Sequim boys down Olympic 57-49
December 3rd, 2011 - 3:23am
(Sequim) -- Sequim's boys basketball team fought back from an early 12 point deficit and defeated the Olympic Trojans 57-49 Friday night at Rick Kaps Gym.
The Wolves (2-0, 1-0 in Olympic League play) trailed 17-5 at the first quarter break after the Trojans' Quentin Phillips sliced and diced for 10 of his team-high 20 points in the period.
The tide slowly turned for the Wolves as Jayson Brocklesby scored 13 of his game-high 21 markers in the second quarter and Sequim closed to within 3 points at halftime -- 30-27.
The third quarter was a defensive masterpiece for the Wolves, holding Olympic to just 2 field goals, outscoring the Trojans 16-4.
With the contest tied at 34 with 4 minutes left in the period, junior Tim Guan scorched the net on a triple that gave Sequim the lead 37-34.
Moments later, junior Dylan Eekoff drained a trey to increase the advantage for Sequim to 40-34.
Eekoff had several key rebounds filling in for foul-plagued senior Frank Catelli and junior Gabe Carter, who is out for at least 4 weeks with a broken left pinky finger suffered Wednesday night in Sequim's victory over Bainbridge.
Sequim scored the final 9 points of the third period, leading 43-34 at the break.
A key matchup in Friday's contest featured a fierce guard battle between Sequim's Corbin Webb and Olympic's Trent Gallagher.
Gallagher was held to a single trey and was limited to 7 points, all in the first half.
Webb was stymied from the field as well, connecting on just 2 baskets, but hit 7 of his 10 free throws to complete an 11 point effort.
Sequim hit 21 of 29 attempts from the charity stripe, including 10 of 12 in the final period, when the Trojans could come no closer than 4 points down the stretch.
Olympic (1-1, 0-1 in Olympic League play) hosts Kingston, a 52-49 winner over Port Angeles, on Tuesday night.
Sequim has three games next week, hosting Port Townsend Tuesday, traveling to Gig Harbor Wednesday for a non-leaguer with Peninsula and a jaunt to Belfair Friday for a league contest against North Mason.
KONP's Dan Kari and Coach Phil Langston will have live coverage of all three games online with a click of the Sequim Wolves logo at www.konp.com.
Scoring by Quarters:
Oly - 17 13 4 15 - 49
Seq - 5 22 16 14 - 57
Olympic (49) -- Quentin Phillips 20, CJ Encomienda 4, Trent Gallagher 7, RJ Neal 2, Brian Tyson 9, Makiah McInnis, Zach Thornton, Kyle Setten 2, Trey Fullilove 2, Andrew Hammond, Joel Stier 3.
Sequim (57) -- Evan Hill 14, Alex Barry, Andrew Shimer, Jayson Brocklesby 21, Tim Guan 6, Frank Catelli 2, Austin Law, Corbin Webb 11, Dylan Eekoff 3.