In the last game of the regular season, the Edmonds-Woodway Lady Warriors easily handled Kamiak, beating the Knights 68-52. With the win, the E-W girls remained undefeated in league play, finishing the regular season at 14-0, 18-3 overall.
EW jumped to a big 20-9 start in the first period, mostly by not giving the Knights any access to the paint or the baseline. At the offensive end in the first period, the Warriors patiently worked the ball around their own perimeter, balancing their outside shooting with penetration passes into Ashley Albertson and Sydney Donaldson. Angela Woods and Madeline Kasper needed very little time warming up tonight, with each hitting a couple of early 3 pointers.
By half time, the Warriors had a strong 42-20 lead, scoring at will and shutting down the Knights scorers. In the third period, the EW girls clearly were on a defensive mission, allowing Kamiak only two points the entire quarter. With continued pressure around the paint, and a full court press, the Knights could not find any way in.
“People think we are a three-point shooting team and we are, but we can play some great defense too, and that’s really what I want our trademark to be.” said Coach Duane Hodges.
Going into the fourth quarter with a 56-22 lead, Hodges went to the bench extensively, rotating in only one or two starters to give Woods, Donaldson and Albertson much needed rest. Next Wednesday, the E-W girls face Marysville-Pilchuck (8-7, 4th place in Wesco North) on the Warriors’ home court.
E-W scoring: Madeline Kasper 11, Alex Kinney 5, Ashley Albertson 6, Sydney Donaldson 13, Angela Woods 20, Amia Nash 2, Seyi Olajoyegbe 3, Sidney Eck 2, Maddy Nealey 4, Awa Marenah 2