Strong finish lifts Wolverines over South Whidbey; 54-47 | Boys basketball

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Friday Harbor's C.J. Woods pops in a point from the free-throw line in the Wolverines 54-47 win on the road, Saturday, against South Whidbey.
— image credit: Ben Watanabe/South Whidbey Record

The Friday Harbor boys basketball team grabbed the lead with four minutes left in the game and outscored South Whidbey 15-8 down the stretch to claim its first victory of the season, a 54-47 win, Saturday, at South Whidbey.

Senior Collin Williamson tossed in a game-high 19 points to lead the Wolverines on the offensive end, despite missing much of the fourth quarter with an ankle injury. He returned late, hit a pair of free throws and a three pointer.

With the victory, Friday Harbor rebounded from a season-opening 60-37 loss on the road against Division 2A Burlington-Edison, Nov. 27, and to even its record at 1-1 on the year.

The Wolverines overcame a poor performance at the free-throw line, knocking down only 11-of-19 attempts at the charity stripe, 58 percent, en route to their first win of the year, dispatching the Division 1A rival Falcons in a second-straight early season match up.

The Wolverines will take on Bear Creek High School, Saturday, in the team's home opener; tip off is 1:30 p.m. in Turnbull Gym. Friday Harbor faces Tacoma Baptist on the road Dec. 14, at La Conner High School, beginning at 5 p.m., and Naselle the following day, Dec. 15, at 3:30 p.m., also at La Conner.

— Reporter Ben Watanabe of the South Whidbey Record contributed to this report


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