Edmonds-Woodway faces defending state champs | Girls basketball
Last updated 2/21/2019 at Noon
The Edmonds-Woodway girls basketball team’s 58-47 victory over Ferndale in the 3A District 1 tournament earned the Warriors a state regional berth.
The reward is a matchup against Gig Harbor, the defending state champions.
Edmonds-Woodway takes on the Tides and Utah recruit Bryanna Maxwell at 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.
“We’re fine with that,” Warriors coach Jon Rasmussen said. “The main thing is that we’re headed to regionals. Anything can happen.”
Rasmussen noted last year at this time, Edmonds-Woodway was at home after being eliminated at the district tournament.
The Warriors fared much better this time around as senior Rebekah Dasalla-Good scored a game-high 20 points against the Golden Eagles.
“It was her best game of the season,” Rasmussen said. “She was shooting well. She had a great all-around game. She came out and hit some 3s. That gave her a lot of confidence.”
Edmonds-Woodway avenged an early loss to Marysville-Getchell, beating the Chargers 55-43 Thursday, Feb. 14, at Marysville-Getchell High School. Adrienne Polling scored 14 points and Dasalla-Good added 12 points. Maddie McMahon finished with 10 points.
The Warriors then lost 55-38 to Arlington in the semifinals Friday, Feb. 15, at Arlington High School. The Warriors led 26-20 at halftime but then were outscored 22-3 in the third quarter. Poling scored 13 points.
“We had a great first half against Arlington,” Rasmussen said. “We fell apart in the second half. They shot the lights out. Once it started going the wrong way, we weren’t able to recover.”
Edmonds-Woodway came out strong against Ferndale, jumping out to a 14-0 lead. Playing a third game in three days wasn’t easy but the Warriors actually did just that at the Top of the Peak tournament at Glacier Peak High School in late December.
“That really helped us,” Rasmussen said.