Bothell bashes Woodinville five

  • Written by Don Mann
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Staff Photo/Don Mann Bothell senior Zach Lavine throws one down in the first half.
Looking a bit like the Flying Wallendas in long shorts, the top-ranked Bothell boys’ basketball team put on quite the show at home last Friday, walloping Woodinville 93-57 on the hardwood floor though much of the heavy damage was done above it.

UCLA-bound Zach Lavine led the high-wire act with 33 points, mostly from way downtown including four straight from jump street.

The wispy 6-4 guard with the feathery touch and electric first step shot 10-for-21 overall, including 5-of-13 long range and was a perfect 8-for-8 at the line — seemingly without breaking a sweat.

But his first quarter tomahawk dunk put a jolt into the gym and after that the Falcons had no chance whatsoever.

It didn’t help the visitors’ cause that its best tall player, Quinten Parker, was away on vacation. At least his head didn’t get dunked on.

Cougar 6-7 junior post Josh Martin went for 13 points and 11 rebounds — including three putback slams.

Senior swingman Perrion Callendret added a very loud 10 points, including a thunderous windmill flush right before the half that nearly blew the roof off the place.

It was 23-8 after one quarter, 45-23 at the break and 68-45 after three.

Despite the carnage, Woodinville coach Mark Folsom was pleased with the Falcons’ effort, given the height and athletic mismatch presented.

“Our kids competed hard,” he said. “They put forth the effort we were looking for. Lavine hit some deep shots early that we actually defended well.

“Our challenge every night — especially with so many young guys playing — is to figure out how to fight through adversity.”

John Villasenor led the Falcons with 14 points.

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