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PREP BASKETBALL: Sequim boys split a pair of games at Nevada tourney

January 2nd, 2013 - 6:34pm

The Sequim High Wolves boys basketball team split two games at a holiday tournament in Nevada Wednesday.

Sequim beat Bonanza, Nevada 52-46, then lost to Abraham Lincoln of Denver 67-49.

Coach Greg Glasser's squad is competing at the Foothill Holiday Classic Tournament in the Greater Las Vegas area.

Sequim 52, Bonanza 46

Gabe Carter hit a triple with about 3-and-a-half minutes remaining to give the Wolves the lead for good against Bonanza.

Carter had 11 points, 7 assists and 8 rebounds.

Sequim hit 8 of 11 free throws down the stretch to clinch the victory.

Alex Barry and Rory Kallappa had 10 points apiece for the Wolves.

Sequim JV Coach Phil Langston told KONP that the Wolves had trouble early with a trapping 2-3 zone defense.

However late in the first half, Sequim was energized by the offensive rebounding and putback shots of Rory Kallappa and Erik Christensen.

The duo's effort ignited the squad to crash the boards and Sequim had an unofficial 14 offensive rebounds the rest of the way.

Anthony Pinza was credited for ball-handling, despite playing with an illness.

Scoring by Half:

Bon - 31 15 - 46

Seq - 31 21 - 52

Scoring Summary:

Bonanza (46) -- Landson 14, Chandler 14, Price 7, Flores 9, Green 2.

Sequim (52) -- Anthony Pinza 2, Alex Barry 10, Rory Kallappa 10, Jayson Brocklesby 7, Tim Guan 8, Erik Christensen, Gabe Carter 11, Andrew Shimer 4.

Lincoln (Denver, CO) 67, Sequim 49

Abraham Lincoln of Denver, a 5A Colorado school beat the 2A Wolves from Sequim 67-49.

Sophomore guard Michael Sparks connected on 5 treys on the way to a game-high 21 points.

6-foot-9 forward Gabriel Vasquez had 9 of his 13 points in the second half on cuts and slashes to the hoop.

Sequim frustrated Vasquez in the first half with the defense of 6-4 Andrew Shimer and a double down from 5-8 guard Anthony Pinza.

Lincoln led 31-26 at intermission.

6-7 senior Daniel Ebert added 4 points for Lincoln and contributed defensive board help as the smaller Wolves were limited to one shot for most of the contest.

Rory Kallappa led the Wolves with 14 points, all in the second half.

Gabe Carter added 11 for Sequim, Jayson Brocklesby had 7 and Pinza and Alex Barry added 6 apiece.

Carter also had 6 assists including feeds to Kallappa for inside baskets and Tim Guan for a triple.

Barry, a 6-2 sophomore, was credited for his rebounding by Sequim coaches.

Sequim (7-3) will wrap up the tourney with a game against the Valhalla High Norseman of El Cajon, California Thursday at 3:40 p.m at Foothill High.

Scoring by Half:

Seq - 26 23 - 49

Linc- 31 36 - 67

Scoring Summary:

Sequim (49) -- Anthony Pinza 6, Alex Barry 6, Rory Kallappa 14, Jayson Brocklesby 7, Tim Guan 3, Erik Christensen 2, Gabe Carter 11, Andrew Shimer.

Lincoln, CO (67)-- Andre Muniz 9, Michael Sparks 21, Jonte Dotson 11, Josiah Dunn 4, Gabriel Vasquez 13, Jose Arenas 3, Daniel Ebert 4, Ethan Christian 2.

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