Leading 60-49 with 9:30 left to play, South Whidbey watched its lead evaporate as Sultan’s boys basketball team went on a 22-0 run into the fourth quarter and held on to win 84-72 on Friday night.
Sultan’s defense led the way, forcing turnover after turnover by South Whidbey to rally from the 11-point deficit and surge ahead. South Whidbey committed 19 turnovers in the Cascade Conference game.
Falcon junior Parker Collins tied for a game-high 24 points with Sultan’s Giovanni Williams. CJ Sutfin chipped in 15 points and Nick French scored 14 points in his second game this season after rehabilitating an injured left knee.
The victory lifted Sultan to 4-1 in conference play and 7-2 overall. South Whidbey looked to grab a .500 winning percentage against Archbishop Murphy (3-2 conference, 3-8 overall) at home Tuesday before hitting the road against Granite Falls on Friday.