Ferndale girls' basketball fell to Auburn Riverside 59-50 on Friday, Dec. 27, at Juanita High School at the KINGCO/WESCO Challenge. The Golden Eagles were led by Linsey Honeycutt's 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Hannah Carlson also had 17 points, despite being in foul trouble for much of the game. Ferndale was without Taryn Knutson in the loss.
"Taryn is one of our big defensive players," Ferndale coach Mike Ivy said in a phone interview. "Shelby Slaughter got her first start for us, and even though she didn't score you would never know it was her first start because she played outstanding defense."
Ivy said only scoring five points in the second quarter put the Golden Eagles in a hole, but they battled back and forced Auburn Riverside to make free throws to win at the end of the game.
Ferndale plays next at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, against Enumclaw at the KINGCO/WESCO Challege at Juanita High School.
AUBURN RIVERSIDE 59, FERNDALE 50
Ferndale 15 5 18 12 - 50
Auburn Riverside 17 12 13 17 - 59
Ferndale: Carly Bannerman 8, Shelby Slaughter 0, Abby Reid 3, Dasia Washington 0, Hannah Carlson 17, Brooke Benson 0, Kendyl Puhan 2, Linsey Honeycutt 16, Darien Camarillo 4. Team totals: n/a-n/a 13-17 50.
Auburn Riverside: B. Williams 16, Dabey 5, Dunne 0, Denton 2, Valnes 2, Ford 3, M. Williams 16, Brickner 0, Allen 15. Team totals: n/a-n/a 11-23 59.
3-ptg: Ferndale 1 (Reid 1), Auburn Riverside 1 (Dabey). Rebounds: Ferndale 26 (Honeycutt 10), Auburn Riverside n/a (n/a). Assists: Ferndale 8 (Camarillo 3), Auburn Riverside n/a (n/a). Fouls: Ferndale 17 (Fouled out: none), Auburn Riverside 15 (Fouled out: none). Turnovers: Ferndale 20, Auburn Riverside n/a.