Edwards sisters ignite Lynnwood in 60-35 romp | Girls Basketball
Jasmin Edwards had 11 points, seven assists and four steals, and her freshman sister Jordan added a dozen points in a win over No. 9 Jackson.
Seattle Times staff reporter
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LYNNWOOD — Jasmin Edwards was everywhere. Even when she didn't have to be.
Edwards, a lightning-quick junior guard, put together 11 points, seven assists and four steals to lead seventh-ranked Lynnwood High School to a 60-35 WesCo 4A South girls basketball victory over No. 9 Jackson Friday night.
But she had plenty of help, including a dozen points from freshman sister Jordan Edwards. Mikayla Pivec also scored 12 and Linda Wilson added 10 points and six rebounds for the Royals.
"The Edwards sisters do amazing things, but their whole team just complements them so well," Jackson coach Jeannie Boyer said.
That's just the way Jasmine Edwards likes it, and a reason the Royals (5-0 overall, 3-0 league) are considered contenders in their first season at Class 4A. They just missed qualifying for the 3A regional playoffs last season.
"We play really well together, have good ball movement and share the ball," she said. "And when we do that, that's when we're at our best."
Everett Edwards, Lynnwood's head coach and the father of Jasmine and Jordan, loves the balance, too.
"One of the things I say is we don't have a Michael Jordan on the team, we have several of them," he said.
Perhaps most impressive was the Royals' defense, which forced the Timberwolves (2-1, 2-2) into 20 turnovers and a subpar shooting night (12 for 48, 25 percent).
"They're fast, they're aggressive, they're physical, and they make you do things you're not comfortable with," Boyer said. "Our kids really were almost trying too hard to make things happen."
Jackson's Kelli Kingma and Sierra Anderson had just seven points each.
Coach Edwards had few complaints other than his team's 6-for-16 night behind the three-point arc.
"I was most pleased with our overall effort defensively," he said. "I thought we played really good team defense. Jackson has some great scorers."
Anderson, who came in averaging 14 points, scored five in the first 2 ½ minutes, but didn't get many looks the rest of the way.