Both Wolverine basketball teams won by large margins at home against Shoreline Christian on Tuesday, Dec. 13. The girls’ team racked up a 41 to 9 score, and the boys’ was just a bit closer, but definitely not a nail-biter at 75-37.
“We are definitely a work in progress but are progressing, there are things we can definitely get better on,” said Friday Harbor Varsity Boys Coach and Athletic Director Rod Turnbull. “I like our effort and attitude. As we play more together, we know intuitively what each other is going to do both on offense and defense. Just knowing what to do when a teammate makes a move, and the correct reaction from another teammate, takes more practice. We’ll accomplish it for two or three plays, but then it breaks down. Even though we had a large margin of victory, some of our plays were inconsistent and didn’t really flow the way we want it to when we look forward to playing the tournaments at the end of the season. But this is typical of a young team early in the season.”
On Friday, the team will travel to Mount Vernon Christian.
“We are playing a league game on the road, and we don’t want to overlook any opponent,” said Turnbull. “We should have some size advantage over this team. We are trying to work on some plays where we can take advantage of that where we need to.”
The Wolverines are currently 3-2 overall, and 1-0 in league games. They will eventually play 12 league games out of 20 games total. After the season, Friday Harbor competes in a bi-district, district and regional round tournament.
“I think we can make it to the regionals this year,” said Turnbull.