Wolverines fall in Tri-District opener | Boys Basketball

The celebration proved timely, but short-lived.

Three days after claiming a victory in its first home playoff game in nearly a decade, the Friday Harbor boys basketball team fell 55-49 on the road to Life Christian Academy in the first round of the Tri-District tournament. With the loss, the Wolverines were ousted from post-season play.

The Wolverines suffered a blow on the offensive end as sophomore Otis Cooper-West was limited to just over three minutes of play by an ankle injury.

Junior Collin Williamson scored a team-high 16 points against his former teammates and guard C.J. Woods contributed 12.

The Wolverines, who trailed by 10 at the half, narrowed the deficit to just two points by outscoring the Eagles (14-7) in the third period.

But they had few answers for the Eagles’ Jordan King on the defensive end. King, who knocked down three buckets from beyond the three-point arc, scored a game-high 26 points to go along with five rebounds and three steals.

King and company outscored Friday Harbor 20-16 in the final period to seal the win.

With a loss in the “loser-out” playoff contest, the Wolverines season came to a screeching halt. They finished the 2011/12 season in second place in the Northwest 1A/2B standings, at 11-3, and at 16-6 overall.

They end the season with six wins over their final eight games, including a 61-43 victory over Nooksack Valley in the 1A regional playoffs.

— Scott Rasmussen


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