Murphy mauls young Wolves | Boys basketball
By JIM WALLER
Whidbey News Times Sports editor
December 12, 2011 · 8:39 AM
The Coupeville High School boys basketball team is young and inexperienced, and it safe to say it is going to have night's like the 69-9 loss at Archbishop Thomas Murphy Friday, Dec. 9.
Coach Anthony Smith said his club made a "little progress" from the season opening loss a week earlier and "got into the offense better."
He added, "We shot the ball more; we just need to finish."
Smith said, however, "until the kids fully get the understanding of the offense were are trying to get in," points could be hard to come by.
ATM (1-0, 2-2) zipped to a 22-1 first-quarter lead and led 48-5 and 63-5 at the end of the second and third quarters.
The Wildcats created "a lot of turnovers," Smith said, with a tough half-court defense.
Senior Mitch Pelroy made his season debut and scored three points for the Wolves as well as adding "stability to the backcourt," Smith said.
Taylor Ebersole scored four points and Gavin O'Keefe two.
Because of the inexperience of the Wolves, Smith said, "We will have to do a lot more teaching. The kids are very receptive and are willing to learn and are sticking together…We are going to battle."
The Wolves (0-1, 0-2) go to Cedarcrest (2-1) Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. The next home game is Saturday, Dec. 17, at noon with University Prep (1-4).Contact Whidbey News Times Sports editor Jim Waller at email@example.com or 360-675-6611 ext. 5060.