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Coupeville drops first game

A six-point second quarter put the Coupeville High School boys basketball team in a hole it was never able to dig itself out of and the Darrington Loggers handed the Wolves their first loss of the season, 55-49, in a Friday non-league game.

Coupeville coach Randy King said prior to the game he thought it was going to be very competitive as the Loggers were also undefeated.

The Wolves (3-1) got off to a good start and spread the scoring around in the first quarter, with six separate players hitting baskets to build a 14-11 lead.

Darrington battled back in the second period behind the three-point shooting of Derrick Green and Corey Hoveskeland to put another 11 points on the board and hold a 22-20 halftime advantage.

The Wolves held Darrington’s leading scorer Mike Parris in check, but Hoveskeland scored 15 points for the Loggers and teammate Justin O’Dell hit for a game-high 16 points.

“This was a good contest and

I hope it was a growth game for us,” King said. “We made some silly mistakes and we didn’t shoot the ball very well but in spite of the mistakes we made, we came on strong at the end.”

The Loggers began to pull away in the third period scoring 19 points and added 14 more in the final period to seal the victory.

“It was a rough game and we didn’t start off too well,” senior Brian Miller said. “Then we came out flat at halftime, but we ended up pretty good.”

Miller scored 15 points for the Wolf Pack.

“We shut down Parris pretty good but it seemed every time we’d turn the ball over, they were able to capitalize on it,” said Kramer O’Keefe, who scored a team-high 16 for Coupeville.

Junior Cody Peters said he thought the team played good in the second half. “They beat us a couple of times on the back door play, but I thought we did all right,” he said. Peters and teammate Alex Evans scored six points each and Zepher Loesch scored seven points.

“Even though we lost, there were a lot of good things that happened out there tonight and a lot of encouragement,” King said.

Coupeville opens Cascade League play Friday at South Whidbey and hosts Oak Harbor on Saturday. Tipoff time for botgames is 7 p.m.

Darrington 55, Coupeville 49

Darrington 11 11 19 14 — 55

Coupeville 14 6 13 16 — 49

Darrington (55) — Justin O’Dell 7 1-5 16, Cory Hoveskeland 6 0-1 15, Derrick Green 3 0-2 7, Mike Parris 3 0-0 6, Mark Jones 3 1-2 9, Nick Olson 1 0-0 2, Skye Schillhammer 0 0-0 0, Jeremy Monteith 0 0-0 0. Totals 23 2-10 55.

Coupeville (49) — Kramer O’Keefe 5 2-2 13, Brian Miller 6 0-2 12, Zepher Loesch 2 2-3 7, James Smith 1 0-0 3, Alex Evans 2 0-0 6, Geoff Wacker 1 0-0 2, Cody Peters 3 0-0 6. Totals 20 4-7 49.

Three-point goals — Darrington 7 (Hoveskeland 3, Jones 2, O’Dell, Green); Coupeville 5 (Evans 2, Loesch, Smith, O’Keefe). Turnovers — Darrington 14, Coupeville 18. Total fouls — Darrington 12, Coupeville 20. Fouled out — Smith. Technical fouls — none.

Girls

Darrington 37, Coupeville 24

The Coupeville High School girls basketball team started off slowly and never seemed to be able to pick up any momentum, dropping a 37-24 decision to Darrington in a low scoring, non-league game Friday night.

The Wolves, (2-3) in preseason games, trailed 6-4 after the first eight minutes and were down 19-14 at halftime.

In the third quarter, Coupeville missed a lot of easy scoring opportunities and managed to put just four points on the board, giving the Loggers a 33-18 advantage heading into the final quarter of action.

Despite the loss, head coach Blake Severns was upbeat on how his team performed.

“We had three new players on the floor tonight and we just haven’t had the practice time to get everybody together,” he said. “With the new players it sort of messed up my rotation, but we’ll get everything straightened out during practice next week and get ready for our first league game on Friday.”

Senior Shawna West, playing in her first game of the season due to a knee injury sustained in practice, led Coupeville scoring with six points.

“My knee is getting better,” she said. “We had a lot of people coming back this game so we just haven’t been able to work together as a team just yet.”

Megan Smith scored five points for Coupeville and Kassie Lawson, Ashley Manker and Paige Mueller all scored four points.

Hailey Waters scored a game-high 12 points for Darrington.

The Wolves open Cascade League play Friday, hosting South Whidbey at 7 p.m.

Darrington 37, Coupeville 24

Darrington 6 13 14 4 — 37

Coupeville 4 10 4 6 — 24

Darrington (37) — Hailey Wales 12, Caitlin Pendergrass 8, Jordan Corley 5, Randi Wales 5, Kimi Woodward 4, Daneen Green 3.

Coupeville (24) — Shawna West 6, Megan Smith 5, Kassie Lawson 4, Ashley Manker 4, Paige Mueller 4, Kayla Lawson 1, Courtney Boyd 0, Hayley Ebersole 0, Michelle Riddle 0, Sarah Vass 0.

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