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Josh Upchurch and the Coupeville C-Team split a doubleheader Saturday. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Chris Cernick had himself a day.

Drafted to help fill out the roster for a depleted Coupeville High School boys C-Team basketball squad, the Wolf big man responded in a big way.

Throwing down 35 points across two games, Cernick helped the Wolves KO host Granite Falls, and come within a play or two of toppling Sultan as well.

With the rare doubleheader split, Coupeville, which only had seven players to call on Saturday, improves to 2-8 on the season.

“We are growing,” said CHS coach Patrick Upchurch of his very-young squad. “Off-season will be big for some of these guys. It is only a matter of time.”

How the day played out:



Coupeville started strong and finished strong, but a little bit of a letdown in the middle cost it in a narrow 43-37 loss.

The Wolves jumped out to a 13-10 lead after one quarter, with five players tossing in a bucket.

Cernick led the way, pumping in five of his team-high 14, but CHS couldn’t hold on to the early advantage.

Sultan used 12-6 and 12-5 runs in the next two frames to turn the tide of the game, before Coupeville closed with a 13-9 surge in the fourth quarter.

Josh Upchurch and Dominic Coffman each banked in six points in support of Cernick, while Ty Hamilton popped for five.

Brayden Coatney (4) and Coen Killian (2) also scored, while Alex Wasik was aces on defense.


Granite Falls:

Cernick and Coffman combined to toss in 35 points as the Wolf C-Team set a season scoring mark in a 52-44 win over the day’s host.

Coupeville actually trailed for half of the game, staying close but finding itself down 12-8 after one quarter and 20-18 at the half.

Things changed after the break, however, as the Wolves more than doubled their output in the third quarter, using a 19-12 run fueled by six points apiece from Coffman and Cernick to claim the lead.

From there, CHS closed out the win by letting their big guy in the middle go to town.

Cernick wrapped up a career-best 21-point performance by throwing down nine points in the fourth, while Wasik, Coffman, and Hamilton added a bucket apiece.

Coffman finished with 14 in the game, while Coatney (8), Wasik (5), and Hamilton (4) rounded out the torrid offensive explosion.

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Brayden Coatney and Coupeville’s C-Team basketball squad have a 12-game schedule. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

The numbers are there.

Beating the odds, Coupeville High School, one of the smallest 1A schools in the state, will go three teams deep in boys basketball this season.

With 33 players on their roster, the Wolves will field a C-Team, joining the CHS volleyball program in being able to support a trio of squads.

Once he knew for sure, Coupeville Athletic Director Willie Smith quickly pulled together a schedule, and is in the process of hiring a coach to join Brad Sherman (varsity) and Chris Smith (JV).

Scott Fox led the C-Team last season, but he’s now in charge of the Wolf girls basketball program.

While Coupeville’s varsity and JV will play 19-game regular season schedules, the C-Team has 12 tilts ahead of it.

Three of those, including home match-ups with Squalicum and Mount Vernon, will put the young Wolves on center stage as the only game being played that night.

The other nine times out, all against North Sound Conference foes, the C-Team will play at the same time as Coupeville’s JV.


The C-Team sked:


Thur-Dec. 12 — Squalicum (6:00)
Tues-Dec. 17 — @Mount Vernon (4:30)
Tues-Jan. 7 — @Granite Falls (3:00)
Wed-Jan. 8 — Mount Vernon (5:00)
Fri-Jan. 10 — Sultan (3:30)
Tues-Jan. 14 — Cedar Park Christian (5:00)
Fri-Jan. 17 — @South Whidbey (5:00)
Tues-Jan. 21 — @King’s (5:00)
Fri-Jan. 24 — @Cedar Park Christian (3:30)
Tues-Jan. 28 — South Whidbey (5:00)
Fri-Jan. 31 — Granite Falls (3:30)
Tues-Feb. 4 — @Sultan (3:30)


And, in case you lost them, the other schedules:


Girls varsity — http://www.nscathletics.com/index.php?pid=


Girls JV — http://www.nscathletics.com/index.php?pid=


Boys varsity — http://www.nscathletics.com/index.php?pid=


Boys JV — http://www.nscathletics.com/index.php?pid=

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