Wolves fall to Kings

Coupeville was aware the King’s girls basketball team was quick, they just didn’t realize how quick until the Knights handed the Wolves a 60-37 loss Saturday afternoon.

“They are the fastest 1A girls basketball team that I’ve ever seen,” Coupeville coach Greg Oldham said. “It caught us all by surprise how fast they were.”

Kings, who has now won 16 consecutive games and is ranked atop the Associated Press poll in 1A, didn’t take long to pounce on the Wolves. By the end of the first quarter, Coupeville was down by a score of 20-8 due in large part to second chance opportunities and fast-break baskets by the Knights.

“Early in the game we didn’t get back on defense very well,” Oldham said.

By halftime, Coupeville trailed by a deficit of 19 points to the number one ranked Knights. Despite their efforts at a second-half comeback, the Wolves were unable to get a large run together.

Seniors Erica Lamb and Brianne King led the Wolves in scoring with 11 points apiece.

The 5-foot-5 Lamb made 5 of 7 of her shot attempts, with her only misses coming on blocked shots. She also had a team-high five rebounds, tied with teammate Amy Mouw.

“Erica did a great job in taking the ball to the basket,” Oldham said. “She showed she was able to go inside to get points.”

King provided Coupeville with their only scoring run of the game when she scored six straight points for the Wolves.

“It’s nice having those two senior players step up,” Oldham said.

With the loss, the Wolves drop to 16-7 on the season. They will play at 8 p.m. tonight, Feb. 26 at Mountlake Terrace High School against Bellevue Christian.

“They’re a team we’re going to have to play well against to beat,” Oldham said.

If the Wolves win tonight they will be playing for third place at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 at Mountlake Terrace High School. In the event of a loss tonight, they will play for fifth place at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 1 at Mountlake Terrace High School. Regardless of their placing in districts, they are already guaranteed a trip to the state tournament beginning March 5-8 at the Yakima Sundome.

Coupeville is the only non-private school competing in this year’s Tri-District tournament.

Coupeville—8 8 11 10—37

Kings— 20 15 14 11—60

Scoring—CV: E. Lamb 11, King 11, Guillory 6, Davis 5, Mouw 2, Clark 2.

K: Wilkstrom 14, Zevenbergen 10, Strand 10, Mosiman 6, Galher 6, Nordtvet 5, Sather 5, Faidley 3.

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