Sequim boys 51, Port Townsend 40
January 15th, 2014 - 11:59pm
(Port Townsend) -- Alex Barry splashed a pair of treys in the final 3 minutes that gave the Sequim High Wolves some breathing room and an Olympic League boys hoops victory over the Port Townsend Redskins 51-40 Wednesday.
Sequim led 34-25 after three quarters, but Town's Paul Spaltenstein buried two triples, charging up the home crowd and narrowing Sequim's lead to 36-31.
Anthony Pinza put the Wolves up 38-32 with 4:05 on a coast-to-coast drive to the rack.
Spaltenstein dropped in a pair of free throws with 3:13 left the close the PT deficit to 38-34.
Barry's first triple extended the Wolves advantage to 41-34, but Jacob King answered with a two-pointer for the 'Skins with 2:36 left cutting the lead to 5.
A second long-range salvo by Barry pushed Sequim ahead 44-36 with 2:36 remaining.
In the early going, there were 4 lead changes before the Wolves went ahead 10-8 on Vance Willis' second triple of the opening stanza.
After the quarter ended with a 14-8 Sequim advantage, the Wolves continued a run of 15 consecutive points.
Port Townsend (4-8 overall, 2-7 in Olympic League play) was able to chop the 22-8 deficit with a 9-0 surge fueled by three baskets from Jacob King.
King and Sequim's Barry shared game-high scoring honors with 14.
Pinza added 13 for the Wolves, canning 5 of 6 charity tosses in the final frame.
Port Townsend visits Kingston Friday, while Sequim travels to play the Olympic High in an important contest in the boys Olympic League standings.
Scoring by Quarters:
Seq - 14 10 10 17 -- 51
PT -- 08 09 08 15 -- 40
Sequim (51) -- Anthony Pinza 13, Jesse Francis, Alex Barry 14, Vance Willis 6, Rory Kallappa 8, Erik Christensen 8, Josh McConnaughey 2, George Johnson.
Port Townsend (40) -- Cody Russell, Skyler Coppenrath 4, Daniel Charlton 4, Paul Spaltenstein 13, Sean Dwyer 5, Chris Adkins, Patrick Charlton, Jacob King 14, James Delagarza.
Junior Varsity: Sequim 46. Port Townsend 17.