After a disappointing conclusion to their most recent outing, a loss to rival Meadowdale on Jan. 24, the Edmonds-Woodway Warriors made sure to put together a full-game effort on Monday; their reward was a big road win
The Warriors earned a solid 67-57 victory over the Arlington Eagles in a key Wesco League matchup played at Arlington High School.
Both the Warriors and the Eagles entered Monday’s contest with identical 5-3 Wesco League marks (9-5 overall), but with the win E-W moves ahead of Arlington by a full game in the league standings and keeps the team in contention for the all-important No. 4 seed in the District 1 3A Boys Basketball Tournament next month (top four district tourney seeds open the event with home games).
Four Warriors scored in double figures on Monday: Nikko McNeal with 18 points, Nuer Bol with 16, Bryan Bunyatipanon with 15 and Mutdung Bol with 13. Arlington’s Ethan Martin led all scorers in the game with 19 points.
E-W will play their third road game against an upper-tier league opponent in less than a week then they head to Mountlake Terrace on Wednesday, Jan. 29, to face the Hawks (6-2 in the 2A/3A Wesco League, 11-3 overall). Tipoff is scheduled for 7:15 p.m.
Prep Boys Basketball: Edmonds-Woodway at Arlington, Jan. 27
Edmonds-Woodway 19 17 14 17 — 67
Arlington 16 15 12 14 — 57
Edmonds-Woodway individual scoring: Nikko McNeal 18, Nuer Bol 16, Bryan Bunyatipanon 15, Mutdung Bol 13, Tollak Crawford 3, Jacob Gabler 2, Steele Swinton, Andy Cerejka, Shiloh Zevenbergen, Chinedu Acholonu
Arlington individual scoring: Ethan Martin 19, Jaden Roskelley 9, Joseph Schmidt 8, Luke Brown 6, Will Abram 5, Cade Younger 3, Nick Lewis 2, Gavin Hawthorne 2, Colby Williamson 2, Quintin Yon-Wagner 1, Ryan Brown, Grayson Falk
Records: Edmonds-Woodway 6-3 in 2A/3A Wesco League, 10-5 overall; Arlington 5-4 in 2A/3A Wesco League, 9-6 overall
Edmonds-Woodway next game: versus Mountlake Terrace; Wednesday, Jan. 29; 7:15 p.m. at Mountlake Terrace High School
— By Doug Petrowski