By Quint Turner
Grant Pattison sticks out in a room, thanks to his hairstyle and personality, but Saturday night at Meadowdale he stuck out with his amazing performance. Leading all scorers with 26 points, plus 14 rebounds, he showed how to beat the Mavericks: second chance points.
The first quarter started out promising for the Mavs when Matt Hirsch drove down the key and had to make a circus lay-in to tie it at 2. Unfortunately, it would not last as E-W went on a 6-0 run to take the lead, and the Warriors would not look back after that. E-W’s Travis Bakken made it 10-4 when he went up for a lay-in, and somehow was able to switch hands mid-air to put it in. The last basket of the quarter was scored when Devin Joseph drove the key and made a great pass to Sir Stephen Jackson at the side of the net for a lay-in. The first quarter was pretty much just one long run for the Warriors, as it was 17-4 at the end of it.
In the second quarter, Torin Dooley — who led the Mavericks with 11 points — hit the first three-pointer for either team to bring the Mavs to within 10. However, Meadowdale’s guards were trying to do too much with the ball instead of passing and getting clean looks, which often led to either blocks or turnovers rather than buckets. The Warriors had a 21-11 lead when David Hansen grabbed an offensive rebound, passed the ball off, then got open to drain the first three for the Warriors. The Warriors got many second-chance points thanks to Jason Smarr, Pattison, Bakken and Henry Olson. Barret Carlow of MHS tried to start another comeback when he drove through the Warrior D to make a one-handed lay-in, but Pattison responded with a great drive of his own to make it 31-18. The score at the half was 33-24 Edmonds Woodway on top.
Hirsch started the third quarter the same way the he started the first; he made another one-handed circus-esque lay-in to cut the lead to seven points. Pattison earned his double-double when he got another offensive rebound, and then put the ball right back into the basket to make it 38-28. The Mavs’ Charlie White played a gutsy third. He got four steals in the first four minutes to try to start a rally, but the team was only able to score three points with the breakaways from those steals.
It was 41-29 with 3:00 to go, and Olson was in foul trouble, picking up his fourth and forcing Coach Steve Call to bench him for most of the game. The Mavs made it 44-32 when Dooley got a breakaway and passed it cross-court to Feldhaus for an easy lay-in, but Pattison responded with another offensive rebound, followed by a bucket and a foul shot. The Warriors led the Mavs 46-34 at the third-quarter break.
When Pattison put the Warriors up 51-36 on a deep 3 in the fourth, it looked to be over. But the Mavs had other ideas. They scored eight points to make it just 51-44, and it was a game again. However, the Mavericks were unable to capitalize on their scoring opportunities.
There were also a few scary plays for Mav fans in the fourth. Spencer Linton, playing his second game back from an ankle injury, had to leave the gamewhen he came up cringing trying to save a ball going out of bounds. Then, with 1:30 left and the Warriors up 60-49, Doley fell while chasing Joseph, who was on a breakaway after a steal, and then Carlow fell over Dooley. Thankfully, none of them were hurt, and the Warriors closed out the game with a 63-49 win.
The Mavs fall to 2-3 (1-1 in league), and play next Tuesday at Marysville-Getchell, at 7:15. The Warriors improve to 4-1 (0-1 in league) and play Tuesday at Mariner, at 7:15 p.m.
Meadowdale Scoreboard: Charlie White 6, Matt Hirsch 8, Brian Feldhaus 9, Torin Dooley 11, Spencer Linton 9, Barrett Carlow 3, Kenley Ackerman 3
Edmonds-Woodway Scoreboard: Grant Pattison 26, Devin Joseph 8, Sir Stephen Jackson 2, Travis Bakken 8, Alex Hull 3, David Hansen 3, Jason Smarr 11, Henry Olson 2
Sports correspondent Quint Turner is a sophomore at Meadowdale High School.