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Tag: Boys Basketball


Postseason schedule: Class 4A, 3A, 2A and 1A district boys basketball

(First round at home sites; rest of tournament at Mount Tahoma, Auburn, Auburn Mountainview and Curtis High Schools; championship games at ShoWare Center)

First round Wednesday (all games 7 p.m. PST)
G1: Olympia at Tahoma
G2: Union at Beamer
G3: Mount Rainier at Federal Way
G4: Kentwood at Bellarmine Prep
G5: Bethel at Evergreen of Vancouver
G6: South Kitsap at Auburn
G7: Jefferson at Stadium
G8: Battle Ground at Curtis

Quarterfinals on Friday at Mount Tahoma
G1: Oly-Tahoma winner vs. Union-Beamer winner, 6 p.m.

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Boys basketball: Mount Rainier hires Ken Bush as head coach

Ken Bush has been hired as the head boys basketball coach at Mount Rainier High. Bush has been an assistant with the Rams for four seasons and played at Seattle University from 1992-96.

“Ken’s basketball background along with his direct experience with the program should serve to ease the transition to a new head coach,” said Terri McMahan, Highline School District athletic director. “We believe he will build upon the foundation established by Bryan Johnson and continue to improve the program. Ken is a solid individual with a well-designed plan aimed at improving our student athletes both on and off

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Boys Basketball: Ahmaad Rorie transfers to Lincoln

Ahmaad Rorie plays for Clove Park at the Class 2A boys basketball state tournament in March.

If Ahmaad Rorie adds another basketball state championship to his résumé, it won’t be won wearing a Clover Park High uniform.

Rorie, the Cal-bound rising junior, will attend Lincoln High for the 2012-13 school year, Abes boys basketball coach Aubrey Shelton confirmed Thursday morning.

“He enrolled last week for the upcoming school year,” Shelton said.

Rorie, The News Tribune’s All-Area Player of the Year in 2011, helped Clove Park win the Class 2A state championship in 2011 and led the Warriors to a fourth-place finish at state in 2012.

Shelton knows the caliber of player he’s getting in Rorie. The 6-foot point guard averaged 33.7 points per game in the state tournament.

“I would say he is the best point guard in the state,” Shelton said.

Rorie isn’t the only basketball standout transferring to Lincoln.
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Boys Basketball: Nick Jensen takes over as Lakes head coach

Lakes High didn’t have to look far to fill its boys basketball head coach vacancy. The Lancers stayed in-building, appointing Nick Jensen, a PE teacher at Lakes, as head coach.

“This is the perfect fit,” Jensen said.

Though he teaches at Lakes, Jensen, 34, has been an assistant boys basketball coach at Bellarmine Prep for the past 11 seasons. This is Jensen’s first head coaching position.

“Being in the school, I know the kids and all the success they’ve had the last five years under (former coach JoJo Rodriguez),” Jensen said. “I don’t know a better job out there to be able to step into such such a successful program.”
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