The Mt. Si Wildcats clawed their way past the Falcons Friday night, Jan.10, handing Woodinville a 58-44 KingCo Crown Conference loss.
“Mt. Si is a good team, one of the top teams in the State and we had our hands full,” Coach Kurt Melton said. “That said, I thought we played one of our best games of the year. We played hard, wanted to win obviously, but I was proud of the guy’s effort. The game was actually closer than the final score indicated. We were down by three with three minutes to go but turned the ball over a couple of times and they were able to capitalize on the mistakes.”
Three Falcons hit for double figures led by 13 from Cage Schenck. Blake Glessner knocked down 11 and Carson Noe ended the night with 10.
The team bounced back with a 42-37 win at North Creek Saturday night to move to 3-4 in league play and 7-6 overall.
Cage Schenck led Woodinville with 12 points. Carson Noe added 9, and Blake Glessner and Will Ruff finished with 7 each.
“Our concern going into this game was that we have been playing with a 7-man rotation and that the kids might be a little tired. We were shorthanded too with Layton (Duff) and Mitch (Springer) out sick and had a couple of others under the weather so we were definitely facing some adversity,” Melton said. “But the rest of the kids stepped up, played well defensively and we were able to come away with the win, which was nice because we took a difficult loss by a point at home to North Creek earlier in the season.”
The Falcons take on the conference-leading 6-1 Mustangs in Redmond on Friday. The game is scheduled for an 8 p.m. start
“Redmond is another one of the top teams in the State, so we’ll have our work cut out for us,” Melton said.