It was 33-13 at the end of the third quarter, in the Lady Beavers’ gym.
“It wasn’t really because of great defense,” head man Scott Bullock said, in the hallway before the boys’ game was about to begin.
“They had a tough night scoring and we did, too. We’re happy to get out of here with a win.”
The good news for the Lady Falcons was that sophomore Mackenzie Campbell, highly regarded as a force to be reckoned with, but sidelined recently with injury, had a bit of a coming-out party.Campbell led all scorers in the contest with 13, and showed her athleticism on offense and defense — her quicks — that the coach talked about in preseason. She played 26 of 32 minutes, game-high for Woodinville, and grabbed seven rebounds, including six offensive boards.
Her put-back in mid-air — a catch-and-shoot that not many girls can accomplish — put the Lady Falcons over the top, in a game where all- state Ali Forde scored only five points. Forde was swamped inside by a physical Beaver team that apparently had one mission: stop Forde inside.
Yet the big girl collected 12 rebounds, and added four assists with four blocked shots. Defensively, Forde was furious.
“It was not one of our best offensive games,” Bullock later said. “But we always tell our girls that the defense will carry you when the offense struggles. Tonight was a great example of that.”
Woodinville snagged 23 offensive rebounds, though many came off their own missed shots.
“We didn’t shoot it very well,” Bullock said, citing 16-of-59 overall. Neither did the Lady Beavs.