Hoops Preview: 4A/3A Wesco


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4A State Finals Preview, Bothell vs. Chiawana


4A State Finals Preview, Bothell vs. Chiawana
By Colin Caruso

Talk about the matchup of the year in this one. The Bothell Cougars, widely regarded as the top team in 4A all season long, facing off against the defending champions, the Chiawana Riverhawks. I had the unbelievable privilege to watch the Riverhawks in the state final last year, in the best comeback in Washington state football history. Down 13 points with 1 minute to play, the Riverhawks pulled off a miracle victory over the Camas Papermakers. I have never felt so much remorse for a losing team, a team that played perfectly all season and 47 minutes in the championship game, but couldn’t close the door on a team driven by a tenacious defensive line and a quarterback with a will to win.

But this is a new season, and a new team for the Riverhawks. And their competition is tested and ready for battle. The Cougars have looked unbeatable all year. Bothell quarterback Ross Conners is looking like one of the top QBs in the state, but the loss of star running back Sam McPherson may prove costly. Chiawana had the best defensive line in 4A last year, and returned three of those starters last season.

Look for another spectacular game and finish in this one. Chiawana has just one loss this season, to the Papermakers of Camas. Bothell is undefeated and deservedly so, they have outscored their opponents 597-133 on the year. Who will lift the trophy in Tacoma? Come join the action on Saturday night, December 6th, at 7:30pm.

Lake Stevens Captures 4A Wesco


Friday Oct. 24th 2014 4A Boys Football
Frank Goddard Stadium 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Lake Stevens 7 7 13 10 37
Kamiak 14 7 0 13 34

Game Recap below

Lake Stevens Captures 4A Wesco
By Colin Caruso

On the day of tragedy, with all the news stations surrounding the Marysville community and Wesco Conference, two teams met to play for the Wesco regular season title, Lake Stevens and Kamiak. There was a 30 second moment of silence for the victims of the horrific incident that took place just hours before at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. These two teams, both 5-1, both lost to the same Marysville-Pilchuck High in out of league play.

It was a somber atmosphere to begin, but the action began right away. Lake Stevens struck first with a Jacob Eason pass to Tevin Gray to go up 7-0. But Kamiak responded with the next 21 points, one touchdown coming from a Tyler Becker pass, and another with his legs. With just 7 seconds remaining in the first half, Lake Stevens fought within a score with another Eason pass to Gray, cutting the Kamiak lead to 21-14.

This game completely shifted in the third quarter. The momentum seemed to be entirely with the Lake Stevens Vikings, and they only ran two offensive plays from scrimmage in the quarter. The Vikings scored on a punt return from Brandon Otis, and then on a two play, both Andrew Grimes runs, a 56 yard drive for another score, to bounce ahead 27-21.

Kamiak answered with a beautiful pass and catch from Becker to Nate Shubert, but Grimes was not done for the Vikings. Eason had to throw the ball one time in the second half, because Grimes took over. He scored on another run, this time 48 yards, to seal the win for the Vikings. Lake Stevens will now be the #1 team in 4A Wesco in the playoffs, with Kamiak secured as the #2 team.

Top Performers:
Lake Stevens
Jacob Eason – 12-20 for 148 yards, 2TD
Tevin Gray – 5 catches for 78 yards, 2TD
Andrew Grimes – 17 carries for 228 yards, 2TD

Tyler Becker – 12-15 for 219, 3TD, rushing TD
JoJo Binda Jr. – 13 carries for 71 yards

Issaquah Pulls Off Round of Eight Upset, Defeats Jackson


Thursday March 6th 2014 4A Boys Basketball
Tacoma Dome 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Issaquah 22 14 10 10 56
Jackson 12 14 9 9 44

Issaquah Pulls Off Round of Eight Upset, Defeats Jackson
By Colin Caruso

The top half of the boys 4A bracket is stacked, with Garfield and Kentridge facing off, and this battle between Issaquah and the #1 ranked Jackson Timberwolves. Jackson has one loss on the season in a matchup against what was a very good Lincoln Abes team. Issaquah comes in at 18-6, but two were to Garfield and three were out of the state.

Both teams came out with great intensity, with great fan section support on both sides. Jackson had the upper hand early, with baskets from their leading scorers Dan Kingma and Jason Todd. But Issaquah responded with an onslaught of shot making from five different players in the first quarter. Issaquah took a strong 22-12 lead into the second quarter. The ten point first quarter lead remained going into halftime, 36-26 in favor of the Eagles.

Issaquah began pulling away early in the third, but Kingma hit back to back triples to maintain the ten point deficit late in the quarter. Issaquah extended their lead by one in the third, on the back of six points from freshman Trevon Ary-Turner. Jackson was on the ropes, down 11 going into the final frame.

The Timberwolves needed quick scoring to bring this one close, and started the fourth with a 5-0 run in the first 1:15 of play. Ary-Turner stopped the run with a brilliant spinning floater to put the Eagles back up eight with five minutes remaining. After a bucket for Jackson and a free-throw for the Eagles, Jason Todd converted a layup on a steal to cut the Issaquah lead to five with 2:30 remaining. Ty Gibson for the Eagles immediately answered with a short jumper then added one free-throw to put the Eagles up eight with just over a minute to play, 52-44. The Eagles added four more free-throws and upset the top ranked Timberwolves 56-44.

Top Performers:
Ty Gibson – 18 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 5 steals
Jake Henke – 6 points, 13 rebounds

Jason Todd – 17 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals
Dan Kingma – 15 points, 5 rebounds

Jackson Blasts Stadium in Regional Rout


Friday February 28th 2014 4A Boys Basketball
Everett Community College 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Jackson 11 16 20 20 67
Stadium 6 17 4 6 33

Jackson Blasts Stadium in Regional Rout
By Steven Dion

The nightcap at Everett Community College on Friday night featured a matchup of the number one seed of District 1 in Jackson and the fourth seed of the District 3/4 tourney in Stadium. Jackson only has one loss on the season and was able to run through the playoffs up to this point with relative ease. Meanwhile, Stadium was able to pick up wins against Emerald Ridge and Curtis in districts to earn a regional berth. At stake in this game was a trip to the Tacoma Dome next weekend for the state tournament. Would Stadium find a way to upset the lethal Timberwolves squad in front of a huge Jackson crowd or would the perceived favorite earn another trip to championship weekend?

From the tip, the pace of this game would begin at a slow tempo as scoring was relatively non-existent in the opening minutes. T’Wolves senior Dan Kingma tested the smaller Tigers guard by attacking the rim with a surprisingly explosive first step off the dribble. Stadium demonstrated their preference to keep the game slowed down by making Lucious Brown the primary ball-handler. The big forward played all five positions on the floor with phenomenal handles and great footwork in the paint. The matchup of Jason Todd and Malik Mayeux was intriguing as the reigning state player of the year in Todd was unable to knock down shots using his signature “back up and lay up” move under the rim. T’Wolves guard Marcus Blake provided a defensive boost that loosened up his squad and helped JHS control the ball game. At the buzzer heading into the half, SHS senior Eric Tuttle hit a halfcourt shot to bring the deficit to only four points at 27-23.

The third quarter was the pivotal part of the game where Jackson created insurmountable separation. Their 7-0 run to start and a 20-3 overall quarter foiled Stadium’s potential plan to gain a lead at some point in this contest. A steal by Kingma that was dished to an airborne Todd and fed to a driving Brian Zehr for a two-handed slam got the crowd on their feet and was a symbolic end to this game. The fourth quarter was merely procedural as the T’Wolves emptied their bench and ran the clock down. Stadium was able to get their freshman Hillis some minutes late in this game. The reserve not even listed on the roster has a bright future as a Tiger with a strong family tradition of Stadium basketball as his brother was part of the state team in the early 2000s. When the dust settled, Jackson cruised to a 67-33 victory. Look for the Timberwolves to avenge their loss in the state championship game last season by winning it next weekend at the Tacoma Dome.

Top Performers:
Dan Kingma-22 points (8/8 FT’s), 3 steals, 2 assists

Malik Mayeux-6 points, 6 rebounds, 2 blocks

Edmonds-Woodway Clinches Last Regional Berth with Win Over Snohomish


Thursday Feb 20th 2014 4A Boys Basketball
Mountlake-Terrace High 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Edmonds-Woodway 13 22 17 14 66
Snohomish 12 10 15 20 57

Edmonds-Woodway Clinches Last Regional Berth with Win Over Snohomish
By Steven Dion

There was one ticket to the sweet sixteen, the regional tournament. There were two teams: Edmonds-Woodway and Snohomish. The coveted spot would be awarded Thursday night at Mountlake Terrace High School. One of these two 4A Wesco squads would get the opportunity to host the third seed from KingCo on Saturday to finalize seeding for the next round. With the season on the line, the crowd at the MTHS gym was in for an exciting battle.

The first half featured back-and-forth scoring, including some nice dishes by Trey Holland of the Warriors. The freshman guard of EWHS was able to get penetration into the paint and find open shooters on the perimeter. Snohomish countered with efficient jump-shooting by the likes of Collin Kane and Josh Baird. The Warriors were able to create some separation midway through the second quarter with some triples by Jordan Rice. After sixteen minutes of play, Edmonds-Woodway picked up a double digit lead at 35-22.

When play resumed, Snohomish showed urgency to climb back into the contest early in the second half. Unfortunately, the Panthers suffered a tough wrist injury to Collin Kane in which he was unable to return from. E-W responded to the delay of play by continuing their sprint to the finish line. A dunk by Travis Bakken and sharp shooting by Jason Smarr continued the Warrior assault. The long, contested shots thwarted Snohomish’s attempt to climb back into the game, despite Andrew Ivelia and Kane’s continued scoring. When the buzzer sounded, Edmonds-Woodway won their ticket to regionals in convincing fashion by the score of 66-57.

Top Performers:
Travis Bakken-19 points, 10 rebounds, 6 blocks
Jason Smarr-21 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists

Collin Kane-19 points

Lincoln Shocks Jackson in King Holiday Hoopfest


Monday Jan 20th 2014 4A-3A Boys Basketball
Bellevue College 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Lincoln 20 7 10 25 62
Jackson 10 17 14 14 55

Lincoln Shocks Jackson in King Holiday Hoopfest
By Steven Dion

Steve Johnson’s Timberwolves do not lose often. Heading into the 2014 King Holiday Hoopfest matchup against the Lincoln Abes, the Wolves had only lost one of its last forty games. Unfortunately, that lone defeat was the 2013 4A state championship game against Curtis. The Abes from Tacoma were eager to square off with the defending 4A Wesco champs. Who could have predicted the lone freshman in the contest would rise to the occasion and grab the win for their team?

The familiarity between these squads was evident as Lincoln was prepared to outrun Jackson in this contest. The Timberwolves “Big 3” of Jason Todd, Dan Kingma, and Brian Zehr are smooth operators in the halfcourt attack and play gritty defense. However, the senior trio were outmatched athletically against the likes of Josiah Barsh, Cameron Collins, and Justice Martion who were effective in transition from the opening tip. The Abes picked up a double digit lead after one quarter leading 20-10. The 2012-2013 player of the year in Todd was not going to allow his team to fall further behind. The Wolves senior leader used his muscular frame to earn shots from underneath the bucket. This resulted in field goals and trips to the line. His ten points in the second frame were key in tying up the ball game at 27 heading into the half.

The level of intensity rose in the third quarter as every possession resulted in momentum shifts and team confidence moving forward. The Twolves moved the ball well in the perimeter, but did not convert enough opportunities to pull away from their 3A counterpart from Tacoma. The fourth quarter is when Londrell Hamilton made a statement. The freshman buried a triple early in the quarter which opened the floodgates for his scoring. Jackson’s Kingma and Connor Willgress fouled out midway through the final frame and Hamilton capitalized. He scored two huge buckets in the final minutes after defensive stops. The Abes grabbed the lead and did not look back. Londrell’s nine points in the fourth led a 25 point fourth quarter for Lincoln. When the buzzer sounded, the Abes celebrated a 62-55 victory.

Top Performers:
Londrell Hamilton – 12 points (9 in 4th quarter)

Jason Todd-Jackson-22 points (13/15 FT’s)

Cleveland Rings in New Year With Win Over Lynnwood


Wednesday Jan 1st 2013 3A-4A Girls Basketball
Cleveland High 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Lynnwood 11 16 19 13 59
Cleveland 14 3 11 21 49

See game recap below

Cleveland Rings in New Year With Win Over Lynnwood
By Steven Dion

The first day of 2014 granted high school hoops fans a great New Year’s gift in the form of a matchup between undefeated Lynnwood and defending 3A champions Cleveland. It was evident that this game was the place to be in Seattle on Wednesday night because the Eagles gymnasium was packed. The line to enter extended outside the school and did not shrink until the second quarter. The stage was set for a showdown between two of the top girls basketball programs in the state.

Lynnwood jumped out to an early lead by knocking down shots from the paint. The Royals were able to move the ball well in the half-court offense and set up high percentage scoring opportunities. The host Eagles were able to keep pace and trailed LHS by three after one quarter. The second quarter completely changed the complexion of the game. The Royals shots stopped falling and Cleveland’s pesky defense translated to points on the other end of the floor. Alexia Mefi’s blocks brought the capacity crowd to its feet. The Eagles outscored the Royals 16-3 in the second quarter and led 27-17 at the break.

CHS picked up where they left off in the third quarter as senior Makayla Roper drained four field goals in the frame. The deficit increased as the fourth quarter commenced with a 46 to 28 lead in favor of Stephenie Wheeler-Smith’s squad. The contest garnered some interest in the fourth as Lynnwood was able to extend the ball game and get to the free throw line. The Royals were able to cut the Eagles lead to eight points late, but Cleveland held on to pick up a 59-49 victory.

Top Performer:
Makayla Roper – 17 points (2/3 FT’s, 3 3 pt FG’s)

Timberwolves Claw Their Way to Victory in Win Over Auburn-Mountainview


Saturday Dec 21st 2013 4A Girls Basketball
ShoWare Center 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Jackson 13 14 12 20 59
Auburn Mountainview 16 8 18 11 53

See game recap below

Timberwolves Claw Their Way to Victory in Win Over Auburn-Mountainview
By Steven Dion

In the opening round of the ShoWare Shootout, Wesco met SPSL in a matchup between Jackson and Auburn-Mountainview. The Timberwolves’ dynamic guard combo of Faithaleen Lopez-Flores and Sierra Anderson accounted for the bulk of Jackson scoring. In addition to their 17 and 25 points respectively, they logged all thirty-two minutes of play. AMHS grabbed a first quarter lead, but an eight point second quarter found them trailing 24-27 at the half.

The Lions dominated several key statistical categories that are general indicators of victory including second-chance points and bench scoring, but low field-goal percentage on the game (30%) plagued Auburn-Mountaiview’s ability to sustain scoring momentum. With the game in the balance, Jackson’s reliable senior Anderson stepped up and knocked down clutch buckets and converted at the charity stripe with a perfect eight for eight. For this Timberwolves squad to be a front-runner in the 4A Wesco league, they will need to incorporate more scoring options, especially their forwards. Auburn-Mountain is almost entirely composed of seniors, so it is imperative for the Lions to play with urgency to make a run come February.

Top Performers:
Sierra Anderson – 25 points (8/14 FGs, 8/8 FT’s), 4 assists, 3 steals

Lynnwood Girls Take Down Mount Rainier in Double OT Thriller


Saturday Dec 14th 2013 4A Girls Basketball
Highline CC 1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT1 OT2 Final
Lynnwood 13 12 11 9 5 7 57
Mt. Rainier 7 14 10 14 5 4 54

See game recap below

Lynnwood Girls Take Down Mount Rainier in Double OT Thriller
By Colin Caruso

In a battle between some of the best girls basketball teams in the state of Washington, the Lynnwood Royals took on the Mount Rainier Rams in the 2013 Muscle Milk Preview tournament at Highline Community College. Lynnwood took charge in the first half, doing well containing the dangerous McPhee twins by holding them to just nine first half points. The Royals also dominated the glass, grabbing ten more rebounds than the Rams leading towards ten more first half shot attempts. Lynnwood took a four point lead into the half, but they controlled the pace of play and led by as many as nine.

Mount Rainier began to heat up in the second half on the back of Emily Fiso, who finished with 15 points on the day. She hit a layup with just over a minute to play to cut the Royal lead to two points, 42-40. After the Royals failed to convert on their next possession, Jordan McPhee knocked down a three pointer for the Rams with just 22 seconds left on the clock, giving them their first lead since the first quarter. But Monty Cooper responded for the Royals with just 12 seconds left with a three of her own, giving the Royals a two point lead. You know Brittney McPhee was going to get into the action at some point, and the future Stanford Cardinal made a game tying layup on Mount Rainier’s next possession to send the game to OT.

Lynnwood controlled the first overtime as well, going ahead by as many as five points in the short frame. But Fiso struck again for the Rams, knocking down a three with 13 seconds in the frame to tie the game at 50 and send this great game to another overtime.

Lynnwood again took control of the second overtime, as both McPhee twins fouled out early in the final frame. This proved to be the difference in the game, without Jordan and Brittney the Rams were in trouble. Lynnwood closed out the game at the free-throw line, and a last second attempt from Rams guard Aqeelah Williams fell just short to give Lynnwood a 57-54 win.

Top Performers:
Mikayla Pivec – 12 points, 16 rebounds, 3 blocks, 3 steals
Jasmin Edwards – 19 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals
Monty Cooper – 14 points, 9 rebounds, 5 steals

Mount Rainier
Brittany McPhee – 18 points, 20 rebounds, 3 steals
Jordan McPhee – 10 points, 11 rebounds
Emily Fiso – 15 points, 6 rebounds

Bellarmine Lights up Knights in Opening Round of Playoffs


Saturday Nov 9th 2013 4A Boys Football
Mt. Tahoma High School 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Kamiak 14 0 0 7 21
Bellarmine Prep 28 21 7 7 62

See game recap below

Bellarmine Lights up Knights in Opening Round of Playoffs
By Steven Dion

On the same night Bellarmine Prep Lions’ former quarterback Sefo Liufau made his homecoming as starting quarterback for the Colorado Buffaloes against the Washington Huskies, Bellarmine was set to host a first-round playoff game at Mt. Tahoma High School in Tacoma. The perennial 4A powerhouse from the Narrows League was the runner-up in the state finals last year with Liufau at the helm and ended the regular season at 7-2 eager to visit the Tacoma Dome in December once again. However, the Kamiak Knights from the Wesco League were eager to apply their ground-and-pound attack to challenge the Lions.

The scoring spree started early as BPHS Lou Millie tallied a touchdown on a 19-yard QB keeper. On the ensuing kickoff, Bellarmine recovered a fumble and capitalized on one of Nathan Goltermann’s four scores of the ball game. Kamiak responded by incorporating their big tight end Henderson Belk in the aerial attack, culminating in a 24-yard TD reception. However, the Knights could not stop the balanced offense of Prep and trailed 42-14 at halftime.

An early touchdown after the half by Goltermann allowed the clock to roll without stoppage as Bellarmine led by over 40. Kamiak found the end zone for the third and final time on a one-yard QB sneak by Connor Alexander. The Lions’ reserves were incorporated in the second half and a 56 yard scamper for six by Ahmad Lewis put an exclamation point on a well-executed game by the home team.
Bellarmine advances to the round of sixteen, Kamiak’s season is over.

Top Performers:

Bellarmine Prep
Nathan Goltermann – 4 rushing TDs of 56, 8, 3, and 2 yards

theFinalScore.tv Rankings


theFinalScore.tv Football Pre-Playoff Rankings

1. Camas
2. Graham-Kapowsin
3. Skyline
4. Chiawana
5. Ferris
6. Union
7. Edmonds-Woodway
8. Curtis
9. Richland
10. Bothell

1. Bellevue
2. O’Dea
3. Marysville-Pilchuck
4. Mount Si
5. Shadle Park
6. Eastside Catholic
7. Lincoln
8. Mt. Spokane
9. Glacier Peak
10. Blanchet

1. Tumwater
2. Lynden
3. Sumner
4. Ellensburg
5. Lakewood
6. WF West
7. Lindbergh
8. Mark Morris
9. RA Long
10. Othello

Jackson Homecoming Thwarted by Kamiak


Friday Oct. 4 2013 4A Boys Football
Everett Memorial Stadium 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Kamiak 14 7 7 7 35
Jackson 0 7 7 6 20

See game recap below

Jackson Homecoming Thwarted by Kamiak
By Colin Caruso

In the second game of the night at Everett Memorial Stadium, the Kamiak Knights took on the Jackson Timberwolves in Jackson’s homecoming game. Jackson packed the stands in a blackout, but Kamiak and their offensive line were too much for Jackson to handle throughout the contest. Kamiak received the opening kickoff, marched straight down the field and capped off the drive with a Tyler Webley touchdown run. No passes were attempted on the drive.

Kamiak forced a Jackson punt on Jackson’s first possession, and Brady Methven returned the punt all the way to the Jackson 2 yard line. A bad snap on the next play kept Jackson in the contest, as the Timberwolves leaped on the ball deep in their own territory and secured the recovery. However, Kamiak’s defense held strong again, forced another punt, and put together another nice drive. The drive was capped by an Austin Hall rushing touchdown. He also added the two point conversion run to take the lead 14-0 after the first frame.

Jackson got on the board early in the second quarter with a much needed score, a 64 yard scamper by senior Nick White to close the gap to 14-7. But Kamiak’s Hall answered the call again, punching in another rushing TD to take the lead 21-7 into halftime.

The Knights forced a three and out on Jackson’s possession following the halftime festivities, and punted to Methven again. This time he wasn’t brought down, and ran all the way down the far sideline for an early score in the third quarter, pushing the lead to 28-7 in favor of the Knights. Jackson was not phased, and White ran for another touchdown for the Timberwolves to get them back in the contest at 28-14. But Kamiak’s offensive and defensive lines were too tough for the Timberwolves, with Webley rushing for another score in the fourth quarter. Jackson was able to get on the board again late in the fourth, but Kamiak took the contest by a final of 35-20.

Top Performers:
Austin Hall – 2 rushing TD
Tyler Webley – 2 rushing TD

Nick White – 2 rushing TD

Edmonds-Woodway Wins Shootout with Jackson


Friday Sept. 27 2013 4A Boys Football
Edmonds Stadium 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Jackson 0 14 6 8 28
Edmonds-Woodway 0 14 7 14 35

See game recap below

Edmonds-Woodway Wins Shootout with Jackson
By Steven Dion

A 4A Wesco South battle on Friday between undefeated Edmonds-Woodway (3-0) and a hungry Jackson Timberwolves team (1-2) featured a late touchdown to break the deadlock. The first of many visits to the end zone came in the first quarter on a sprint to the pylon by Warriors tailback Junior Opoku-Mensah. Jackson responded on the ensuing kickoff for the score in the hands of Nick White. The next points on the scoreboard were courtesy of White again as he rumbled through several blockers en route to the goal line. Edmonds-Woodway began to run the wildcat offense in the second quarter as their halfbacks ran the ball on almost every down. Senior running back Mac McLachlan took direct snaps and pounded through Jackson defenders for big chunks of yardage. At the half, the contest was tied at 14 apiece.

The scoring see-saw continued throughout the third quarter as both teams scored receiving touchdowns by Travante Robinson and Theo Lebesis by Jackson and E-W respectively. A missed PAT by the Timberwolves gave the Warriors a one point lead going into the final quarter. Robinson notched six more points on a run in the final quarter for the third lead change of the game. The Wolves converted the 2-point conversion to regain a 7 point advantage. However, McLachlan shifted into overdrive as he busted loose for a game-tying score. Warrior senior Antonio Sherrill blocked a punt late into the fourth which resulted in Big Mac’s third and game-winning rushing touchdown with 28 seconds remaining. Edmonds-Woodway remains unbeaten as they continue league play into October.

Top Performers:
Mac Mclauchlan – 3 rushing TDs

Nick White – Kickoff return TD, rushing TD

State Tournament-
Brackets & Game Schedules

Boys and Girls Schedules

Boys State Tournaments
Thursday, February 28 – Saturday, March 2, 2013

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4A Boys
4A Boys Winners Bracket

3A Boys
3A Boys Winners Bracket

2A Boys
2A Boys Winners Bracket

1A Boys
1A Boys Winners Bracket

2B Boys
2B Boys Winners Bracket

1B Boys
1B Boys Winners Bracket

Girls State Tournaments
Thursday, February 28 – Saturday, March 2, 2013

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4A Girls
4A Girls Winners Bracket

3A Girls
3A Girls Winners Bracket

2A Girls
2A Girls Winners Bracket

1A Girls
1A Girls Winners Bracket

2B Girls
2B Girls Winners Bracket

1B Girls
1B Girls Winners Bracket

4A State Tournament Scoreboard

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Boys and Girls Scoreboard

Boys 4A Scoreboard

Thursday- February 28 4A Boys
Tacoma Dome – 9:00am 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Newport-Bellevue 16 9 12 3 40
Curtis 18 13 12 19 62

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Thursday- February 28 4A Boys
Tacoma Dome – 10:30am 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Bothell 8 22 3 17 50
Garfield 13 13 13 23 62

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Thursday- February 28 4A Boys
Tacoma Dome – 12:15pm 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Arlington 17 18 18 19 72
Richland 16 14 10 20 60

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Thursday- February 28 4A Boys
Tacoma Dome – 2:00pm 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Jackson 6 20 11 18 55
Central Valley 13 12 8 14 47

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Girls 4A Scoreboard

Thursday- February 28 4A Girls
Tacoma Dome – 3:45pm 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Gonzaga Prep 7 4 9 20 40
Arlington 7 8 15 13 43
Thursday- February 28 4A Girls
Tacoma Dome – 5:30pm 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Kentwood 10 8 11 7 36
Lake Stevens 23 11 10 8 52
Thursday- February 28 4A Girls
Tacoma Dome – 7:15pm 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Mead 22 12 11 8 53
Skyline 3 9 8 13 33
Thursday- February 28 4A Girls
Tacoma Dome – 9:00pm 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Mount Rainier 18 13 12 18 61
Inglemoor 11 10 22 13 56

Girls- Lake Stevens spoils home court advantage for Newport, advances to Regional Round of 16


Tuesday- Feb. 19 -2013- 4A NW District
Newport HS 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Lake Stevens 13 15 9 11 48
Newport-Bellevue 15 7 8 13 43

Girls- Lake Stevens spoils home court advantage for Newport,
advances to Regional Round of 16
By Colin Caruso 

To secure the final spot in the 16 team regional tournament, the Lake Stevens Vikings traveled to Newport to play the Newport Knights.  Lake Stevens’ band brought unbelievable noise, playing the likes of Led Zeppelin and Kansas to pump up the crowd for the win.  Unfortunately for Newport, it seemed to do the job and ignited Lake Stevens, whose offense responded early led by senior Brooke Pahukoa.  Pahukoa contributed twelve points and three steals in the first half for the Vikings.

The undersized Vikings did an excellent job of reading passing lanes, accounting for 13 steals in the first half.  Their defense was spacious at times in pursuing the steal, allowing easy layups for junior Casey Schoenlein, who filled the box score in the first half with four points, six rebounds, and five blocks.

The game remained within single digits the entire first half, with Lake Stevens carrying a six point lead into halftime.

Defense was the focal point for both teams coming out of the locker room.  Both teams stifling defense contributed to the lowest scoring quarter of the contest with only 17 total points scored in the third.  Lake Stevens took a seven point lead into the final quarter.

Newport began their comeback midway through the fourth, with back to back threes by Kaitlin Sahlinger and Laura Moretti to cut the Lake Stevens lead to just three with 5:24 remaining.  A layup by Anna Crabtree for the Knights three minutes later cut the lead to one with 2:21 remaining, the closest Newport had been since the second quarter.

But Brooke Pahukoa stepped up again for the Vikings, going 4-4 on free-throws in the final minute to secure a 48-43 win for Lake Stevens.  The Vikings now advance to state and face Davis on Friday in Wenatchee at 8PM.

Top Performers:
Lake Stevens
Brooke Pahukoa (22 points, 6 steals)
Brittney Pahukoa (9 points, 7 steals, 4 rebounds)

Casey Schoenlein (4 points, 10 rebounds, 8 blocks)
Marikah Wright (6 points, 7 rebounds)