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Tag: Bothell

March
1st

Newport of Bellevue boys 65, Bothell 58 in 4A consolation

By Tyler Hemstreet

Another two-and-out showing by third-ranked Bothell, which bid farewell to star guard Zach LaVine, headed off to UCLA, in the process.

Newport of Bellevue held off a late Cougars’ charge to win, 65-58, and advance to Saturday’s Class 4A fourth/sixth place consolation game.

The Knights led 53-44 after three quarters, but the Cougars cut the lead to 59-56 with three minutes left. But Bothell couldn’t get it any closer, missing three 3-point attempts — two by LaVine — in the final minute and a half. LaVine finished with 27 points, but missed all 10 of his 3-point

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Feb.
28th

Garfield boys 62, Bothell 50 in 4A quarterfinals

By Eric D. Williams

The Garfield boys basketball team accomplished something tough to do during a season – beat a team three times.

But even more impressive for the Bulldogs in their 62-50 win over Bothell is the fact that the Cougars have three Division I-level players on the roster, led by UCLA-bound guard Zach LaVine.

With the win, the Bulldogs move on to face Curtis in the Class 4A boys state semifinals on Friday.

Garfield actually trailed Bothell 30-26 at halftime, but used a 13-3 third quarter to pull away from the Cougars, 39-33 at the end of the

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Aug.
15th

Football: Preseason state rankings for all classifications

Bellevue running back Ari Morales stretches for a touchdown in the Wolverines' 35-16 win over O'Dea in the 2011 Class 3A state championship game. (Photo credit: Peter Haley, TNT)

What do preseason rankings mean?

Not much, at least when it comes to qualifying for the postseason. Rankings still play no part in that process.

But they’re fun to debate — at least in every classification besides Class 3A, right Bellevue? — and, if enough research is done and luck accumulated, can be an accurate predictor of how the season might unfurl.

Take the TNT’s 2011 preseason rankings. We pegged the eventual state champions in 4A (Skyline), 3A (Bellevue) and 2A (Lynden). We ranked the eventual state champs in 1A (Connell) and 2B (Waitsburg-Prescott) second in their respective classifications and pegged the 1B winner (Neah Bay) fourth.

So, take these preseason rankings for what they’re worth — conversation fodder and the impetus for anonymous emails that will clog my in-box — and we’ll update them after each week in the regular season.

Tacoma News Tribune’s 2012 Preseason Football Rankings
(2011 records in parenthesis)

CLASS 4A
1. Skyline (11-3)
2. Bellarmine Prep (11-1)
3. Mead (9-2)
4. Skyview (11-3)
5. Federal Way (10-1)
6. Bothell (6-4)
7. Chiawana (8-1)
8. Issaquah (7-3)
9. Camas (11-2)
10. Wenatchee (5-5)
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March
2nd

Class 4A boys: No. 8 Mount Rainier 83, Bothell 74

Caden Rowland kept shooting.

“Even if I missed I was getting my teammates open and they were getting it back to me,” said Rowland, who made 6 of 12 3-pointers on the way to scoring a team-high 26 points in the elimination game.

“I was just in a rhythm,” Rowland said.

Mount Rainier performed well offensively. Point guard Malik Rodgers came close to a triple-double, totaling 12 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists. Forward Dwane Clay had a double-double with 21 points and 12 rebounds and guard Adrian Davis finished with 14 points, five rebounds and four assists.

Tied at

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March
1st

Class 4A boys: No. 1 Davis 79, Bothell 45

Four Pirates scored in double-figures and Davis shot a blistering 65.4 percent from the field, earning a second straight trip to the state semifinals.

“We’ve been waiting for this all week,” said guard David Trimble, who totaled 13 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.

Forward Devonte Luckett scored 23 points on 11-for-15 shooting from the field and grabbed 11 rebounds. Guard Cooper Kupp poured in 19, going 3-for-5 from beyond the arc, and guard Raymond Navarro added 11 points, hitting all three of his 3-point attempts.

Bothell guard Zach LaVine managed to score 20 points, but Davis made him work hard for his points. LaVine went 8 for 20 from the field. Perrion Callandret chipped in 12 points.
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Feb.
28th

Boys Basketball: Class 4A state tournament capsules

STARTING FIVE
G Zach LaVine, Bothell, Jr., 6-3

Electrifying underclassman might be best player in the state

G Tucker Haymond, Garfield, Jr., 6-5
KingCo 4A MVP averages 22 points, 10 rebounds per game

F Sefo Liufau, Bellarmine Prep, Jr., 6-4
All-around player can score, rebound, pass and block shots

G/F Jason Todd, Jackson, Soph., 6-5
Tourney will be his coming out party as one of the state’s best

G David Trimble, Davis, Sr., 6-2
Lightning quick 3-time league MVP has Pirates eyeing the title

POWER RANKINGS
1. Yakima Davis (20-2)

Making their third straight trip to state, the Pirates are primed to make a run at what would be their first championship since 1965. Davis’ losses have been to 3A No. 1 Kamiakin and Post Falls, the second-ranked Class 5A team in Idaho. With no players taller than 6-foot-4, the Pirates push the ball on offense and apply pressure on defense. Davis is balanced, with guards David Trimble and Raymond Navarro and forward Devonte Luckett averaging double-figures in scoring, and guard Cooper Kupp and Levonte Allen aren’t far behind.
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Feb.
24th

4A boys regional: LaVine leads Bothell past Olympia 63-54

Kevin Durant was unavailable.

George Gervin has been on vacation for years.

Those are NBA types. And trying to devise a game plan for Bothell High star Zach LaVine must feel like trying to stop, or at least slow down that level of a basketball player.

Olympia High coach Luke Salme called the Cougars junior the best high school player in the state beforehand, and his opinion won’t certainly change after Bothell beat the Bears, 63-54, in a Class 4A regional game at Auburn High School.

Playing in front of a handful of college assistants in the building, LaVine poured in 26 points – just above his scoring average of 23.4 ppg – to lead Bothell (17-9) to its first trip to the Tacoma Dome since 1997.

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Nov.
4th

Football: Bethel’s defense holds in 24-22 win over Bothell

BY TYLER HEMSTREET
Contributing Writer

On the positive end of several offensive shootouts, the Bethel Braves had failed to score less than 40 points in a game just once this season.

But the Braves showed Friday night they have the ability to win tighter, lower-scoring affairs as well.

Quarterback Justin Hordyk passed for one touchdown and rushed for a couple more, and the Braves’ defense held off Bothell’s late surge as Bethel held on for a 24-22 victory in a Class 4A preliminary round playoff game at Art Crate Field.

Bethel (8-2) moves on to play the winner of tonight’s Curtis-Woodinville game on the road.

“We knew we had to put in four quarters to get it done against them,” Bethel coach Gavin Kralik said. “I thought it might be a little more high scoring than this but our defense played great. People have underestimated our defense all year but they came up big tonight, as they have many times throughout the year.”
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