The Basketball Club of Woodinville is a booster club for the High School program and operates a Select/AAU feeder program for boys in grades 4-8 that live in the Woodinville high school attendance area
The Falcons play in a loser out regional game on Saturday Feb 28 at 6pm at Bothell HS vs. the Cascade Bruins. The winner of the game qualifies for a trip to Tacoma for the 4A state tournament that begins on Thursday March 5th.
More info about the state tournament can be found at http://www.wiaa.com/subcontent.aspx?SecID=305
It was the Woodinville boys first league title game in school history...and it showed. Early jitters led to missed opportunities and turnovers by the Falcons. Couple that with a dominating performance from Kingco 4A MVP Ty Gibson, Issaquah held a commanding lead – 24-11 with 3:20 left in the 2nd quarter...many in the gym wondered if this would be a repeat of a game a couple weeks earlier at Issaquah.
However, the Falcon seniors had something else in mind. After a bucket by Zack Oates to break the seal on the rim, Lance Coomar took over and led a comeback that left the Falcons trailing only by 3 at the half.
In the second half, the game went back and forth, with Issaquah again building a big lead after 3 consecutive Woodinville turnovers and missed rebounds. But the Falcons would not be denied. Their tenacious defense gave them a lead and Tony Miller’s clutch performance at the line kept the game close every time the Eagles rallied. Miller and Demetri Ilias continued to deliver on the offensive end for the Falcons, while Ty Gibson was not going to be stopped at the Eagles offensive end.
With 10 seconds left and trailing by one, Jesse Davis was fouled while driving to the hoop and went to the line with a chance to win it. He made the first to tie it up, but missed the second. Issaquah was unable to capitalize and the game went in to overtime.
In the overtime period, 3 Eagles fouled out and the Falcons continued to hit free throws to offset Issaquah field goals. As the clocked ticked under 10 seconds, the Falcons held a 61-60 lead. With 2 seconds left Tony Miller went to the line and hit both – assuring at least a second overtime if the Eagles could convert. After Miller knocked away the first inbounds pass, Issaquah inbounded a second time to Ty Gibson who wasn’t able to hit his ¾ court heave making the Falcons Kingco 4A champs for the first time in school history.
The first round of the State Tournament, the Regionals, will be held on Friday the 27th or Saturday the 28th at locations around the state. As the #1 seed from our district, it is likely that we will play close to home (For example last year the Kingco champ played their regional game at Bellevue College). Game time and location will be announced on Sunday February 22nd.
If you lose in regionals, your season is over. If you win at regionals you advance to the State tournament at the Tacoma Dome on March 5th – 7th. The team draws will be webcast LIVE on the NFHS Network (www.nfhsnetwork.com) on Sunday, March 1 at 3:00PM. More info can be found at http://www.wiaa.com/ardisplay.aspx?ID=752