South Whidbey’s Sammi Daly, center, and Ashley Lynch harass Concrete’s Cassidy Smith (23). (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

South Whidbey’s Sammi Daly, center, and Ashley Lynch harass Concrete’s Cassidy Smith (23). (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Steals help Falcons slide by Concrete / Girls basketball

A ball-hawking defense helped the South Whidbey High School girls basketball team produce a season-high point total in the Falcons’ 49-25 win over Concrete Saturday, Dec. 29, in Langley.

The win was South Whidbey’s second straight after starting the season with seven losses. The 49 points was 16 more than the previous season high.

The Falcons scooted to a 10-0 lead, scoring 6 points off turnovers, to set the tone for the game.

South Whidbey finished the quarter with a 14-6 lead, thanks in part to three steals and 6 points from Emma Hodson and 5 points from Ella Wood.

Hodson scored twice in the second period and Lexi Starets-Foote added 6 points as South Whidbey pushed its lead to 29-13 at the break.

Kayla Knauer opened the second half with a three-pointer, which started a 12-0 run for the Falcons, and South Whidbey led 41-17 after three quarters.

Hodson and Starets-Foote each ended the game with 13 points, Wood had 10, Knauer 5, Arianna Briggs 4, Bella Pierce 2 and Rachel Harder 2.

Kylie Clark scored 10 points for the Lions (0-9).

South Whidbey (0-2, 2-7) returns to North Sound Conference play when Sultan (0-2, 3-7) visits at 6:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4.

Rachel Harder (43) defend’s Concrete’s Izabela Ramos.	(Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Rachel Harder (43) defend’s Concrete’s Izabela Ramos. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

After a steal, Emma Hodson heads to the hoop for a breakaway bucket.	(Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

After a steal, Emma Hodson heads to the hoop for a breakaway bucket. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Lexi Starets-Foote rises above a crowd for 2 points.	(Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Lexi Starets-Foote rises above a crowd for 2 points. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Falcon Ella Wood races by Concrete’s Sierra Rensink (21) on a fast break.	(Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Falcon Ella Wood races by Concrete’s Sierra Rensink (21) on a fast break. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

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