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STATE BOYS HOOPS: Sequim 52, Burlington-Edison 49

March 1st, 2013 - 12:15pm

(Yakima) -- Sequim is assured of its highest state boys basketball placing in the past 25 years after the Wolves held on and beat the Burlington-Edison Tigers 52-49 Friday morning at the Yakima Valley SunDome.

Sequim will play Clover Park, a 63-49 winner over West Valley of Yakima Friday, in a Saturday morning game at 8 with the 4th and 6th place trophies at stake.

It will be a rematch of the West Central District championship contest won by the Warriors 60-45 on February 18th.

Newsradio KONP airtime will be at 7:40 a.m. Saturday on AM 1450, FM 101.7 or online with a click of the Sequim Wolves logo at www.konp.com.

Sequim had an early lead, but Burlington-Edison scored the final 8 points of the opening frame and led 13-6 at the first break.

The Tigers' Isaak Davies started the contest with 8 of his 15 points in the first quarter, including a pair of treys.

The Wolves trailed 24-18 at intermission after being severely outrebounded in the first 16 minutes by an imposing Tigers front line, including 6-7 Austin Von Herbulis, 6-4 Jeremy Canniff and 6-3 Daron Browning.

Von Herbulis set an individual state game record with 27 rebounds, including 15 offensive boards. He had 18 rebounds, including 13 offensive boards in the first half.

Von Herbulis had 13 points before fouling out with 1:13 remaining, while Browning connected for 7 markers.

The Wolves solved a 2-1-2 Tiger zone defense with Jayson Brocklesby playing high post at the free throw stripe after halftime.

Brocklesby had 15 of his game-high 20 points in the second half, connecting on 10 of 15 free throws in the contest.

The Wolves were ahead 32-31 after three quarters.

Sequim took the lead for good with 5:25 left on a Gabe Carter assist to Alex Barry for a layup - 37-36.

For the second straight day, Sequim fans had to sweat out a close finish.

The Wolves had a 46-38 lead with 1:55 to go after a pair of Brocklesby charity tosses, but Carlos Navarro's triple cut it 46-42 with 1:13 remaining.

Gabe Carter made a free throw at the 52 second mark, making it 49-45, then Ruby Mataya's layup narrowed it to 49-47 with 39 seconds left.

Sequim's Anthony Pinza dropped in two free throws extending it to 51-47 with 28 ticks remaining.

Alex Barry hit one of two charity tosses, leaving the door open for B-E with 17 seconds to go at 51-48.

Davies dribbled the right wing into the closing seconds and attempted to draw a Sequim foul on a game-tying 3-ball attempt.

No whistle sounded and Carter secured his 12th rebound for the win.

Sequim will have either 4th or 6th place in the tourney, its highest finish since Coach Rick Kaps and his son, Ryan, led the Wolves to 2nd in state in 1988.

Scoring by Quarters:

B.E. - 13 11 07 18 - 49

Seq - 06 12 14 20 - 52

Scoring Summary:

Burlington Edison (52) -- Brandon Schansky, Carlos Navarro 3, Rudy Mataya 6, Dalton Schwetz 2, Isaak Davies 15, Daron Browning 7, Jeremy Canniff 3, Austin Von Herbulis 13.

Sequim (49) -- Anthony Pinza 7, Donovan Lee, Alex Barry 8, Rory Kallappa 6, Jayson Brocklesby 20, Tim Guan 6, Erik Christensen 4, Gabe Carter 1.

Total FG: B-E 18-60 (.300), Sequim 16-61 (.262)

3 pt FG: B-E 5-19 (.263), Sequim 3-19 (.158)

Free Throws: B-E 8-14 (.571), Sequim 17-25 (.680)

Total Rebounds: B-E 52, Sequim 43.

Offensive Rebounds: B-E 20, Sequim 18.

Defensive Rebounds: B-E 32, Sequim 25.

Turnovers: B-E 16, Sequim 12.

Assists: B-E 5, Sequim 10.

Steals: B-E 8, Sequim 2.

Free Throw Pts: B-E 8, Sequim 17.

Points off Turnovers: B-E 13, Sequim 21.

Points in paint: B-E 20, Sequim 16.

Largest Lead: Sequim 16, B-E 24 (8 pts).

Longest Run: Sequim 14-2, B-E 8-0.

Lead Changes: 10

Number of Ties: 4


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