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Cedarcrest erases early Coupeville lead to win boys game 53-49
Coupeville’s boys basketball team jumped out to a 10-0 lead, and “it looked like it was going to be easy at that time,” according to coach Randy King. Turned out Cedarcrest had other ideas.
Cedarcrest, behind a barrage of 3-pointers, roared back and defeated host Coupeville 53-49 Tuesday night.
After the Wolves sprinted to their early lead, the visiting Red Wolves sank three 3s to get back into the game. Coupeville was still up 21-15 at the quarter, then Cedarcrest’s Daniel Campbell went to work.
Campbell canned five of his six 3-pointers in the quarter and the Red Wolves scorched Coupeville 23-9 in the period to take a 38-30 halftime lead.
The Wolves were able to trim the margin to two in the third period, but a Cedarcrest spurt at the end of the quarter upped the gap to eight, 50-42, heading into the fourth.
At that point the Coupeville defense bucked down and allowed the Red Wolves just three more points, but the Wolves couldn’t quite take over.
Coupeville was down just three with a minute to go and created a turnover with a double team, but the Wolves promptly kicked the ball back to the Red Wolves to kill the rally.
The Wolves finished with 16 turnovers, not a huge number, but they seemed to “come at crucial times,” according to King. That, coupled with cold shooting, doomed the Wolves.
Coupeville (1-1, 6-2) was led by Jason Bagby’s 12 points. Hunter Hammer added 10, Ian Smith eight, JD Wilcox six, Chad Brookhouse six, Tim Walstad three, Erik King two and Tyler King two.
Campbell finished with 22 points for Cedarcrest (2-0, 5-3).
The Wolves travel to Granite Falls Friday, Jan. 8, and host King’s Saturday at 7 p.m.