Wolves host Granite Falls in district tournament play-in game Saturday / Boys basketball

Now they will do it all over again.

The Granite Falls High School boys basketball team defeated visiting Coupeville 60-48 last night (Friday, Feb. 1), forcing a district tournament play-in game at 5 p.m. tonight (Saturday, Feb. 2) in Coupeville.

By beating the Wolves Friday in the regular-season finale, the Tigers (1-9, 3-17) moved into a tie for fifth place with Coupeville (1-9, 2-15) and for the final playoff berth allotted to the North Sound Conference.

The winner of the Granite Falls/Coupeville game Saturday will advance to the district tournament and play at league champion King’s at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4. The second round of the eight-team, double elimination tournament is Tuesday, Feb. 5, against either Meridian or South Whidbey.

Granite Falls 60, Coupeville 48

The Tigers led 18-16 after the first quarter and slowly padded their lead the rest of the way. Granite Falls led 30-24 at halftime and 46-36 after three quarters.

Coupeville’s Sean Toomey-Stout scored 9 points in the opening period to help the Wolves stay close. Mason Grove drilled three from beyond the arc in the third quarter as Coupeville fought to say in the game.

Jakobi Pilgrim tallied 5 points in the fourth, but the Wolves couldn’t run down the Tigers.

Grove finished with 14 points, Toomey-Stout 12, Pilgrim 8, Hawthorne Wolfe 7, Gavin Knoblich 5, Jered Brown 2 and Ulrik Wells 2.

Ben Haider paced the Tigers with 18.

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