Falcons lose to Lyncs in district opener / Girls basketball

The outcome wasn’t unexpected but it was still a tough night for the South Whidbey High School girls basketball team. The Falcons lost at Lynden Christian, one of the top teams in the state, 81-14 in the first round of the district tournament Monday, Feb. 10.

With the loss, South Whidbey (9-12) drops into the consolation bracket and plays at Mount Baker (11-10) in a loser-out game at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11. The Mountaineers lost 54-42 to Cedar Park Christian Monday.

If the Falcons win, they will play at either Nooksack Valley or King’s at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13.

Lynden Christian raised its record to 20-1 with the win over South Whidbey. The Lyncs lone loss is to unbeaten Woodinville, the state’s top-ranked 4A team.

The Falcons received a three-pointer from Sami Daly and a bucket by Isabelle Wood but trailed 20-5 after the first quarter.

Wood scored all 3 of South Whidbey’s second-period points and the Falcons trailed 49-8 at the break.

The Falcons’ Arianna Briggs sank two hoops and Wood a free throw in the third quarter as the Lyncs upped their lead to 71-13.

Daly’s free throw was South Whidbey’s only point in the final period.

Eleven Lyncs scored in the game, and three reached double figures, led by Paige TeVelde and Lexi Kaptein with 14 each.

Wood topped the Falcons with 6 points. Daly and Briggs had 4 each.

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