Hunter Smith puts up a jumper for the Wolves Friday. Smith scored 20 points and is now the 14th leading scorer in Coupeville history.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Hunter Smith puts up a jumper for the Wolves Friday. Smith scored 20 points and is now the 14th leading scorer in Coupeville history. (Photo by John Fisken)

Wolves celebrate anniversay with win, but then fall to Klahowya / Boys basketball

The games were a century apart, but the results were the same — a lopsided win for the Coupeville High School boys basketball team.

The Wolves celebrated 101 years of basketball Friday, Jan. 19, with a resounding 81-34 win over Chimacum. The victory came in front of a large crowd of former Coupeville players invited back for the anniversary festivities.

Coupeville played its first game, a 29-7 thrashing of Langley, on the same day in 1917.

All those involved from past teams — players, coaches, support staff and cheerleaders — were honored at last Friday’s game.

At halftime, the top 15 scorers in Coupeville history and the district championship team of 1969-70 were featured. Current Wolf, Hunter Smith, moved into the top-15 list during the game and is now 14th with 761 points.

Those good times were quickly dashed the following afternoon when Coupeville lost a critical game to Klahowya 52-39 in Silverdale.

The win helped the Eagles remain in first place in the Olympic League with a 5-1 record, 10-7 overall.

Coupeville, at 3-3 (5-11), now sits in third, a game behind Port Townsend (4-2, 8-7).

The top two teams qualify for the postseason, which means the Wolves will have to win at Port Townsend at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, to avoid elimination.

Coupeville and the Redhawks split two earlier games. The Wolves won in overtime 44-41 Dec. 12 at home but lost 55-27 at Port Townsend Jan. 9.

Coupeville 81, Chimacum 34

Coupeville coach Brad Sherman wasn’t sure how his team would respond to playing before a large gathering of former Coupeville stars — nervous or energized.

Energized it was.

Ethan Spark opened the game with a pair of three-balls and the Wolves hit six of their first seven shots to lead 14-2. They never let up.

Spark finished the first quarter with 11 points, including another three-pointer, Smith added 8 points and the Wolves led 21-4 going into the second period.

Four players — Spark, Smith, Jered Brown and Mason Grove — each scored at lead 6 points in the second quarter as the Wolves piled up 31 points and led 52-17 at the break. They put together a 22-3 run in the quarter.

Coupeville upped the lead to 68-27 going into the fourth quarter.

Spark ended up with 27 points and six three-pointers, and Smith had 20 points.

Grove, playing only two quarters, hit four three-balls and collected 14 points. Brown added 7 points, Cameron Toomey-Stout 5, Joey Lippo 5 and Hunter Downes 2.

Coupeville also won the junior varsity game 58-25, with Grove scoring 22 points off six three-pointers in two quarters.

“The guys came out really fired up to play,” Sherman said. “We shot well; we got good shots out of our offense, something we have really stressed.

“I like how we played as a team, both on offense and defense.

“It was really a fun night, a special night, for our team and for the former players.”

Klahowya 52, Coupeville 39

After all the offensive fireworks Friday night, the Wolves cooled off Saturday.

After trailing 16-9 in the first quarter, the Wolves outscored the Eagles 10-7 in the second and were down only 4, 23-19, going into the third period.

The Eagles held a slight lead, 27-25, midway through the third quarter, then finished the period on a 12-0 run to pull away.

Tim Coots led the charge, getting 10 of the 12 points.

The Wolves cut the gap to 7 but could get no closer as the Eagles secured the Olympic League win.

Coots finished with 21 points, 16 in the second half.

Smith scored 16 for Coupeville; Spark had 9, Grove 6, Toomey-Stout 3, Kyle Rockwell 3 and Downes 2.

Jered Brown looks to get the offense started in Friday’s game with Chimacum. (Photo by John Fisken)

Jered Brown looks to get the offense started in Friday’s game with Chimacum. (Photo by John Fisken)

Cameron Toomey-Stout scores for the Wolves Friday.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Cameron Toomey-Stout scores for the Wolves Friday. (Photo by John Fisken)

Mason Grove launches one of his four successful three-point shots against Chimacum.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Mason Grove launches one of his four successful three-point shots against Chimacum. (Photo by John Fisken)

Coupeville’s Kyle Rockwell, left, muscles by Chimacum’s Jacob Williamson.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Coupeville’s Kyle Rockwell, left, muscles by Chimacum’s Jacob Williamson. (Photo by John Fisken)

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