Dexter Jokinen dishes off after attacking the lane in South Whidbey’s big win over Concrete.	(Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Dexter Jokinen dishes off after attacking the lane in South Whidbey’s big win over Concrete. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

South Whidbey wins 2; Washington wins 100 / Boys basketball

South Whidbey High School boys basketball coach Mike Washington reached the 100-win plateau after the Falcons won a pair of non-league games over the weekend.

Washington came into the Friday’s contest with 98 wins, split evenly, 49-49, between his coaching stops in Oak Harbor and South Whidbey.

The Falcons earned Washington’s 99th-career win by defeating La Conner 65-55 Friday, Dec. 28, and then tacked on No. 100 by hammering Concrete 66-17 Saturday.

South Whidbey (1-0, 6-3) gets back into North Sound Conference play when Sultan (2-0, 2-7) visits Langley at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4. The Falcons face Bellevue Christian (6-3) in a non-league home game the next day at 4:30 p.m.

South Whidbey 65, La Conner 55

It took the Falcons a half to shake off the rust of a 16-day layoff, then South Whidbey took control with a big third quarter.

South Whidbey outscored the Braves 21-9 in the third period after the two teams were tied at 21 after the first quarter and at 36 at halftime.

Carson Wrightson scored 8 points and Kody Newman 7 in the first quarter and Newman added another 7 in the second period to help the Falcons keep pace.

The Falcon defense picked up after the break, allowing La Conner only three field goals in the third quarter as Newman tacked on 8 more points and Wrightson 7 and South Whidbey led 57-45.

Newman finished with 24 points and Wrightson 21. Levi Buck added 9, Wyatt De Mers 4, Nick Young 3, Jacob Ng 2 and Cody Eager 2.

Newman rounded out a strong all-around game with seven rebounds, six assists and two steals. Wrightson had six rebounds and three blocks, while Buck snared a team-high nine boards.

Arlo Liddel led the Braves (2-7) with 22 points.

South Whidbey 66, Concrete 17

The Falcons’ full-court man-to-man defense caused Concrete fits. South Whidbey scored 8 of its first 13 points off turnovers and raced to 17-6 lead as Newman and Wrightson each scored 6.

Buck tossed in 7 points and seven different Falcons scored in the second period as South Whidbey built a 39-10 halftime lead.

Sterling Patton pumped in a pair of three-pointers in the third period as the Falcons continued to pull away, building a 57-17 lead going into the final quarter.

South Whidbey blanked the Lions in the fourth period and Brock Gray led the offense with a three-pointer.

Washington substituted early and often in the one-sided game; 14 players saw action and 10 scored.

Newman tallied 12 points, Buck 11, Wrightson 10, Patton 8, Gray 6, Dexter Jokinen 6, Ng 4, C.H. Chapman 4, Young 3 and Eager 2.

Wrightson added nine rebounds, Chapman four assists and four steals, Jokinen three assists and three steals, Newman three steals and Buck two blocks.

South Whidbey limited Concrete to 17 field goal attempts while putting up 69.

Devin Blankenship topped the Lions (3-5) with 6 points.

Levi Buck rises up for 2 points in the win over Concrete.	(Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Levi Buck rises up for 2 points in the win over Concrete. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Brock Gray launches a three-pointer for the Falcons. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Brock Gray launches a three-pointer for the Falcons. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Kody Newman attacks off the dribble Saturday.	(Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Kody Newman attacks off the dribble Saturday. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Jacob Ng unleashes a three-point shot.	(Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Jacob Ng unleashes a three-point shot. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Sterling Patton takes the ball to the hole.	(Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Sterling Patton takes the ball to the hole. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Carson Wrightson converts after stealing the ball under the Falcon basket during the press.	(Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Carson Wrightson converts after stealing the ball under the Falcon basket during the press. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

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