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Wolves knock off Mount Vernon Christian | Boys basketball

By JIM WALLER January 13, 2014 · 4:33 PM

After a night when little went right, the Coupeville High School boys basketball team got back on track with a 50-47 nonleague win over visiting Mount Vernon Christian Saturday, Jan. 11.

Friday night, the Wolves fell 67-30 at Archbishop Murphy.

The win over the Hurricanes gave the Wolves their second of the year, already surpassing the win totals of each of the previous two seasons.

And it didn't come easily.

Coupeville help slight leads most of the night, staying out front 13-10, 22-19 and 36-27 at the quarters.

Mount Vernon Christian (6-7) opened the fourth period on a 10-0 run, and Coupeville found itself behind 37-36.

The Wolves withstood the storm and then brewed their own with an 11-2 run to regain control.

From there, MVC never got closer than the final three-point margin.

Anthony Bergeron tallied 17 points and Nick Streubel 15 to lead the Wolves. Wiley Hesselgrave chipped in with eight, Aaron Trumbull five, Gavin O'Keefe two, Matt Shank two and Joel Walstad one.

Archbishop Murphy (3-2, 3-8) started Friday's game on a 14-0 run and Coupeville never recovered.

"No one played well at all," coach Anthony Smith said. "I don't know what it was, the press or what."

Smith said his team didn't have problems breaking the press but did have problems finishing.

"We had no offense. We rushed our shots. There was nothing good about this game."

Coupeville played without Streubel, who was recovering from an injury in Tuesday's game.

Trumbull scored nine points, Walstad seven, Bergeron seven, O'Keefe six, and Oscar Liquidano one.

Coupeville (0-5, 2-8) plays Granite Falls (1-3, 4-6) at 6:45 p.m. at home Tuesday, Jan. 14.

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