Down by 10 points at halftime, the Edmonds-Woodway Warriors flipped a switch and came to life after the mid-game break to earn a key victory in Wesco League play on Wednesday.
The Warriors outscored the visiting Arlington Eagles 25-12 in the third quarter and then held on to capture a 74-71 win at Edmonds-Woodway High School.
As a team, E-W converted all seven of its free throw attempts in the final 1:31 to preserve the victory. Junior Mutdung Bol went 5-for-5 while senior Karsen Tjarneberg went 2-for-2 from the charity stripe in the game’s final stages.
Bol scored a season-high 38 points — including 14 of the team’s 18 first-quarter points — to lead E-W in the triumph. Elijah Thomas came off the bench and contributed 13 points while Chinedu Acholonu added 10 points for the Warriors.
Josh Guiterrez led the Eagles in scoring with 24 points; Anthony Whitis scored 15 points but missed a potential game-tying three-point shot for Arlington at the final buzzer.
The loss was just the second for Arlington in Wesco League play this season and dropped the Eagles into a second place tie in the league standings with Stanwood. The Warriors (4-2 in 2A/3A Wesco League play) remain tied for fourth place in the league with the Mountlake Terrace Hawks.
E-W heads to Marysville-Getchell on Friday, Jan. 11, for their next game action; tipoff against the Chargers is set for 7:15 p.m.
Prep Boys Basketball: Arlington at Edmonds-Woodway, Jan. 9
Arlington Eagles 22 19 12 18 — 71
Edmonds-Woodway 18 13 25 18 — 74
Edmonds-Woodway individual scoring: Mutdung Bol 38, Elijah Thomas 13, Chinedu Acholonu 10, Karsen Tjarneberg 5, Tai Starchman 4, Nuer Bol 2, Nikko McNeal 2, Erroll Richards
Arlington individual scoring: Josh Gutierrez 24, Anthony Whitis 15, Griffin Gardoski 9, Ethan Martin 8, Will Abram 6, Caden Smith 6, Max Smith 3, Michael Tsoukalas, Ryan Brown
— By Doug Petrowski