|Woodinville wears down Ballard|
|Written by Don Mann|
|Wednesday, 22 December 2010 09:48|
ShareMelissa Gilkey notched a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds and the Woodinville girls scored 20 fourth quarter points to blow open a relatively close game while knocking off Ballard 49-30 at home on Friday.
Yet Falcon coach Scott Bullock was not a very happy camper.
"We’re not a very good basketball team right now," he said. "We were sloppy and they played harder than we did tonight."
The Lady Falcons committed a dozen turnovers, mostly on forced entry passes down low to Gilkey and Ali Forde, who added 10 points and nine rebounds.
"Ballard did a nice job of packing it in and they took us away from what we were trying to do," Bullock said. "We didn’t shoot it very well from outside. Finally we started to hit some shots in the fourth quarter."
Most of them were layups in transition off Beaver turnovers.
"The turnovers killed us," Ballard coach CJ Sealey said. "We only scored 30 points, but believe it or not I was very pleased with the way we played through three quarters. It was 29-22 at the end of the third at their place, and that’s a pretty good team over there."
Sealey said it was no secret that Ballard stacked its defense inside.
"Gilkey and Forde are great players and we knew they would look for them down low," she said. "So we did a nice job there for a while but eventually we wore down a little."
Woodinville shot 38 percent from the floor on twos — 15 of 39 — and shot 15 percent from three point range, misfiring on 11 of 13 attempts.
On the flip side, the Lady Falcons were 13 of 15 from the free throw line.
"That’s probably what saved us," Bullock said. Woodinville sophomore Kim Frost had a solid game with 10 points — 4 for 4 from the stripe — and three steals.
The Lady Falcons (3-1, 3-2 overall) travel to Skyline Tuesday before heading to Phoenix, Ariz., for the Nike Invitational December 27 through December 30. Woodinville tips off against Chandler (Ariz.) High School (5-0), which features two 6-foot-4 centers and two 6-foot-2 forwards.