The South Whidbey girls basketball team lost its 11th game of the season Tuesday, falling 59-20 to King’s.
Yet, something was different this time. Despite the double-digit loss, the long faces of games past were absent. In fact, Falcons’ spirits were up, with smiles seen on the bench and on the floor.
By the fourth quarter, the Lady Knights held a sizable 54-14 lead, and the officials instituted a running clock as a mercy rule.
South Whidbey found a bit of fight in its ranks in the final, hastened period. Lone Falcon senior Madi Boyd attacked the key with dribble drives, as did reserve Marina Alber and freshman Megan Drake.
King’s was led by junior Savanna Hanson with 23 points, including three of the team’s four three-pointers. The Lady Knights made a living at the free-throw line where they made 15 of 20 attempts.
South Whidbey, however, only attempted six free throws and made three. The Falcons’ leading scorer was Drake with four points. Freshman Emily Turpin and Alber each scored three.