Joey Lippo rips down one of his 10 rebounds at Sultan Saturday.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Joey Lippo rips down one of his 10 rebounds at Sultan Saturday. (Photo by John Fisken)

Coupeville succumbs to late Sultan surge / Boys basketball

The Sultan High School boys basketball team used an 11-0 run late in the game to slip by visiting Coupeville 54-49 in a non-league contest Saturday, Jan. 13.

The Wolves (2-1, 4-9) now turn their attention to conference play. Coupeville goes to Klahowya (2-1, 6-7) twice this week, first at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, and then at 3:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20. Chimacum (0-5, 0-9) comes to town at 5:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19.

Coupeville led most of Sultan contest, going up 30-21 in the third quarter, then the Turks heated up.

Sultan (3-11) hit three three-point shots and nine of 11 free throws in the third quarter, Coupeville went cold from the field, and the Turks led 36-34 going into the final period.

The Wolves couldn’t make a field goal — they went nearly a quarter and a half without one — but they did sink 10 consecutive foul shots to lead 44-42 with two and a half minutes remaining.

Sultan then scored 11 straight points to put the game away.

Hunter Smith scored 18 points for the Wolves, and Ethan Spark, who made three three-pointers and all six of his free throws, finished with 15.

Joey Lippo scored 6 points, Cameron Toomey-Stout 5, Hunter Downes 4 and Dane Lucero 1.

Lippo also had 10 rebounds, two steals and a block; Downes grabbed eight boards and two steals.

Sultan also won the junior varsity game, 72-52. Mason Grove hit eight three-pointers and scored 32 points for the Wolves. Coupeville won the C game 42-39 behind 17 points and five rebounds from Sage Downes.

Jered Brown looks for an open teammate in Saturday’s game. (Photo by John Fisken)

Jered Brown looks for an open teammate in Saturday’s game. (Photo by John Fisken)

Kyle Rockwell pulls in a rebound against Sultan Saturday.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Kyle Rockwell pulls in a rebound against Sultan Saturday. (Photo by John Fisken)

Hunter Smith flies to the hoop for a bucket Saturday.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Hunter Smith flies to the hoop for a bucket Saturday. (Photo by John Fisken)

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