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La Conner boys’ hoop team falls prey to second half Falcon rally

The short-handed La Conner Braves faced long odds when they hosted 1A South Whidbey in non-league hoop action at Landy James Gym Monday night.

For a while, the NW2B Braves were able to beat those odds.

With three key players unavailable to square off against the Falcons, La Conner still managed to lead throughout the first quarter and was tied at halftime before fading in the second half.

South Whidbey’s Lucas Taksony scored a game-high 15 points and teammates Josh Sterba and Sterling Patton hit two three-pointers each to lead the visitors to a 42-27 victory.

La Conner (6-5) had led 9-5 late i...


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