Wolves ready for districts

The Coupeville girls basketball team make their return to district tournament action at 6:30 p.m. tonight, Feb. 19 at Mount Lake Terrace High School against Forrest Ridge.

It will be the first game for the Wolves since their hard-fought loss against league rival Archbishop Murphy on Feb. 7.

“It was nice mentally and physically to have a few days where we could take it easy,” head coach Greg Oldham said. “The kids are anxious to play somebody.”

Forrest Ridge boasts a 13-8 overall record on the season, finishing atop the Emerald City West conference at 11-2.

To be successful the Wolves will have to watch for the three-point attack of Forrest Ridge.

“They’re a team that likes to shoot the three,” Oldham said. “They could be a dangerous team if those shots start to fall.”

They will also have to contain the Emerald City West player of the year Jackie Spencer, who averaged almost 17 points a game. Other players to watch for include first-team post player in 5-foot-10 Nicole Glockner and a versatile guard/forward Leslie Walker.

“All three are solid players,” Oldham said.

It takes only one district win and the Wolves automatically qualify for the state tournament March 5-8 at the Yakima Sun Dome.

“We have a pretty good chance to go,” Oldham said.

They will continue the district tournament this Saturday, Feb. 22. If they win tonight they will play at noon and in the event of a loss they will play a loser-out game at 9 a.m. Both games would take place at Mount Lake Terrace High School. The district tournament runs through Feb. 27.

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