Mount Tahoma rips Sequim boys 70-36
December 2nd, 2015 - 9:46pm
(Tacoma) -- The Mount Tahoma T-Birds proved to be too athletic and quick for a youthful Sequim Wolves boys basketball team Wednesday night.
The T-Birds ripped the Wolves 70-36 in a non-league season opener in Tacoma.
Sequim started seniors Nick Faunce, Jackson Oliver and Jack Shea, along with sophomore Payton Glasser and freshman point guard Nate Despain.
The Wolves and T-Birds were tied at 10 after the first period, but the 6'3" Oliver picked up 2 early fouls in his efforts at the top of the Wolves zone defense and was forced to sit out most of the second period.
Mount Tahoma took advantage with a 29-11 run that put the T-Birds ahead 39-21 at intermission.
Sequim assistant varsity coach Phil Langston told Newsradio KONP that the Wolves' youth showed with a bevy of turnovers forced by Mount Tahoma's man press that came from all over the floor during the entire game.
Langston added the game was played at the T-Bird pace and will serve as an incentive for the Wolves to pick up their tempo and pressure in future practices.
Mount Tahoma led 54-34 after 3 periods and held the Wolves to a pair of free throws in the final 8 minutes.
The T-Birds swept the preliminary contests by winning both the JV and C team games.
Sequim (0-1) will host Klahowya for a non-league affair Friday night at 7:00 in Rick Kaps Gym.
Scoring by Quarters:
Seq - 10 11 13 02 -- 36
M.T.- 10 29 15 16 -- 70
Sequim (36) -- Kyler Rollness 0, Payton Glasser 11, Jack Shea 6, Brendon Despain 0, Nate Despain 4, Jackson Oliver 6, Alec Holland 0, Nick Faunce 5, Arnold Black 2, Riley Cowan 2.
Mt Tahoma (70) -- AJ Braffith 2, Darrell Richard 12, Tommy Nguyen 0, Destin Hicks-Armstrong 15, Zion Harris 2, Tayvonne Coleman 2, Zehki Johnson 6, Isiah Rogers 6, Demetrius Smith 19, Thomas Wesley 6.