JANUARY 20, 1997
Marques Tuiasosopo, #35, battles for a rebound in Woodinville's loss to Mercer Island Friday night, 64-37.
Photo by Russ Paris.
by Russ Paris
Woodinville improved their overall record (6-5, 4-2 league) with a 51-39 win over the Sammamish Totems on Jan. 14. Sophomore center Jason Snyder sparked the victory.
The first period found Woodinville getting off to a slow start. The team looked for Marques Tuiasosopo, but he was having a poor shooting night. Fortunately, more rebounds (17-8) went to the Falcons. Nate Lubetkin and Snyder kept the game close with their scoring. The half ended with the Falcons shooting at 32%, but only down by one point.
Coach Joe Meagher called for defensive switches and to take Totem talent Demetric Jones out of his game. Defensively, WHS did just that, and Jones had zero second-half points. Offensively, Meagher asked his team to get the ball down to the low post where Snyder pounded the boards and basket for 13 second-half points.
The fourth period belonged to Snyder. Going hard to the basket, the Falcons ran away with the game, 51-39. Snyder finished with 19 points, eight of 11 from the field, three of five from the line, and eight rebounds.
On Friday, Jan. 17, the Falcons were outmatched by Mercer Island, losing by a score of 64-37.