Braves avenge earlier league home loss to Orcas


January 25, 2017

TOUGH FIGHT – The La Conner Braves gave it their all in their home game against the South Whidbey Falcons, only to have victory snatched away in the last second. In the thick of it are No. 15 Jeffery Johnson, No. 33 James Hulbert, No. 25 Charlie Cram and No. 23 Brady Nelson. The Braves went down by one point, 53 to 52. – Photo by Don Coyote

So much for home court advantage.

The Orcas Vikings had routed La Conner by 25 points at Landy James Gym in December.

But the Braves were able to return the favor at Eastsound last week, posting a crucial 66-62 NW2B triumph that puts La Conner back in contention for the league title.

The victory, coupled with an earlier 62-32 blowout of Concrete, saw La Conner improve to 6-2 in conference action.

“It was a big win for us, no doubt,” Braves head coach Scott Novak said afterward.

His club figured to play better the second time around, having been minus leading scorer Budda Luna in the tea...

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