PREP BASKETBALL: Olympic boys 49, Sequim 46
December 4th, 2012 - 11:59pm
(Silverdale) -- Brian Tyson's 3-pointer with 37 seconds left restored the lead for Olympic as the Trojans earned a hard fought 49-46 Olympic League boys basketball victory over the Sequim High Wolves Tuesday night.
A tremendous fourth quarter Sequim comeback went for naught as the Trojans improved to 3-0 overall and 2-0 in circuit play.
The Wolves, now 1-2 overall and 1-1 in league action, trailed 44-33 with 6 minutes left and rallied for a 13-0 run, taking a 46-44 advantage on Rory Kallappa's layup with 2:15 remaining.
Olympic's Quentin Phillips dropped a pair of free throws with 22 seconds to go and completed the scoring 49-46.
Sequim held Phillips to 15 points, nine under his season average.
The game was a nip and tuck affair featuring seven ties and 12 lead changes with a 9-all deadlock at the first buzzer.
Olympic used its speed and athleticism to jump the Wolves on the press at several key times during the contest to push the advantage.
A 7-1 Trojans run late in the first half gave the hosts a 24-18 lead, but Sequim answered and trailed by just one at intermission 24-23.
In the third quarter, Olympic used another 7-0 streak over the final 1:17 and led 41-33 going to the final period.
Gabe Carter led the Wolves with 18, Kallappa had 11 and Jayson Brocklesby added 10.
Tyson paced Olympic with 9, all 3 of his hoops from beyond the arc.
Kyle Setten scored 6 of his 8 points for the Trojans in the third quarter.
Sequim is idle Friday and awaits Kingston Monday night at Rick Kaps Gym.
Meantime, the Trojans visit Port Townsend Friday night.
In boys Olympic League action Tuesday, North Mason downed Port Angeles 55-48, Bremerton beat Klahowya 62-48 and Kingston walloped Port Townsend 69-35.
In girls Olympic League scores, Olympic dropped Sequim 57-47, Port Angeles downed North Mason 55-30, Bremerton clipped Klahowya 37-34 and Kingston stopped Port Townsend 47-45.
Scoring by Quarters:
Seq - 9 14 10 13 - 46
Oly - 9 15 17 8 - 49
Sequim (46) -- Anthony Pinza, Alex Barry 4, Rory Kallappa 11, Jayson Brocklesby 10, Tim Guan 2, Erik Christensen 1, Gabe Carter 18.
Olympic (49) -- Quentin Phillips 15, Zach Thornton, Tarence Mosely 2, RJ Neal 6, Brian Tyson 9, Makaleb McInnis 3, Makiah McInnis 4, Kyle Setten 8, Jordan Samuel 2, Andrew Hammond, Isaiah Ellis-Dubose.
Junior Varsity: Olympic 47, Sequim 17.