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Chelsea Prescott powers to the hoop for another bucket. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Morgan Stevens leads the charge up-court.

Hannah Davidson looks for a little help.

Flying past her defender, Anya Leavell heads in for a quick two.

Backed up by Audrianna Shaw, sophomore Ivy Leedy looks for an open teammate.

Fab frosh Kylie Van Velkinburgh hangs out with dad Dustin.

The power of the braid compels you. Lindsey Roberts easily out-leaps a rival player to win the opening tip.

Scout Smith makes it rain.

Call it spring cleaning or call it a photo dump.

Either way, I’m reaching into the pile of pics John Fisken shot this basketball season and shaking out ones I haven’t used.

A mix of varsity and JV action, they’ll remind you of a time when you could actually walk out your door and make it down to the CHS gym.

You know, back before we entered a new ice age and all life came to a screeching halt.

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Ema Smith opens the playoffs Monday against Lynden Christian. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

One team is done, one plays on.

The Coupeville High School boys basketball squad reached the end of the road Saturday, falling a game shy of a playoff berth.

But dreams of postseason glory are still alive for the Wolf girls, who open the double-elimination district tourney Monday at Lynden Christian.

As they exit, a look at the final scoring totals for the CHS boys reveals several things.

The Wolves got three guys into triple digits this time around, after settling for two last year.

But, at the same time, scoring was down, with 158 points from the team’s top scorer being the lowest total by a squad leader since the 2012-2013 season.

Closing on a positive note, that leading scorer was freshman Hawthorne Wolfe, who was the highest-scoring 9th grader in 102 years of Coupeville boys basketball.

Only four other CHS boys, and five girls, have topped 100 varsity points during their freshmen season, and eight of those nine went on to finish their careers in the top 10 for career scorers.

So, based on history, and Wolfe’s own strong work ethic, we can reasonably expect his point totals to trend upwards in the coming years.

Over on the girls side of the ball, seniors Lindsey Roberts and Ema Smith continue to chase individual achievement alongside team glory.

Roberts passed three former Wolf greats in her last game, and now sits at #20 on the girls career scoring chart, while Smith is just four points from cracking the top 50.

As we leave the regular season behind and head into the playoffs, a look at where we are, through Feb. 3:

 

North Sound Conference girls basketball:

School League Overall
King’s 10-0 16-4
CPC-Bothell 8-2 12-6
Coupeville 6-4 8-9
Granite Falls 3-7 5-14
Sultan 3-7 7-13
South Whidbey 0-10 2-18

 

North Sound Conference boys basketball:

School League Overall
King’s 10-0 16-4
CPC-Bothell 7-3 11-9
South Whidbey 6-4 13-7
Sultan 5-5 6-14
Coupeville 1-9 2-16
Granite Falls 1-9 4-17

 

CHS girls basketball varsity scoring:

Lindsey Roberts – 134
Ema Smith – 119
Chelsea Prescott – 94
Scout Smith – 78
Avalon Renninger – 54
Hannah Davidson – 22
Tia Wurzrainer – 18
Nicole Laxton – 15
Izzy Wells – 9
Mollie Bailey – 8
Ja’Kenya Hoskins – 5
Anya Leavell – 4

 

CHS boys basketball varsity scoring:

Hawthorne Wolfe – 158
Sean Toomey-Stout – 122
Mason Grove – 109
Ulrik Wells – 74
Jered Brown – 71
Gavin Knoblich – 65
Jacobi Pilgrim – 43
Koa Davison – 11
Jean Lund-Olsen – 7
Dane Lucero – 4
Xavier Murdy – 4
Daniel Olson – 3

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Eyes always on the prize, Chelsea Prescott lofts a free throw. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Ryan Labrador is honored on Senior Night.

Gavin Knoblich has places to be, and he intends to get there quickly.

Jean Lund-Osen (left) and Koa Davison carve out some time for a modeling session.

Injured fingers? No big deal, as Lindsey Roberts is a one-armed rebounding beast.

Dane Lucero enjoys Senior Night festivities with mom and dad, some of his sisters and girlfriend Hope Lodell (far left).

Grady Rickner comes bearing gifts.

With no game to play on this night, Wolf hoops stars (l to r) Kiara Contreras, Kylie Van Velkinburgh, and Anya Leavell show up to root on their classmates.

If it’s a Friday night, there’s a good chance John Fisken’s cameras are clickin’.

The erstwhile paparazzi, having obtained a prime parking spot from which to promote his biz, snapped away through four games in two separate Coupeville gyms.

The pics above are pulled from girls varsity (Cedar Park doesn’t have a female JV squad), plus boys varsity, JV and C-Team bouts.

To see everything Fisken shot while in Cow Town, pop over to:

Girls:

https://www.johnsphotos.net/Sports/Coupeville-Basketball-2018-2019-boys-and-girls/GBB-2019-01-24-vs-CPC/

Boys:

https://www.johnsphotos.net/Sports/Coupeville-Basketball-2018-2019-boys-and-girls/BBB-2019-01-24-vs-CPC/

And, as always, a percentage of each purchase helps fund scholarships for deserving CHS senior student/athletes.

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Chelsea Prescott had seven points, three rebounds and four assists in the first half of Friday’s win, then survived a scary fall in the second. (Amy King photo)

Lindsey Roberts pumped in a career-high 24 points at Concrete, lifting her from #28 to #25 on the all-time CHS girls scoring chart. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

The offense has ignited.

Two nights after scoring its most points in a game in nearly three years, the Coupeville High School varsity girls basketball team went right back out and proved it wasn’t a fluke occurrence.

After dropping 50 points Wednesday at South Whidbey, the Wolves bettered that Friday in Concrete, shredding the Lions 53-26.

The non-conference win, Coupeville’s third victory in its last four games, lifts it to 3-4 on the season.

The victory capped a “crazy evening” in which senior Lindsey Roberts singed the nets for a career-high 24 points and sophomore starter Chelsea Prescott survived a scary fall.

Fighting for a third-quarter rebound, Prescott, who was filling up the stat sheet all night, got rocked during a multi-player scrum.

Chelsea got the short end of the stick on the play,” said Coupeville coach David King. “She was bent backwards and laid there on the court as the Lions headed the other way.

“She stayed down and we called for any medical personnel that happened to be at the game.”

After being attended to on the floor (Coupeville boys assistant coach Scott Fox and Wolf parents Jon Roberts and Charlie Smith, all with extensive medical backgrounds, were on scene), Prescott was transported to the hospital.

While pictures showing her in a neck brace raised a great deal of concern, the young Wolf star aced her x-rays, emerging from the evening battered but generally upbeat.

“She was checked out and headed home, to the relief of all,” King said. “She is sore, but doing much better.”

Prescott’s injury underscored how rough and tumble things were at times Friday night.

“The game was physical, and we held our own,” King said. “I am proud of how the players came out of the injury to Chelsea and refocused on the game.

“We played smarter and determined from that point on.”

Roberts, who is moving up the CHS career scoring chart in big bursts of late, was locked-in from the opening tip.

She rumbled for 11 of her 24 points in the first quarter, more than doubling Concrete’s output as the Wolves surged to an 18-5 lead.

With Prescott and Ema Smith dropping in four apiece in the second quarter, Coupeville showed no desire to let up, stretching its advantage to 24 by the halftime break.

The second half, which was stretched out by a 30-minute delay as Prescott was attended to, was much closer, but the Wolves never wavered.

Coupeville was able to give its bench, primarily its swing players, plenty of floor time in the fourth quarter, with Izzy Wells knocking down a late three-ball to top things off.

Heading into a North Sound Conference match-up Tuesday at home with Sultan, the lop-sided road victory gives the suddenly-surging Wolves a nice jolt of confidence.

“A good win,” King said. “And, more importantly, Chelsea came away without a severe or serious injury.”

With her 24 points, which were just eight shy of the school’s single-game record for female players (32 by Judy Marti in 1983), Roberts rises from #28 to #25 on the career scoring chart.

With 375 points and counting, she passes Amy Mouw (353), Whitney Clark (359) and Katie Smith (374).

Prescott rattled the rim for seven points before her injury, while Avalon Renninger banked home seven and Ema Smith tickled the twines for another six.

Scout Smith (4), Wells (3) and Nicole Laxton (2) all chipped in to the offensive assault, with Ja’Kenya Hoskins, Hannah Davidson, Tia Wurzrainer, and Mollie Bailey also seeing floor time.

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Coupeville sophomore Chelsea Prescott collected seven points, five rebounds and three assists on opening night. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

“They played like it was a track meet, when we wanted it to be more like a tractor pull.”

When Coupeville could slow down the game the way coach David King wanted Tuesday night, the Wolf varsity girls basketball squad held its own with visiting Meridian.

But the Trojans, a tall, quick, highly-efficient squad coming off a 20-win season and a trip to the 1A state tourney, ultimately dictated the pace in both team’s season opener, pulling away for a 60-32 non-conference win.

While the score looks a little lopsided, the Wolves, who were missing a key starter and fielding a roster in transition, hung tough through much of the first half.

Senior captain Ema Smith, who didn’t have enough practices in the books to be eligible on opening night, spent the game keeping stats instead of throwing down on the court.

When she returns to action Saturday, she’ll join a young, fairly raw Wolf team.

Freshman Izzy Wells, sophomore Mollie Bailey and junior Tia Wurzrainer played in a varsity hoops game for the first time Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Chelsea Prescott, Avalon Renninger, Nicole Laxton and Hannah Davidson all moved into much-bigger roles than they had previously played.

With Ema Smith out, that left fellow captains Lindsey Roberts and Scout Smith as the only Wolves on the floor with extensive varsity experience.

And while the veteran duo were front and center all night, Coupeville got immediate contributions from everyone on the roster, something that pleased their coach.

“They didn’t show nerves or jitters, which is nice,” King said. “I’m so pleased with our effort; they don’t back down and give our team and their teammates 100% effort.”

Showing no fear, the Wolves charged right at the heart of the Trojan defense, repeatedly pushing the ball inside as they were hacked by 1,001 hands.

“They took the ball hard to the hole and they didn’t shy away from contact,” King said, with a note of pride in his voice.

Coupeville ultimately shot 28 free throws, making 16 of them, and had more points on charity shots than on field goals until a game-closing put-back on an offensive rebound by Roberts evened the Wolves’ scoring totals.

The first quarter belonged to free throws, and to Prescott, “who kept us in the game in the first half.”

Prescott scored Coupeville’s first five points of the season, capping things with a three-point play the hard way to pull the Wolves within 6-5 with two minutes left in the first quarter.

While CHS never led during the game, it stayed within a bucket of Meridian in the first quarter, with two free throws from Scout Smith cutting the margin to 11-9 headed into the first break.

Moments before those shots, Davidson dropped a beauty of a shot, taking a quick pass from Prescott, then hopping to the side and banking home the ball high off the glass.

Meridian began to pull away in the second quarter, using two runs in which it forced Coupeville to play at a faster speed than it wanted.

That led to some bobbled balls, a few errant passes, and a turnover or three which the Trojans converted into quick buckets.

The first time Meridian started to pull away, the Wolves responded, using a 5-0 surge to cut the margin back down to 21-17 midway through the second quarter.

What would turn out to be Coupeville’s final sustained offensive stand consisted of a Prescott free throw, Laxton ripping a rebound loose and smashing home a bucket and Scout Smith getting artful.

The junior point guard snatched up a ball in the back court, led a merry chase the length of the court, then switched hands at the last second before slapping home a running layup with two Meridian players draped over her back.

And yet, that was one of the few times in which the hack-happy Trojans were NOT whistled for a foul.

While the layup from “Scoutosaurus Rex” brought Wolf fans to the edge of their seats and seemed to signal the night would be a knock-down, drag-out brawl, Meridian had other ideas.

Pushing the gas pedal through the floor, the Trojans used their speed advantage to reel off a 10-0 run over the next 90 seconds or so, shoving the lead into double-digit territory for the first time.

A couple more free throws (what else?) from Roberts and Prescott pulled CHS back within 31-20 at the half, but Meridian used 11-0 and 8-0 surges in the second-half to derail the Wolves.

Prescott, who had a stellar all-around game, zipped a dandy pass to Laxton for a third-quarter bucket, while Roberts banged away inside for six of her team-high eight points in the fourth, but Meridian never flinched.

Which is exactly what you expect from a team crammed full of battle-hardened seniors, most of whom have state tourney experience.

Roberts, who added five rebounds, two steals and a block, passed the first of what should be a seasons-worth of milestones.

Her second point of the night, which came when she drained a first-quarter free throw, made her just the 35th Wolf girls hoops star to reach 300 career points.

Now sitting at 306, she passed Amanda Fabrizi (299) on the all-time scoring list Tuesday, and is coming up fast on Mia Littlejohn (317) and Marie Grasser (321).

Prescott tallied seven points, five rebounds, three assists and a block in support of Roberts, while Scout Smith (5), Laxton (4), Davidson (4) and Renninger (4) also scored.

Coupeville fought hard on the boards, with its eternal Energizer Bunny, Renninger, hauling down a team-high six caroms.

Davidson snagged five rebounds, Laxton collared four and Wurzrainer, transporting her hard-nosed defensive style from the soccer pitch to the hardwood, pilfered two steals.

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