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Falcon hoops dropped from playoffs

February 10th, 2013 at Sun, 10th, 2013 at 10:21 am by benwatanabe

Both South Whidbey High School basketball teams were eliminated from the 1A playoffs Friday night. The Falcon boys team lost 66-56 to the Mount Baker Mountaineers. Both scores were well above South Whidbey’s season averages of 47.4 points for and 58.9 against. South Whidbey’s boys finished with their worst record under third-year head coach Henry Pope with a 2-12 record in Cascade Conference play and 5-19 overall.

The Falcon girls struggled against the Blaine Borderites, 48-32. Offensively, South Whidbey was held under its season average of 38.4 points per game, but allowed more than its average of 44.3 points per game. South Whidbey’s girls finished 6-6 in Cascade Conference play and 12-12 overall.

Reporter for the South Whidbey Record. Currently I cover Langley, South Whidbey Fire/EMS, the South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District, Clinton and sports. On any given night or any given weekday, I'm likely watching a baseball, basketball or football game on TV while reading Mother Jones, Esquire, The New York Times, The Seattle Times, The Daily Herald or scrolling through Twitter. If I can go sailing, I do. Fishing is a recently discovered hobby, but there are few things as exciting as getting a fish on the line and the battle between urgency and patience to haul it in. I don't much care for pets, but probably want to pet your dog or hold your cat.

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