On a stormy Saturday afternoon, the Edmonds-Woodway girls basketball team blew away the Kamiak Knights in a 73-33 District 1 playoff game on the Warriors’ home court. Kamiak, which finished the 2010-11 season with a 3-11 league record, lost to Monroe in the first round of the Wesco postseason last Wednesday, so today’s loss knocked the Knights out of the playoffs.
After losing to Marysville-Pilchuck by one point last Wednesday, the Warriors powered through the first quarter, outscoring Kamiak 24-6. Starting guards Alex Kinney and Madeline Kasper shredded the Knights’ zone defense by hitting 3 pointers (Kasper was 5-for-5 beyond the arc), while Angela Woods and Sydney Donaldson worked the ball low. Woods, who got into foul trouble early, helped to move the ball around the arc against the Kamiak zone. “I thought our ball movement today was exceptional” said E-W head coach Duane Hodges.
At the defensive end, Kamiak only scored double digits in the second quarter and was limited to four points in the third. Also helping with today’s statistics were the E-W rebounding numbers, as the Warriors outdid the Knights off the glass, 37-13.
Senior Amia Nash also contributed significantly, getting eight of her 10 points off fast break layups.
Interestingly, 6’1″ Sydney Donaldson had nine assists today, and 6-foot Ashley Albertson had six. “You almost never see those kinds of numbers from bigs,” beamed Hodges. “They really played team ball today.”
Looking ahead, E-W will host the next game Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. vs. the loser of tonight’s Jackson-Lake Stevens match up.
Edmonds-Woodway scoring: Madeline Kasper 17, Alex Kinney 12, Ashley Albertson 6, Sydney Donaldson 13, Angela Woods 7, Amia Nash 10, Seyi Olajoyegbe 4, Sidney Eck 4