
“Olympic played hard the whole game, but we took a stronger lead in the third quarter, buckled down defensively and held our composure. Thankfully, Kalli Wiker couldn’t miss a shot.”
Rapelje also praised the defensive play of Glasser and Bobbi Sparks in the second half.
The Wolves play at Anacortes on Jan. 2 and West Seattle on Jan. 3 before playing a varsity doubleheader at Port Angeles on Jan. 8.
Sequim is on the road again on Jan. 8 at Kingston before hosting North Mason on Jan. 15.
Sequim is at Klahowya on Jan. 16, a non-league make-up game originally slated for Dec. 14 but postponed because of a windstorm.