By Ian Waldron
The first and second halves were like night and day for the Edmonds-Woodway boys basketball team Tuesday night, as they pulled off a 51-38 victory at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.
The Warriors scored just 10 points in each quarter of the first half, which was plagued by turnovers and sloppy rebounding, but managed to hold the Tomahawks to six points in the second quarter by way of persistent defense from all parts.
“We started off slow offensively, but we continued to play tough defense and cause turnovers,” said E-W head coach Todd Rubin. “We got some easy buckets and got a little bit more comfortable against their zone.”
Edmonds-Woodway came out of halftime looking like a completely different team, as they went on a 9-2 run to start the third quarter. Senior forward Zack Berg converted on a fast-break lay-up and a three-point play opportunity during the Warriors’ opening run.
Senior forward Josh Jordan had a spectacular night for Edmonds-Woodway, collecting 11 rebounds and 18 points on 7-17 from the field.
“We were really trying to push the ball,” said Jordan. “We’ve been working on that a lot in practice. I thought we did a really good job on help-defense.”
Edmonds-Woodway’s next game is Thursday at home against Arlington.
Edmonds-Woodway scoring: Grant Pattison 2, Brayden Nealey 2, Joon Choi 4, Devin Joseph 2, Zack Berg 11, Travis Bakken 4, Alex Hull 0, Tyler Brudevold 4, Scott Douglas 4, Josh Jordan 18.
Ian Waldron is a 2006 graduate of Edmonds-Woodway High School.