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Asay drops in 26 points in Falcons game against Cougars

Falcon senior Brandon Asay swings the ball to senior CJ Sutfin behind the three-point arch in the fourth quarter against Lakewood on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at South Whidbey High School. Asay scored a game-high 26 points in the win.  - Celeste Erickson / The Record
Falcon senior Brandon Asay swings the ball to senior CJ Sutfin behind the three-point arch in the fourth quarter against Lakewood on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at South Whidbey High School. Asay scored a game-high 26 points in the win.
— image credit: Celeste Erickson / The Record

Brandon Asay scored 26 points for the Falcon boys basketball team against Lakewood on Tuesday, leading the way in a 76-64 win.

South Whidbey needed every point to combat Lakewood’s Ryan Alford, who scored 25 points for the Cougars. Usually an outside shooter, Asay made his interior game work and scored 18 points inside the three-point line. He also had nine free-throw attempts.

The inside-out style of South Whidbey’s offense came together with the addition of senior Nick French who was out all of December rehabbing his left knee. He returned in grand fashion, scoring 20 points on 14 field goal attempts.

While he did his damage, junior forward Parker Collins became South Whidbey’s Swiss Army knife. Collins scored 10 points, grabbed eight rebounds, dished out eight assists and blocked a shot to offset two turnovers.

The victory was only the second of South Whidbey’s season, but may signal a turn-around in the Falcons’ fortune. Loaded with seniors, South Whidbey struggled in December through the first eight games. Though Lakewood’s 64 points is the third-most South Whidbey has allowed, the 76 points the Falcons scored is the most all season.

 

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