South Whidbey steamrolls Tigers / Boys basketball

The South Whidbey High School boys basketball team was dominant in a 60-38 win at Granite Falls Tuesday, Jan. 15.

The Falcons limited the last-place Tigers (0-6, 2-13) to single-digit scoring in each of the first three quarters as they raced to leads of 15-3, 30-9 and 49-17.

Nine different Falcons scored in the game as South Whidbey received contributions throughout the lineup.

Kody Newman scored 9 points in the first quarter to help South Whidbey take control from the get-go. He tacked on 10 more in the second as the Falcons continued to pull away.

Seven Falcons scored in the third quarter, led by Newman and Levi Buck with 4. Dexter Jokinen knocked down a three-pointer.

With the game decided long before, Granite Falls more than doubled its score in the fourth quarter, producing 21 points – 15 from Liam Schenfeld, who finished with 18.

Newman’s all-around game included 23 points, seven rebounds, four steals and four assists.

Carson Wrightson added 7 points and eight rebounds.

Jokinen scored 6 points, Wyatt De Mers 5, Jacob Ng 5, Buck 4, Nick Young 3, Sterling Patton 3 and Kole Nelson 2.

The win lifted South Whidbey (3-2, 10-5) into a three-way tie for second place in the North Sound Conference with Sultan and Cedar Park Christian.

The Falcons go on the road to face fifth-place Coupeville (1-4, 2-10) at 6:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18.

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