Falcon girls withhold Royal treatment

"BOX SCOREFalcon girls basketballFalcon Classic -- Round 1S. Whidbey 11 21 19 10 -- 61Lynnwood 5 4 12 9 -- 30Scoring: Ellis 21, Wick 20, Tornga 12, Sievers 4, Poolman 2, Watson 23-point goals: Ellis 2Rebounds: Wick 11Kelsey Ellis and Hilary Wick pretty much got to do whatever they wanted Wednesday night.In the opening game of the annual Falcon Classic basketball tournament, the two players combined for 41 points in a 60-31 drubbing of visiting Lynnwood.But the scoring did not come easily in the early going. A smothering Lynnwood Royal defense with poor Falcon shooting stagnated the score at 5-3 until the final two minutes of the first quarter.The game blew wide open in the second quarter when both Ellis and Wick got their shooting arms under them. Ellis punctuated the Falcons’ offensive surge when, with the score at 18-6, she nailed a three-pointer at the midway point of the quarter. The Falcons went to the locker room at the half up by a commanding 32-9.Lynnwood pressed its scoring attack as hard as it could in the third quarter, squeezing out 12 points. But none of the Royals were able to truly come forward on offense. Leading Royal scorer Annalise Nash was only able to pile up a paltry eight points under the withering Falcon defense.With the win, the Falcons moved into the tournament’s championship game Thursday. That game took place after The Record’s early holiday deadline.The team now has an overall record of 6-2."

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