Braves lose heartbreaker to Coupeville; rebound with big win against Darrington

Boys Basketball


January 25, 2023

Madoc Hiller

PERFECT FORM – Nathan Bailey sank four free throws without a miss and finished with eight points to help lead the Braves to a lopsided 64-14 triumph over Darrington.

The La Conner Braves went from heartache to heartened in 48 hours last week.

The high school team (7-7) rebounded from a tough 57-56 home loss to Coupeville Wednesday with a 64-14 blowout win over Darrington at Landy James Gym Friday night.

With the two-game split, La Conner was 3-2 in NW1B/2B play before last night's conference action at Orcas Island.

The lopsided Darrington triumph helped take the sting out of the last-second setback to the Wolves, which was no ordinary one-point defeat.

It was one of the more heart-wrenching losses ever suffered to Coupeville, a rivalry whose storied...

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