Sultan exploded for 42 points in the middle two periods to defeat the Coupeville High School boys basketball team in the North Sound Conference opener 65-47 Tuesday, Dec. 11, on the Wolves’ court.
Coupeville (0-6) now plays four consecutive road games. The first is a non-league contest at Concrete (0-3) at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14. The Wolves do not return home until 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, when Granite Falls (2-3) comes to Coupeville.
In the Sultan (1-5) game, Coupeville led 13-12 at the end of the first quarter behind a pair of three-balls from Hawthorne Wolfe and another from Mason Grove.
The Turks’ Cameron Gunderson, a freshman, hit three from beyond the arc and scored 11 points in the second period as Sultan outscored the Wolves 22-11 and took a 34-24 lead into the break.
In the third quarter, Coupeville’s Jered Brown hit a three and scored 5 points and Grove sank another three, but the Wolves couldn’t keep pace. Gunderson added two more three-balls as the Turks pushed their advantage to 54-35.
Gunderson finished with six three-pointers and 22 points.
As a team, Sultan connected on 12 shots from long range; Coupeville hit six.
Brown led Coupeville with 11 points, and Grove and Wolfe had 9 each.
Ulrik Wells tallied 6, Sean Toomey-Stout 5, Gavin Knoblich 4, Koa Davison 2 and Jeremy Pilgrim 1.