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Bounty of Basketball awards | Basketball

Journal of the San Juans Editor
March 28, 2013 · Updated 2:10 PM

Coach Rod Turnbull provides instructions to his players during a hotly contested game at home. / Journal photo / Scott Rasmussen

Senior Donald Galt and junior C.J. Woods were named First Team All-League selections, as the 2012-13 Friday Harbor boys basketball team proved that old adage still rings true: to the victor goes the spoils.

Junior Otis Cooper-West earned all-league honors, as well, as a second team selection.Donald Galt

Undefeated in Northwest 1A/2B League play this past season, the Wolverines claimed their first outright league championship in four years, finishing the year at 7-0 in league and 12-10 overall. Head Coach Rod Turnbull earned post-season honors as well, voted Coach of the Year by his league  counterparts on the heels of his 11th season at the helm of the boys basketball program.

CJ WoodsPlagued by injuries in the latter stages of the season, the Wolverines 2012-13 campaign came to an early end following back-to-back losses in the first round of post-season play. The team entered the playoffs with a patchwork starting lineup after senior Collin Williamson, one of the team’s leading rebounders and top scorers, suffered a season-ending injury to his right hand. Woods was also unavailable for post-season play after fracturing his left hand near the end of the regular season.

Friday Harbor was also honored with the league Team Sportsmanship Award.

Two members of the Friday Harbor girls basketball team earned all-league honors as well.

Junior Tabatha Keane, the team’s leading scorer, was named to the Northwest 1A/2B All League team, and senior Jean Melborne earned honorable mention.

The Wolverines ended the 2012-13 season at 1-6 in league, and 4-16 overall. Friday Harbor and Mount Vernon Christian were each honored with a share of the league Co-Sportsmanship Award.

— Scott Rasmussen


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