A trio of South Whidbey girls basketball players notched double-digit scoring against Seattle Academy.
Those Falcons’ scores alone were enough to defeat the Cardinals in the 49-25 victory Wednesday night.
In the nonleague contest, Falcon senior Annalies Schuster posted a perfect scoring night. She connected on all four of her shots, but made only three of nine free throws to score 11 points. Hayley Newman, a Falcon senior, also scored 11 points and snagged 11 rebounds.
The veterans received help from an underclassmen. Anne Madsen, a sophomore, scored 11 points to power South Whidbey (3-1 overall) to its third consecutive win and highest-scoring game this season.
South Whidbey jumped to a 13-8 lead in the first quarter. Then the Falcon defense buzzed the Cardinals and nearly shut them out of the second quarter. While the Falcons posted 14 points, they held the Cardinals to only 1.
Sharp shooting and rebounding by the Falcons overcame 20 turnovers and a rough day at the free throw line. South Whidbey made 21 of 49 shots, outrebounded Seattle Academy 40 to 21 and kept the Cardinals to only nine baskets. The Falcons made only seven of 17 free throws, however, and allowed the Cardinals to make four of 11 three-point shots. South Whidbey did not make a three-pointer.
Madi Boyd, the Falcons’ starting point guard, scored a season-high eight points. The junior put up a season-high 12 shots and made four. The first-year starter passed four assists but committed six turnovers, both team highs.
Falcon senior starting guard Ellie Greene scored six points and grabbed nine rebounds.
Seattle Academy was 0-2 overall and lost both games by double digits.