Northwest NEWS

January 18, 1999

Sports

Falcons sink Vikings

WHS basketball

Falcon Zach Tuiasosopo (#35) in action.
Photo by Russ Paris.

by Russ Paris

   The Woodinville Falcons, hungry for their first league victory of the basketball season, outplayed Inglemoor both offensively and defensively at the WHS gym last Friday night.

   Behind the shooting of Sterling Brown (15 points), the Falcons raced to a 24-9 first quarter lead. Several times this year, including last Tuesday's loss to Roosevelt, the Falcons have gained an early lead only to see it evaporate by halftime. The team has also struggled with second-half turnovers.

   But against the Vikings, the Falcons (0-4) were not to be denied. They played the second quarter with intensity behind the strong board play and shooting of Jeff Mason (14 points) and went into the locker room up 42-21.

   The third quarter saw the Falcons continue to outscore the Vikings 2 to 1. The 20-10 point run put the score at 62-31 and out of reach for the Vikings. The Falcon and Viking reserves played the final quarter 5-5 for a 67-36 Woodinville win.

   The victory was the first for interim coach Steve Johnson, and the first game for the Falcons without former head coach Joe Meagher, who had resigned for personal reasons. Meagher remains the athletic director for Woodinville High School.