“Wolves tame Lions, go 2-0 in league”

"In a season of one close game after another, the Coupeville boys basketball team is winning the ones that matter the most.Pat Bennett scored a game-high 23 points at Concrete to lead the Wolves to a 60-57 win over the Lions."

  • Wednesday, December 22, 1999 7:00am
  • Sports

“In a season of one close game after another, the Coupeville boys basketball team is winning the ones that matter the most.Pat Bennett scored a game-high 23 points at Concrete on Friday to lead the Wolves to a 60-57 win over the Lions.Coupeville jumped out to an 11-point first-half lead, then held on down the stretch. Wolves forward Noah Roehl scored 12 points, while teammate Ceasar Kortuem chipped in 11.The win was the second of the week over a Northwest A opponent, and moves Coupeville to 2-0 in league play.On Monday, the Wolves lost a close non-league contest to Granite Falls. Granite Falls’ Clint Johnson took the ball the length of the floor for a driving layup in the final 10 seconds of the game, got fouled and sank the free throw to seal the Tigers’ victory.Matt Frost and Patrick Bennett were the top scorers for the Wolves, with 17 and 16 points, respectively.“It was a good ball game,” Coupeville coach Randy King said. “We played hard.”COUPEVILLE 60, CONCRETE 57Coupeville: Blouin 4, Fisher 5, Kortuem 11, Frost 5, Roehl 12, Bennett 23. Concrete: Alexander 6, Gage 18, Garland 8, Grindy 11, Aldridge 11, Massingail 3. 3-pointers: Grindy 2, Aldridge 3, Blouin 1, Fisher 1, Kortuem 1. Coupeville 22 11 14 13 — 60Concrete 10 12 17 18 — 57GRANITE FALLS 59, COUPEVILLE 56Granite Falls: Krum 13, Orr 4, Johnson 11, Ingram 4, Edwards 10, Emery 4, Pingree 6, Garcia 6. Coupeville: Blouin 10, Fisher 3, Kortuem 2, Frost 17, Roehl 2, Donellon 2, Bennett 16, Mitchell 2, Good 2. 3-pointers: Krum 2, Blouin 2, Fisher.Granite Falls 13 20 9 17 — 59Coupeville 11 18 12 15 — 56”

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