Girls basketball: Wolves run win streak to four

Sequim’s girls basketball squad earned a a pair of hard-fought victories last week, including a double-digit comeback against a hot-shooting Kingston squad.

Sequim guard Melissa Porter sank five free throws and scored 15 of her 22 points to go with some tough defense as Sequim emerged with a 66-62 win at Kingston on May 19.

“This game came down to the wire, and although Kingston played hard and well, I’m so proud of my players for finishing strong,” SHS coach Linsay Rapelje said.

The Buccaneers held a 41-30 lead by halftime and 51-40 lead after three quarters before Sequim out-scored their hosts 26-11 in the final frame.

Jelissa Julmist had a big all-around game with 20 points, nine rebounds, three assists and two steals while older sister Jayla had a double-double with 19 points and 21 rebounds — 15 of those caroms coming on the offensive end. Jayla, a senior, also had four assists, five steals and a block.

Kingston, who shot 78 percent from the field in the first half, was led by Ellee Brockman’s 27 points.

On May 22, Sequim got a strong thirds quarter surge to pull away from Bainbridge, 69-57.

“It was a relatively close game the whole time, but we pulled together in the third quarter and focused on getting the ball into our posts and have our shooters ready,” Rapelje said.

Jayla Julmist had another double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds while Jelissa Julmist added her own double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds.

Rapelje credited Porter, Hannah Bates and Kalli Wiker with strong defense. Porter had six assists and three steals while Bates and Wiker scored 13 points apiece.

Freshman Jolene Vaara added five rebounds, three assists and two steals.

“Our bench was super loud and everyone played,” Rapelje said.

Sequim added an 85-35 victory at home over North Mason, routing the Bulldogs to the tune of a 34-point (50-16) lead by halftime.

Jayla Julmist came within three assists of a triple-double against North Mason, racking up 17 points, 11 rebounds and seven dimes. Porter paced all scorers with 21 points and added five rebounds, two assists and a block.

“Melissa Porter was all over the court with her tenacious defense,” Rapelje said.

Jelissa Julmist had nine points, seven rebounds, five assists and four steals while Bates chipped in nine points, three assists and three steals. Off the bench, Vaara had another big all-around game with seven points, five steals, three blocks and five rebounds.

“What a great team win,” Rapelje said.

The Wolves were scheduled to host Klahowya on May 25; details were not available at press time.

Coming up

Sequim hosts Bremerton on May 27 and is at Central Kitsap on June 2 before finishing the regular season with a June 4 home match-up with Olympic.

Box scores

May 19 — Sequim 66, at Kingston 62

Sequim 14 16 10 26 — 66

Kingston 17 24 10 11 — 62

Sequim — Melissa Porter 22, Jelissa Julmist 20, Jayla Julmist 19, Kalli Wiker 5, Hannah Bates, Taryn Johnson, Malory Morey, Tarrah Stipe, Jolene Vaara, Amanda Weller

Kingston — Ellee Brockman 27, Brianna Jorgensen 12, Kylee Walker 11, Suzanne Skinner 6, Sierre Denning 3, Jayla Moon 3, Jackie Coleman, Kian Milla, Amie Venneman, Olive Wood

May 22 — Sequim 69, at Bainbridge 57

Sequim 17 13 21 18 — 69

Bainbridge 8 15 16 18 — 57

Scoring

Sequim — Jayla Julmist 15, Hannah Bates 13, Kalli Wiker 13, Jelissa Julmist 11, Melissa Porter 7, Jolene Vaara 5, Amanda Weller 3, Malory Morey, Tarrah Stipe

Bainbridge — Anna Kozloasky 20, Grace Colburn 15, Greta Chin 10, Ana Byers 6, Audrey Nelson 6, Ghadir Pomaden, Macy Korgren, Anna Thompson

May 24 — at Sequim 85, North Mason 35

N. Mason 13 3 11 8 — 33

Sequim 30 20 20 15 — 85

N. Mason — Maiuri 7, Galbraith 2, Youngman 4, Varick 11, Griffey 7, Tupolo 2, Cole 2

Sequim — Melissa Porter 21, Jayla Jumist 17, Kalli Wiker 12, Hannah Bates 9, Jelissa Julmist 9, Jolene Vaara 7, Malory Morey 4, Amanda Weller 4, Taryn Johnson 2

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