Sequim coach Linsay Rapelje’s Sequim girls basketball squads have a history of dominating defenses against smaller schools.
That much was evident in the Wolves’ 68-8 rout of class 1A Klahowya on May 25.
It’s the first time in at least the past 20 seasons the Wolves’ have held an opponent to single figures in scoring. The next closest? A 46-10 Sequim romp over — you might have guessed, Klahowya — during Rapelje’s first go-around as head coach in the 2005-2005 season.
“It was a pretty physical game and Klahowya didn’t give up, so the score seemed closer than it was,” Rapelje said.
SHS senior Jayla Julmist, who averages a double double, tallied another one with a game-high 16 points and 12 rebounds, to go with her five steals and four assists.
Kalli Wiker scored 13 points and Melissa Porter had a strong all-around game with 11 points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals.
Fellow senior Amanda Weller earned player of the game honors from her coach with six points and four rebounds off the bench.
Sophomore Jelissa Julmist had six points, eight boards and two assists while freshman Jolene Vaara had five points, six rebounds and two steals.
“It was another total team effort,” Rapelje said.
SHS tops Knights on Senior Night
Sequim added an 84-35 home win over Bremerton on May 27 on Senior Night, as the Wolves celebrated their five 12th-graders and improved to 7-1 overall.
The Wolves jumped out to a 21-3 lead after one quarter and 49-11 advantage by halftime.
Wiker had 12 of her 17 points in the opening frame while Porter, a fellow senior, scored eight points in each of the second, third and fourth quarters to finish with a game-high 28 points.
Jayla Julmist had another double-double with 12 points and 17 rebounds to go with her five assists and six steals.
Rapelje credited senior Tarrah Stipe with tough defense along with Weller with a strong all-around game with five points and four assists.
“It was a great senior night,” Rapelje said.
Sequim is at class 3A Central Kitsap on June 2 before finishing the regular season with a June 4 home game against Olympic on June 4, a make-up game from earlier in the season.
The Wolves are scheduled to host a playoff game on Saturday, June 5, at 4 or 5 p.m., SHS athletic director Dave Ditlefsen said this week. An opponent had not been announced as of press time.