EDMONDS — Clutch free throws down the stretch and a rebounding edge proved key in Snohomish’s 55-50 victory over Edmonds-Woodway in a Wesco 4A game on Tuesday night.
“We went 7-for-12 from the line in the fourth,” said Panthers head coach Len Bone. “That was probably the difference. We didn’t make a lot of our free-throws, but we made enough.”
Snohomish’s leading scorer of the night, Josh Baird scored five of his 17 points in the fourth quarter, all of which came from the free-throw line.
The Warriors were short-handed on Tuesday with several players missing the game due to the flu. The Panthers took advantage of the lack of key Edmonds-Woodway post players by outrebounding them on both ends of the court.
“I believe we were plus six on the boards,” said Bone. “It’s a pretty big deal to outrebound a team like (Edmonds-Woodway), especially since they have a couple big guys that go real hard after those boards.”
Panther’s senior forward Wyatt Harris grabbed nine rebounds and Tanner Arrington added 12 points and six rebounds off the bench.
At Snohomish H.S.
Edmonds-Woodway 14 12 13 11 — 50
Snohomish 15 7 17 16 — 55
Edmonds-Woodway—Trey Holland 2, Brady Edwards 8, Tate Budnick 1, Ibro Polovina, Theo Lebesis 4, Jason Smarr 10, Travis Bakken 21, Okerke 4. Snohomish—Steele Morgan 4, Josh Baird 17, Jacob Hamlin 3, Tanner Jones 0, Andrew Ivelia 0, Josh Shogren 0, Tanner Arrington 12, Ty Carlson 0, Zach Carlson 0, Wyatt Harris 11, Collin Kane 8. 3-point goals—Edwards 2, Sherill 2, Baird 2, Hamlin, Arrington 2. Records—Edmonds-Woodway 4-3 league, 5-7 overall. Snohomish 3-3, 6-6.