Doubling up Granite Falls in points in the first half ignited the South Whidbey High School boys basketball team to a 64-50 win on the Tigers’ court Friday, Jan. 24.
The Falcons (5-1, 13-3) have four 6:45 p.m. conference games remaining, starting with a trip up the island to face Coupeville (1-5, 5-10) Tuesday, Jan. 28. The next home game is the following night, Wednesday, Jan. 29, featuring a rematch with Granite Falls (1-5, 3-14).
The Falcons wrap up their regular-season home slate by hosting first-place King’s (6-0, 10-8) Friday, Jan. 31.
South Whidbey goes to Cedar Park Christian (4-3, 10-7) Tuesday, Feb. 4, for the final regular-season game.
South Whidbey 64, Granite Falls 50
Carson Wrightson scored 9 points, Jacob Ng and Nick Young had 4 each and Dexter Jokinen nailed a three-pointer as the Falcons skipped to a 20-11 first-quarter lead.
South Whidbey held the Tigers to only 4 points in the second period while scoring 10, getting four apiece from Wrightson and Luke Rookstool and a bucket from Young.
The Falcons, up 30-15 at the break, held a double-digit lead throughout the second half.
Sam Sylliaasen scored 13 points for the Tigers in the third period, but the Falcons kept Granite Falls from making up much ground as Jokinen sank a pair of three-pointers, Sterling Patton added another and Young scored twice.
Leading 48-34 going into the fourth quarter, the Falcons put the Tigers away with the help of 7 points from Wrightson and three-balls by Ng, Jokinen and Patton.
Wrightson led all scorers with 20 points. Young and Jokinen added 12 each, Ng 7, Patton 6, Rookstool 4, Levi Buck 3 and Cody Eager 2.
Sylliaasen had 19 for Granite Falls.