The win boosts the Vikings’ record to a respectable 5-6 overall, 3-3 in KingCo play after a slow season start but with plenty of roundball still to be played.
“We’re getting better, playing harder, and playing together,” Inglemoor coach Greg Lowell said. “That’s what I like the best. Tonight we protected our home court and I was impressed with our focus.”
It was a more optimistic message than came from the other locker room as the Falcons fell to 1-5 in league play, 2-10 overall.
“Not sure what else I can tell you other than we need to get back on the practice floor and keep working hard,” Woodinville coach Mark Folsom said. “In order for us to have success we need to work harder than the other team. We didn’t do that tonight.”
The Falcons fell behind 38-22 at the half and it was an uphill grind the rest of the way. Inglemoor led 55-31 after three quarters before the deficit ballooned to 33 points after Lowell emptied his bench.
Woodinville freshman Tony Miller — Trey’s kid brother who plays for the other side — led the Falcons with 12 points. John Villasenor added 11.
Viking seniors Chris Bryant, Cooper Danby and Brendan Lauck rounded out the scoring ledger with 14, 13 and 12 points respectively.
Things look to get no easier for Woodinville in the immediate future, with unbeaten and top-ranked Bothell bringing its high-wire act to WHS on Friday.