Falcons fall in regular-season finale, turn attention to district tournament / Boys basketball

South Whidbey High School boys basketball coach Mike Washington rested his regulars most of the game in an 84-15 loss at first-place King’s in the regular-season finale Friday, Feb. 1.

The Falcons now begin postseason play at the eight-team, double-elimination district tournament.

South Whidbey (6-4, 13-7), the No. 3 seed out of the North Sound Conference, goes to Meridian, the No. 2 seed from the Northwest Conference, at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4.

Meridian beat the Falcons 63-56 in the regular-season opener back on Nov. 27.

Win or lose in the opening round of the district tournament, South Whidbey will play again Tuesday against either Coupeville or King’s.

King’s 84, South Whidbey 15

After trailing 27-7 after the first quarter, Washington sat most of his regulars much of the second quarter and all of the second half.

As a result, the Falcons only scored 1 point in each of the second and third quarters against the talented Knights (10-0, 16-4). King’s led 48-8 at halftime and 70-9 after three quarters.

With the game out of reach in the first half, Washington turned the game over to his junior varsity swing players to avoid injury to the starters and to give the younger players some extended and valuable varsity minutes.

Jacob Ng scored 4 points to lead the Falcons. Nick Young had 3, Cody Eager 3, Kody Newman 2, Sterling Patton 2 and Levi Buck 1.

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