Girls basketball: Vaara, Turella lead Wolves to win at Kingston

Sequim got a big game from the reigning Olympic League MVP in a 76-45 rout at Kingston on Jan. 30.

“The girls played as one tonight, they shared the ball and played hard,” Sequim coach Joclin Julmist said.

Jolene Vaara, last season’s league MVP, racked up 22 points (on 10-of-16 shooting), eight rebounds, seven assists and five steals as the Wolves (9-3 in Olympic League, 11-4 overall) dominated from start to finish.

“One of her best games of the season,” Julmist said.

Libby Turella sank half of her six 3-point tries and finished with 21 points.

“She worked really hard on both sides of the court,” Julmist said.

Gracie Chartraw had a solid all-around game with 15 points, six rebounds and team-highs in assists (eight) and steals (six).

“She did a great job looking for teammates and playing [tough] defense,” Julmist said of the freshman point guard.

Hailey Wagner, playing in the place of injured post Dani Herman, had six points and a team-high 12 rebounds, as Sequim out-worked the Buccaneers 43-22 on the glass.

Bobbi Mixon added seven points and three assists. Raimey Brewer chipped in three points and four rebounds off the bench.

Looking ahead

The Wolves host Olympic tonight (Thursday, Feb. 1) at 7 p.m.

Sequim finishes the regular season at rival Port Angeles on Feb. 6 in a boys-girls double-header. The boys start at 5:15 p.m., followed by the girls’ match-up.

The West Central District tournament is set for Feb. 14-17 at varying locations, with six of the 16 teams qualifying for the class 2A state tournament.

The district title game is at Tacoma Community College on Feb. 17.