After a District bye put the Washington girls basketball team into the winners bracket of the state playoffs, they’ll await the winner of Chandler-Beggs in the Regional tournament.
That game is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 3 at 6 p.m. at Washington.
The Warriors picked up two more wins in some of the final regular season games of the season.
They defeated Lindsay 50-26 last Tuesday at home.
Big second and third quarters blew the game open for the Warriors.
“We played pretty well but did not shoot the ball well,” said head coach Kale Simon. “I don’t want to lose sight of how well we’re defending. We’re playing good defense.”
Breanna Lindert led the team in scoring with 23 points, followed by Rielyn Scheffe with 15.
The Warriors defeated Class 3A No. 12 Marlow last Friday, 47-35.
Washington’s defense was a bright spot once again and they held Marlow’s leading scorer to two points – which weren’t made until the fourth quarter.
“Limiting the opposing team’s best scorers is something we’re doing well right now,” Simon said.
Lindert and Scheffe again paced the Warriors in scoring with 14 a piece.
Preslee Johnson added 13 more.
Washington, now 22-0 and still ranked No. 1 in Class 3A, played Classen SAS Tuesday night in a tune-up for the playoffs.
“We try to schedule some adversity and keep the schedule tough,” Simon said.
The Warrior boys played Lindsay for the third time this season and won, 63-58.
After a slow start to the game Washington found their stride in the middle quarters.
“We played well and executed pretty well offensively,” head coach Trevor Smith said. It was a slow start but we got going in the second and third quarters.”
Despite giving up 28 points to Lindsay center Ryein Kennedy the Warriors led for all but one possession in the second half.
“He is a huge problem for us,” Smith said.
Senior Hayden Hicks led the Warriors in scoring with 17 points.
Cash Andrews had 14 and Sam Hedenberg finished with 10.
Marlow defeated Washington 46-41.
The Warriors were up by four points with three minutes to play but after a series of unfortunate events the lead evaporated.
Washington was burning some clock near the end of the game and had a chance for a lay up, which they missed, to go up six.
They instead gave up a three-point play on the other end.
Washington turned it over the next two possessions and both led to Marlow scores.
“It snowballed real quick the last 2 1/2 minutes,” Smith said. We were on a five-game win streak and playing pretty well.”
After Dove Science forfeited Washington is in the winners bracket in the Regional tournament.
They’ll play the winner of Beggs and Chandler Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m.
The Warriors are 14-8 and ranked No. 16 in Class 3A.
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