Lindbergh holds on, beats Sequim boys 58-49
February 12th, 2015 - 9:04pm
(Renton) -- Sequim had a big fourth quarter comeback against Lindbergh, but the Eagles held on to beat the Wolves 58-49 in a boys 2A West Central District opener Thursday night.
Sequim went to the final period down 41-35 after trailing by as many as 15 points.
Adrian Espinoza had all 5 of his tallies in the last 8 minutes, including a triple that cut the Lindbergh lead to 45-44.
Vance Willis got a putback with 3:50 left to give the Wolves a 46-45 advantage.
Willis had 9 of his team-high 16 points in the fourth stanza.
The lead ping-ponged after a basket by Jordan Flye for Lindbergh and a 3-point play by Willis that put Sequim ahead 49-47.
Flye nailed a pair of freebies to tie it at 49 with 2:47 to go.
Anthony Hill had a second chance basket with 1:36 left that put the Eagles ahead for good at 51-49.
Lindbergh finished the contest at the free throw line, connecting on 11-of-14 in the game.
The Wolves missed 10 of their 17 shots from the charity stripe.
Sequim had 14 turnovers in the game, while Lindbergh had just 7 miscues.
Alex Barry paced Sequim with 14 points and Alex Rutherford added 6.
Lindbergh hits early from long range
Hill, who had 16 points for the game, hit 3 treys in the first quarter as the Eagles led 14-7 after the first period.
Devon Jackson owned the second period for Lindbergh, scoring 12 markers, including a pair of triples on the way to a game-high 26.
At halftime, Lindbergh boys were 7-12 from beyond the arc, while Sequim was 1-10 at same range.
The Eagles led 31-18 at intermission.
Sequim faces long road to regionals
Lindbergh (11-8) will play River Ridge in the boys quarterfinals Saturday at 6:30 in the Foss High School gym in Tacoma.
Sequim (14-7) will face North Mason in the loser-out consolation bracket Saturday at 6:30 in the Curtis High School gym in University Place, needing 4 wins in the next 9 days to qualify for regionals.
Scoring by Quarters:
Seq - 07 11 17 14 -- 49
Lin - 14 17 10 17 -- 58
Sequim (49) -- Dustin Bates 3, Payton Glasser, Alex Rutherford 6, Vance Willis 16, Jackson Oliver 3, Adrian Espinoza 5, Josh McConnaughey 2, Alex Barry 14.
Lindbergh (58) -- Kelton Williams 2, Jaishaun Black, Devon Jackson 26, Emmanuel Harvey 4, Jason Markarian, Anthony Hill 16, Montreae Sevaaetasi, Darren Sawyer-Lamb 4, Jordan Flye 6.