The last time Edmonds-Woodway’s girls basketball team met Marysville-Pilchuck, the Warriors suffered a 44-43 defeat Feb. 9 that knocked them into the District 1 tournament consolation bracket, and Coach Duane Hodges noted that the Lady Warriors “just have a hard time with M-P.”
Saturday night, the E-W girls put the hard times behind them and completely overwhelmed the Tomahawks on their home court, coming away with a 64-30 win. The only thing standing between the Warriors and a berth to the state 4A tournament is a playoff game against the KingCo League’s Eastlake Wolves Tuesday night at Eastlake High School.
Against Marysville-Pilchuck Saturday night, the Warriors used a combination of intense defensive pressure and great ball movement, and also controlled the boards. They took a quick 15-6 lead in the first period and went into the locker room with a 29-18 advantage at halftime.
Point guard Amia Nash started in place of Alex Kenney, who was recovering from the flu, and went six for six. Angela Woods played both inside and outside games with a vengeance, scoring eight points in the paint, hitting three 3-pointers and sinking five from the free throw line. Woods, who led the Warriors with 22, also had four rebounds.
“We wanted to be patient on offense and get the ball inside,” E-W Coach Duane Hodges said.
The Tomahawks simply couldn’t find a way to counter the Warriors, who outscored M-P 16-7 in the third quarter and 19-5 in the fourth. Ashley Albertson had nine points, nine rebounds, four steals and five assists, and Sydney Donaldson added eight points. The Warriors also got four points from Kenney, who came off the bench, and two from Sidney Eck.