High School Basketball

Honeycutt hits shot with one second left to give Golden Eagles win

Ferndale’s boys’ basketball team barely survived Meridian, as Austin Honeycutt snagged a rebound and put it back in with just a second left on the clock to give the Golden Eagles (11-4, 5-2 NWC) a 47-45 Northwest Conference win on Wednesday, Jan. 21, at Meridian High School.

The Trojans (8-8, 0-7 NWC) had taken a one-point lead when Alex Martin, who had a game-high 20 points, scored as he got fouled and then made the free throw. On the following possession the Trojans fouled Carson Genger to send him to the line for a 1-and-1. Genger hit the first before missing the second.

Honeycutt’s winning basket followed. He finished with 15 points.

Kyle Young tallied 15 points, eight rebounds and four assists for the Trojans.

“Kyle really showed up ready to play,” Meridian coach Shane Wichers said in a phone interview. “He was very physical down low. That’s an undersized post going against (John) Weg and Honeycutt. I’m proud of the way he played.”

Meridian faces Burlington-Edison on Friday, Jan. 23, on the road. Ferndale plays Bellingham on Friday at home.

Ferndale 47, Meridian 45

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Ferndale: Sky Freeman 0, Garett Holmes 2, Brady Shearer 9, Carson Genger 1, Malik Ivory 8, Austin Honeycutt 15, John Weg 8, Dante Kelly 2, Hunt 2. Totals: 19-46 7-13 47.

Meridian: Nick Rautenberg 0, Alex Martin 20, Daniel Young 2, Kyle Young 11, Derek Campfield 7, Cody Bachman 5, Singh 0. Totals: 15-40 13-17 45.

3-point field goals — Ferndale: 2 (Shearer, Ivory 1); Meridian: 2 (Bachman, Martin 1). Rebounds — Ferndale: 25 (Honeycutt 8); Meridian: 21 (Kyle Young 8). Assists — Ferndale: 13 (Kelly 3); Meridian: 10 (Kyle Young 4). Fouls — Ferndale: 14 (Fouled out: Weg); Meridian: 15. Turnovers — Ferndale: 12; Meridian: 12.

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