Braves upset Coupeville to earn state berth

 

February 22, 2023

Sarah Walls

ONE MORE WIN, THEN NEXT STOP SPOKANE! – The La Conner High School boys basketball team won the bi-district tournament with a dramatic last second victory against Coupeville Feb. 15. They play for a spot in the state tournament against No. 10 seed Chief Leschi Saturday at Auburn High School.

Turnabout is fair play.

After having lost two tense games to conference hoops foe Coupeville – one on a desperate three-point buzzer beater – the underdog La Conner Braves avenged themselves with a dramatic 63-61 triumph Thursday, securing an improbable bi-district title and state tournament berth.

La Conner, seeded 15th out of 16 state entries, faces No. 10 Chief Leschi this weekend in a loser-out contest. The winner advances to the state 2B Hardwood Classic round of 12 March 1 at the Spokane Arena opposite either Northwest Christian of Colbert or Morton-White Pass.

But, for now, he...



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