Klahowya tops Coupeville, moves into 2nd / Boys basketball

The Klahowya Secondary School boys basketball team steadily pulled away from Coupeville in a 51-37 win over the Wolves Tuesday, Jan. 16, in Silverdale.

It was a key win for the Eagles (3-1, 7-7), who jumped ahead of Coupeville (2-2, 4-10) into second place in the Olympic League standings. The top two teams advance to the postseason. Port Townsend (4-1, 8-6) currently sits in first.

The Wolves and Eagles meet again at 3:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at Klahowya. Before that contest, Coupeville hosts Chimacum (0-5, 0-9) at 5:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19. At that game, the Wolves will celebrate 101 years of basketball.

Coupeville played its first game, a 29-7 win over Langley, on Jan. 19, 1917.

All former players and coaches are invited to attend the celebration Friday, which will feature the school’s top-15 all-time scorers and the school’s most successful team, the club from 1969-70.

Klahowya 51, Coupeville 37

The Eagles, with the help of 6 points from Lucas Becker, took a 14-9 lead after the first quarter. Klahowya limited Coupeville to only 4 points in the second period and led 23-13 at halftime. The advantage grew to 34-20 entering the fourth quarter.

The Wolves’ offense finally awoke in the final period, spurred by 7 points from Mason Grove, and scored 17 points, but the Eagles kept pace behind 7 points from John Hartford.

Hartford finished with 18 points to lead all scorers; Becker had 10.

Hunter Smith scored 12 points for Coupeville, Ethan Spark had 8, Joey Lippo 7, Grove 7 and Cameron Toomey-Stout 3.

In the junior varsity game, Coupeville came from 8 down in the fourth quarter to force two overtimes, but lost 58-56. Sage Downes scored 9 points and Jacobi Pilgrim 8 in the final quarter to pace the Wolves’ comeback. Pilgrim finished with 14 points, Downes 12 and Grove 11.

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