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Archives: Feb. 2010


4A Basketball: Road to the Tacoma Dome (Thursday update)

Follow how teams from around the state will make their way to the Tacoma Dome for the Class 4A boys and girls basketball state tournaments. This is updated through Wednesday night’s action. I’ll post these again on Thursday and Friday nights, and a final version on Saturday night.


Who’s in: Decatur, No. 1 Federal Way, Lake Stevens No. 10 Lincoln, Stanwood and Wilson.
Spots remaining: 10

West Central District
Clinched: Decatur, No. 1 Federal Way, No. 10 Lincoln, Wilson
Still alive: Auburn, Gig Harbor, No. 5 Kentwood, Beamer,
What’s next: For seeding purposes, Lincoln plays Federal Way in the district finals and Wilson meets Decatur for the third and sixth seeds. On Friday at Foss, loser-out, winner-to-state game pairings are Kentwood-Beamer and Auburn-Gig Harbor.

KingCo/Greater St. Helens
Clinched: None
Still alive: Lake Washington, Skyline, Eastlake, Bothell; Mountain View and Skyview
What’s next: Lake Washington and Skyline will play for the KingCo Championship on Friday in a winner-to-state game. Loser will host the GSHL No. 2 on Saturday in a winner-to-state, loser-out game. On Thursday, Eastlake will face Bothell in a loser-out game, with the winner advancing to face the GSHL No. 1 in a winner-to-state game in Saturday.
In the GSHL, Mountain View meets Skyview on Thursday for the league’s first and second seeds.
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Basketball: Washington’s best players?

Washington high schools have produced a glut of standout players in the last decade — Spencer Hawes, Jon Brockman, Abdul Gaddy, Avery Bradley, Peyton Siva, Josh Hyetvelt, Martell Webster, Terrance Williams, Reggie Moore, Isaiah Thomas and others.

But who are the best high school players in the state this year? SeaTown Sports lists here their version of the state’s top 30 players.

Here’s a poll. Vote for your top three choices.

Who’s the best player in the state?

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Prep Zone: Wednesday edition

What to watch Wednesday

Orting will try to take one step closer to returning to the boys basketball state tournament for the first time since 1993 when it hosts Nooksack Valley in the 1A Tri-District tourney.
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Orting

Fifth-ranked Bellarmine Prep beat No. 2 Kentwood by 19 points in December, but can the Lions do it with a trip the West Central District girls basketball district finals on the line?
Time: 6 p.m.
Where: ShoWare Center, Kent

Two familiar foes will face off in the district semifinals when No. 3 Federal Way tries to knock off top-ranked Auburn Riverside for the first time in three tries this season.
Time: 8 p.m.
Where: ShoWare Center, Kent

Tuesday’s highlights

4A No. 6 Lincoln used a late 13-2 run to get past Decatur 57-49 and vault into the West Central District boys basketball title game. Jordan Russell led the Abes with 18 points.

4A No. 1 Federal Way never trailed in its district semifinal against Wilson, beating the Rams 67-47. Four Eagles scored in double-digits, led by Isiah Umipig’s 13 points.
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4A WCD boys tournament results

Class 4A West Central District boys basketball tournament
Semifinals at ShoWare Center

Lincoln 57, Decatur 49
Federal Way 67, Wilson 47

Consolation Games
Gig Harbor 35, Bellarmine Prep 27
Beamer 56, Mount Tahoma 55
Kentwood 74, Kentridge 54
Auburn 43, Puyallup 35 — End 3rd quarter

What teams will advance to the WCD boys basketball final?

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Earlier this week, I broke down the various paths leagues and districts will take this week to get to the 4A state tournament. If you’re curious what teams are alive in WesCo, KingCo, GSHL and Eastern Washington, give it a look.
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Basketball: 3A Bi-District boys, girls hoops tourney schedules

The 3A Bi-District boys basketball tournament bracket is filled and here are the first-round matchups:

3A Bi-District Tournament Boys Basketball
At Clover Park

Game 1: Lakes vs. Bremerton, 8 p.m. (winner to state)
Game 2: Prairie vs. Evergreen, 6 p.m.
At Auburn Riverside
Game 3: Union vs. Kennedy, 8 p.m. (winner to state)
Game 4: Port Angeles vs. Franklin Pierce, 6 p.m.
At Hudson’s Bay
Game 5: Foster vs. Hudson’s Bay, 7 p.m. (winner to state)
At Mount Rainier
Game 6: Timberline vs. Mount Rainier, 8 p.m.
At Auburn
Game 7: Capital vs. Enumclaw, 8 p.m. (winner to state)
Game 8: Renton vs. Clover Park, 6 p.m.
2A West Central District Tournament
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