Storm pull out win despite sloppy play

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDDecember 21, 2013 

Squalicum overcame poor shooting and turnovers to pull out a 40-37 win over Friday Harbor on Saturday, Dec. 21, at Friday Harbor High School.

The Storm committed 16 turnovers and shot only 32.4 percent from the field.

"We struggled offensively," Storm coach Dave Dickson said in a phone interview. "We weren't our normal, crisp selves offensively."

What the Storm lacked on the offensive end, it more than made up for on the defensive end. It forced 17 turnovers.

After a 14-2 lead in the first quarter, the Storm slowly gave way to Friday Harbor before pulling it out at the end.

"I think we did a nice job down the stretch of not panicking and executing," Dickson said. "We recognized the situation we put ourselves in and showed a lot of savvy. I was proud of that."

The Storm take on Auburn Riverside in the SunDome Shootout on Friday, Dec. 27.

SQUALICUM 40, FRIDAY HARBOR 37

Squalicum 14 8 4 14 - 40

Friday Harbor 2 8 14 13 -37

Squalicum: Clark Hazlett 2, Remington Wilcox 0, Josh Vail 2, Luke Weber 0, , Damek Mitchell 3, Benjamin Garcia 3, Blake Youtsey 25, Creighton Kaui 4. Team totals: 12-37 12-19 40.

Friday Harbor: D. Demaris 3, Fyrquist 0, L. Demaris 4, Woods 16, Strasser 4, Stromberg 0, Lawson 2, Cooper-West 8. Team totals: 13-34 6-10 37.

3-ptg: Squalicum 4 (Youtsey 4), Friday Harbor 5 (Woods, Cooper-West 2). Rebounds: Squalicum 20 (Youtsey 7, Hazlett 7), Friday Harbor 16 (Woods 6). Assists: Squalicum 6 (Ben Garcia 4), Friday Harbor n/a. Fouls: Squalicum 12, Friday Harbor 12. Turnovers: Squalicum 16, Friday Harbor 17.

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