Sequim boys 40, Port Angeles 38
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(Port Angeles) -- Sequim's John Textor came up with a steal from Port Angeles' Antonio Stevenson with 5 seconds left and drove for a layup as time expired, giving the Wolves a 40-38 Olympic League boys basketball win over the Roughriders Tuesday night at the Rider Gym.
Hear the final 35 seconds of the game from KONP's Dan Kari:
Textor finished with 7 points as the Wolves (8-5 in Olympic League play, 9-8 overall) closed to within a half-game of the 2A Olympic League leaders North Mason and Kingston with the victory.
Both the Bulldogs (8-4, 11-5) and the Buccaneers (8-4, 11-5) lost Tuesday night, with North Mason dropping a 42-29 decision to Port Townsend and Kingston losing 52-51 to arch-rival North Kitsap.
Sequim led 7-4 halfway through the first quarter, but yielded a 13-0 run to the Roughriders over the next 8 minutes as the PA led 19-7 with 4:16 left until halftime.
The Wolves outscored the Riders 4-0 over the rest of the first half, trailing PA 19-11 at intermission.
Port Angeles (6-6 in Olympic League play, 7-8 overall) was held to a single basket in the third quarter -- a 3-ball by Justin Williams -- as the Wolves outscored the Riders 14-3 in the period and Sequim led 25-22 going to the fourth quarter.
The Riders' Colin Wheeler scored two consecutive hoops to tie the score at 28 with 5:34 to go.
Wheeler was the game-high scorer with 14 points, 8 in the fourth quarter.
Sequim's unsung hero of the game, Nick Camporini, hit the first of his two fourth quarter triples to give the Wolves a 31-28 advantage with 4:03 left.
The teams traded baskets, with Clancy Catelli giving Sequim a five-point lead after a 3-point play with 3:03 remaining at 35-30. Clancy led the Wolves with 12 points.
PA's Ian Ward hit a pair of free throws with 2:46 to go, cutting the Sequim lead to 35-32.
Camporini buried his last triple with 2:31 left, putting the Wolves up 38-32.
The Riders' Justin Williams found his spot beyond the arc on the right wing for two straight treys in the next 45 seconds, tying the game at 38 with 1:28 remaining.
Williams finished with 13 points for Port Angeles.
After Jeremie Oliver missed a shot in the paint in the final minute, Port Angeles took the rebound and called timeout with 33 seconds left -- and 32 remaining on the shot clock.
Playing for the final shot, the Roughriders milked the clock and Antonio Stevenson advanced towards the left side of the lane in the final 10 seconds.
Sequim's Frank Catelli and John Textor converged on Stevenson, with the ball coming loose with 5 seconds left and Textor driving to the Sequim basket.
Textor put the ball off the glass and into the hoop as the final buzzer sounded, sending the visitors into jubilation and the hosts into despair as Sequim claimed the two-point victory.
Oliver paced Sequim with 9 points, while Camporini had 6.
Port Angeles will visit North Kitsap Friday night.
Sequim has a league bye Friday and will visit the North Kitsap Vikings Tuesday.
Sequim (40) -- Kenny Meier, Michael Dunning, Corbin Webb 2, Nick Camporini 6, John Textor 7, Clancy Catelli 12, Jeremie Oliver 9, Josh McMinn, Frank Catelli 4.
Port Angeles (38) -- Justin Williams 13, Antonio Stevenson 3, Kylar Morgan 2, Nathan Hofer 2, Ian Ward 2, Colin Wheeler 14, Ben Lierly, Steven Rogers 2.