With a strong defensive effort on Wednesday, the Edmonds-Woodway Warriors gave themselves another opportunity to play Friday with hopes of extending their 2017-2018 season even further.
The Warriors held the Everett Seagulls to single-digit scoring in both the second and third quarters and defeated the Gulls 64-41 in a District 1 3A Boys Basketball Tournament loser-out game at Edmonds-Woodway High School.
E-W outscored Everett 21-7 in the second quarter, 14-8 in the third and held the Seagulls to their season-low points production of the year.
Mutdung Bol led the Warriors with 16 points; Michael Epoch and Uchenna Acholonu added 14 and 12 points respectively.
With the win, E-W moves on to another district tournament loser-out game on Friday, Feb. 16, when they will take on the Arlington Eagles; tip-off at Jackson High School is scheduled for 7:45 p.m. If the Warriors can snag a victory, they will play Saturday, Feb. 17, for third place in the district tourney and a berth in the regional round of the WIAA 3A state tournament.
To view the entire District 1 3A Boys Basketball Tournament bracket, click www.wescoathletics.com/tournament.php?tournament_id=2479&sport=3.
Prep Boys Basketball: Everett at Edmonds-Woodway, Feb. 14 (District 1 3A Boys Basketball Tournament loser-out game)
Everett 13 7 8 13 — 41
Edmonds 16 21 14 13 — 64
Edmonds-Woodway scoring: Mutdung Bol 16, Michael Epoch 14, Uchenna Acholonu 12, Noah Becker 8, Chinedu Acholonu 7, Kameron Eck 4, Eli Thomas 3, Brian Bunyatipanon
Everett scoring: Elijah Ross-Rutter 11, Preston Campbell 10, Wes Erickson 9, Bogdan Fesiienko 5, Daniel Peterson 3, Taras Fesiienko 2, Mason Cobos 1, Gabe Waddle
Records: Edmonds-Woodway 13-9 overall; Everett 9-14 overall
Edmonds-Woodway next game: versus Arlington, Friday, Feb. 16, 7:45 p.m. at Jackson High School in Mill Creek (District 1 3A Boys Basketball Tournament loser-out game)
— By Doug Petrowski