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STATE BOYS HOOPS: Renton 59, Sequim 56 (OT)

February 28th, 2013 - 1:23pm

(Yakima) -- Zack Lee swished a 42-footer as overtime expired Thursday sending the Renton Indians to the State 2A boys semifinals with a 59-56 victory over the Sequim Wolves at the Yakima Valley SunDome.

Renton (24-2) will play Pullman, a 56-36 victor Thursday over Burlington-Edison Friday at 3:45.

Sequim (21-5) meets Burlington-Edison in a consolation round matchup Friday at 9 a.m., needing a win to play for a trophy on Saturday.

KONP airtime Friday will be 8:40 a.m. on the radio at AM 1450 or FM 101.7 and online with a click of the Sequim Wolves logo at www.konp.com.

Sequim trailed in OT

In the extra session, the Wolves trailed by 3 but fought back and tied the score at 56 with 37 seconds left on a pair of free throws by Anthony Pinza.

Lavelle Smith missed a shot for Renton giving Sequim possession with 7 seconds remaining on a back court inbounds.

Alex Barry got the ball for Sequim, but lost control of his dribble at the mid-court stripe.

Lee corralled the ball, turned towards the basket and eyeballed a trey from the edge of the center circle.

The game-winner singed the twine, setting off bedlam in the Renton rooting sections and the jubilant team mobbed Lee at center court.

Lee finished with 9 points.

Wolves led by 7 in 4th quarter

The Wolves led by 7 with 2:25 remaining in regulation after 2 free throws by Rory Kallappa made it 49-42.

Renton scored the final 7 points of the fourth quarter with Smith, the game-high scorer with 17, canning a freebie with 19 seconds to go.

Sequim turned the ball over in the final seconds and Lee missed a chance to win the contest at the regulation buzzer, his shot circling the rim and out.

Renton was paced by Jonathan Patterson with 10 points, Skykiel Milord 7 and Justin Pienh with 6.

Jayson Brocklesby had 16 for the Wolves, Gabe Carter 12 and Alex Barry chipped in 13.

Scoring by Quarters:

Seq - 06 18 13 12 07 - 56

Ren - 14 13 10 12 10 - 59

Scoring Summary:

Sequim (56) -- Anthony Pinza 2, Donovan Lee 2, Alex Barry 13, Rory Kallappa 5, Jayson Brocklesby 16, Tim Guan 2, Erik Christensen 4, Gabe Carter 12.

Renton (59) -- Aaron Johnson, James Weatherington 1, Shykiel Milord 7, Donovon Saario 5, Justin Pienh 6, Jordan Holland 4, Zach Lee 9, Lavelle Smith 17, Jonathan Patterson 10.

FG: Sequim 19-40 (.475), Renton 22-69 (.319)

3 PT FG: Sequim 5-17 (.294), Renton 5-18 (.278)

FT: Sequim 13-20 (.650), Renton 10-25 (.400)

Total Rebounds: Sequim 27, Renton 50

Offensive Rebounds: Sequim 4, Renton 29

Defensive Rebounds: Sequim 23, Renton 21

Free Throw Pts: Sequim 13, Renton 10

Turnovers: Sequim 20, Renton 12

Assists: Sequim 10, Renton 6

Blocked Shots: Sequim 3, Renton 0

Largest Lead: Renton 14, Sequim 6 (8 pts)

Longest Run: Renton 13-3, Sequim 8-2

Lead Changes: 10

Number of Ties: 8


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