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Hannah Davidson banked in five points Saturday, helping Coupeville’s varsity collect its 10th win of the season. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Best start in program history.

With one caveat, that is.

Bouncing back from an early deficit Saturday, the Coupeville High School girls varsity basketball team pulled out a close win on the road in Port Townsend.

The 34-28 non-conference triumph lifts the Wolves to 10-4 on the season, with three regular season games left to play.

Coupeville travels to King’s Tuesday, then hosts Granite Falls and South Whidbey, before plunging into the playoffs.

While the 10-4 record is sweet, the Wolves, with a little help from everyone stretching their imaginations, can lay claim to the best start by a CHS girls hoops team.

Coupeville was 6-1, matching the 2009-2010 Wolves, when they were originally scheduled to play Port Townsend back in December.

High winds and skittish ferry captains bumped that game off the schedule, however, and Coupeville fell to Nooksack Valley in their next contest.

But if we take Saturday’s rescheduled game and count the win as if it happened back when the bout was first set to happen, boom, 7-1, baby.

At least that’s how CHS coach Scott Fox would like to look at it.

“Technically speaking, we’ll put an asterisk next to this game and beat the record!! Just saying!!,” he chuckled.

No matter how we count the win, getting back on the ferry with a W was all that mattered.

On a night when Wolf senior Hannah Davidson was whacked hard enough in the face to draw blood, Coupeville had to scramble to find a way to get out of town in one piece.

“They were up on us all game, much better than we expected,” Fox said. “We went down early, then fought back to take the lead with some timely shooting.”

Freshman Maddie Georges, who has been dropping daggers of late, knocked down a pair of three-balls in the opening quarter, keeping Coupeville within 12-10 at the first break.

After that, her veteran counterpart at point guard, senior Scout Smith, stepped up with six points in the next frame, and the Wolves turned things (slightly) to their advantage.

Up 17-15 at the half, CHS was clinging to a 26-25 lead headed into the fourth, then hit big shots in the final moments to ice the win.

Georges finished with a team-high nine points, after hitting another trey in the third quarter, while Smith banked in eight and Chelsea Prescott scooped in seven.

Davidson (5), Izzy Wells (4), and Avalon Renninger (1) rounded out the scoring, with Audrianna Shaw, Anya Leavell, Tia Wurzrainer, Carolyn Lhamon, Kylie Van Velkinburgh, and Mollie Bailey seeing floor time.

Two Wolves reached personal milestones Saturday, with Smith bouncing from #42 to #39 on the CHS girls hoops career scoring list.

With 265 points, she passed Sarah Mouw (259), Carly Guillory (260), and Madeline Strasburg (261) Saturday, while Prescott, a junior, moved from #51 to a tie with Hilary Kortuem for #48.

The duo are knotted at 231, at least for the moment, and Prescott slipped past a pair of former teammates, edging out Mikayla Elfrank (227) and Ema Smith (228).

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Natalie Castano was one of 10 girls to score Saturday as Coupeville’s JV romped to a lopsided win at Port Townsend. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

It was a beautiful beatdown.

Getting points from 10 different players Saturday, the Coupeville High School girls JV basketball team annihilated host Port Townsend.

Toasting the RedHawks 51-11, the Wolves used the non-conference win to improve to a spiffy 9-3 on the season.

Megan Smith’s squad came out on fire and ran away with the game early, jumping out to an 18-6 lead after one quarter of play.

Coupeville’s deadliest gunner in the early going was sophomore swing player Audrianna Shaw, who peppered the nets for 10 points in the first frame alone.

After that, the Wolves steadily added to their lead, pushing the advantage to 31-9 at the half, then 43-9 after holding Port Townsend scoreless in the third quarter.

With plenty of scoring opportunities, Coupeville spread out its offensive load, with freshman Alita Blouin and Shaw tying for team-high honors with 12 points apiece.

Ella Colwell, Savana Allen, and Jessenia Camarena provided plenty of support for the dynamic duo, with each Wolf ringing up six points.

Ryanne Knoblich (2), Natalie Castano (2), Anya Leavell (2), Kylie Van Velkinburgh (2), and Gwen Gustafson (1) also scored, while Heidi Meyers, Mollie Bailey, and Morgan Stevens saw floor time.

Coupeville returns to action next week with two of its final three North Sound Conference tilts.

The Wolves travel to Shoreline Tuesday to face King’s, then host Granite Falls Friday night.

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Freshman Maddie Georges scored a team-high nine points, hitting a trio of three-balls, Friday in Bothell. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

They won the battle, and lost the war.

Shutting down the reigning league MVP on her home floor Friday night, the Coupeville High School varsity girls basketball squad had a prime chance to pull off an upset.

Unfortunately for the Wolves, their own offense went into the deep freezer after a decent first quarter, and they eventually fell 35-21 at Cedar Park Christian.

The loss drops Coupeville to 9-4 overall, 4-2 in North Sound Conference action — with both losses coming to CPC.

It was a disappointing result from a game where the Wolves stifled Cedar Park’s one-woman wrecking crew, Irena Korolenko, holding her to just four points.

Only problem was, Coupeville couldn’t do much better itself on the offensive end of the floor.

“Our offense went cold,” said CHS coach Scott Fox. “We executed our game plan exactly how we wanted, but a few letdowns, and untimely makes on their end, made it tough to climb back into the game.

“Kids played extremely hard,” he added. “And, like always, I’m extremely proud of their effort.”

Coupeville came out strongly, jumping to an 8-3 lead after one quarter of play.

Getting buckets from Carolyn Lhamon and Avalon Renninger, plus a free throw off the fingertips of Hannah Davidson, the Wolves were ahead, then delivered a crusher when frosh Maddie Georges nailed a three-ball right before the buzzer.

Then the baskets closed up for business.

A rough second quarter, when an Izzy Wells bucket was the lone bright spot in a 10-2 deficit, sent the Wolves into the locker room trailing 13-10.

Things got worse after the break, with Cedar Park using a 17-7 run in the third, with Korolenko not scoring a single point, to take control of the game.

Georges finished with a team-high nine points, hitting pay dirt on three-ball attempts in three different quarters.

Joining her in scoring were Wells (4), Davidson (3), Renninger (2), Lhamon (2), and Scout Smith (1), while Chelsea Prescott, Mollie Bailey, Tia Wurzrainer, Kylie Van Velkinburgh, Anya Leavell, and Audrianna Shaw all saw floor time.

Coupeville gets a quick turnaround, as it heads to Port Townsend Saturday for a non-conference tilt with the RedHawks.

After that, the Wolves, who are sitting in 3rd place in the six-team North Sound Conference, close with league games against King’s (Jan. 28), Granite Falls (Jan. 31), and South Whidbey (Feb. 4).

The final two games are home affairs.

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Kylie Van Velkinburgh banked home five points Friday, as Coupeville’s JV nipped Cedar Park Christian. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

They don’t call Alita Blouin “The Assassin” for nothing.

Showcasing her nerves of steel and her burning desire to watch her opponents cry themselves to sleep, the Coupeville High School freshman lives to deliver daggers.

Friday night in Bothell, Blouin came through one more time, banking in a pair of pressure-packed fourth-quarter free throws to lift the Wolf JV girls to a huge road win.

With a 29-26 victory over Cedar Park Christian, CHS sweeps the season series from the Eagles and improves to 5-1 in North Sound Conference play, 8-3 overall.

Blouin’s free throws iced the win, but Coupeville jumped on CPC early, roaring out to a 12-7 lead after one quarter of play.

Four different Wolves tallied points in the opening frame, with Ryanne Knoblich and Anya Leavell pacing the squad with four apiece.

From there, Coupeville edged the lead out to 15-9 at the half, then held a 21-15 advantage heading into the fourth quarter.

That was the frame where Blouin shone brightest, as she dropped in five of her team’s eight points across the final eight minutes.

Blouin and Knoblich finished with team-high scoring honors, having rattled the rims for seven points each, while Leavell (6), Kylie Van Velkinburgh (5), Mollie Bailey (2), and Audrianna Shaw (2) also scored.

CHS coach Megan Smith got quality work from everyone in uniform, with Gwen Gustafson, Jessenia Camarena, Morgan Stevens, Ella Colwell, and Savana Allen also seeing floor time.

The Wolves get right back at it, heading to Port Townsend Saturday for a non-conference match-up with the Redhawks.

The game is a make-up for an earlier one which was cancelled due to high winds which shut down the ferry run.

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New season, new uniform, same big hoop dreams for Lyla Stuurmans and friends. (Corinn Parker photo)

Basketball is booming in Coupeville.

The middle school girls basketball season officially kicked off with the first day of practice Tuesday, and the gym was overflowing with 27 eager players.

CMS coaches Alex Evans and Fred Farris will guide the Wolves through a 10-game schedule which begins Feb. 6 with home games against Northshore Christian.

Those 27 players will be divided between three teams based on skill level, with 7th and 8th graders mixed.

The roster may ebb and flow a bit between now and opening night, but after two practices, these are the young women who have committed themselves to the hoops lifestyle:



Kayla Arnold
Brionna Blouin
Issabel Johnson
Kaitlyn Leavell
Lauren Marrs
Allison Nastali
Alena Osborne
Skylar Parker
Grey Peabody
Desiclali Ramirez-Vasquez
Reese Wilkinson



Gabriella Becktell
Aubrey Blitch
Taylor Brotemarkle
Mia Farris
Bryley Gilbert
Jada Heaton
Katie Marti
Chloe Marzocca
Madison McMillan
Pamela Morrell
Lyla Stuurmans
Shayla Town
Kassidy Upchurch
Devika Vogelsang-Puente
Savina Wells
Aby Wood

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