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Archives: Jan. 2010

Jan.
30th

Friday night hoops highlights

Kentwood took down Kentridge 74-56 as Joshua Smith turned in a double-double with 22 points and 17 rebounds.

Clover Park nearly toppled 3A No. 1 Enumclaw, but the Hornets escaped with a 53-49 win.

Capital’s girls won their fifth straight game, fending off Timberline 63-61.

Here’s Saturday’s Prep Zone, which includes a more thorough run down of Friday night’s action and what to watch today.

Jan.
29th

Know an athlete signing a letter of intent?

Signing Day is Wednesday, Feb. 3, and, like we do every year at this time, The News Tribune will be compiling a list South Sound student-athletes signing a national letter of intent. If you or someone you know is signing, let us know so they can be included.

I can be reached at doug.pacey@thenewstribune.com. Please include the athlete’s name, college and sport.

Jan.
28th

Prep Zone: Friday edition

What to watch today

Kentwood can help solidify its postseason hopes with a win tonight at late game of the Kent Shootout, but the Conquerors will have to beat 4A No. 8 Kentridge and Gary Bell.
When: 8:30 p.m.
Where: ShoWare Arena, Kent

Thursday’s highlights

Bellarmine Prep’s boys basketball team beat Mount Tahoma 63-53 and moved into a tie for first place in the Narrows League Bay Division with Olympia. Donald Gaddy paced the Lions with 19 points and nine rebounds.

Lincoln’s Terrell Lewis went 6-for-8 from the field, including three 3-pointers, and scored 16 points in the Abes’ 52-42 win over Gig Harbor as Lincoln maintained its lead in the Bridge Division.
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Jan.
28th

4A SPSL changes format for league basketball playoffs

The way the SPSL seeds its teams for the boys and girls basketball 4A West Central District tournament has changed. SPSL basketball commission Doug Aubert can explain it best:

Where in past years the North division and the South division simply crossed over to determine WCD seeds, ex. #1 North v #1 South for the 1 and 2 seedings to WCD. This year the 1-3 places in each division will have the opportunity to improve (or drop) WCD seeding places. 1st place in a division could fall to 3rd seed and 3rd place in a division could jump as high as 4th seed.

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Jan.
28th

Boys Basketball: State AP rankings

Class 4A
(First-place votes) Record Points

1. Federal Way (7) 14-1 70
2. Gonzaga Prep (Spokane) 13-1 62
3. Curtis (University Place) 16-1 57
4. Jackson (Mill Creek) 14-1 45
5. Walla Walla 13-2 42
6. Richland 13-2 36
7. Kamiakin (Kennewick) 12-3 24
8. Eisenhower (Yakima) 12-3 17
9. Kentridge (Kent) 12-5 10
10. Skyline (Sammamish) 12-3 7
Others receiving votes: Puyallup 5, Auburn 3, Lake Stevens 2, Lake Washington 2, Mead 2, Decatur 1.
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Jan.
28th

Girls Basketball: AP state rankings

Class 4A
(First-place votes) Record Points

1. Auburn Riverside (7) 17-0 70
2. Federal Way 13-3 62
3. Issaquah 13-1 49
4. Newport (Bellevue) 13-1 44
(tie) Chiawana (Pasco) 14-1 44
6. Woodinville 13-1 35
7. Bellarmine Prep (Tacoma) 11-5 31
8. Edmonds-Woodway 13-1 22
9. Kentwood (Covington) 12-4 15
10. Central Valley (Spokane) 10-4 6
Others receiving votes: Mead 4, Lewis and Clark 2, Wenatchee 1.
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Jan.
28th

Prep Zone: Thursday edition

What to watch today

Lincoln’s boys basketball team can extend its lead in the Narrows League Bridge Division with a win over Gig Harbor, but the Tides can move into a first-place tie with a victory.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Lincoln

Two teams in need of a win will clash when Rogers visits Beamer. The Rams need a win to boost their postseason hopes, while Beamer is chasing a high seed.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Beamer
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