By Ian Waldron
It was a slow start for the Warriors Thursday night, but Edmonds-Woodway caught fire in the second half and knocked off Wesco North’s top-ranked Monroe 59-54.
A combination of turnovers and fouls troubled both teams, and Monroe, who came into Thursday night’s contest with a 6-0 record, led 11-10 after the first quarter. The second quarter included more of the same, but the Warriors (2-4) managed to pull away and led 29-24 entering halftime.
The Warriors had a 7-0 run to start the third quarter that built a 36-24 lead. Guards Grant Pattison and Tyler Brudevold both connected on three-point attempts in the third quarter, and picked up 14 and 7 points respectively.
Senior guard Zack Berg struggled in the first half, connecting on only one attempt from the field, but managed to finish the night with 13 points and three steals.
Sophomore Devin Joseph stepped up for Edmonds-Woodway, collecting 12 points and a couple of assists off the bench. Joseph also went 5-6 from the free throw line.
Edmonds-Woodway travels to Marysville-Pilchuck (2-4) next Tuesday, Jan. 11 for a 7:30 p.m. start.
Edmonds-Woodway scoring: Grant Pattison 13, Brayden Nealey 0, Joon Choi 2, Devin Joseph 12, Zach Berg 14, Travis Bakken 8, Tyler Brudevold 7, Scott Douglas 3.
Ian Waldron is a 2006 graduate of Edmonds-Woodway High School.