Wolverines roll over Shoreline Christian, 50-19; Barnes, Short lead with 12 points each | Girls Basketball
By SCOTT RASMUSSEN
Journal of the San Juans Editor
December 21, 2009 · 5:28 PM
The Friday Harbor girls basketball team is still in search of a win over a quality opponent.
But they're taking care of business along the way.
The Wolverines ran all over an overmatched Shoreline Christian squad in posting a 50-19 win Friday at home in Turnbull Gym.
Up by 10 at the half, Friday Harbor outscored the Crusaders 14-4 in the third period and tallied another 16 points in the fourth. Shoreline Christian, which managed only five points in the final period, knocked down just eight baskets from the field while the home team tossed in 22, mostly from point-blank range.
Senior Kayla Short and junior low-post player Kelsey Barnes scored 12 points each. Sophomore point-guard Mandy Turnbull added 10 points to notch a season high. Leading scorer Maggie Andersen, slowed by an ankle injury, added eight points, and sophomore guard Liz Taylor contributed six in the lopsided win.
With the victory, Friday Harbor (4-1) matched its victory total of a year ago with 15 games regular-season games still to come. The Wolverines evened their record in Northwest 1A/2B League play, at 1-1, as well.
In four wins, the Wolverines have amassed an average margin of victory of 22 points combined; however, in their only contest so far this season against a .500-plus team they were defeated by 13 points on the road at La Conner.
Next: The Wolverines are on the road Tuesday at Coupeville; tipoff is 4 p.m. They travel to Mount Baker for a Dec. 29 contest against the Division 2A Mountaineers, beginning at 1:30 p.m.Contact Journal of the San Juans Editor Scott Rasmussen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-360-378-5696.