Coupeville loses non-leaguer to Sequim / Girls basketball

Its defense was too aggressive and its offense not enough as the Coupeville High School girls basketball team fell 44-26 at Sequim in a non-league game Tuesday, Jan. 30.

Coupeville (4-3, 6-13) closes out the regular season with two games this week, starting with a trip to Silverdale to play Klahowya (1-6, 4-13) at 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1.

Chimacum (4-4, 7-10) visits at 5:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, in a game that will determine the Olympic League’s second and third seeds into next week’s district tournament.

The No. 2 seed will have to win one loser-out game and the No. 3 seed two to reach the double-elimination portion of the district playoffs.

Sequim 44, Coupeville 26

“Defensively, we didn’t play what I would call tough, hard-nosed defense,” Coupeville coach David King said. “We struggled with playing up too tight on a ball handler, which allowed them to turn the corner and get deep into the key.

“Offensively, we weren’t in attack mode until the fourth.”

Coupeville didn’t get to the foul line until the final period, then it missed all four of its shots.

Sequim earned 20 free throws in the game and hit nine.

The contest started well for Coupeville. Sarah Wright canned 6 points and Coupeville led 10-9.

In the second quarter, Coupeville’s “defense let down and Sequim took advantage,” King said.

Sequim led 20-14 at the break, then upped its lead to 33-22 heading into the fourth.

Coupeville was hurt when Wright and Lindsey Roberts were limited in the first half because of fouls.

In the second half, Coupeville struggled with turnovers, committing 10.

Wright played a “strong game,” according to King and topped the Wolves with 8 points.

Kyla Briscoe, who scored 6 points, “played a solid game and really played under control,” King said.

Scout Smith finished with 4 points, Ema Smith 4, Allison Wenzel 2 and Roberts 2.

Briscoe, Wenzel and Ema Smith all had four rebounds; Briscoe, Ema Smith and Wright collected two steals each; and Scout Smith dished two assists.

Sequim’s balanced attack was led by Hope Glasser with 9 points. Sequim hit five three-pointers in the game to zero for Coupeville.

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