LYNNWOOD — Edmonds-Woodway opened the game with a 10-point run and continuously made 3-pointers throughout to keep Meadowdale from coming back as the Warriors won a nonleague girl’s basketball game 60-44 Saturday night at Meadowdale High School.
The Warriors jumped out early, thanks to a couple of big 3-pointers, and continued to hit from beyond the arc the entire game, finishing with 10 3’s. They were able to pass around the zone defense that Meadowdale presented.
“I thought they did a great job of making the extra pass and knocking down threes,” Meadowdale head coach Troy Parker said. “They had six 3’s in the first half and they really kind of picked our zone apart.”
The Mavericks tried to battle back, coming within three points of the Warriors in the second quarter, but every time the score got closer, E-W would begin to pull away.
“Their ability to make big shots any time we got close to threatening really crippled our ability to get back in the game,” Parker said.
Warriors freshman Natalie Kasper led E-W with 16 points and senior Madeline Kasper had 14. Both players had four 3-pointers in the game.
“Madeline Kasper does such a nice job for them of controlling tempo,” Parker said. “Full credit to them. They really came out and were ready to play, and then they made shots.”
Margreet Barhoum had a game-high 20 points to lead the Mavericks, who fell to 0-3 overall on the season. Parker thinks that once Meadowdale can find another consistent scorer to complement Barhoum, it will be able to get its season back on track.
“I think we’ve learned an awful lot about ourselves in an 0-3 start,” Parker said, “and I think eventually we’ll bounce back and be fine.”
At Meadowdale H.S.
Edmonds-Woodway—M. Kasper 14, Eck 9, N. Kasper 16, Nealey 3, Spencer , Vogel 0, Jackson 7, Olajoyegbe 7, Fyfe 4. Meadowdale—Franco 0, Fjortoft 4, M. Barhoum 20, Nugent 0, Rickel 0, Reuble 2, J. Barhoum 0, Kossian 2, Bretz 2, Parker 0, Sagdahl 3, Sonko 11. 3-point goals—M. Kasper 4, N. Kasper 4, Nealey 1, Jackson 1, M. Barhoum 3. Records—Edmonds-Woodway 2-2 overall. Meadowdale 0-3.