E-W girls fall to high school superpower Oregon City, 57-55

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The Edmonds-Woodway girls basketball team played storied Oregon City tough in the final game of the Northwest All-Stars Shootout at Pierce College Saturday before falling, 57-55, according to My Edmonds News online news partner The Seattle Times.

The Warriors (7-3 overall and 3-0 in league) trailed by eight with about five minutes left in the game before pulling even at 51 on a Madeline Kasper three-pointer just inside two minutes to go. Oregon City (3-0), which has won 11 big-school state titles, made 6 of 8 free throws down the stretch to nail down the victory, the Times said.

Leading scorer for the Warriors was Sydney Donaldson, with 21 points. Ashley Albertson had 14 points and 12 rebounds, while Madeline Kasper added  10 points.

“We played well, and we had awfully good statistics,” Warrior head coach Duane Hodges told My Edmonds News, noting that E-W outrebounded the Pioneers, had fewer turnovers and attempted more shots. “It’s too bad you don’t win on statistics.”

Hodges noted that top scorer Angela Woods wasn’t feeling well during the game, which limited her scoring output. Woods, who averages 17.1 points per game, had 8 points.

Putting the close loss to a nationally-known team aside, Hodges said he is looking forward to entering league play “full force” this week. “I think we will be well-prepared because of our non-league schedule,” he said. This week, the Warriors face Kamiak, then go on a two-week break before moving into play against tough Wesco North opponents Lake Stevens and Monroe, both away games.

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