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Landon Roberts suit game, and his passing, are on point. (Sherry Bonacci photo)

Landon Roberts was dealin’.

The Wolf sophomore spread the love Tuesday night, dishing out 12 assists as the Coupeville High School JV boys’ basketball team thunked visiting La Conner 58-30.

The victory, keyed by a 23-0 run in the third quarter, stretches the squad’s winning streak to nine games and counting heading into the season finale.

The Wolves sit at 10-3 on the campaign, with a road trip Friday to Friday Harbor the cherry on the sundae.

Tuesday’s rumble with the Braves marked the final home game for Coupeville’s rising stars, and they controlled things from start to finish.

Six different Wolves made the net jump in the opening quarter, netting buckets as CHS bolted out to a quick 14-8 lead.

From there, Coupeville stretched its advantage to 23-13 at the half, before dropping the hammer during a stellar third quarter.

Aiden O’Neill tickled the twine for seven points coming out of halftime, with Hunter Bronec, Jack Porter, Camden Glover, and Malachi Somes also scoring during that aforementioned 23-0 shellacking.

Coupeville hit from all angles in the game, raining down five three-balls, with Somes and Hunter Bronec netting two apiece.

The Wolves, or at least Glover, were also spot-on at the free-throw line, where the Wolf freshman went a perfect 5-for-5 en route to scoring a game-high 13 points.

Camden Glover (far left on bench) is ready to rock. (Morgan White photo)

Jack Porter (10), O’Neill (9), Hunter Bronec (9), Johnny Porter (6), Somes (6), Hurlee Bronec (3), and Roberts (2) also scored, with Yohannon Sandles and Carson Field rounding out the active roster.

O’Neill’s final point of the night was his 100th of the season, making him the second Wolf JV player to hit triple digits this year.

He joins Madison McMillan, who has tallied 121 for the CHS girls’ team.

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Wolf freshman Teagan Calkins pumped in 12 points Tuesday night in a win over La Conner. (Jackie Saia photo)

They went out with a bang.

Playing on their home floor for the final time during the 2022-2023 basketball season, the Coupeville High School JV girls’ ran visiting La Conner off the floor Tuesday night.

Getting points from eight different players, Kassie O’Neil’s squad captured a 52-36 win, giving them a season sweep of the Braves and lifting their record to 7-8.

“The girls kicked ass!” said the Wolf coach. “Such a great last home game.

“They left it all on the floor!”

The Wolf young guns close their season with a road trip Friday to face Friday Harbor, before several swing players join the CHS varsity full-time for the playoffs.

Tuesday’s tilt with La Conner was the first time Coupeville’s JV was in action since Jan. 27, but the layoff didn’t seem to hurt at all.

Madison McMillan hit the floor with fire coming out of her fingertips, raining down 10 points in the first eight minutes, as she and her teammates built an early 18-5 lead.

From there, the teams battled through a 10-10 stalemate in the second quarter, before La Conner pulled out a razor-thin 9-8 advantage in the third frame.

Up 36-24 heading into the fourth, Coupeville closed strongly, with Jada Heaton, Desi Ramirez-Vasquez, Teagan Calkins, and McMillan scoring during a final 16-12 surge.

McMillan and Calkins paced a balanced scoring attack, rattling the rim for 14 and 12 points, respectively, while Kierra Thayer and Heaton both popped for eight.

Ramirez-Vasquez (4), Carlota Marcos-Cabrillo (3), Kassidy Upchurch (2), and Kayla Arnold (1) also tallied points, with Reese Wilkinson, Brynn Parker, Bryley Gilbert, Skylar Parker, and Liza Zustiak chipping in with defense and hustle.

Kayla Arnold waits for a potential rebound. (Jackie Saia photo)

O’Neil, a former Coupeville hoops superstar, is wrapping up her first season as JV coach, and the experience has been hugely positive for her.

Not just in how her players have performed on the floor, but also in how they have carried themselves all season.

“The thing I’m most proud of with this group of girls is that they continue to play with integrity and positive attitudes,” O’Neil said.

“When other teams play dirty, our girls always take the high road, helping others up and apologizing if they hurt someone.

“Win or lose, they play with spirit!”

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Jack Porter rumbles during warmups. (Bailey Thule photo)

They weren’t ready for the Jack Attack.

Auburn Adventist Academy jumped out to a big lead early Thursday but had no answer late for a suddenly red-hot Coupeville High School JV boys’ basketball squad.

Sparked by Jack Porter, who banged home all 18 of his points after halftime, the Wolves roared from behind to capture a 36-27 non-conference win.

The team’s eighth-straight victory, it lifts the CHS young guns to 9-3 heading into the final week of the regular season.

Coupeville hosts La Conner next Tuesday, Feb. 7, then travels to Friday Harbor Feb. 10.

Playing in Thursday’s opener, the Wolf JV came out cold, falling behind 16-2 after the opening eight minutes.

But that was the exact moment when Coupeville started flexing, ramping up its defensive attack and blitzing the host Falcons.

Malachi Somes netted a three-ball for Coupeville in the second quarter, and he and his teammates started whittling away at the lead.

Still trailing 18-7 at the half, Coupeville threw a scare into Auburn with a 17-7 run across the third quarter.

Jack Porter was The Man, pumping in 12 points on six buckets in the frame, while running mate Aiden O’Neill chipped in with five points, including a trey.

Aiden O’Neill splits the defense. (Morgan White photo)

Auburn was still clinging to a narrow 25-24 lead heading into the fourth quarter, but the tide had turned.

Porter drilled a pair of three-balls down the stretch, O’Neill hit another long shot from behind the arc, and Coupeville closed the game on a 12-2 run to seal the deal.

Eight Wolves hit the floor in the win, with Jack Porter (18), O’Neill (9), Camden Glover (6), and Somes (3) providing all the offense.

Hunter Bronec, Landon Roberts, Johnny Porter, and Hurlee Bronec made their presence felt on the defensive end of the floor, while Yohannon Sandles and Carson Field provided vocal support from the bench for the well-balanced team.

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A young Hunter Smith waits for the call to serve. (Photo courtesy Charlotte Young)

A new day, and a new direction.

Coupeville High School JV boys’ basketball coach Hunter Smith, who inherited the job when his dad Chris stepped down, has left the gym.

After three successful seasons of teaching X’s and O’s, fire academy, a new career, and an impending marriage to fellow former CHS Athlete of the Year Payton Aparicio are ahead on the schedule.

Hunter closed his run as a Wolf coach Friday, guiding his squad to a 20-point win over Friday Harbor, the team’s seventh-straight victory.

As he quietly slipped into the night, Coupeville varsity hoops coach Brad Sherman delivered the following thoughts:

Can’t thank Hunter enough for all he’s done for the Coupeville boys basketball team these past three seasons.

There is a reason the guys that play for him have so much love and respect for him.

And the example he set every day – high energy, positive, calm, humble – made us a better program, and a better coaching staff.

I know our coaches, players, and families are going to miss having him around!

Really excited for him and all that’s ahead in his new position.

Modern-day Hunter and fiancée Payton Aparicio.

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A dapper Landon Roberts hangs out with the woman who taught him how to play the game, mom Sherry.

“Incredibly proud of this group of guys.”

Former Wolf hoops legend Hunter Smith capped his run as Coupeville High School JV boys’ basketball coach by guiding his squad to a seventh-straight victory.

Using a 15-0 fourth quarter run to seal the deal on a 46-26 win over visiting Friday Harbor, the Wolves get to 8-3 on the season.

While Coupeville’s young guns still have three games left on their schedule, Smith, a 2018 CHS grad in his third season working the sideline, is heading off to start fire academy.

Jon Roberts and Craig Anderson will step in to take his place for the final two weeks of the campaign.

Hunter Smith (with clipboard) spreads hoops wisdom. (Sherry Bonacci photo)

Playing a final time for the dude who scored 847 varsity points during his own CHS school days, the Wolves jumped out to a quick 13-4 lead at the first break Friday.

Five different Coupeville players scored in the opening frame, with Landon Roberts rippling the net on a three-ball.

Friday Harbor proved resilient, though, cutting the deficit down to 23-20 at the half, and were still hanging around at 31-26 heading into the fourth.

That was when Smith unleashed his pack, which swarmed the Wolverines, not allowing them to score a single point in the fourth quarter.

Malachi Somes splashed home a pair of three-balls in the final frame, with Hunter Bronec adding five points, and Coupeville closed the night on a rampage.

Eight Wolves scored, with Somes topping the chart with 10 points.

He had plenty of help, with Hurlee Bronec (8), Hunter Bronec (7), Jack Porter (6), Roberts (5), Aiden O’Neill (5), Johnny Porter (3), and Camden Glover (2) also scoring.

Yohannon Sandles and Carson Field rounded out the Wolf roster, with everyone on the floor bringing the heat.

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