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Anya Leavell scored 10 points Thursday as the Coupeville JV beat La Conner in the season finale. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

It’s simple math — Anya plus Ella equals hardcourt domination.

Fueled by the one-two scoring punch of sophomores Anya Leavell and Ella Colwell, the Coupeville High School girls JV basketball squad ended its season Thursday on a high note.

Jumping on visiting La Conner early, the Wolves built a comfortable lead, then held off a late rally to exit with a 37-32 win.

The non-conference victory caps a 12-4 season for the CHS young guns, and it brought a huge smile to the face of Megan Smith.

The former Wolf hoops star, who returned to her alma mater to coach the JV, was pleased with the record, but more with the growth she saw from her players.

“Really, really proud of these girls!,” she said. “I could not have asked for a better group of girls to coach for my first year!

“It was an awesome season,” Smith added. “These girls worked really hard to have this outcome.

“I was just the coach, they did all the hard work.”

Thursday night the Wolves were down a few players thanks to illness, but it didn’t matter.

Leavell came out ready to rumble, slapping home six of her 10 points in the first quarter as CHS built a 14-6 lead it would never surrender.

From there, the Wolves stretched the lead out to 22-13 at the half, then 28-15 heading into the fourth.

Which is where things got a little dicey, as La Conner rallied behind the play of Salena Bailey, who went off for 14 of her game-high 23 points over the game’s final eight minutes.

Coupeville didn’t crack, however, with Colwell, Alita Blouin, and Leavell stepping up to notch big buckets in the final moments of the JV season.

Colwell finished with a team-high 11 points, with Leavell (10), Blouin (7), Gwen Gustafson (4), Ryanne Knoblich (3), and Savana Allen (2) also scoring.

Natalie Castano, Claire Mayne, Jessenia Camarena, Morgan Stevens, Heidi Meyers, and Mollie Bailey also saw floor time for the Wolves.


Final (unofficial) season scoring stats:

Alita Blouin – 101
Gwen Gustafson – 78
Ryanne Knoblich – 75
Ella Colwell – 71
Audrianna Shaw – 40
Anya Leavell – 32
Abby Mulholland – 30
Savana Allen – 24
Jessenia Camarena – 24
Natalie Castano – 11
Kylie Van Velkinburgh – 10
Mollie Bailey – 8
Morgan Stevens – 7
Heidi Meyers – 3
Maylin Steele – 2
Samantha Streitler – 2

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Ella Colwell launches a free throw. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Tia Wurzrainer rolls to the hoop for a quick bucket.

Carolyn Lhamon (left) and Nezi Keiper enjoy each other’s company.

Mica Shipley soars to the heavens.

Jessenia Camarena snags another rebound.

Emma Mathusek classes up the joint.

Scout Smith looks for an opening in the defense.

CHS ballhawks Gwen Gustafson (3) and Ryanne Knoblich make life uncomfortable for a rival player.

A little offense, a little defense, a lot of photos.

The Coupeville High School girls basketball squads rolled to varsity and JV wins Tuesday against visiting South Whidbey, and the action was busy on and off the floor.

Wanderin’ paparazzi John Fisken stayed busy clickin’ away, and the pics above are courtesy him.

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Morgan Stevens and the Coupeville JV are 10-4 on the season. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Take them down early and never let them back in the game.

That was the mindset Friday for the Coupeville High School girls JV basketball squad, as they roared out to a big lead and rolled to a 41-27 win over visiting Granite Falls.

With the victory, the Wolves improve to 6-2 in North Sound Conference action, 10-4 overall, with two games left on the schedule next week.

The JV squad hosts South Whidbey this coming Tuesday and La Conner Thursday.

In that second game, the young guns will have the solo spotlight, as the Wolf varsity has that night off as it preps for the playoffs.

Friday night, CHS jumped out to a 10-6 lead after one quarter of play, with swing players Anya Leavell and Audrianna Shaw each slapping home four points.

After that, the Wolves put the big hurt on the Tigers, riding an eight-point second-quarter explosion from Ella Colwell to shove the lead out to 25-11 by the half.

While the second half was an even fight — literally, as the teams played to 8-8 ties in both the third and fourth quarters — Coupeville coach Megan Smith was able to get floor time for 15 girls, including one making her debut.

Maylin Steele, a first-year player, has been practicing with the team and learning the game, but hadn’t suited up until Friday night.

On the floor for the first time, the Wolves got her the ball and she responded, dropping in a bucket to etch her name into the scorebook.

“It was truly an awesome moment for Maylin and the team!,” Smith said. “I couldn’t be more proud of them all.

“We played one of our best games yet! The girls came out swinging and never let down.”

Colwell finished with a game-high 12 points to lead the Wolf attack, while Leavell and Shaw backed her up, each finishing with six.

Alita Blouin (5), Gwen Gustafson (4), Abby Mulholland (4), Ryanne Knoblich (2) and Steele (2) also scored, with Natalie Castano, Claire Mayne, Jessenia Camarena, Heidi Meyers, Morgan Stevens, Kylie Van Velkinburgh, and Mollie Bailey seeing floor time.

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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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Ella Colwell dominates on the boards. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Nezi Keiper holds her ground.

Claire Mayne looks for an open teammate.

Gwen Gustafson doesn’t back down.

Abby Mulholland goes up strong.

Carolyn Lhamon stays calm under pressure.

Too late. Maddie Georges is gone, baby, gone.

The bigger they are, the harder they fall when Ryanne Knoblich starts choppin’.

The action was hoppin’, and the paparazzi was everywhere.

Both Coupeville High School girls basketball squads won Saturday, and, as the Wolves pounded on visiting Orcas Island, John Fisken clicked away.

The photos above are courtesy him, but are just a smidgen of what he snapped.

To see everything he shot, and maybe grab some glossies for gram and gramps, pop over to:


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