Boys Basketball Season Preview

Posted November 27, 2012 at 8:52 am by

This sto­ry is pro­vid­ed by the “Voice of the Wolver­ines”, Mike Mar­tin. Lis­ten to him broad­cast tonight’s game on the inter­net at: www.fhTinyRadio.com and in Down­town Fri­day Har­bor at 1650 AM.

Fri­day Har­bor High School Var­si­ty Boys Sea­son Preview

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When the boys’ sea­son tips off tonight at 5:45 at Burling­ton-Edi­son High School there will be more than just bas­ket­balls in the air. Hopes are fly­ing high for the team.

There are many rea­sons for opti­mism for the 2012–2013 sea­son. Check that…four big rea­sons. Head Coach, Rod Turn­bull has four return­ing starters from the North­west 1A/2B All League teams: 1st Team All-League Cen­ter, senior Collin Williamson; 2nd team All-League Guard senior, Don­ald Galt, and Hon­or­able Men­tions For­ward junior Otis Coop­er-West and Guard junior C.J. Woods.

Tak­ing over the posi­tion held last year by Dako­ta Ros­ales is Dylan Demaris. But there’s a lot of qual­i­ty return­ing depth with 6th man Sopho­more Gabe Law­son as well as Juniors Ser­gio Tru­jil­lo and Levi Demaris and Sopho­mores Bill Rever­comb, Bran­don Allen, Peter Strass­er and Joe Fyrqvist.

Last year’s 16–5 sea­son gave the Wolver­ines a taste of the post sea­son and near­ly mak­ing it to the Wash­ing­ton State Bas­ket­ball Tour­na­ment has this team hun­gry. Said C.J. Woods, “We’ve real­ly been wait­ing and work­ing for this year. We real­ly know each oth­er very well and have great team chemistry.”

“There’s a lot of excite­ment on the team. We think we have the poten­tial and abil­i­ty to go as far as we want to and are will­ing to work for, it’s all about how hard we work in prac­tice and the lit­tle things that will get us there,” Coop­er-West added… and he has had to work hard­er than most. The sea­son-end­ing loss to Life Chris­t­ian stings a bit more for Coop­er-West as he suf­fered an untime­ly ankle sprain on the last play of the last prac­tice before the game, “All I could do was sit on the bench know­ing there was no way I could help my team out on the court.”

Not want­i­ng to relive that help­less feel­ing Coop­er-West says the thoughts of that loss helped to moti­vate him dur­ing the off-sea­son. “When­ev­er I did­n’t feel like going to a work­out or a shoot around, I think even though it was a tough expe­ri­ence, I now can appre­ci­ate even more the fact that I am out there and able to play, and that moti­vates me even more.”

Although the Wolver­ine sched­ule is a bit tougher this year the Wolver­ines know it means that they have to work that much harder.

“This group of guys has put in a lot of work togeth­er, and we have the oppor­tu­ni­ty this year for our hard work to pay off,” said Williamson. The hard work and the tough sched­ule will be good for the Wolver­ines’ post-sea­son plans, he said.

The game will be broad­cast live on the Inter­net at www.fhTinyRadio.com and in Down­town Fri­day Har­bor at 1650 AM.

Com­ing up on Fri­day: Sea­son Pre­view for Fri­day Har­bor High School Var­si­ty Girls Bas­ket­ball Team.

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