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Friday Harbor's Donald Galt lays an alley-oop up and in, in first quarter action of the Wolverines 89-39 win at home, Saturday, over Orcas.
— image credit: Scott Rasmussen

As far as offensive production goes, the Wolverines saved their best for last.

Friday Harbor lit up the scoreboard with its highest-scoring output of the season, notching win No. 15 with a 89-39 dismantling of an overmatched Orcas squad, Saturday, at home in the team's regular-season finale.

The Wolverines open post-season play at home, Wednesday, hosting Nooksack Valley in the first round of the District 1 playoffs in a "loser out" contest. The winner will advance into the next round, while the loser is done for the year. Friday Harbor defeated the Pioneers by a single point, 43-42, when the two teams met at Nooksack Valley Dec. 22.

Against the Vikings, a total of 13 players put points on the board as the Wolverines (11-3 league, 15-5 overall) took command of the inter-island contest early on and, up 47-20 at the half, ran away with the victory after the break. Point guard Dakota Rosales, the team's only senior, scored 12 points to lead the Wolverines on the offensive end in his final regular-season game in Turnbull Gym. Junior Donald Galt notched a dozen points as well to share team-high scoring honors, and sophomore C.J. Woods added 10.

The Vikings (1-13 league) were led by sophomore Jack Gates, who scored 15 points, including three buckets from beyond the three-point arc, and senior Aubrey Schermerhorn, who had 11.

With the victory, the Wolverines tallied their fifth win in the last six games and ratcheted up even further a colossal disparity in point production in those half dozen contests. Even with Friday's 65-44 road loss to Northwest 1A/2B League champion La Conner (14-0) included, they outscored their final six opponents by a combined margin of 317-210 and claimed sole possession of second place in the league standings thanks to that late-season surge.

— Scott Rasmussen

 

 

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