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South Whidbey hosts struggling Granite Falls squad | GIRLS BASKETBALL

January 8th, 2013 at Tue, 8th, 2013 at 2:27 pm by benwatanabe

Penrith traveled a long way from Australia to South Whidbey, and its girls basketball team will go home with a solid 42-40 victory.
In the friendly international game Monday night, South Whidbey lost despite Hayley Newman’s game-high 17 points.
The Falcons had less than a day to recover as they returned to Cascade Conference action tonight. South Whidbey hosts Granite Falls, which has yet to win a conference game.
At sixth place, South Whidbey is mired at the bottom of the conference and needs to improve its record to own the tiebreaker with fellow 1A school Coupeville, which won earlier this season. Only the top two 1A teams from the Cascade Conference will advance to the playoffs.
While turnovers have plagued the Falcons, it seems the Tigers struggle with losing the ball more. Through 12 games, Granite Falls averaged only 26.8 points per game and allowed 48.3.
Tip off is at 6:45 p.m. at South Whidbey High School.

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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