High School Sports
WesCo roundup: E-W ends Mavs' 10-game streak
Special to The Seattle Times
EDMONDS — It has been three seasons since the Edmonds-Woodway High School boys basketball team beat Meadowdale.
History took a slight detour.
Edmonds-Woodway used tough defense and solid second-half free-throw shooting, led by point guard Josh Waite's 10-of-13 accuracy, to stun Meadowdale 55-37 in convincing fashion in last night's WesCo 4A Conference South Division game.
The Warriors (6-7 WesCo South, 8-7 overall) got a breakout game on offense from Waite, whose 16 points was 10.5 over his season average to halt Meadowdale's 10-game winning streak.
Edmonds-Woodway pulled away with 12-of-16 shooting from the foul line in the second half to post its fifth win in six games. The Warriors salted away the victory by sinking 10 of 14 free throws in the fourth quarter to stun second-place Meadowdale (10-4, 12-4).
"They've been playing well, but that doesn't mean they bring 10 wins to the court with them," Edmonds-Woodway reserve guard Josh Griffin said after helping limit Maverick super sophomore Jake Linton to 17 points. "It's not like that gives them a 20-point lead. You don't bring any of that stuff on the court.
"It's been a rare occasion (to beat Meadowdale), but it's time for a change."
Edmonds-Woodway has won five of its last seven WesCo contests after starting 1-5 in league.
"People are starting to believe," said Griffin, who had seven points in addition to some tough defensive work. "It's all about getting it done out here (on the floor)."
"This is most definitely our biggest win of the season," E-W Coach Rob McMains said.
At Mount Vernon 65, Cascade 35 — A balanced scoring attack and 60-percent shooting in the second half lifted North Division leader Mount Vernon (11-1, 11-5) to the lopsided victory over winless Cascade (0-11, 0-15). Chris Williams scored 15 points and Kyle Kendrick 12 for the Bulldogs, who won their fifth straight and 11th in their past 13 games. The Bruins were led by Geraud Pepin's 12 points.
At Arlington 73, Stanwood 57 — Tied at 49 after three quarters, the Eagles went on a 17-0 run in the fourth quarter to upset third-place Stanwood (7-4 in the North, 9-6 overall). Ben Bourasaw scored 25 points and pulled down 14 rebounds for Arlington (6-6, 8-8). The Eagles held the WesCo North's leading scorer, Ryan Appleby, to 15 points. Dan Toshner added 14 points and Tim Libs 13 for the Spartans.
At Marysville-Pilchuck 57, Oak Harbor 42 — Nicholas Harris scored 22 points and Chris Gill grabbed 15 rebounds as the Tomahawks evened their WesCo North record at 6-6 (7-9 overall) at the expense of the Wildcats. Jeremy Brown scored 14 points for Oak Harbor (4-8, 4-12), which lost for the fifth time in six games.
At Lake Stevens 70, Monroe 52 — Tyler Long got the Vikings off to a fast start, scoring 10 of his game-high 26 points in the first quarter as Lake Stevens forged a 20-9 lead. The 6-foot-4 junior forward was 12 for 14 from the field. Cameron Eggers added 11 points for the Vikings (6-5 in the North Division, 7-8 overall), who won for the fourth time in five games. Eric Hammerquist and Tyler Marley each scored 16 points for the Bearcats (2-10, 3-12), who have dropped five straight.
Shorewood 61, at Kamiak 42 — The Thunderbirds (7-6 in the South Division, 9-6 overall) roared back from a four-point halftime deficit behind the scoring of Rob Diederichs and Sean Tracey. The Shorewood sophomores scored 22 points apiece, 12 in the second half, when the T-birds outscored the Knights 35-12. Aaron Rosenberger was the only scorer in double figures for Kamiak (4-9, 5-10) with 15 points.
Mariner 57, at Shorecrest 42 — The Marauders went on a 13-0 run over the last four minutes of the first half to take a 35-20 lead. Erik Hall scored 14 points and Delvaughn Livingston-Tinned added 10 for Mariner (11-2 in the South, 13-2). Graham Morrisey led the Scots (3-11, 4-13) with 16 points.
At Mountlake Terrace 74, Lynnwood 49 — Mountlake Terrace (8-6, 10-6) used a balanced scoring attack to build a 21-point, second-quarter lead in the South Division game. Mike Boxley had 12 points, seven rebounds and six assists for Terrace, which won its second straight after four consecutive losses. Robbie Alexander scored 14 points for the Royals (6-8, 6-10).