Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
                                Eastlake Wolves senior Cameron Edward, who will play college basketball at Pomona College next season, drives to the hoop against the Woodinville Falcons in the Class 4A KingCo tournament championship game on Feb. 15. Woodinville defeated Eastlake 75-61.

Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography Eastlake Wolves senior Cameron Edward, who will play college basketball at Pomona College next season, drives to the hoop against the Woodinville Falcons in the Class 4A KingCo tournament championship game on Feb. 15. Woodinville defeated Eastlake 75-61.

Falcons defeat Wolves in KingCo 4A tournament title game

For the second time during the 2017-18 season the Eastlake Wolves girls basketball team suffered a setback on the basketball court against the Woodinville Falcons.

Woodinville captured a 75-61 victory against Eastlake in the KingCo 4A championship game on Feb. 15 at Lake Washington High School in Kirkland. Woodinville improved their overall record to 19-3 with the win while Eastlake dropped to 21-2 overall. The Falcons have won two of their three matchups against the Wolves this season thus far. Woodinville head coach Scott Bullock knew his team would have to bring their “A” game in order to triumph against a talented Wolves roster in the KingCo 4A championship showdown.

“They (Eastlake) have a really strong team and they have a lot of really talented players that we’ve played against for years. I have been here for 15 years and (Eastlake point guard) Gina Marxen has got to be one of the better players that I have seen come through this league. I just love her game,” Bullock said of Marxen. “Our team played fantastic today. We had to play our top game to get this (win in title game) and we did. It just feels good.”

The matchup between the Wolves and Falcons was close for the vast majority of the night. Woodinville led Eastlake by just five points (52-47) at the end of the third quarter. The Falcons outscored the Wolves 23-14 in the final eight minutes of regulation to put the game away. Eastlake head coach Sara Goldie knew Woodinville would be a formidable foe.

“This one (loss) burns. It is a great competition every time we play them. That is a great basketball team,” Goldie said of Woodinville. “We could just never find our groove tonight.”

Eastlake will face the Skyline Spartans in a winner-to-regional, loser-out KingCo 4A playoff game at 6 p.m. on Feb. 17 at Lake Washington High School in Kirkland. Eastlake senior shooting guard Cameron Edward, who will play collegiate basketball at Pomona College next season, thinks her squad will rebound just fine with the season on the line against the Spartans.

“We’re going to take it one game at a time and we are going to play hard on Saturday (Feb. 17). We’re going to have the same game-plan that we did tonight. Nothing is going to change,” Edward said.

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