WHS Girls Basketball: Falcons soar over Lake Washington 76-48

  • Written by Derek Johnson

Regan Schenck dished out a school-record 13 assists and freshman teammate Madison Dubois scored 19 points as the Woodinville Falcons beat Lake Washington 76-48 last Monday night at Lake Washington High School.

The non-conference win improved the Falcons’ overall record to 5-2 on the season.

DSC 4692Alena Coomar prepares to shoot a free throw. (Photo by Derek Johnson)

“We’re starting to gel and it’s coming together,” Dubois said. “So it’s only the beginning. And it’s only going to get better.”

Woodinville started the game in their usual aggressive style of play, which overwhelmed the Kangs and amassed a 25-12 lead.   

“Our goal was to come out strong in the first quarter and score 20 points,” Woodinville coach Scott Bullock said. “And they ended up with 25. They came out with a great start, the kids shot the ball well.”

Several Falcons boasted strong performances on this night. Nikki Zaback amassed 16 rebounds in just 17 minutes of play. Gabi Glessner added 10 points, and Madison Lundquist scored 14 points and snared 6 rebounds.

“Madison Lundquist had a great game today,” Bullock said. “She made some great passes, some great finishes, knocked down some free throws. She’s only a sophomore and she’s a girl that’s been working really hard. Each game she’s been taking little steps, so I was really proud of her today.”

DSC 4689Woodinville’s Katie Plummer looks to pass in her team’s win over Lake Washington. (Photo by Derek Johnson)

With regular starter Gabby Whalen not playing (she was basking on the warm beaches of Hawaii), sophomore Alena Coomar earned her first career start at big forward. She finished with 5 points and 3 rebounds.

“It was really cool,” Coomar said. “I’ve been part of this team for a year and a half now. I’ve really gotten to know the girls. It was really cool to show that the hard work in practice has paid off.”

But the straw that stirred the Falcon tonic on this night was Schenck. The sophomore guard’s 13 assists broke the Woodinville school record of 11, originally set by LeeAnn Palo in a game against Roosevelt in 2006. Schenck’s relentless tenacity and laser beam passes kept Woodinville’s offense firing on all cylinders.    

During a timeout in the action, a referee remarked to a reporter that this Woodinville squad was one of the most impressive teams he’d seen in the region this year. The astonishing thing, he added, was the youth on the roster.

Indeed, with Schenck (sophomore), Dubois (freshman), Lundquist (sophomore), Zaback (sophomore) and Coomar (sophomore), Falcon coach Scott Bullock possesses an embarrassment of riches for future seasons.  

Woodinville next travels to Indio, California the week after Christmas to play in the MaxPreps Holiday Classic. They will return home and resume conference play with a match against Mount Si on Jan. 6.

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