A third-quarter swoon sank Sequim in a 64-51 boys basketball loss to Kingston at home May 18.
Playing without injured senior leader Erik Christensen, the Wolves hung tight with the Buccaneers throughout the first half and trailed 26-25 at the break.
But Sequim couldn’t connect from the field in the third quarter, and Kingston took advantage.
“We honestly got the shots that we wanted, and we couldn’t hit them,” Wolves coach Greg Glasser said of the third quarter.
“They played a zone, and we were able to get the ball inside and we just couldn’t finish. And on the other end, they kind of broke us down and made a number of shots late in the shot chock. They were patient and waited for our defense to break down, and we did.
“Offensive rebounds hurt us, too. In the first half, particularly in the first quarter, we did a good job of keeping them off the boards, but they got some timely offensive rebounds and kickouts for 3-pointers.”
Sophomore Isaiah Moore led Sequim with 17 points and seven rebounds.
Tyler Mooney added 13 points.
“He was able to get inside for us and draw some fouls,” Glasser said.
The Wolves (3-4) rebounded with a 53-47 win over Klahowya in Silverdale on May 22, as Christensen returned from his shoulder injury to score 20 points.
Sequim raced out to a 19-12 lead after one quarter and held on for the win over the 1A Eagles.
Cole Smithson had 11 and Jayden Possin hit three 3-pointers while scoring 10. Isaiah Moore had eight points.
JV improves to 5-3
Sequim High’s boys junior varsity squad won two out of three match-ups last week. After dropping a 50-39 decision to Kingston on May 18, the Wolves’ JV crew got a balanced attack in a 51-42 win over Crescent, as Lars Wikers had 11 points and ESPN Judd added eight points. Sequim capped the week with a 56-45 win at Klahowya.
The Wolves are at Bremerton on May 26 before capping the regular season with two home games against class 3A schools: June 2 brings Central Kitsap to town, and June 3 sees Bainbridge’s Spartans visiting Sequim.