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Ryanne Knoblich eyeballs a free throw. (Morgan White photo)

It’s all about the sound of that sweet swish.

Defense, hustle, and intangibles matter a lot in basketball, but games are decided by who scores the most points.

With that in mind, our first look at individual season scoring stats for all four Coupeville High School hoops teams.


Varsity girls
(2 games):

Alita Blouin – 25
Carolyn Lhamon – 13
Maddie Georges – 12
Gwen Gustafson – 11
Ryanne Knoblich – 11
Mia Farris – 6
Katie Marti – 3
Lyla Stuurmans – 2


JV girls
(2 games):

Madison McMillan – 14
Desi Ramirez – 8
Kierra Thayer – 6
Reese Wilkinson – 6
Teagan Calkins – 5
Jada Heaton – 5
Bryley Gilbert – 4
Skylar Parker – 1


Varsity boys
(2 games):

Logan Downes – 47
Cole White – 17
Alex Murdy – 14
Jonathan Valenzuela – 14
Nick Guay – 12
Ryan Blouin – 6
Chase Anderson – 2
Jermiah Copeland – 2
William Davidson – 1


JV boys
(2 games):

Hunter Bronec – 25
Chase Anderson – 13
Hurlee Bronec – 13
Aiden O’Neill – 13
Jack Porter – 12
Johnny Porter – 8
Mikey Robinett – 6
Malachi Somes – 3
Carson Field – 2

Aiden O’Neill swoops to the hoop. (Morgan White photo)

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Logan Downes plays mad bomber. (Morgan White photo)

Coupeville’s varsity girls rule the court. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

And they’re off.

High school basketball teams are back at it, and one week in, 13 of 14 Northwest 2B/1B League schools have played at least one game.

It’s all been non-conference action so far, with NWL girls’ squads piling up seven wins to just three from boys’ teams.

The week ahead brings three varsity contests for Coupeville hoops stars.

The Wolf boys hit the road Tuesday, travelling to Tacoma to battle Concordia Christian Academy.

After that, there’s a Saturday home doubleheader, with Coupeville hosting Sultan for both girls and boys contests.

While the season is just underway, it’s never too early to post win/loss records, so here you go.

Where things stand through games of Dec. 3:


Northwest League boys basketball:

School League Overall
Concrete 0-0 0-2
Coupeville 0-0 0-2
Darrington 0-0 0-2
Friday Harbor 0-0 0-2
La Conner 0-0 1-2
MV Christian 0-0 1-1
Orcas Island 0-0 1-1


Northwest League girls basketball:

School League Overall
Concrete 0-0 0-1
Coupeville 0-0 1-1
Darrington 0-0 2-0
Friday Harbor 0-0 1-0
La Conner 0-0 2-0
MV Christian 0-0 1-1
Orcas Island 0-0 0-0

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The defense is a step too slow, as Coupeville High School grad Makana Stone makes it rain in Norway. (Photo property Marianne Maja Stenerud)

The second half belonged to them.

Down by five at the break, Baerum and its American star, Coupeville progeny Makana Stone, rallied for a win on the hardwood Saturday in Oslo.

Knocking off Ullern 66-54, the Norwegian pro hoops squad improves to 7-2 on the season, locking down sole possession of second place in the seven-team Kvinneligaen.

Baerum, which is off now until Dec. 20, when it has a rematch with Ullern, trails just undefeated Ulriken (11-0) in the standings.

Saturday’s game was a bit of an uphill battle however, as Stone and Co. had to rally.

Ullern shot out to a 17-12 lead after one quarter of play, before holding on to carry a 31-26 advantage into the halftime locker room.

The second half was Baerum’s turn to shine, though, as it surged across the final two quarters of play.

A 16-11 run in the third knotted things up at 42-42, before Stone and her compatriots pulled away, banking home 24 points during a furious final frame.

The former Wolf stuffed the stat sheet Saturday, racking up 15 points, eight rebounds, five assists, and six steals.

The assist and steal totals are Stone’s best single-game marks while playing in the Kvinneligaen.

Her fellow countrywoman, Julie McCarthy, powered up for 17 points and 17 rebounds, as the American duo continue to pace Baerum.

Ullern gunner Malin Bjornsen led all scorers with 22 points, but it wasn’t enough to save her team, which slid to 3-6 on the year.

Stone has racked up an impressive set of stats in her second season of pro ball, with 169 points, 104 rebounds, 14 assists, 22 steals, and four blocks through her first nine games.

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Teagan Calkins needs a second. Scroll down to the end of the story. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Action on the floor, action off the floor.

Opening night for Coupeville High School basketball brought four games, plenty of photographers working the sideline, and spirit to spare.

The pics above and below come to us courtesy John Fisken.

To see everything he shot, pop over to:


Girls basketball:



Boys basketball:


Coupeville hoops fans (l to r) Sofia Peters, Lucy Tenore, and Cameron Gates open the season in style.

JV hoops guru Kassie O’Neil imparts wisdom to her young warriors.

Wolf cheer, ready to raise the roof.

Alita Blouin would greatly appreciate it if you all would stop breathing on her.

Melanie Navarro (in hand pants) leads the Wolf faithful.

Wolves (l to r) Peter Bieda, Kai Wong, and Josh Upchurch form a wall of cheer.

“Told ya! Ready to go kick some fanny!!”

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Gavin Knoblich swung by the South Whidbey gym Wednesday night to watch lil’ sis Ryanne destroy fools. (Photo courtesy Mariah Madsen)

Basketball is back, and everyone has a camera.

A click-click here, a click-click there, everywhere a click-click.

Today’s pics, a mix of hoops and cheer team action, come to us courtesy moms – the backbone of Wolf Nation.

Jack Porter slashes to the hoop. (Morgan White photo)

Kassidy Upchurch hangs out with mom. (Photo courtesy Brittany Kolbet)

Hunter Smith lays down the law. (Morgan White photo)

Alex Murdy gets some hang time. (Morgan White photo)

Josh Upchurch helps a fellow cheerleader reach for the roof. (Morgan White photo)

Chase Anderson makes magic. (Morgan White photo)

Josh Upchurch and fellow Wolf football star Kai Wong form the wrecking crew. (Photo courtesy Brittany Kolbet)

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