Coupeville Wolves came to Vashon Friday night looking for a second straight victory after an overtime win at home against Port Townsend. Vashon stopped them cold in the first quarter and breezed to a 52-27 early winter holiday win.
Ethan Danielsen made the first three Vashon baskets, as the Pirates went on a run of 14 unanswered points after the Wolves’ opening basket. Noah Edmonds made two layins, in addition to Colin Pottinger, Mike Piatti and Jahmiah Hoogen each getting a basket to notch a first quarter lead of 16-4.
In the second quarter, the Pirates’ defense continued to prevent penetration into the basket, forcing hurried passes that led to Coupeville turnovers. The Wolves’ offense also shot frequently from 20 feet or more, leading to many Vashon defensive rebounds. Vashon turned up the offensive heat as well, creating a 25-point lead at the half, 35-10. Piatti started the scoring in the third quarter, drilling a three-point basket from downtown. The Pirates kept Coupeville off balance with a vigilant defense that saw Tommy Delargy steal a cross-court pass and convert it to two points. For the game, Vashon had 13 steals and many of these were exchanged for points. Vashon shot 40 percent from the field and held Coupeville to just over 20 percent in the same category, as the second half saw lots of substitutions.
Scoring for Vashon were the following: Sam Briggs 6, Edmonds 9, Hoogen 8, Pottinger 2, Delargy 2, Danielsen 6, Piatti 13, Jeremiah Bogaard 5 and Finbar Andersen 1.
Tuesday, after press time, Vashon played at Sultan, and Thursday, the Pirates will host Port Townsend.
— Daniel Briggs