Ja’Kenya Hoskins, seen here in an earlier game, dropped in a team-high four points Monday for the CMS 7th graders. (John Fisken photo)
Playing their final road game of the season Monday, the Coupeville Middle School girls basketball squads ran into a buzz-saw deep in the wilds of Sequim.
Facing off with a much-larger school which feeds a 2A high school, the Wolf 7th graders were nipped 26-16 in a vicious defensive battle, while the CMS 8th graders fell 55-11.
The losses left the squads at 4-4 and 1-7 on the season, respectively.
Coupeville will have a prime shot to close the season strongly, with home games Thursday, Mar. 23 (Forks) and Monday, Mar. 27 (Port Townsend).
Both Wolf teams beat Port Townsend the first time around, while the CMS 7th graders also knocked off Forks in their first meeting.
Against Sequim, the 8th graders got six points from Izzy Wells, a 7th grader who has played up a team all year.
In the first game of the day, the younger Wolves stayed close all game and held Sequim to just a single free-throw in the fourth quarter.
Unfortunately, they couldn’t generate enough offense to fully rally for the win.
Ja’Kenya Hoskins paced the Wolves with four points, while Kiara Contreras and Kylie Van Velkinburgh both went for three.
Samantha Streitler, Anya Leavell and Audriana Shaw rounded out the scoring with a bucket apiece, while Adair De Jesus, Alana Mihill and Katelin McCormick all saw floor time.