January 19, 1998
Photo by Russ Paris
Sterling Brown, 23, sunk 10 points in the Falcon's victory over Roosevelt.
by Russ Paris
The Woodinville High School boys' varsity basketball team ignited for 26 fourth quarter points to defeat the Roosevelt Roughriders 67 to 48 in Kinco 4A action at the Falcon gym last week.
Woodinville, now with 2 wins and 2 losses in league play, scooted to a 16 to 7 first quarter lead. Roosevelt countered with a slow-down blacktop physical brand of ball hurting the run-and-gun Falcons as their lead narrowed to 41 to 37 at the end of three quarters.
Woodinville displayed their better physical conditioning and just outran, outplayed and outscored the Teddies 26 to 11 in the fourth quarter.
Roosevelt's physical inner-city style of play was also their Achilles heel as Woodinville made 20 or 34 foul shots compared to the Teddie's 7 of 10. This 13 point charity line advantage for the Falcons made the difference in the game.
The Falcons were led by Aaron Brown's 16 points. Also scoring in double digits for WHS were Nate Labetkin with 12, Zach Tuiasosopo with 14, Sterling Brown with 10.