The Edmonds-Woodway High School boys and girls basketball teams each came away with victories Tuesday night in the preseason openers for both squads.
The girls faced off against 3A Marysville-Getchell in the Warrior gym, scoring a lopsided 96-30 victory.
Madeline Kasper led the Warriors with 21 points, including three 3-pointers, while Sidney Eck scored 18 points and Samone Jackson added 15.
Next up for the Lady Warriors is perennial girls basketball powerhouse Auburn-Riverside, which visits the E-W gym on Thursday. Tip-off is 7:15 p.m. and the game will be broadcast live on Warrior Radio.
The Warrior boys, meanwhile, gave first-year coach Steve Call a 49-44 road victory over Lynnwood.
Senior Grant Pattison led the Warriors with 12 points, and got E-W started in the first quarter with three 3-pointers. The Warriors were ahead by five at halftime and up by 10 after the third quarter.
The Royals were able to rally in the fourth in front of an enthusiastic home crowd, but the Warriors were able to stave off the comeback for the win.
Travis Bakken, a 6-7 sophomore post, added 10 points for E-W while juniors Henry Olson and Devin Joseph each scored 8.
Call praised the work of two players who came off the bench in the fourth quarter: sophomore Jason Smarr, who went 5-for-11 at the free throw line, and senior Sir Stephen Jackson, who shut down Lynnwood’s top scorer.
“It’s tough to get a win on the road,” Call said, adding that he’s pleased that his young team, which lost seven seniors to graduation last year, held Lynnwood to 44 points. “Our goal is to hold every team to 40-45 points,” Call said.
The E-W boys travel to Hazen High School Wednesday night, then return to the EWHS gym Friday to face Sultan in a 7 p.m. non-league match-up that will be broadcast live on Warrior Radio.