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Brayden Coatney played strongly for a C-Team which ended its season Tuesday with a win. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

They closed with a bang.

Playing deep on the road at Sultan Tuesday night, the Coupeville High School boys C-Team basketball squad pulled out a thriller.

The young Wolves scored only once in the fourth quarter, but that bucket from Alex Wasik was the difference in a 28-26 win.

The victory, coming in the season finale for the C-Team, lifts it to 2-7 in North Sound Conference play, 3-10 overall.

Trailing 11-6 at the first break, Coupeville made its move in the second quarter Tuesday, ripping off a 14-3 run to grab control of the game.

Playing for coach Patrick Upchurch for the final time this season, the Wolves got hot shooting from a trio of freshmen, as Ty Hamilton, Dominic Coffman, and Wasik combined to drill the Turks.

Hamilton popped for seven points in the second quarter, hitting a pair of free throws, a field goal, and a three-ball.

Coffman was hot on his heels with five, while Wasik, who scored in all four quarters, dropped in a bucket to round out the assault.

With the lead in hand at 20-14, the Wolves battled Sultan through a 6-6 third quarter, then held on for the win with a solid defensive effort down the stretch.

Hamilton finished with a game-high 11 points on mom Shannon’s birthday, while Coffman banked in nine, and Wasik slapped home a bucket per quarter while recording eight.

Also seeing floor time for the Wolves during their sweet finale were Nick Armstrong, Josh Upchurch, Coen Killian, Caleb Sonntag, and Brayden Coatney.


Final (unofficial) season scoring stats:

Dominic Coffman – 83
Ty Hamilton – 73
Chris Cernick – 41
Alex Wasik – 39
Brayden Coatney – 38
Coen Killian – 23
Ben Smith – 17
Nick Armstrong – 14
Josh Upchurch – 13
Simon Shelley – 3
Andrew Aparicio – 2
Alex Murdy – 2
Caleb Sonntag – 2

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Freshman Ty Hamilton splashed home a team-high nine points Friday as Coupeville’s C-Team battled with visiting Granite Falls. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Fewer bodies, more improvement.

As the season has gone on, the Coupeville High School boys C-Team basketball squad has taken a hit in roster size, but the players who remain continue to show great growth.

Playing with seven players Friday, Patrick Upchurch’s squad hung tough all night before falling 45-29 to visiting Granite Falls.

The young Wolves drop to 1-7 in North Sound Conference play, 2-10 overall, heading into their season finale this coming Tuesday at Sultan.

Win or lose, the C-Team is a scrappy band of ballhawks, and they showed that once again Friday while making their season debut in the big gym.

Down 6-0 at the start, the Wolves clawed their way back into the game, closing the first quarter on a 6-2 tear.

The surge kicked off with Coen Killian draining a three-ball from the top of the arc, then continued through Ty Hamilton slashing hard to the hoop for a bucket, before Killian came back around to net a free throw.

The second quarter was the one frame where Coupeville’s shooting touch vanished, and it hurt.

With just a pull-up jumper on the move from Dominic Coffman, the Wolves found themselves on the short end of a 9-2 stretch, and never were able to fully recover.

CHS made a stand, however, with both teams pouring it on in the third quarter.

After combining to score 25 points in the first half, Coupeville and Granite united to put 23 more up on the board across the eight-minute frame.

Four different Wolves banked home a bucket in the quarter, with the prettiest coming from freshman Nick Armstrong, who rolled under his defender, then popped up and nailed a jumper which barely rippled the net on its way through.

Coupeville got the lead back down to 10 early in the fourth, courtesy an Alex Wasik layup set up by a bullet pass off of Coffman’s magic fingers, but time eventually ran out on the young Wolves.

Hamilton finished with a team-high nine points, with Coffman (6), Brayden Coatney (4), Wasik (4), Killian (4), and Armstrong (2) also scoring.

Josh Upchurch rounded out the Wolf roster, hitting the boards hard and earning a nod of approval from his coach/father.

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Ty Hamilton, seen here last season, scored 12 points Tuesday to pace Coupeville’s C-Team. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

It’s been a long time coming.

With wind storms tacked on to winter break, all of the Coupeville High School basketball teams have been sitting for two weeks plus.

But none have waited as long as the boys C-Team.

The Wolf young guns had been out of action 20 days before they stepped on the floor Tuesday night in Granite Falls, and the rust showed a bit at first.

A rough first half derailed Coupeville in what became a 56-28 loss, though a strong second half, when the Wolves played the Tigers virtually even, bodes well for the future.

Now 1-3 on the season, the C-Team gets right back at it in less than 24 hours, hosting 4A Mount Vernon Wednesday in a game which tips off at 5 PM.

Playing in Granite, the Wolves stumbled out of the gate a bit, falling behind 17-4 after one quarter of action, and 34-8 at the half.

Benefitting from a pep talk from coach Patrick Upchurch, Coupeville more than doubled its output, throwing down 12 points in the third, and staying within 22-20 over the final 16 minutes of action.

Freshmen Ty Hamilton and Dominic Coffman paced the Wolves, dropping in 12 and eight points respectively, while Alex Wasik tossed in four.

Josh Upchurch and Ben Smith rounded out the offensive attack with a bucket apiece, with Coen Killian, Simon Shelley, Brayden Coatney, Nick Armstrong, Jaden Goodrich, and Caleb Sonntag also seeing floor time.

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Alex Wasik tossed in eight points Friday as Coupeville’s C-Team pounded Concrete’s JV. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Patrick Upchurch is a made man.

The Coupeville High School boys C-Team basketball guru exited the gym Friday night carrying the first win of his head coaching career.

With eight of the 10 players on his roster scoring, the Wolves rocked visiting Concrete hard, jumping out to a 14-0 lead on their way to a 39-11 victory over the Lion JV.

Coming a night after a hard-fought loss to a tough 3A Squalicum squad, the win evens Coupeville’s record at 1-1 on the season.

While it will go down as the first (of probably many) wins for Upchurch, the CHS coach handed all the credit to his players.

The Wolves handled the ball well, spread out the scoring wealth, and benefited from a strong defensive effort.

Ben Smith delivered three “huge” blocks which rattled a few teeth and brought the Wolf fans to their feet, while Brayden Coatney “battled hard on the glass, taking down at least seven or eight rebounds.”

Coupeville spread out its offense, though freshman Ty Hamilton outscored Concrete by himself, rattling home 12 points.

The slash-and-shoot guard torched the nets for a quick six points in the opening quarter, then added a bucket in each of the remaining three frames.

Coatney and Alex Wasik provided key support, as each Wolf drained eight points, with Simon Shelley netting a fourth-quarter three-ball.

Dominic Coffman, Smith, Nick Armstrong, and the coach’s son, Josh Upchurch, all chipped in with a bucket, while Coen Killian and Jaden Goodrich also saw floor time for CHS.

Riding high off the win, the C-Team heads to Mount Vernon next Tuesday, Dec. 17 to play its first road game of the season.

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