Timberwolves rally, eliminate Wolverines from state tourney

Friday Harbor built a 13-point first-half lead but Morton/White Pass rallied in the second half for a 48-40 victory at the 2018 State Tournament In Spokane Wednesday, Feb. 28. The Wolverines (15-9) finished their season among Class 2B’s top 12 teams. The Timberwolves (21-6) advance to a quarterfinal against Liberty (21-3) on Thursday, March 1, 2018.

Marshall Clark starts the  Wolverine scoring drive. John Stimpson photo

Lucas Chevalier for two-point layup. John Stimpson photo

MWP went up 10-6 at the start of the game but Friday Harbor went on a 11-2 run for a 27-14 lead with two minutes to go in the second quarter. The Timberwolves trimmed Wolverines’ lead to 31-23 at the half.

The Timberwolves, who won state hoop titles in 2015 and 2016, continued that momentum in the second half: They outscored the Wolverines 13-5 in the third quarter and 12-4 in the fourth.

Chase Wilson battles his way for two. John Stimpson photo

Isaac Mayer lays up a two pointer. John Stimpson

In shooting, MWP sank 21 of 42 field-goal attempts for 50 percent. The Wolverines shot 12 for 26 in the first half but went cold in the second half, sinking 4 of 17. They made 37 percent of their shots for the game.

Friday Harbor out-rebounded MWP 13-11 in the first half but the Timberwolves grabbed 19 boards to the Wolverines’ 8 in the second half. 

Isaac Mayer drives through the defense for two. John Stimpson photo

Rio Black finds Kyle Mapstead. John Stimpson photo

The Wolverine defense limited the Timberwolves’ leading scorer — Matthew Poquette — to 13 points in the first two quarters but he added 15 more in the final two periods for a game-leading 28. Marshall Clark led the Wolverines with 14 and Kyle Mapstead contributed 11.

Scorers:

Friday Harbor - Marshall Clark 14, Kyle Mapstead 11, Lucas Chevalier 6, Chase Wilson 4, Rio Black 3, Isaac Mayer 2;

Morton/White Pass - Matthew Poquette 28, Tristan Storey 8, Kaleb Rashoff 4, Kade Gillispie 4, Carson Lewis 2, Gavyn Higdon 2.

Lucas Chevalier for three. John Stimpson photo

Kyle Mapstead fights for the rebound. John Stimpson photo

Wolverine cheerleaders kept the crowd cheering. John Stimpson

Wolverine fans traveled to Spokane. John Stimpson photo

Lots of spirit in Spokane Stadium. Bobby Wilson photo

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