La Conner buries Wolves early | Girls basketball

The euphoria of the Coupeville High School girls basketball team's first win of the season last Saturday did not last very long as the Wolves lost 48-18 at La Conner Monday, Dec. 19.

The Braves (6-1) decided the game early by outscoring Coupeville 22-2 in the first quarter.

Coupeville coach Jackie Bykonen said in the opening period La Conner "beat us everywhere -- in boxing out, in defense, in shooting -- and when they missed a shot, they got an offensive rebound."

"We came out really flat," she said. "I hope we play with more energy tomorrow."

The "tomorrow" game is Tuesday, Dec. 20, at home with undefeated Friday Harbor (5-0) at 5:30 p.m.  That will be the Wolves (1-5) fourth game in five days.

After the first quarter against La Conner, the Wolves gave up only 26 points, but they could not generate any offense, scoring only eight points through the first three periods.

The Braves led 31-5 at the half and 42-8 after three quarters.

Shelby Kulz was the only Wolf with more than one basket, netting six points. Amanda Fabrizi, Lauren Escalle, Taya Boonstra, Bree Messner and Bessie Walstad each had two points, and Hailey Hammer had one.

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