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Tag: Mount Rainier


Mead girls 51, Mount Rainier 50 in 4A semifinal

By T.J. Cotterill

Brittany McPhee dominated in a quarterfinal victory against Inglemoor on Thursday with 28 points, 15 rebounds. She followed with 34 points and 14 rebounds against No. 1 Mead in the 4A semifinals Friday night.

Dominant? Absolutely, especially as she scored 12 straight points in the fourth quarter to pull the Rams within one-point after trailing by 12 to start the third quarter.

Enough? Not quite.

Mount Rainier couldn’t complete the double-digit comeback as the second-ranked Rams fell, 51-50, against top-ranked Mead despite a huge night from The News Tribune all-area player.

The Rams will miss out on

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Football: Mount Rainier hires Tremain Mack as interim head coach

Mount Rainier High has hired Tremain Mack to be the school’s interim head football coach.

Mack was an assistant coach with the Rams last season. He played the University of Miami and four seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals. He made the Pro Bowl in the 1999 season as a kick returner, averaging 27.1 yards per return.

Former coach Scott Leick is now an offensive line coach at Kentwood High where his son attends.


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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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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Class 4A boys: No. 7 Bellarmine Prep 66, No. 8 Mount Rainier 50

Isaiah Flynn scored 18 of his 22 points in the second half and helped the Lions pull away from the Rams.

“Just the way the game was flowing,” said Flynn, who keyed a 10-2 run that turned a two-point lead into a 52-42 advantage early in the fourth quarter.

Bellarmine Prep forwards Sefo Liufau and Lucas Meikle terrorized Mount Rainier in the paint. Liufau totaled 20 points, 22 rebounds and a team-high six assists, and Meikle finished with 17 points and nine rebounds.

The Lions out-rebounded the Rams 39-19.
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Class 4A girls: Mount Rainier 57, Jackson 39

The top-ranked Rams’ start was certainly a luxury – a 22-3 lead in the first 91/2 minutes of the game – but the No. 6 Timberwolves never really were knocked cold until the fourth quarter.

Sophomore Brittany McPhee was sensational for Mount Rainer with 22 points, nine rebounds and three blocked shots. But after Jackson trimmed it to 42-31 early in the fourth quarter, the Rams went to others – with McPhee’s assistance, of course – notably Jordan McPhee (nine points), her younger sister, and post Kiana Gandy (16 points).

Jordan McPhee sank back-to-back baseline jumper, and Gandy owned the

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