BOTHELL — It was a game of can’t miss for the Vikings and can’t buy a basket for the Falcons as Inglemoor blew past Woodinville 67-54 in semifinal district action at Bothell High School Tuesday night.
“They were hitting everything, especially in the first half and that’s what I told the team — they shot well and we didn’t,” Coach Kurt Melton said. “We also turned the ball over early, which gave them probably 10 first-half points and it’s hard to come back from that."
The teams played each other twice in the regular season, with both winning by a 2-point margin. But this one was a different contest altogether as the Falcons were down 19-4 at the end of the first quarter and trailing 31-19 at the break.
One would think things couldn't get worse for Woodinville, but they did as Inglemoor doubled-up the Falcons, 50-25, with just over seven minutes to play.
The good news is this was the first loss in the double-elimination tournament, so Woodinville can put the game behind them and turn its focus to the Jackson High School Timberwolf’s who just squeaked past Redmond 48-47 Tuesday.
“The kids are a little frustrated with the loss, but at the same time, they’ve earned the opportunity to be here," Melton said. “We still have another game to play and we’ll do our best to come away with a win and keep advancing in the tournament.”
Blake Glessner led the Falcons with 19 points. Cage Schneck dumped in 18. Carson Noe finished with 10.
The game with Jackson takes place Thursday night at 7:15 at Bothell High School.