2nd-quarter slump hurts Coupeville | Boys basketball

A second-quarter scoring drought doomed the Coupeville High School boys basketball team in its 69-25 loss to visiting Bellevue Christian Wednesday, Dec. 21.

The Vikings fought to an 18-8 first quarter lead, then put the game away in the second quarter by shutting out the Wolves and padding their lead to 35-8 at the half.

Coupeville's offense picked up steam in the third quarter with 13 points, but the damage was done and BC led 54-21 heading into the fourth quarter.

The Wolves received strong games from Taylor Ebersole (eight points and six rebounds) and Nick Streubel (eight points and three rebounds), according to coach Anthony Smith.

Gavin O'Keefe and Drew Chan tossed in three points a piece, and Carson Risner had two and Aaron Curtin one.

Smith was pleased with his team's performance against the 7-1 Vikings: "It was probably our best game of the year. It was a good effort on our part -- we played hard and executed better."

The Bellevue Christian game wrapped up the nonleague games for Coupeville. The Wolves (0-3, 0-7) now jump back into league action when they travel to rival South Whidbey (0-3, 3-5) Tuesday, Jan. 3, at 7 p.m.

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