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Franklin Pierce eliminates Sequim girls 41-31

February 17th, 2014 - 10:22pm

(University Place) -- The season has ended for the Sequim High girls basketball team after a 41-31 loss to Franklin Pierce in a first round 2A West Central District Tournament game Monday at Curtis High School.

Franklin Pierce (16-8) will continue into the double elimination round of tourney play Wednesday at 6 against the second overall seed -- the Olympic League champion Port Angeles Roughriders.

The Franklin Pierce - Port Angeles game will be played at Wilson High in Tacoma with the winner securing a berth in the regionals.

Sequim (10-11) struggled with a 1-2-2 zone press by the Cardinals and trailed 7-2 after the first eight minutes.

The Lady Wolves did rally in the second frame, outscoring Pierce 15-10, forcing a 17-17 tie at intermission.

Sequim senior Alexas Besand scored 7 of her team-high 9 points in the first half.

Franklin Pierce moved out to a 30-23 after 3 periods and the Wolves couldn't get closer than 5 points the rest of the way.

Speedy point guard Gabby Evans had a game-high 16 tallies for the winners.

Kylee Williams had 7 for Sequim and Hailey Lester added 6.

The Wolves were without junior standout Caitlin Stofferahn, who suffered a season-ending knee injury last Tuesday at Bremerton.

Other loser out girls scores Monday from Curtis High include Olympic beating Tyee 44-34, Renton crushed Washington 81-43 and Fife clipped Evergreen 49-46.

In addition to Wednesday's Port Angeles - Franklin Pierce matchup at Wilson beginning at 6 p.m., Renton will play Kingston in the nightcap, set for 7:45 p.m.

Two other winner-to-regional girls games are set at Bellarmine Prep Wednesday, including Olympic vs. Sumner at 6 p.m. and Fife vs. White River at 7:45 p.m.

Scoring by Quarters:

Seq - 02 15 06 08 -- 31

F.P.- 07 10 13 11 -- 41

Scoring Summary:

Sequim (31) -- Kylee Williams 7, Hailey Lester 6, Victoria Cummins, McKenzie Bentz, Katherine Landoni, Vanessa Martinez 1, Melanie Guan 4, Jordan Miller 2, Elise Beuke 2, Alexas Besand 9.

Franklin Pierce (41) -- Anna Lennox 6, Mary Patterson 3, Alexis Koroski, Ly Vuthy 3, Iyana Galarza, Emoni Hubbard, Erica Walker 6, Gabby Evans 16, Destiny Vaiolo 7, Jodee Disney.


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