Junior Madi Kincaid scored all of her game-high 13 points in the second half, including a pair of buckets from beyond the 3-point stripe, and accounted for all seven points that the Wolverines tallied in the fourth and final period as well.
Six-foot, 6-inch junior Kyle Jangard contributed 13 points in a 63-22 win at Concrete, following up on a career-high 27 points in Friday Harbor’s 82-29 rout at home Dec. 9 over an under-sized and overmatched Shoreline Christian squad.
The Resurrection Derby, since its inception, has been widely acknowledged as the “Best of the Best” hardcore salmon tournament in the region, attracting saltwater anglers from all over the Northwest and Canada.
This recreational league focuses on building skills and having fun.
Sure, every team likes its chances at the start of a new season. Friday Harbor is no different in that regard. But having a bounty of proven assets to wield would appear to make a healthy dose of optimism for the prospects ahead something more than a simple inclination for pre-season wishful thinking.
For the Friday Harbor girls basketball team, competition at the 2B level means going toe-to-toe with some of the state’s toughest teams in both the 2B and 1B divisions, and with the outcome of each and every game having impact on its position in the Northwest 2B/1B League standings and its prospects of post-season play.
Division 2B competition has meant significant change in regular-season opponents and post-season prospects for many of Friday Harbor’s athletic teams. Not so much for the Wolverines wrestlers. “We’re still grinding it out with Concrete and Darrington,” Head Coach Taine Pyle said.
Early on, Friday Harbor rode the hot hand of junior Madi Kincaid, who scored 16 of the Wolverines first 20 points, before Wood tallied eight straight in a pivotal run to end the third period, and that carried over into the fourth.
Friday Harbor picked off enough passes and parlayed those into a steady diet of break-away lay-ins to remain within striking distance, trailing 38-27, at the start of the second half. But even after draining four 3-pointers in the opening half, Overlake's Katon Minhas had more in store from beyond the third-point arc and for the Wolverines.
Competition in the two-day tournament gets under way Friday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m., in Turnbull Gym. The Friday Harbor girls basketball team plays at 5:30 p.m. Friday; the boys are scheduled to tip-off at 7:15 p.m.
In an unprecedented post-season performance, the Friday Harbor soccer program set a new milestone, as the boys squad claimed the third-place trophy and the girls team finished in fourth place in its first-ever appearance at State.