Falcons round ball drops thriller to Mustangs

  • Written by Bob Kirkpatrick

Layton Duff knocks down a running hook late in the second half.
Bob Kirkpatrick/Woodinville Weekly


Woodinville was looking to get back in the win column after a buzzer-beating 46-45 loss to North Creek on Friday, Dec. 13.

But the Falcons were dealt another close loss in the final seconds of the home game with Redmond last night, dropping a 50-48 contest to the Mustangs Tuesday, Dec. 17.

Woodinville fell behind 5-1 in the opening minutes but battled back with a 7-2 run sparked by a trey from Layton Duff to go up top 8-7.
Redmond answered back with a 6-2 run of its own to lead 13-10 at the end of the first eight minutes of play.

The Mustangs pushed the score to 20-10 in the opening minutes of the second quarter after a couple of questionable non-calls from the referee crew and end up taking a 29-19 score into the locker room at intermission.

Woodinville’s Blake Glessner sank the first bucket of the third quarter and kick-started an 11-8 run to make it 37-30 with under 30 seconds on the clock. Cage Schenck heated up during that stretch draining 9 points.

Redmond, refusing to yield, put the pedal to the metal to increase its lead to double-digits, 47-37 with less than three minutes left in the game.

The Falcons got within five, 49-44 on a shot from Schenck from beyond the arc with 17 seconds to go.

Woodinville pressed on the inbound pass and was forced to foul to stop the clock.

Redmond missed the front end of a 1-and-1 from the charity stripe and Schenck raced down court and pulled up for a 2-point bucket to make it 49-46 with eight seconds left in the contest.

Another foul by the Falcons sent the Mustangs to the line once again. Redmond made one of two shots and led 50-46. A last-second basket by Glessner brought the final tally to 50-48 Mustangs.

Glessner led the Woodinville effort with 18 points. Schenck finished with 16.

The loss dropped the Falcons to 1-2 in the KingCo Crown Conference and 2-3 overall. Woodinville is back on the hardwood Friday night at 8 p.m. for a home game against Inglemoor.

Cage Schenck pulls up in the paint for two of his 14 points.
Bob Kirkpatrick/Woodinville Weekly



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