Wolves earn easy win, suffer tough loss / Boys basketball

After Concrete crumbled, Bush burned the Coupeville High School boys basketball team.

The Wolves walloped visiting Concrete 72-19 Friday, Dec. 13, but fell 53-40 to the Blazers Saturday in Seattle.

Coupeville (2-4) now faces two familiar foes from its days in the Olympic League. Chimacum (0-5) visits at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, and Port Townsend (1-4) follows at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Coupeville 72, Concrete 19

Five minutes into this one, it was over. The Wolves buried the Lions 27-0 in the first quarter.

Sean Toomey-Stout scored 8 points and Mason Grove added 7 as Coupeville blanked Concrete over the first eight minutes.

Grove drilled a pair of three-pointers and scored 8 points in the second period as Coupeville took a 44-5 lead into halftime.

Jakobi Pilgrim tallied 6 points and Hawthorne Wolfe 5 to push the lead to 67-13 after three quarters.

Grove led all scorers with 17 points. Wolfe, Toomey-Stout, Ulrik Wells and Pilgrim all finished with 10; Jered Brown had 6, Gavin Knoblich 6 and Jean Lund Olsen 3.

Only two Lions scored, and only one, Levi Lowry, who finished with 13 points, scored in the first three quarters.

Bush 53, Coupeville 40

This one was most likely decided at the foul line.

Up 34-29 going into the final period, the Bush School hit 15 of 19 free throws in the fourth quarter to seal the win.

For the game, the Blazers shot 20 more free throws than Coupeville, going 18-for-24. The Wolves were 4-for-4.

Bush was called for eight fouls, Coupeville 21.

The Wolves led 5-4 after the first quarter.

Grove sank a trio of three-pointers in the second period and Coupeville upped its lead to 19-14 at halftime.

The Blazers more than double their score in the third quarter, striking for 20 points and a 36-29 lead.

The Wolves finished the game with more three-point baskets than two-pointers, 8-6.

Grove sank five from lone range for 15 points. Wolfe tallied the other three and ended with 11 points. Toomey-Stout, Wells and Pilgrim all had 4 points, and Lund Olsen scored 2.

Ben Kopstein led Bush with 20 points.

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