In that bubbling cauldron of a fourth quarter and overtime, the Woodinville Falcons kept their composure, knocking off powerhouse Issaquah 63-60. In so doing, the Falcons did what they’ve never done before — win the KingCo 4A League Championship.
“Since day one, we’ve talked about the power of the fist, about knocking teams out with the power of the fist versus an open hand,” Woodinville coach Mark Folsom said. “About the power of playing as one. Our guys bought into that and tonight was characteristic of all that coming together.”
So much hung in the balance of this KingCo tourney game. With 10 seconds left in overtime, Woodinville inbounded the ball trailing Bothell 60-58. A win would send the Lady Falcons to State; a loss would send them home. But miscommunication led to an errant pass — an excruciating turnover. And moments later, when Bothell’s Keyonna Jones knocked down a pair of free throws, Woodinville could only watch as the buzzer sounded and Bothell stormed the court in celebration.