Warrior girls stunned by Marysville-Pilchuck, 44-43

It was deja vu for the Edmonds-Woodway girls basketball team Wednesday night as the Lady Warriors met Marysville-Pilchuck for the third season in a district playoff game — and for the third time, came away with a loss.

E-W held a comfortable 14-6 lead at the end of the first quarter, but the Warriors went scoreless in the second period until Madeline Kasper hit a layup with 1:26 left on the clock. At the half, the Warriors trailed by three — 23-20 — hitting just 8-for-24 from the floor and 3-for-5 from the free throw line.

Marysville-Pilchuck held the lead throughout the third, denying E-W access to the paint, and unfortunately for the Warriors, their outside shooting remained cold. A shortage of rebounds and scoring plagued the Warriors into the fourth, until a deep 3 pointer by Angela Woods got the offense rolling. E-W took the lead with 5:30 left in the game, stretching it to 43-37 with 5:05 on the clock.

What proved to be a very athletic M-P team would not give in and continued to find ways to score both inside and out. With :44 left on the clock, a one-point 43 – 42 lead and the ball, the E-W girls brought the ball up the floor but were unable to convert. After a timeout, M-P’s Morgan Martinis found a slot past the Warrior defense and scored on a layup with 1.6 seconds left to give the Tomahawks the victory.

“We didn’t shoot particularly well, likely due to the good defensive effort from M-P” said Warrior Coach Duane Hodges, “We just have a hard time with M-P.”

The Warriors play again on Saturday in a loser-out game at 2 p.m. (note time change) vs. Kamiak at home.

EW scoring: Madeline Kasper 9, Alex Kinney 4, Ashley Albertson 4, Sydney Donaldson 15, Angela Woods 11.

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