Chimacum clips Coupeville in conference opener / Boys basketball

The Chimacum and Coupeville high school boys basketball teams took turns dominating quarters in the conference opener at Chimacum Wednesday, Dec. 7, and the Cowboys pulled out a 48-40 win with high-scoring second and fourth periods.

Chimacum, which tied for the Olympic League title the past two seasons, was consistent, scoring 5 points in the first and third quarters and 19 in the second and fourth.

Four free throws and field goals by Gabe Wynn and Hunter Smith helped Coupeville lead 8-5 after one period.

The Cowboys exploded for 19 points in the second quarter, overcoming 7 points by Coupeville’s Brian Shank to lead 24-18 at halftime.

Smith pumped in 9 points in the third quarter, Shank added 4, and the Wolves regained the lead, 31-29, heading into the final eight minutes.

The Cowboys sank three long balls and eight of 10 free throws in the fourth quarter to pull out the win.

For the game, Chimacum was 13-for-16 at the foul line; Coupeville made only seven of 16.

Smith guided the Coupeville attack with 15 points, followed by Shank with 13. Gabe Wynn finished with 6, Hunter Downes 4 and Ethan Spark 2.

Coupeville (0-1, 0-3) goes to Silverdale to face Klahowya (0-1, 0-4) at 3:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, then hosts South Whidbey (2-2) in a non-league game at 5:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10.

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