Korolenko carries Eagles past Falcons / Girls basketball

She’s back.

Cedar Park Christian’s Irena Korolenko, last year’s North Sound Conference Player of the Year, missed four games earlier this season but she made her presence known in a 57-39 win over visiting South Whidbey Tuesday, Dec. 17.

Korolenko, a 6-foot senior, scored 29 points to lead the Eagles to the win in the league opener.

South Whidbey (0-1, 2-4) plays at 6:30 Friday, Dec. 20, at Bellevue Christian (4-1). The Vikings defeated Cedar Park Christian 45-17 in one of the games Korolenko missed.

Korolenko tallied 14 points in the first quarter against South Whidbey as the Eagles soared to an 18-7 lead.

The Falcons limited CPC to 4 points in the second period and received 4 points each from Ella Wood, Emma Hodson and Isabelle Wood to trim the Eagles’ lead to 22-20 at halftime.

Arianna Briggs and Isabelle Wood each scored 4 points in the third quarter, but Korolenko had 6 and the Eagles inched ahead 37-32.

Korolenko and Olivia Decker each scored 6 points in the final frame as Cedar Park outscored the Falcons 20-7 to pull away.

Isabelle Wood finished with 14 points to pace South Whidbey. Hodson and Ella Wood added 6 each; Briggs and Madi Knauer 4 apiece; Bella Pierce 3, Nikki Murnane 2 and Liz Haines 1.

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