Coupeville grinds out win

MOUNT VERNON—In a game that had a combined 49 turnovers by two teams, the Coupeville girls rallied in the fourth quarter for a 33-29 victory over Mount Vernon Christian Saturday afternoon.

“Today it was ugly, but we found a way to stay in it and persevere in the end,” head coach Greg Oldham said.

Down three points at the 3:50 mark of the fourth quarter, junior Taniel Lamb brought the Wolves to the first tie of the game, 27-27, when she nailed the game’s only three-pointer. Almost three minutes later junior Lexie Black gave the Wolves their first lead of the night, 29-27, on a layup from sister Brittany, who found her wide open under the basket on an inbounds play from the baseline.

Eventually going up four, the Wolves allowed the Hurricanes to stay in the contest when Jessica Orange nailed a long two-point field goal to make the score 31-29, with 16 seconds left.

Facing a full-court press on the ensuing play, Coupeville put the game away for good. On the inbound, Brittany Black threw a perfect pass three-quarters of the court to a wide-open Lamb. Lamb took the ball at the free throw line, dribbled toward the basket and sealed the game with a layup.

“We worked on that play a lot last year,” Lamb said.

Lamb, who finished the contest with nine points, scored seven in the final quarter.

“I wasn’t doing so good in the first half, so I really needed to pick it up and I did,” she said.

Senior Vanessa Davis also had a huge night for Coupeville, picking up 15 points on 16 rebounds. She scored 11 of those points in the second half.

“There was a stretch there in the middle of the third quarter where she took over the floor on both ends of the floor,” Oldham said. “You expect a senior to step up and do that and she did.”

After playing a tough game the night before the Wolves started out lethargic Saturday afternoon. Things were going so bad for Coupeville they were held scoreless in the first quarter.

“I think the most basic fundamentals like catching a pass and making an easy pass, we didn’t do either one of those very well,” Oldham said.

With their victory, Coupeville moved to 2-1 in non-league play this year. They played at Granite Falls last night and take on Bellevue Christian, Friday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.

Coupeville 0 11 11 11—33

MV Christian 6 12 7 4 —29

CV: V. Davis 15, Lamb 9, L. Black 6, B. Black 2, H. Davis 1.

MVC: Annemma 6, Orange 6, Medema 4, Rylagresdam 4, Vanberkum 5, B. Crandall 2, Habeman 2.

Coupeville 55, Sequim 46

The Wolves picked up their first win of the season Friday night, facing 3A Sequim in Coupeville.

A 24-point second quarter where the Wolves hit three of their four three-point attempts, helped Coupeville to a 35-20 halftime advantage.

The Wolves were able to fend off a second half comeback from Sequim and put them away in the fourth quarter.

Lexie Black and Vanessa Davis led the Wolves in points, with 12 and 10 respectively. Black also had a team-high nine rebounds and four blocks.

Sequim 10 10 18 8—46

Coupeville 11 24 7 13—55

CV: L. Black 12, V. Davis 10, H. Davis 9, Clark 8, B. Black 7, Lamb 6, Mouw 3.

S: Huff 13, Tisdale 11, O'Hara 11, Yamamoto 8, Mingoy 3.

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