The South Whidbey High School girls basketball team couldn’t overcome a tough third quarter and the hot shooting of Bellevue Christian’s Sophia Bold as the Falcons fell 47-38 to the host Vikings Friday, Dec. 20.
The Falcons (2-5) play Friday Harbor (1-6) at home at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, and then host Mariner (2-4) at 6:45 p.m. Monday Dec. 30.
South Whidbey outscored Bellevue Christian 14-6 in the fourth quarter but it wasn’t enough to climb all the way back into the game. The Vikings, ranked seventh on the state RPI list, upped their record to 6-1 with the win.
Bellevue Christian rode the scoring of Bold to victory as the 5-11 sophomore tallied at least 4 points in each quarter and finished with 27.
Bold pumped in 11 points in the first period to help BC to a 15-9 lead and to offset a three-ball by the Falcons’ Ella Wood and field goals by Arianna Briggs, Liz Haines and Isabelle Wood.
South Whidbey’s Emma Hodson scored 7 points in the second quarter while Sami Daly hit a 3 and Ella Wood added a 2, but Bellevue Christian inched ahead 29-21 at the half.
The Falcons struggled in the third quarter. Hodson scored 3 points and that was it for South Whidbey as it fell behind 41-24.
Five different Falcons scored in the fourth period, including 4 points from Isabelle Wood and three-pointers from Ella Wood and Kayla Knauer, but the hole was too deep and South Whidbey couldn’t pull off the upset.
Hodson finished with 12 points, Ella Wood 8, Isabelle Wood 6, Haines 4, Knauer 3, Daly 3 and Briggs 2.
Coach Jeff Hanson said his club “played pretty well” and “played really hard,” but it also committed too many turnovers.