DISTRICT BOYS HOOPS: Sequim 48, Franklin Pierce 42
February 15th, 2013 - 8:06pm
(Lakewood) -- The Sequim High Wolves boys basketball team is heading for the regionals next week after coming from behind to take a thrilling 48-42 win against the Franklin Pierce Cardinals Friday night at Lakes High School.
The Wolves will play in the district semifinals Saturday night at Foss High in Tacoma against the winner of Friday's Sumner - Renton game.
KONP broadcast time will be at 7:40 with the tipoff at 8 p.m.
Sequim improved to 19-3 on the season after winning its 12th straight game.
The first period ended in a 6-6 deadlock.
Sequim forged ahead 17-9 on an 8-0 run, but Franklin Pierce surged back to the lead with a 9-0 streak of its own at 18-17.
The Wolves led 24-23 at intermission.
The game appeared to be slipping away from Sequim in the third quarter as the Cardinals outscored the Wolves 14-8.
Isaiah Sutherland-Ballard, the Cardinals team-high scorer with 13, hit a 35-foot bank shot from the right sideline after a steal that beat the third quarter buzzer, putting Pierce ahead by 5 going to the final period - 37-32.
Sequim switched up positioning on the press break and started to burn the Cardinals with Erik Christensen's layup putting the Wolves ahead 40-39 with 4:13 remaining.
The Wolves held the Cardinals to just 5 fourth quarter points and connected on 8 of 11 free throws down the stretch.
Jayson Brocklesby led the Wolves with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Anthony Pinza had 10 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists.
Gabe Carter had 7 points, 10 rebounds, 8 assists and 2 steals.
Sequim had 15 team assists and 15 turnovers.
Jesus Felix paced Franklin Pierce with 11 points with 3 treys, while Michael Dupree had 7 markers.
Scoring by Quarters:
Seq - 06 18 08 16 - 48
F.P.- 06 17 14 05 - 42
Sequim (48) -- Anthony Pinza 10, Alex Barry 3, Rory Kallappa 4, Jayson Brocklesby 20, Tim Guan, Erik Christensen 2, Gabe Carter 7, Andrew Shimer 2.
Franklin Pierce (42) -- Jesus Felix 11, Ryan Sandoval 2, Isaiah Sutherland-Ballard 13, Douglas Shumaker 1, Savon Miles 4, Makkai Griffin 2, Brett Carter, Michael Dupree 7, Edward Jones 2.