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Tag: Girls Basketball


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

(First round at home sites; rest of tournament at Bellarmine Prep, Puyallup, Stadium, Rogers and Auburn High Schools; championship games at ShoWare Center)

First round Tuesday (all games 7 p.m. PST)
G1: Gig Harbor at Beamer
G2: Kentwood at Skyview
G3: Federal Way at Auburn Riverside
G4: Tahoma at Yelm
G5: Kentridge at Union
G6: Central Kitsap at Puyallup
G7: Rogers at Bellarmine Prep
G8: Camas at Mount Rainier

Quarterfinals on Friday at Rogers
G1: GH-Beamer winner vs. KW-Skyview winner, 6 p.m.
G2: FWay-AR winner

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South Kitsap football, Riverside girls hoops coaches resign

Two prominent coaches resigned their positions on Wednesday.

At South Kitsap, football coach D.J. Sigurdson stepped down after 15 seasons guiding the Wolves, Nathan Joyce of the Kitsap Sun reported. Sigurdson will become vice principal at South Kitsap.

And at Auburn Riverside, Terry Johnson is no longer coach of the girls basketball team. Johnson had been with the Ravens for three seasons.
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Girls Basketball: All-state game rosters announced

Here are rosters for the 2012 Washington State Girls Basketball Coaches Association Senior All Star games. The event is scheduled for Saturday at Seattle Christian. Game times are: 1B vs. 2B, 2 p.m.; 1A vs. 2A, 4 p.m.; and 3A vs. 4A, 6 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students with ASB cards.

Also on Saturday, the association will announce a Washington State Girls Basketball Coaches’ Association Player of the Year at halftime of the second game and Coach of the Year at halftime of the third game.

Here are the rosters:

Coach: Jennifer Buscher, Skyview
Brooke Bowen, Post, Skyview
Taylor Buie, Guard, Emerald Ridge
Brooke Galloway, Wing, Central Valley
Katie Goddard, Guard, Lake Stevens
Darah Huertas Vining, Guard, Federal Way
Kendra Morrison, Post, Eastlake
Taylor Peacocke, Guard, Inglemoor
Lindsay Stockton, Guard, Gonzaga Prep
Kristin Stoffel, Post, Jackson
Julia Young, Guard, Snohomish
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Girls Basketball: AP all-state teams


All-Classification Player of the year: Heather Corral, sr., Prairie,

Class 4A
Player of the year: Brittany McPhee, soph., Mount Rainier.

First Team
Brittany McPhee; Taylor Buie, sr., Emerald Ridge; Brooke Pahukoa, jr., Lake Stevens; Brooke Gallaway, Central Valley; Brooke Bowen, sr., Skyview.

Honorable mention
Sadie Sparks, sr., Chiawana; Darah Huertas-Vining, Federal Way; Ali Forde, sr., Woodinville.
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Girls Basketball: TNT’s All-State Team

The News Tribune’s all-classification All-State Girls Basketball Team

Player of the Year
G Heather Corral, Prairie, 6-1, Sr.

Finally healthy at the end of the season – Corral missed the state tournament the previous two years – she showed why she’s regarded as one of the top players in the Northwest. The University of Washington recruit powered Prairie to the Class 3A state championship, leading the top-ranked Falcons over third-ranked Franklin 54-44 and was voted tournament MVP. Corral paced a balanced offense, averaging 13 points per game this season and ravaged opponents with her defense.

Coach of the Year
Jennifer Buscher, Skyview

Guided Storm to first Class 4A state title, showing there’s more than one girls basketball state power in Southwest Washington

First Team
F Katie Collier, Seattle Christian, 6-3, Sr.

McDonald’s All-American is two-time Nisqually League MVP

C Ali Forde, Woodinville, 6-1, Sr.
Idaho recruit fills up stat sheet in all categories
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Basketball: Why the shot clock is a good thing

When WIAA member schools a few years ago voted to implement a shot clock in boys basketball, I applauded the move. A shot clock is used at every level of college basketball — from community college to NCAA Division I — so why not in high school?

From a professional standpoint, the “four corners” offense was fantastic. Portions of games flew by, ensuring no threat of ending close to my deadline. From every other standpoint, it’s awful and marginalizes the game. No one wants to watch a player hold the ball for minutes. When Federal Way went into a stall during overtime of the SPSL title game against Decatur in 2009, the teams were booed by fans of both teams.

The tactic didn’t break any rules, but goes against the spirit of the game. And that brings me to the point of this post.

On Saturday, Oregon’s Class 5A girls basketball finals ended with Springfield beating Willamette 16-7.
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Basketbal: TNT’s All-Area boys, girls teams

The News Tribune’s All-Area boys and girls basketball teams ran in Sunday’s newspaper.

Clover Park sophomore guard Ahmaad Rorie was the boys player of the year selection. You can read the story and see the rest of the team here.

Mount Rainier sophomore guard Brittany McPhee was the girls player of the year selection. You can read the story and see the rest of the team here.

We also covered the boys all-state games at Curtis High on Saturday. Click here for the story.