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South Whidbey hosts struggling Granite Falls squad | GIRLS BASKETBALLJanuary 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.