12/13/18: Ferndale senior Sequoyah Julius (#22) scored 26 points in a
80-45 victory over Squalicum. PHOTO: Doug Lange
Julius Powers Ferndale Over Squalicum
December 14, 2018
Sequoyah Julius and the Ferndale boys basketball squad put on a show at home Thursday night. The senior led the Golden Eagles to a resounding 80-to-45 Northwest Conference victory over Squalicum.
Julius scored 26 points as Ferndale rolled to their 6th straight victory. The swingman, who hit five 3-balls on the night, was quick to share the credit for this "team victory".
"This is the best chemistry I've ever felt here," said Julius. "It's awesome!"
Ferndale gave up the first points of the game, on a Squalicum 3-ball, and then roared to life. Using their amoeba zone and press defense, the Golden Eagles hounded the Storm into numerous miscues and blew things open with a 22-to-9 first quarter performance.
The Storm, found their best success with 18 points in the second quarter, but still trailed big at 43-27 at halftime. The trapping Ferndale defense held Squalicum to just 18 points in the second half.
Ferndale center Stewart Freeman tallied 18 points and forward Larson Fairbairn added 13 to help pace the Golden Eagles who improve to 6-and-1 overall and 2-and-0 in northwest Conference play.
Squalicum (2-4/1-1 NWC) was led by the 12 points of Davante Powell.
Next up for Ferndale is a trip south to Lakewood to battle the Cougars Monday December 17th.
"That will be only our second road game of the entire year," said Golden Eagles coach Jason Owens. "I'm excited for this team, that's another maturing step . They gotta go play a great team down at Lakewood and they gotta play just like they did tonight for 4 quarters."
The Storm will look to bounce back into the win column with a Monday game at Sedro-Woolley.
- Doug Lange
12/13/18: Squalicum guard Davante Powell tries to drive against the
swarming Ferndale defense. PHOTO: Doug Lange
12/13/18: Ferndale boys basketball coach Jason Owens