After a slow start, the Edmonds-Woodway Warriors found their rhythm and pounded out a 60-47 victory over the Archbishop Murphy Wildcats in a Wesco League matchup played Wednesday at Edmonds-Woodway High School.
The Warriors fell behind 15-9 after the first quarter but turned things around by outscoring the Wildcats 14-6 in the second on their way to the runaway win.
Nikko McNeal led E-W in scoring with 15 points; Mutdung Bol tossed in 12 points. Archbishop Murphy was led by the 12 points of Lukas Doyle and 11 points of Zack Ingle.
Now riding a five-game winning streak, the Warriors will head across town to face rival Meadowdale on Friday, Jan. 24, in the annual Rubber Chicken game. Tipoff is slated for 5:40 p.m.; the Warriors-Mavericks Wesco League girls’ basketball contest will follow at approximately 7:15 p.m.
Prep Boys Basketball: Archbishop Murphy at Edmonds-Woodway, Jan. 22
Archbishop Murphy 15 6 15 11 — 47
Edmonds-Woodway 9 14 19 18 — 60
Edmonds-Woodway individual scoring: Nikko McNeal 15, Mutdung Bol 12, Bryan Bunyatipanon 8, Tollak Crawford 6, Shiloh Zevenbergen 6, Chinedu Acholonu 5, Nuer Bol 3, Jacob Gabler 3, Steele Swinton 2, Andy Cerejka
Archbishop Murphy individual scoring: Lukas Doyle 12, Zack Ingle 11, Jaxon Miller 8, Sage Oliveria 5, JT Clymer 3, Ben Snider 3, Colby Cribbs 3, Ryan Kenny 2, Tauheed Sadruddin
Records: Edmonds-Woodway 5-2 in 2A/3A Wesco League, 9-4 overall; Archbishop Murphy 3-4 in 2A/3A Wesco League, 5-7 overall
Edmonds-Woodway next game: versus Meadowdale; Friday, Jan. 24; 5:40 p.m. at Meadowdale High School
— By Doug Petrowski