The Ferndale boys’ basketball lost 79-55 against Edmonds-Woodway in a Class 3A Northwest District Tournament semifinal on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at Jackson.
“It was a great environment tonight,” Ferndale coach Jason Owens said in a phone interview. “We just weren’t able to break the press as well as we wanted.”
Behind 20 points at the half, the Golden Eagles’ defense stepped up in the second half, but it wasn’t enough, as they continued to fall further behind.
Austin Honeycutt led Ferndale with 18 points, and Dane Larson followed with nine points. Carson Genger and Garett Holmes each scored eight points.
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David Woodard scored a game-high 24 points for Edmonds-Woodway.
The team is looking ahead, Owens said. If they win their next game, Ferndale will go on to play for a trip to the state tournament.
Ferndale’s stars of the game
Honeycutt played a tough game all four quarters, according to his coach. Larson scored his nine points coming off the bench late in the game, and Genger added a strong offensive push in the game.
Ferndale goes moves into an elimination game at Stanwood at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18.
Edmonds-Woodway 79, Ferndale 55
Ferndale: Sky Freeman 4, Garett Holmes 8, John Weg 5, Riley Hunt 2, Jackson King 1, Austin Honeycutt 18, Dane Larsen 9, Carson Genger 8. Total: 55.
Edmonds-Woodway: David Woodard 25, Tre'var Holland 14, Brady Edwards 18, Noah Becker 9, Edikal Seare 2, Jordan Rice 6, Ryan Peterson 4. Total: 79.