South Whidbey upsets Archbishop Murphy by double digits
By BEN WATANABE
South Whidbey Record Sports, South Whidbey School District, South Whidbey Fire/EMS
February 1, 2012 · Updated 9:03 AM
LANGLEY – South Whidbey used a two-one-two zone to limit the height advantage of Archbishop Murphy in a 54-42 victory.
The Falcon boys basketball team overcame 32 points from the Wildcats’ two best players – seniors Zach Gordon and Dan Haider – with balanced scoring. Six Falcons scored at least five points and were led by sophomore forward Nick French’s 12.
It was only the second conference victory for South Whidbey (2-9 Cascade Conference; 5-13 overall). South Whidbey students stormed the court to celebrate a rare victory over one of the conference’s perennial playoff teams.
The Falcons have three more games, and two are at home. They host Granite Falls on Friday, Feb. 3 and Lakewood on Monday, Feb. 6. South Whidbey travels north to face Coupeville on Saturday, Feb. 4.Contact South Whidbey Record Sports, South Whidbey School District, South Whidbey Fire/EMS Ben Watanabe at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-221-5300.