A Bush defender figured out the best way to slow down the South Whidbey attack, grabbing the jersey of Jacob Ng.	(Photo by Jim Waller/Sound Whidbey Record)

A Bush defender figured out the best way to slow down the South Whidbey attack, grabbing the jersey of Jacob Ng. (Photo by Jim Waller/Sound Whidbey Record)

South Whidbey steamrolls PT, Bush / Boys basketball

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.

Blaze Sanders led Bush with 10.

Dexter Jokinen defends a Bush dribbler. (Photo by John Fisken)

Dexter Jokinen defends a Bush dribbler. (Photo by John Fisken)

Kole Nelson is fouled on the way to the hoop. (Photo by Jim Waller/Sound Whidbey Record)

Kole Nelson is fouled on the way to the hoop. (Photo by Jim Waller/Sound Whidbey Record)

Jacob Ng (1) powers to the hoop for the Falcons.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Jacob Ng (1) powers to the hoop for the Falcons. (Photo by John Fisken)

Luke Rookstool scores on a fast break.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Luke Rookstool scores on a fast break. (Photo by John Fisken)

Carson Wrightson dunks on Bush.	(Photo by Jim Waller/Sound Whidbey Record)

Carson Wrightson dunks on Bush. (Photo by Jim Waller/Sound Whidbey Record)

Nick Young flies by Bush’s Deven Goel (12).	(Photo by Jim Waller/Sound Whidbey Record)

Nick Young flies by Bush’s Deven Goel (12). (Photo by Jim Waller/Sound Whidbey Record)

More in Sports

Photo by Jim Waller/Whidbey News-Times
This shot of an Oak Harbor youth league baseball scorebook shows Steve Lange had a monster day, slugging three home runs for the Angels on July 13, 1964.
History lesson: Past youth baseball comes to life in old scorebooks / Part 1

Please excuse me while I break one of the rules of journalism… Continue reading

Flake-teaser
COVID causes changes to college athletes’ careers

Oak Harbor High School graduate Elena Flake, a member of the University… Continue reading

prescott-teaser
WIAA changes guidelines for starting school sports

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association revised its guidelines for school sports this… Continue reading

Hodson replaces uncle as head coach at South Whidbey / Football

Mark and Luke Hodson share more than a last name. First there… Continue reading

Konni Smith sizes up her next shot. (Photo by John Fisken)
Green on Greens: Community displays generosity in memorial golf tournament

While COVID-19 has put brakes on much of society’s activities, it didn’t… Continue reading

Henry Booth pulls his boat out of the water after practice. (Photo by John Fisken)
One-time team member takes over as sailing coach

Shawn P. O’Connor was once the student, now he is the teacher.… Continue reading

Anna Anderson chips to the green in the Ladies’ Short and Sweet Par-3 Challenge Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Whidbey Golf Club. (Photo by John Fisken)
Rhodes, Franssen lead ladies’ par-3 golf tournament

The Short and Sweet Challenge usually takes place in March but was postponed because of COVID-19.

COVID-19 calling audibles: Oak Harbor football players adjusting to changes

“School isn’t going to be the same without football in the fall” said one high school senior.

DPSPS looking for volunteers for emergency response team

Volunteers for crew positions do not need to own a boat.

Most of the 2020 seniors are included in this photo taken for last spring’s South Whidbey High School sports program. Front row: junior Lara Napoli, junior Tayla Hymas, junior Lexi Wenzek, senior Chandra Wallace. Middle row: junior Sadie Wilson, senior McKenna Kelley, senior Ashley Ricketts, Joanie Welever, senior Alison Papritz. Back row: senior Ashley Ricketts, senior Chloe Loehr, senior Annika LeWarne, senior Oliana Stange, senior Jenna Pfeiffer, junior Laila Gmerek. (Photo by Jim Waller/Whidbey News-Times)
Tennis team aces relationships: Falcons lose final season together because of virus

Losing one last season with the Class of 2020 was tough for a South Whidbey High School tennis coach

Penn Cove Brewing Company hosts annual golf tournament

The tournament is Saturday, Sept. 19, at 1 p.m.

Calorie counter: Strength coach helps fuel athletes

Oak Harbor High School strength and conditioning coach Colby Heefner recognized a… Continue reading