After Friday’s 64-35 victory over the Thomas Jefferson High School Colonials, Madison High School's girls basketball team remained unbeaten (4-0) in the Liberty District.
But the road to the playoffs gets tougher: While the win left them alone in first place, the Warhawks will face a more challenging schedule in the next two weeks, scheduled to tipoff against four of the district's top teams.
On Friday, the Warhawks came out focused and ready to play against Thomas Jefferson, outscoring the Colonials in the first half 45-19. Madison extended its lead in the third period with an aggressive trapping defense, dominant inside scoring and accurate perimeter shooting. With the game in hand, the Warhawks sealed the victory with several talented underclassmen scoring the final points.
Ten players scored for Madison, including three players who scored in double-digits. Junior guard Megan Henshaw led the balanced attack for the Warhawks with 18 points, including two 3-pointers that give her a District-leading 27 for the season. Freshman forward Kelly Koshuta and junior guard Megan LeDuc also scored in double figures, with 11 points apiece. Sophomore guard Katie Kerrigan scored 9 points, freshman guard Janna Tremba scored 5 points and senior guard Lindsey Joost scored 3 points.
Rounding out the scoring for the Lady Warhawks were junior guard Jonee Finney, junior forward Kelsey Ross 2 points and freshman guard Mamie Henshaw, all with two points. Junior forward McKenna Wittrock also scored for the Warhawks.
The Thomas Jefferson Colonials were led by junior center Minh Bui with 11 points and 10 rebounds and freshman forward Linda Allworth, who notched 6 points and 6 rebounds.
The Warhawks face the Langley Saxons at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Langley.
Albert Jacquez contributed reporting for this story