Cold Wolves fall to league-leading Knights / Girls basketball

The Coupeville High School girls basketball team picked the wrong night to struggle with its shooting.

The Wolves, taking on first-place King’s on the Knights’ floor, “couldn’t throw a rock in the ocean,” according to coach Scott Fox in his club’s 54-13 loss Tuesday, Jan. 28.

King’s (5-0, 14-5) remained unbeaten in North Sound Conference play. Coupeville (4-3, 10-5) remained in third place despite the setback.

Coupeville was so cold, it made only one field goal in the first three periods and four in the game.

The Knights’ Claire Gallagher pumped in three three-balls in the first quarter to help King’s jump to a 17-4 lead.

A bucket by Avalon Renninger and two free throws from Chelsea Prescott accounted for Coupeville’s points.

The Wolves wouldn’t score again until Scout Smith sank a pair of free throws for Coupeville’s only points in the third period.

King’s led 34-4 at halftime, getting 9 points from Samantha Skaggs in the second quarter, and 50-6 after three periods.

Carolyn Lhamon tallied two hoops in the fourth quarter for Coupeville. Mollie Bailey added a bucket and Smith hit another free throw.

Lhamon’s two field goals made her the Wolves’ leading scorer with 4 points. Smith had 3, Bailey 2, Renninger 2 and Prescott 2.

Skaggs topped the Knights with 15.

Coupeville finishes the regular season with two home games. It takes on Granite Falls (0-7, 4-15) at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, and South Whidbey (3-5, 9-10) at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4. A win in either will clinch third place.

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