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Braves run by Wolves | Boys basketball

La Conner outscored the visiting Coupeville High School boys basketball team by double digits in each of the first three quarters to roll to a 74-25 win Thursday, Dec. 6.

The win by the 2B Braves (3-0) was their third straight over a larger school.

Coupeville coach Anthony Smith said the Braves switched up defenses, starting with a full-court press and later going to a half-court trap, and the pressure flustered the Wolves. Coupeville finished the game with 28 turnovers.

Smith said, "We don't have a specific ball handler; we are still trying to figure it out."

For the third consecutive game, Coupeville struggled to score, particularly in the second half. The Wolves run a motion offense, and Smith said his players weren't consistently cutting to the hoop to take advantage of the Braves' gambling defense.

Smith said Carson Risner topped the Coupeville scorers with six points. Drew Chan, Caleb Valko, Nick Streubel and Aaron Trumbull had four each and Aaron Curtin one.

La Conner led at the quarters 19-8, 41-18 and 63-22.

Cascade Conference play begins at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, when Coupeville (0-3) hosts Cedarcrest (0-4).

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