Rachel Harder (43) threads a pass to Kayla Knauer (22).	(Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Rachel Harder (43) threads a pass to Kayla Knauer (22). (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Falcons drop pair / Girls basketball

The South Whidbey High School girls basketball team had its two-game win streak snapped with a pair of home losses over the weekend.

The Falcons fell 50-33 to Sultan in a North Sound Conference game Friday, Jan. 4, and then fell to third-ranked Bellevue Christian 64-9 the following afternoon in a non-leaguer.

South Whidbey (0-3, 2-9) now goes to Granite Falls (1-2, 3-9) for a 6:45 p.m. game Tuesday, Jan. 8.

Sultan 50, South Whidbey 33

After a close first half, the Turks (2-1, 4-7) took control in the third quarter by outscoring the Falcons 22-6.

Lexi Starets-Foote scored 4 points in the first quarter and South Whidbey led 5-3. The Falcons could have built a bigger lead but hit only one of 12 free throws. For the game, South Whidbey went 14-for-37 at the line.

Sultan scored 13 points in the second quarter to take a 16-12 lead into the break.

Grace Trichler tallied 9 points to spur the Turks’ big third quarter.

The Falcons connected on 11 of 17 foul shots in the fourth quarter but couldn’t catch Sultan.

Starets-Foote scored 12 points, Kayla Knauer 9, Emma Hodson 6, Ella Wood 4 and Rachel Harder 2 for the Falcons.

Trichler finished with a game-high 15 points.

Bellevue Christian 64, South Whidbey 9

The Vikings (10-0), who qualified for 13 state tournaments in the past 16 years, are tough again this winter and are currently ranked third in the state 1A poll.

Three Bellevue Christian players scored 6 or more points in the first period and the Vikings jumped to a 22-3 lead. Starets-Foote scored all 3 Falcon points.

Sammi Dailey scored South Whidbey’s 2 points in the second quarter as six different Vikings scored in the period and BC led 38-5 at the break.

Knauer’s free throw was it for the Falcons in the third quarter as Bellevue Christian went up 50-6.

Wood sank a three-pointer for South Whidbey in the final period.

Four Vikings scored in double figures for the game, led by Molly VanderBrink with 14.

Kayla Knauer shoots a reverse lay-in against Bellevue Christian.	(Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Kayla Knauer shoots a reverse lay-in against Bellevue Christian. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Lexi Starets-Foote fires up a jumper in Saturday’s game with Bellevue Christian.	(Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Lexi Starets-Foote fires up a jumper in Saturday’s game with Bellevue Christian. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

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