Boys Basketball Season Preview
Posted November 27, 2012 at 8:52 am by Tim Dustrude
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
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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