Prep girls basketball: Warriors outrun Hawks, 62-17

Nohea Morrison (MLT) drives between E-W's Isabel Callen and Courtney Simpson. (Photos by Karl Swenson)
Nohea Morrison (MLT) drives between E-W’s Isabel Callen and Courtney Simpson. (Photos by Karl Swenson)

Opening the game with a 14-0 run, the Edmonds-Woodway Warriors started fast, kept the accelerator on the floor, and outraced the Mountlake Terrace Hawks 62-17 in a Wesco League South Conference girls basketball game Wednesday night at Edmonds-Woodway High School.

The Warriors led by 32 points at halftime, reached the 40-point lead milepost with 3:35 to go in the third quarter, then coasted to the finish line as the running clock mercy rule went into effect.

With the blowout, E-W Coach Rebekah Wells walked away with a new understanding of her squad that she said will pay dividends down the road.

“What I took from it was that a lot of our girls can score,” Wells said. “So we are deeper than we have ever been in previous years. So if we get into foul trouble, it’s good reassurance to have that depth and have people that can score.”

The Warrior bench scored 22 points in the game, including 12 points by non-starter Courtney Simpson. E-W was led in scoring by Mady Burdett with 20 points.

The Warriors' Ingrid Fosberg fights for a rebound with the Hawks' Claire Zucker.
The Warriors’ Ingrid Fosberg fights for a rebound with the Hawks’ Jazz Zenk.

“Mady has always had a real great shot,” Wells said of her senior guard, “but in previous years she’s had upperclassmen that could shoot really well too. So it divided those three-point shots.”

“She’s always been a good shooter; people have said that she is probably one of the better shooters in the state,” Wells continued. “She just hasn’t had as many opportunities. But now as a senior this year she’s shooting a lot more and taking a lot of things on her back to try to get the team a win.”

Burdett scored 11 of her 20 points in the second quarter, going 2-for-2 from three-point range and 5-for-6 from the free throw line.

The loss was the second this week for Terrace by more than 40 points – the Hawk fell to Stanwood 62-12 on Dec. 14 — but Coach Jesica Anissipour believes the team can get through this tough stretch and come out of it stronger.

“It gets frustrating, but it will all pay off later,” Anissipour said. “We’re looking at the light at the end of the tunnel.”

Anissipour hopes to see improvement in team defense and ball-handling as the squad prepares for a pair of games next week as part of the Mountlake Terrace Holiday Tournament on Dec. 22 and 23.

“We’re working on it; they know what they need to find,” Anissipour said. “It just has to come together. We just have to get it together and it will come. It’s going to be through experience.”

Edmonds-Woodway will also be a part of the two-day girls basketball fest at Mountlake Terrace High School next week, but first has another Wesco League matchup on Friday, Dec. 18, at Shorewood High School. Tip-off with the T-Birds is slated for 7:15 p.m.

Prep Girls Basketball: Mountlake Terrace at Edmonds-Woodway, Dec. 16

Mountlake Terrace              6        3        5        3          —         17
Edmonds-Woodway                       19       22       17       4          —         62

Mountlake Terrace scoring: Jazz Zenk 9, Jorie Lambert 3, Aynika Nuckles 2, Eliza Sandoval 2, Nohea Morrison 1, Claire Zucker, Trinity Prout, Torry Deabla, Juanita Johnson, Bri Houtman, Weslynn Blackwell,

Edmonds-Woodway scoring: Mady Burdett 20, Courtney Simpson 12, Marivel Ortega 7, Maddie Tudor 6, Adrienne Poling 6, Missy Peterson 4, Ally Burdett 3, Ingrid Fosberg 2, Ellie Shull 2, Isabel Callen, Emma Dickenson

Records: Mountlake Terrace 0-2 in Wesco League play, 2-4 overall; Edmonds-Woodway 2-0 in Wesco League play, 5-1 overall

Mountlake Terrace next game: versus Marysville-Getchell, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2:15 p.m. at Mountlake Terrace High School

Edmonds-Woodway next game: versus Shorewood, Friday, Dec. 18, 7:15 p.m. at Shorewood High School

— By Doug Petrowski

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