Coupeville’s Sarah Wright, left, and Ema Smith put the clamps on Port Townsend’s Izzy Hammett.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Coupeville’s Sarah Wright, left, and Ema Smith put the clamps on Port Townsend’s Izzy Hammett. (Photo by John Fisken)

Redhawks beat Coupeville in fight for 1st / Girls basketball

After a dismal first half, visiting Port Townsend exploded in the second to whip Coupeville 39-26 in a battle for first place in the Olympic League Friday, Jan. 26.

The Redhawks (5-2, 7-10) took over the conference’s top spot with the win, as Coupeville (4-3, 6-12) fell into a tie for second with Chimacum (4-3, 7-9).

With two league games remaining, the Wolves, who have won the past three titles, can finish anywhere from first to third in the final standings. Three teams qualify for the postseason, and Coupeville is assured of a berth because fourth-place Klahowya (1-6, 4-13) is out of contention.

Coupeville plays a non-league game at Sequim (7-11) at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, and then finishes Olympic League play with a game at Klahowya at 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, and with Chimacum at home at 5:15 p.m. Saturday. Feb. 3.

Port Townsend 39, Coupeville 26

Neither team tore up the nets in the first half. The Wolves led 10-5 after the first quarter, then both teams scored only 2 points in the second as Coupeville went into the locker room up 12-7.

After scoring only 7 points in the first two periods, the Redhawks tallied 10 in less than three minutes to begin the second half.

Coupeville’s struggles continued, scoring only 4 points in the period, and Port Townsend went into the final quarter with a 22-16 lead.

The Wolves’ offense improved in the fourth, knocking 10 points, but the Redhawks, behind 9 points from Kaitlyn Meek, countered with 17.

Meek finished with a game-high 19 points, and Issy Hammett added 10, all in the second half.

Lindsey Roberts and Chelsea Prescott each scored 7 for the Wolves, Scout Smith had 4, Ema Smith 3, Sarah Wright 3 and Hannah Davidson 2.

Wright also hauled in 12 rebounds and had two steals and two assists; and Roberts added 9 rebounds, two assists and two blocks.

Chelsea Prescott looks to feed the post in Friday’s game with Port Townsend. (Photo by John Fisken)

Chelsea Prescott looks to feed the post in Friday’s game with Port Townsend. (Photo by John Fisken)

Scout Smith launches a long shot for the Wolves Friday.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Scout Smith launches a long shot for the Wolves Friday. (Photo by John Fisken)

More in Sports

Storm rain on Oak Harbor’s title hopes / Football

Oak Harbor High School’s dreams of winning the Wesco North football championship… Continue reading

Cougars take 2nd in championship meet / Middle school cross country

North Whidbey Middle School placed second in the six-team league cross country… Continue reading

Wildcats win wild one with Eagles / Volleyball

It was not a match for the faint of heart. The Oak… Continue reading

Oak Harbor beats Arlington, waits for word on playoffs / Soccer

Winning 2-0 at Arlington Thursday, Oct. 18, in the regular season finale… Continue reading

Coupeville girls take 3rd, boys 5th in league meet / Middle school cross country

The Coupeville girls placed third and the boys fifth at the middle… Continue reading

3 Wildcats earn district berths / Tennis

Oak Harbor High School tennis players Nick Krantz, Ezra Franklin and Micah… Continue reading

Short-handed Wolves win / Volleyball

Competing without one of its most talented players, the Coupeville High School… Continue reading

Wolves lose, denied playoff berth / Soccer

A loss in its season finale and an upset win by Sultan… Continue reading

Coupeville claims winning record in tough conference / Tennis

A win in its final regular season match enabled the Coupeville High… Continue reading

Most Read