Visiting Friday Harbor outscored the Coupeville High School boys basketball team by 15 points in the middle quarters on the way to a 60-40 win Wednesday, Dec. 5.
“(In the) first and fourth quarters we played really well, (but) had a little dry spell in the middle of the game that hurt us,” Coupeville coach Brad Sherman said.
With the Wolverines’ 6-8 post Marshall Clark scoring 12 points, Friday Harbor zipped to an 18-8 lead. Coupeville then went on 10-0 run that bridged the first and second periods to knot the score.
Mason Grove followed a three-ball by Hawthorne Wolfe with two of his own to spark the Coupeville rally.
Friday Harbor bounced back and took a 31-22 lead into the break.
The Wolverines then scored the first nine points of the third quarter to take control and push the lead to 45-27 heading into the final period.
Jered Brown finished with 11 points and Grove had 9; each hit a trio of three-balls. Wolfe added 8 points, Ulrik Wells 4, Sean Toomey-Stout 4, Koa Davison 2 and Gavin Knoblich 2.
Clark finished with 27 points and 6-6 Kyle Mapstead had 14. Coupeville started only two players over six feet, and every Wolf starter was shorter than his Wolverine counterpart.
Sherman liked how his team “played really tough against some big kids.”
“It was a great effort by our guys,” he said. “(We have) some little things we need to clean up, namely just taking care of the ball a little better.
“(We are) starting to find our shooting rhythm, which is nice to see. (There are) a lot of positives from this one we can take into practice the rest of the week.”
Coupeville (0-4) plays at Orcas Island (0-2) at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, and then begins conference play when Sultan (0-3) visits at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11.