Double dip split |

Double dip split

The Forest Lake Christian boys basketball team knew that the Woodland Christian would be a difficult team to take down, even on the Falcons’ home floor, and even with a packed house for support.

The Cardinals of Woodland met expectations, beating Forest Lake 84-53.

The Falcons met the Cardinals with knowledge of what the only road to success could be – outside shooting. Only two players scoring in double figures was not what coach Steve Gonet had in mind.

“We had to shoot well,” Gonet said. “And we didn’t.”

The only two double-digit scorers on the night were Mark Boatman with 20 points, and Chris Keller who added 15.

The Falcons, who finished 7-7 in league and 13-11 overall, will most likely need a better offensive output to get past the first round of the playoffs, which start next week.

Falcon girls wrap up regular season with win

The Forest Lake Christian girls basketball team put the finishing touches on a near-perfect season Friday night as the Falcons won at home against Woodland Christian 70-53.

The win sends Forest Lake to the playoffs unbeaten in the Central Valley Christian League.

The game got off to a rough start for the Falcons, as Woodland outscored Forest Lake 10-2 in the opening minutes. But as the excitement of a packed gym on homecoming night died down, so did the jitters of the Falcons.

In answer to the eight-point deficit that the Falcons found themselves in, they went on an 11-2 run to take the lead, something they held on to until the final whistle blew.

Forest Lake’s Brooke Hodges showed her readiness for the postseason, scoring a game-high 24 points. Brittany Allen dropped in 17 points, and Olympia Jacobs added 13 on a five-for-eight shooting night.

Division V top-seed Forest Lake will face a 16th seed in the first round of the playoffs, so the team may be hard pressed to find a worthy opponent in the near future, according to head coach Steve Kellar. Still, the playoffs are a whole new season.

“If we play like this the rest of the season, we’ll be state champions,” Kellar said.

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