The Coupeville High School girls basketball team built a nice halftime lead and then held on to defeating visiting Orcas Island 34-31 Saturday, Dec. 7.
The win was the Wolves’ second in three games this winter. They now travel to Friday Harbor (0-1) for a 4:30 p.m. game Wednesday, Dec. 11.
Coupeville “came out blazing” against Orcas Island, according to coach Scott Fox. “We then had a halftime crash and (Orcas Island) came alive.”
The Wolves raced to a 14-4 first-quarter lead behind 6 points by Scout Smith.
Izzy Wells, with 4 points, was one of four Wolves who scored in the second period as Coupeville built a 15-ppint lead and eventually led 24-12 at the break.
Flora Lister drained two three-pointers in the third quarter to help Orcas Island trim the deficit to 30-22 going into the fourth period.
The Vikings almost pulled off the comeback, getting to with 2, 31-29, late in the contest. A free throw by Chelsea Prescott and a bucket (the only field goal in the fourth period by Coupeville) by Hannah Davidson helped the Wolves turn back the Viking rally.
The Wolves’ poor shooting from the foul line allowed Orcas to hang around.
Coupeville made only four of 23 foul shots in the game and was 2-for-13 in the fourth quarter.
Smith finished the contest with 11 points to lead all scorers. Maddie Georges had 6, Prescott 5, Davidson 4, Wells 4, Avalon Renninger 2 and Tia Wurzrainer 2.