PREP GIRLS DISTRICT BASKETBALL: Olympic 66, Sequim 54
February 15th, 2011 - 10:50pm
(Tacoma) -- Olympic High's Shannon Jackson and Jalyn Halstead scored 17 points apiece as the Trojans beat the Sequim Wolves 66-54 last night in a West Central District girls basketball tournament opener at Foss High School.
Olympic advances to the district quarterfinals Thursday at 6 against the third-seeded Port Angeles Roughriders.
Sequim will await either Franklin Pierce, Eatonville or Foster at 11 Saturday morning at Curtis High School.
The Lady Wolves will need a win Saturday and Monday to earn the district's fifth seed to the regionals.
Sequim kept the game close in the first quarter as the Wolves' Lea Hopson had 7 of her game-high 22 points in the period, mostly on long, quick drives to the basket.
Olympic had a 14-11 advantage after the first break and 31-27 at halftime.
Halstead nailed a pair of triple early in the second half, pushing the Olympic lead to nine at 37-29.
Sequim fought back and close to within five at 39-34 on a pair of Hopson hoops and scores by Columbia Haupt and Haleigh Harrison.
Harrison connected for 14 points for Sequim, while Taylor Balkan and Rylleigh Zbaraschuk added 7 points apiece.
The five-point margin was as close as the Wolves would get the rest of the way as the Trojans wrapped it up with 11 of 20 fourth quarter freebies.
Ashli Payne paced Olympic with 12 points and Savannah Quitevis was the fourth Trojan in double figures with 11.
Scoring by Quarters:
Seq - 11 16 9 18 - 54
Oly - 14 17 10 15 - 66
Sequim (54) -- Taylor Balkan 7, Hannah Hudson, Columbia Haupt 4, Lea Hopson 22, Haleigh Harrison 14, Makayla Bentz, Melanie Guan, Maddie Hamer, Alexas Besand, Rylleigh Zbaraschuk 7.
Olympic (66) -- Melia Lagat 4, Savannah Quitevis 11, Kendyl Mussman, Nicole Jones 4, Francesca Taporco 3, Chesa Hayes, Ashli Payne 10, Shannon Jackson 17, Jalyn Halstead 17, Courtnie Burleigh.