49.7. That’s the average margin of victory for the South Whidbey High School boys basketball team in its first three games this season.
Two of the wins came at home over the weekend. The Falcons defeated Port Townsend 80-44 in the closest game of the winter Friday, Dec. 7. The next afternoon, the Falcons thrashed Bush 73-32.
South Whidbey (3-0) finishes a string of four straight home games when it hosts University Prep (1-1) at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11.
The Falcons travel up the island for their first road game of the season when they play in Oak Harbor at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13.
South Whidbey 80, Port Townsend 44
This one was over early. South Whidbey got eight points each from Nick Young and Sterling Patton in the first quarter on the way to a 24-12 lead.
Eight different Falcons scored in the second quarter as South Whidbey upped its advantage to 52-17 at halftime.
It was 66-31 after three quarters.
Young and Patton each finished with 15 points, Carson Wrightson had 13, Jacob Ng 10, Levi Buck 9, Wyatt De Mers 7, Dexter Jokinen 4, Cody Eager 4 and Brady Hezel 3.
Noa Montoya hit eight three-balls and scored 29 points for Port Townsend (1-1).
South Whidbey 73, Bush 32
Patton drilled a trio of three-balls and Jokinen sank two as the Falcons raced to a 24-6 first-quarter lead.
Wrightson scored 7 points and Patton and Jokinen struck again from long range and South Whidbey pushed its lead to 41-15 at the break.
Jacob Ng scored three times in the third quarter to help the Falcons go up 56-25 heading into the last period.
Wrightson tacked on 6 more points in the fourth quarter, finishing with a game-high 18.
Ng and Patton added 16 each, Jokinen had 9, Luke Rookstool 5, Kole Nelson 4, Young 2, Hezel 2 and Buck 1.