PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL - Sequim 49, Renton 39
February 11th, 2011 - 11:50pm
(Sumner) -- Sequim senior Lea Hopson scored 16 points and sophomore Rylleigh Zbaraschuk added 14 as the Lady Wolves beat the Renton Indians 49-39 at Sumner High School.
The victory guarantees a West Central District Tournament appearance for the Wolves beginning Tuesday.
Sequim will play the winner of last night's Interlake/Fife game today (Saturday) at 2 p.m. at Sumner for the 9th and 11th seeds into district.
The game was tight early with 3 ties and 3 lead changes before the Wolves moved out to a 12-9 first quarter lead.
Turnovers kept either team from establishing a clear advantage in the first half, as the squads combined for 50 miscues on the night.
Sequim took a 20-18 edge into intermission.
The Wolves outscored the Indians 20-7 in the third period, taking a 15 point lead into the final stanza -- 40-25.
Renton couldn't get closer than 10 the rest of the way.
Haleigh Harrison paced Sequim with 9 points.
Freshman Taylor Farris led Renton with 14 tallies and P.J. Tuiasosopo added 11 for the Indians, who wrap up the season with a 6-13 mark.
KONP will broadcast three prep basketball games Saturday beginning with the Sequim boys playing White River at North Kitsap for the 9th and 11th District seeds.
Pregame at 1:40 with the tipoff at 2 o'clock.
Immediately following Sequim game in Poulsbo, the Port Angeles boys will play the Olympic Trojans for the 7th and 8th district seeds at approximately 4 p.m., also on the North Kitsap maples.
Dan Kari and Phil Langston will call the action of both boys contests.
The third game of the triple-header will be at the conclusion of the boys contest at approximately 5:30, when Scooter Chapman will provide coverage of the Port Angeles girls game at Foster for the 3rd and 4th District seeds.
All three hoop contests will be broadcast live at AM 1450, FM 102.1 and online at www.konp.com.
Scoring by Quarters:
Seq - 12 8 20 9 - 49
Ren - 9 9 7 14 - 39
Sequim (49) -- Taylor Balkan 2, Hannah Hudson, Columbia Haupt 1, Lea Hopson 16, Haleigh Harrison 9, Makayla Bentz, Melanie Guan 3, Maddie Hamer, Demiree Briones 4, Alexia Besand, Rylleigh Zbaraschuk 14.
Renton (39) -- Kiera Houston, Aylinda Xaykosy, Larelle Hill, Erica Robinson, Vanessa Tran, Tia Bryant 6, Klarissa Quintas, Taylor Farris 14, Shanease Kenner 8, P.J. Tuiasosopo 11, Shaylyn Lanier.