The Friday Harbor Wolverines basketball teams took on the Concrete Lions and won Tuesday, Jan. 22.
The boys began at 4 p.m. Seniors Marshal Clark and Lucas Chevalier and juniors Gavin Mason and Ethan Germain made shots, and by the first half of the game, the score was already 30-16, Wolverines ahead.
“Marshall Clark led us in rebounding with 13 total. Miles Williamson had five assists. Ethan Germain did a great job on defense,” coach Rod Turnbull said.
During the second half, the team kept the pressure on, working well together and were able to steal the ball from the Lions on multiple occasions. Chevalier made a few more shots, as did Germain and Clark. Concrete tried to answer back, but Friday Harbor did not let up. Toward the end of the game, Mason scored an impressive 3-point jump shot.
“Overall I thought our team did a good job of finding the open man and sharing the basketball in the second half,” Turnbull said proudly.
The final score was Wolverines, 65-34.
The boys faced Mount Vernon Christian at home on Jan. 25, winning 66-37. Their last home game of the season is at 4 p.m., Feb. 5 against La Conner. Tri-district begins Feb. 7 in Sedro-Woolley.
The girls were also victorious against the Concrete Lions Tuesday, Jan. 22. They worked together as a team and took advantage when they could steal the ball.
“Unfortunately for Concrete, they are having a tough year. We were just so much better. I was glad to see everyone get playing time,” Coach Fred Woods said.
Senior Victoria Polda stole the ball early in the first half of the game, which led to a score by her teammates. By the end of the first half, Polda and juniors Bailee Lambright and Liz Cruz all made successful shots, and the score was 17-3.
“I want to highlight Leah Black,” Woods said.
“In the last five games, she has hit 24 three-point shots. Two of those games she made 6. There is no doubt she is one of the best shooters in our league.”
The lady Wolverines kept on the heat during the second half of the game, with a final score of 55-16.
On Jan. 25, played against Mount Vernon Christian at home. After being near neck and neck for most of the game, lost 22-30. Their last home game of the season will be at 5:30 p.m., Feb. 5, against La Conner.