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South Whidbey girls basketball nets season-low score

King’s crushed South Whidbey 55-4 Tuesday night, the lowest score by the Falcon girls basketball team in years.

The Lady Knights held the Falcons scoreless in the first and fourth quarters; as in 16 minutes of the game went without a basket falling through the net for South Whidbey. And while King’s was busy shutting out South Whidbey, it kept pouring in points through the first half.

Six different Lady Knights scored more individually than the entire Falcon team in a crucial Cascade Conference contest between two 1A squads. Savanna Hanson led the way with a game-high 17 points, followed by Kendall Adams’ nine points. Daylee Hanson chipped in eight points, seven assists and five steals.

King’s opened the game with a 21-0 run in the first quarter. Defensive pressure forced South Whidbey turnovers, limiting the Falcons’ offense.

South Whidbey’s first points came in the second quarter on a layup and a free throw. As South Whidbey struggled, King’s cruised to a 40-3 lead by halftime.

With the score at a difference of 40 points by the third quarter, a running clock was used — a mercy rule in high school basketball. Only an official’s time out, a team’s time out or free throws stopped the clock.

Losing to King’s bumped South Whidbey to 0-4 overall and 0-1 in Cascade Conference play. The Falcon girls had a tough test against the Cedarcrest Red Wolves at home Friday, after The Record went to press, before facing the Coupeville Wolves on Dec. 17.

 

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