Friday Harbor cashes in on early lead in win at Meridian | Girls basketball

  • Thu Jan 10th, 2013 1:52am
  • Sports

Junior Tabatha Keane lines up a free-throw attempt in Friday Harbor's match up at home Jan. 3 against Mount Vernon Christian. Keane scored 16 points in the Wolverines victory on the road

The Friday Harbor girls basketball team jumped on the Trojans early and held on down the stretch to claim a 40-33 victory on the road, Tuesday, at Meridian, notching its third win of the season and second over a Division 1A rival.

Junior Tabatha Keane scored a game-high 16 points to lead the Wolverines on the offensive end, and senior Jean Melborne contributed 10.

Friday Harbor outscored the Trojans (1-11) by seven in the opening half, 21-14, and traded buckets after the break to seal the victory. With the win, the Wolverines improved to 3-9 overall, matched their highest-scoring output of the season and, along with a victory over Coupeville at home in mid-December, claimed their second win of the season against a regional 1A foe.

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Bragging rights will be on the line when the Wolverines host the Vikings of Orcas Island, Friday, in the second showdown of the season between the inter-island rivals. The Vikings dealt Friday Harbor a decisive defeat, 44-25, at Orcas on Dec. 7, the second game of the season for the Wolverines.

— Scott Rasmussen