Like true Wolverines, the Friday Harbor girls basketball team didn’t give up just because they were behind, during their game against the Mount Vernon Christians on Friday, Dec. 15.
“Defensively we played well,” said Fred Woods, basketball coach and principal of Friday Harbor High School and Middle School.
A couple long shots early in the game put Mount Vernon ahead and by halftime the score was about 7-20 with the Christians in the lead. The Wolverines fought hard, continuing to go for rebounds and grab the ball when they could, making five more points in the second half. The final score, however, was still 35-12.
“Holding them to 35 was what we wanted,” Woods said, adding that unfortunately, the team missed some shots, noting that these are shots the girls can and do make, but nothing was falling.
“All we can do is put the game behind us and prepare for the next one,” he said.
The girls have two away games this week. On Monday, Dec. 18 they headed up against Nooksack Valley, and on Dec. 20 they will play archrivals, Darrington. The following week the Wolverines will travel to Juneau, Alaska for a four-day tournament. Their next home game will not be until Jan. 12, against the Orcas Vikings.