Sequim coach Greg Glasser admitted earlier in the season that his squad struggles to come back in games.
Getting down early — and big — to the Foster Bulldogs Monday afternoon spelled doom for Sequim.
The Wolves dropped the West Central District contest 53-45, seeing their season end at Foss High School in Tacoma on Feb. 20.
Sequim finishes 16-9 for the 2011-2012 campaign, two wins short of the state 2A tourney.
Cedric Cooper scored 17 points and had four steals, and Jordan White added 11 points to lead Foster to the win.
The Bulldogs led 15-5 after one quarter and 23-9 at halftime.
Foster was slated to play Kingston for a shot at the district’s fourth seed to state; Kingston topped Port Angeles’ boys Monday to reach the state play-in game.
Corbin Webb scored 25 points, Jayson Brocklesby had 17 and Gabe Carter scored 14 as Sequim stopped Eatonville’s Cruisers, 62-52.
Sequim never trailed in the contest, growing the lead to 22-11 in the second quarter and holding a 31-20 lead at halftime.
The Wolves expanded their lead to 19 points in the third quarter.
“Offensively, we moved the ball really well,” Glasser said.
Erik Swartout led the Cruisers (13-11) with 11 points.
“Defensively I like what we did,” Glasser said. “We had Evan (Hill) chasing around Swartout.”
A flurry of points late helped Sequim nearly erase a 15-point deficit, but it wasn’t enough in a 52-49 defeat to White River on Feb. 16.
Down 33-18 in the third quarter and 42-33 in the fourth, Sequim put together a 15-7 run capped by a Carter 3-pointer. But a pair of scoring chances late came up short. White River’s Lyle McCarragher blocked Carter’s lay-up attempt that would have sent the game into overtime, and Billy Keil cinched the win with a free throw.
“We could make a lot of excuses about the drive (to Tacoma); bottom line is, they came ready to play and we didn’t,” Glasser said.”
Webb, Sequim’s scoring star, led all scorers with 23 points while Brocklesby added eight points.
Alex Sayler led White River with 16 points.