A long season is about to get longer — or so Sequim’s boys and girls prep basketball squads hope.
Sequim’s boys went into last night’s battle in Port Angeles seeking a win and a coin toss tiebreaker to capture the Olympic League No. 2 seed. With that, the Wolves gain a home playoff game.
A loss, or a win and poor luck with the coin flip, and Sequim takes the No. 3 seed and is on the road for a pair of seeding games starting Thursday.
The Wolves could have controlled their destiny a bit more had they been able to knock off the league champs last week, but Kingston proved too tough in a 73-62 decision on Feb. 4.
Sequim’s Jayson Brocklesby led the Wolves with 21 points, Nick Camporini added 18 points after hitting five 3-pointers and Gabe Carter chipped in with 16 points, five assists and three blocks.
“When they play like that, they’re tough to beat,” Sequim coach Greg Glasser said of the Kingston squad.
Sequim did hit 11-of-29 from long range but shot about 41 percent overall for the game.
“At times I felt we relied too much on the 3-point shot,” Glasser said. “We need to get the ball inside.
When we get to the basket; when we do, we’re pretty good.”Sequim is guaranteed a spot in the West Central District playoffs. With a No. 2 league seed, the Wolves would be playing Thursday and Saturday for a No. 1-4 district berth, while a No. 3 seed means Sequim plays for a No. 5-8 district berth.
Sequim’s girls didn’t have it any easier against the Olympic League runner-up, falling to Kingston at home on Feb. 4, 66-23.
With a North Kitsap loss that night, Sequim locked up the league’s No. 4 seed and moves on to play the Seamount League No. 4 seed in a loser-out, winner-to-districts game.
The winner of that contest takes on the winner of the Seamount League No. 5/South Puget Sound League No. 4 seed on Saturday.
The double-elimination West Central District playoffs begin Tuesday, Feb. 15 (Feb. 16 for the boys), and conclude Monday, Feb. 21, with games at Foss, Lakes and Curtis high schools and the ShoWare Center in Kent.