Kings game is deja-vu for boys basketball team

By almost the same score they played to against King’s on Jan. 7, the Falcon boys basketball team made up little ground on the Knights, despite a month to mull over the loss.

In a defensive battle that included an impressive number of rebounds and a low level of turnovers, the Falcons fell 56-39, almost mirroring their 58-39 loss to the Knights in January.

After getting out to a 10-8 lead in the first quarter, the South Whidbey boys could bring little offensive pressure to bear, dropping back 28-20 by the half, and falling behind by 18 at the end of the third quarter. The only Falcon to score in double figures was junior Josh Gulvin, who led all scorers with 12. Seniors Matt Parrick and Tanner McInerney each had six on the night.

Under the basket, the Falcons were barely outrebounded 26-25. In the turnover count, South Whidbey gave up the ball 14 times — about average for the season — compared to the Knights’ nine.

With the victory, King’s remains unbeaten in the Cascade Conference at 9-0. The Falcons are now 3-6 and hold a two-game advantage over the only other 3A team in the conference, Cedarcrest.

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