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Jessenia Camarena chucked in a bucket Tuesday night, helping the Coupeville JV as it battled King’s. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

It’s all about learning from your mistakes.

The Coupeville High School JV girls basketball squad is a solid team, often inspired, but Tuesday night it ran into a better version of itself.

Facing a King’s team which took advantage of any errors, the Wolves fell 41-18 in their final trip to Shoreline.

With the loss, Coupeville slips to 5-2 in North Sound Conference action, 9-4 overall.

The young Wolves have three games left on their schedule, all at home, and a chance to finish strongly.

The JV hosts Granite Falls Friday, then welcomes South Whidbey and La Conner to town the following week.

While her team fell to the always-strong Knights, CHS coach Megan Smith came away from the contest feeling pretty good about things overall.

“We played well, but they played better,” she said. “They really capitalized on our mistakes and used them to their advantage.

“The nice thing about games like this is it really shows us what we truly need to work on.”

Tuesday’s tilt was largely decided in the first quarter, as King’s bolted out to a 13-2 lead and never looked back.

Coupeville kept things much closer over the next two frames, but, even then, the Knights used 9-4 and 9-5 runs to stretch the margin out.

Wolf freshman Ryanne Knoblich had the hot hand for the visitors, banging home eight points, including four in the final quarter.

Joining her in the scoring column were Alita Blouin (5), Anya Leavell (2), Jessenia Camarena (2), and Gwen Gustafson (1).

Morgan Stevens, Ella Colwell, Mollie Bailey, Kylie Van Velkinburgh, and Audrianna Shaw also saw floor time for the Wolves.

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Mollie Bailey (center) and Audrianna Shaw helped lead the Coupeville JV squad to a lopsided win Monday in Granite. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Megan Smith had a lot of company.

With four varsity bench players swinging down to JV Monday to pick up some quality floor time, the Coupeville High School coach had 15 players on her bench.

And Smith used all of them, getting every girl in the game, getting scoring from more than half, and rolling to a 39-13 win at Granite Falls.

The victory gives the Wolf JV a nice bounce back after a narrow loss Friday, and lifts them to 4-1 in North Sound Conference play, 7-3 overall.

With a ton of players at her disposal, including newly-minted swing players Anya Leavell, Mollie Bailey, Kylie Van Velkinburgh, and Audrianna Shaw, Smith was able to mix and match all night, and every unit she put on the floor seemed to click.

Coupeville jumped out to a 14-6 lead after one quarter of play, with freshman Ryanne Knoblich dropping in six points to lead the attack.

After a defensive-minded brawl in the second frame, the Wolves edged their lead out to 18-9 at the half, then turned on the jets after the break.

Shaw banked in six points during a 9-2 run in the third quarter, before Gwen Gustafson popped for five to spur an 11-2 surge to close the game in style.

Knoblich earned game-high honors with 10 points, while Shaw (8), Gustafson (7), Leavell (4), Abby Mulholland (3), and Van Velkinburgh (3) also came up big.

Rounding out the scoring attack were Bailey (2) and Heidi Meyers (2).

Natalie Castano, Morgan Stevens, Ella Colwell, Claire Mayne, Jessenia Camarena, Alita Blouin, and Savana Allen also saw floor time for the Wolves, who return to action with back-to-back games later this week.

The CHS girls travel to Bothell Friday to face Cedar Park Christian, then hop across to the mainland on the ferry Saturday to play Port Townsend.

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Morgan Stevens and the Coupeville JV are a crisp 6-3 on the season. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Mark February 4 on your calendar, cause that’s revenge night.

After being nipped at the very end of a tense struggle with arch-rival South Whidbey Friday, the Coupeville High School JV girls basketball team is all about the pay-back.

The Wolves may have fallen 30-28, absorbing the first ding on their league record, but they’ll be ready for the rematch.

“I’m really proud of these girls and the work they have put in so far this season,” said Wolf JV coach Megan Smith.

“We played really hard and had some fantastic moments!,” she added. “In the end, they just outhustled us and came out on top.

“But we’ll get them when they come to our house!”

Friday’s loss drops Coupeville’s young guns to a still spiffy 3-1 in North Sound Conference play, 6-3 overall.

Back on the floor for the first time in a week, after surviving Snowmageddon 2020, the Wolves had a little trouble with their shooting touch in the early going Friday night.

Unable to hit from the floor, all CHS could rustle up was a free throw apiece from Ella Colwell and Abby Mulholland, and trailed 8-2 at the first break.

And then, in an instant, the Wolves flipped a switch, running off more than half their points during a 17-7 second-quarter explosion.

Freshman Gwen Gustafson flipped the nets skyward, dropping in six in the frame, while Savana Allen and Mulholland added four apiece, and just like that, Coupeville was in the lead.

Up 19-15 at the half, the Wolves were still ahead 23-21 after three quarters, and had their chances to take the game in the fourth.

While it wasn’t to be, CHS did get balanced scoring, with Gustafson pacing the squad with eight points.

She was joined in the scoring column by Mulholland (7), Allen (6), Colwell (3), Alita Blouin (2), and Ryanne Knoblich (2), while Morgan Stevens and Jessenia Camarena also saw floor time.

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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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Gwen Gustafson drives hard to the hoop. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Scout Smith knocks down two of her team-high 10 points.

Hannah Davidson runs the offense.

Ryanne Knoblich comes in hot.

Avalon Renninger gets tangled up during a battle for a loose ball.

Ella Colwell strolls in for a bucket.

Maddie Georges keeps her rival away from the ball.

The shoes were squeaking, and the camera was clicking.

Wednesday night’s Island rivalry girls basketball showdown between Coupeville and Oak Harbor brought out the big plays, and the bigger cameras.

The photos above are courtesy John Fisken, but are just the tip of what he captured.

To see everything he shot, and maybe purchase some glossies for Christmas presents, pop over to:


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