Good start ends badly for Wolves | Boys basketball

After a promising start, the Coupeville High School boys basketball team was tripped up 85-30 at Granite Falls Tuesday, Jan. 24.

Wolves' coach Anthony Smith said, "We played 13 minutes of solid basketball in the first half." However, midway through the second period things began to fall apart and Granite Falls started to pull away.

The Tigers (6-4, 9-7) led 20-13 after the first quarter, then a big burst late in the second helped them go up 44-19 at the half.

Coupeville committed only 10 turnovers the first half, Smith said, but the mistakes began piling up in the third quarter when Granite Falls rolled to a 64-22 lead.

To compound their problems, the Wolves "couldn't hit the broad side of a barn" against the Tiger zone in the second half, Smith said.

Gavin O'Keefe scored eight points for Coupeville, Mitch Pelroy had six, Taylor Ebersole six, Nick Streubel five, Drew Chan three and Caleb Valko two.

Coupeville (0-10, 0-14) plays Sultan (6-4, 8-8) at home Friday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m.

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