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Coupeville loses battle of Wolves
Size proved to be the determining factor for the Coupeville Wolves boys basketball team in their 85-62 non-conference loss to the Sequim Wolves Friday night.
Coupeville came out feisty in the opening minutes of the first quarter tying the game at 4-4, but a 13-5 run by Sequim to close out the quarter provided the visitors with a lead they would not relinquish.
The Wolves, who have nobody over 6-foot-1, were out-rebounded by a much taller Sequim team, 40-17. The numerous second-chance scoring opportunities for Sequim damaged any desire Coupeville had of making a comeback.
With that size, it was really tough, head coach Randy King said. Its tough to play at that level for an entire game.
The taller Sequim team also forced Coupeville into taking more outside shots early in the game, when later in the game they found success driving to the basket.
We were a little tentative offensively, King said. If our kids would have learned they could have attacked them earlier we could have possibly stayed in the game.
Coupeville did gain some positives from their performance Friday night.
We shot the ball well in transition, King said. I saw a lot of encouraging things.
Senior Brad Sherman led the Wolves in scoring with 18 points, including three three-pointers. Freshman Michael Bagby had 15 points followed by senior Brain Fakkema with 14. Both had two three-pointers a piece.
All three are shooting really well, King said.
For Sequim two players, juniors James Brabant and Brady Marunde, scored 44 points, combining for more than half of the teams offensive production.
With the loss Coupeville drops to 1-3 for the season and hopes it can find an offensive rhythm soon.
Were still trying to develop a style of play, King said.
Coupeville plays next 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20 at home against Cascade Christian. They take on Cedar Park Christian the following day 7:45 p.m. at Overlake Christian.
The results for Tuesdays game against Mount Vernon Christian will be in Saturdays edition of the News-Times.
Coupeville9 14 15 2462
Sequim 17 21 22 2585
ScoringCV: Sherman 18, Bagby 15, Fakkema 14, McDonald 4, Grahm 3, Rojas 3, Clark 2, Day 2, Jorgenson 1.