Woods nets 31 to lead Wolverines over Coupeville; 62-55 | Boys basketball

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Friday Harbor's C.J. Woods moves the ball up court in the Wolverines 62-55 win on the road Jan. 22 at Coupeville. Woods scored a game-high 31 points.
— image credit: Jim Waller/Whibey News Group

C.J. Woods scored 31 points to propel the Wolverines to a 62-55 start-to-finish victory on the road at Coupeville, Wednesday, Jan. 29.

With leading scorer and fellow senior Otis Cooper-West sidelined for the contest, Woods picked up the scoring slack, tallying 13 first-half points and adding another 18 after the break. He knocked down 11-of-17 attempts from the free-throw stripe along the way, including four consecutive free throws that helped beat back a late-game rally by the Wolves, who poured in 24 points in the final period and kept the outcome in doubt until the final buzzer sounded.

Coupeville (2-13) trailed by only six points with 1:36 left in regulation.

Friday Harbor grabbed an early lead, tossing in 21 points in the opening period and holding Coupeville to just nine. They took a 10-point advantage into the locker room at the half, leading 33-23. Sophomore Luke Stromberg contributed 15 points to the Friday Harbor total.

With the win, the Wolverines climbed back to the .500 mark, at 8-8 overall.

Anthony Bergeron scored 20 points to lead Coupeville on the offensive end.

The Wolverines, undefeated in Northwest 1A/2B League play, at 4-0, face league rival La Conner on the road, Friday, beginning at 5:30 p.m. At 4-0, the Braves are also undefeated in league competition.

The Wolverines return home Saturday to face 1A Conference foe Blaine; tip off is noon in Turnbull Gym.

— Scott Rasmussen (Whidbey News Times sports editor Jim Waller contributed to this report).


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