Linsey Honeycutt led the game with 19 points and 19 rebounds as the Ferndale girls’ basketball team defeated Shorewood 57-39 in the consolation first round of the Class 3A Northwest District Tournament on Tuesday, Feb. 17, at Ferndale High School.
The Golden Eagles’ Carly Bannerman finished with 15 points and Darrien Camarillo added 10 points and four assists.
Ferndale jumped out to an early 14-7 lead after the first quarter by scoring off of its set offense, Ferndale coach Mike Ivy said in a phone interview.
“We thought they (Shorewood) were going to come press us and they played us in a tough man to man. We executed well,” Ivy said. “Bannerman’s seven points in the first quarter was key to us getting off to a good start.”
Up 26-16 in the second quarter, the Thunderbirds hit three straight baskets to close out the half and Ferndale went into the locker room with a 25-17 lead.
“We didn’t take care of the basketball in the first half, had turnovers,” Ivy said when asked about halftime adjustments. “We needed to clean that up. If we clean that up we will play better in the second half.”
The Golden Eagles came out and won the third quarter 11-9 then closed out the game with a 20-13 final quarter with Bannerman’s five points in the final frame.
Ivy highlighted Camarillo for coming off the bench and doing a good job running the offense throughout the game.
Ferndale will take on Edmonds-Woodway next at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, at home in an elimination game.
Ferndale 57, Shorewood 39
Shorewood: Jalyn Hizey 11, Danica Bernabe 2, Mikayla Morgan 3, Abby Gustafson 0, Sandra Bojic 2, Ledia Musye 0, Lily Gustafson 7, Katie Taylor 3, Karrin Leazer 9, Taryn Shelley 2, Dakota Laut 0. Totals: FT: 10-13 39.
Ferndale: Carly Bannerman 15, Shelby Slaughter 0, Abby Reid 3, Darrien Camarillo 10, Dasia Washington 2, Gabrielle Edison 0, Kendyl Puhan 4, Linsey Honeycutt 19, Juliana Gholam 3, Drew Westford 0, Peyton Humpert 0. Totals: FT: 9-12 57.
3-point field goals — Shorewood: 5 (Hizey 3); Ferndale: 3 (Bannerman 2). Rebounds — Shorewood: 29 (n/a); Ferndale: 39 (Honeycutt 19). Assists — Shorewood: no information provided; Ferndale: 13 (Camarillo 4). Fouls — Shorewood: 13; Ferndale: 13. Turnovers — Shorewood: 18; Ferndale: 16.