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Richland vs. Central Valley
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Final 4A Girls Power Rankings

Final 4A Girls Power Rankings
By Steve Dion

With the 2015-2016 season in the books, here are the final top ten rankings for the 4A Girls classification!

1) Central Valley (28-0):
It is scary to think how good this team will be the next two seasons after a 28-0 record and a championship trophy with a team primarily composed of freshmen and sophomores.

2) Snohomish (22-4):
After starting 0-3, the Panthers rattled off 22 straight wins to propel themselves to the title game as the best representative to challenge the Bears.

3) Moses Lake (25-1):
It’s a shame the Chiefs met eventual 4A champ Central Valley in the quarterfinals riding an undefeated record. However, a fourth place finish in the state is nothing to be disappointed with.

4) Bothell (24-3):
The Cougs’ consistency earned them a trip to the final four and a strong sense of optimism heading into next season.

5) Todd Beamer (25-3):
The Titans did a remarkable job to retool after losing key pieces from the previous season to play basketball in March.

6) Lewis & Clark (18-7):
The battle-tested Tigers held their own in a loaded GSHL and were one of a small group to take Central Valley to the wire.

7) Skyview (20-6):
Perennial GSHL powerhouse added to their run of quality seasons falling just shy of 20 wins; a clear indication of their top ten recognition.

8) Kentlake (21-7):
The sharpshooting Falcons posting a 21-7 record was validated by a trip to Tacoma with a handful of gutsy wins the ticket to get them there.

9) Bellarmine Prep (17-8):
The thrill of advancing to the sweet sixteen was met with a tough departure in the regional round. A league title and a deep playoff run earn the Lions the ninth spot.

10) Chiawana (21-3):
The Riverhawks are worthy of including in the top ten in 4A given their ability to make the best teams in the classification earn everything against them.

Central Valley Goes Undefeated, Wins 4A Title

Central Valley Goes Undefeated, Wins 4A Title
By Colin Caruso

Saturday- March 5th 2016 Girls 4A Championship
Tacoma Dome 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Snohomish 9 8 13 18 48
Central Valley 12 10 13 22 57

4A Champions – Central Valley Bears

In a battle of two teams on incredible winning streaks, the Central Valley Bears took on the Snohomish Panthers for the 4A girls state championship. The Bears came into this game a perfect 28-0, and the Panthers, after losing their first three games, were riding a 23 game winning streak into this finals matchup.

Snohomish started the game in an interesting defensive matchup, with their tallest starter, Madeline Smith, guarding the Central Valley PG Mady Simmelink. Smith rarely left the key on the defensive side, giving Simmelink wide open looks. She capitalized with 5 first quarter points and Central Valley took a 12-9 lead into the second quarter.

The undefeated Bears began to pull away in the second, extending their lead to 11 and picking up their defensive intensity. But Snohomish would not quit; they are older and bigger than the Bears and they used their size to convert a few layups down the stretch before half. Central Valley took a 5 point lead into the locker room.

Madeline Smith for the Panthers began to take over after the half. She went on a personal 10-0 run, and halfway through the quarter she had 25 of her teams 30 points. The underdog Panthers tied the game later in the frame, looking to take their first lead since early in the first. But Lexie Hull responded for Central Valley, adding in a couple of short layups for her team leading 13 points. Even with Madeline Smith’s dominate performance, the lead remained 5 for the Bears, 35-30 entering the final quarter.

Snohomish began the 4th on a 5-0 run, tying the game again. But every time Snohomish tied it up, Central Valley would respond. This time it was Lacey Hull, Lexie’s twin, who knocked down a momentum shifting three pointer. The Bears never looked back. They completed their perfect 29-0 season with a well deserved 57-48 championship win!

The Final Score
Central Valley 57, Snohomish 48.

Top Performers:

Central Valley
Lexie Hull- 16 points, 8 rebounds

Madeline Smith- 28 points

Player Stats
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4A Central Valley Bears
# Player FG 3FG FT REB A F PTS
1 Mady Simmelink 1-8 0-1 2-4 5 0 0 4
3 Michaela Laabs 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
4 Hailey Christopher 1-7 0-0 4-4 5 3 4 6
10 Lexie Hull 5-12 0-1 5-7 9 3 3 15
15 Camryn Skaife 3-5 3-5 0-0 3 0 2 9
20 Katie Hawkins 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0
22 Kalle Crouch 1-2 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 3
23 Tomekia Whitman 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
24 Lacie Hull 4-13 1-6 9-9 9 0 4 18
41 Kate Sams 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0

4A Todd Beamer Titans
# Player FG 3FG FT REB A F PTS
1 Briawna Kelly 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
5 Makenna Woodfolk 3-9 0-2 4-4 6 1 4 10
10 Jahpera Mceachin 2-8 2-7 0-0 3 1 2 6
11 Sophie Afework 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
20 Eboni West 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
22 Bria Rice 0-9 0-4 4-6 7 1 4 4
23 Lexus Oden 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 1
25 Nia Alexander 4-15 1-6 0-0 4 1 4 9
32 Avery Miller 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
33 Darion Brown 1-3 0-0 3-4 5 1 3 5
34 Makenzie Bond 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 2

Friday- March 4th 2016 Girls 4A Semi-Finals
Tacoma Dome 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Central Valley 17 8 12 18 55
Todd Beamer 14 4 11 8 37

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Central Valley Drops Moses Lake in Thursday Match-up

Central Valley Drops Moses Lake in Thursday Match-up
By Steve Dion

Thursday- March 3rd 2016 Girls 4A State
Tacoma Dome 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Moses Lake 12 10 7 10 39
Central Valley 13 8 10 16 47

A championship caliber game in the opening round of the state tournament pitted a pair of undefeated Eastern Washington powerhouses in Moses Lake and Central Valley.

Lexie Hull established her presence in the first half netting 12 points and 9 rebounds in the opening two quarters. Moses Lake used a balanced attack including sharpshooter Jamie Loera and Abby Rathbun in the post to earn a one point lead at the break.

The Chiefs showed defensive intensity that carried them early in the third quarter that provided them an early boost of momentum including a grand total of 14 and 12 for Loera and Rathbun respectively. However, Central Valley made their move in crunch time as Hailey Christopher and Hull combined for 30 total points and put Moses Lake in a must-foul situation in the final minutes in which the Bears capitalized at the stripe.

The Final Score
Central Valley 47, Moses Lake 39.

Top Performers:

Central Valley
Lexie Hull- 16 points

Moses Lake
Jamie Loera- 14 points

4A State Girls Basketball Rankings

4A State Girls Basketball Rankings
By Steve Dion

As league play is in its final weeks and the playoffs are on the horizon, here at the top ten rankings for the 4A girls classification!

1) Central Valley: 15-0 (13-0)
The Bears have won all games by double digits with the exception of their meeting with Lewis & Clark; also in the top 10.

2) Moses Lake: 16-0 (8-0)
Leaders of the Big 9 once again which may be the strongest league in the state top to bottom.

3) Bothell: 16-1 (12-1)
Edged Woodinville in a thriller on Friday night to maintain breathing room in the race for the KingCo Crown.

4) Todd Beamer: 15-2 (6-0)
Put the Lynnwood loss behind themselves quickly with two wins in the next four days.

5) Skyview: 12-4 (8-0)
The GSHL will hinge on what the second round with Camas next Tuesday. Storm took round one 51-40!

6) Camas: 15-2 (8-1)
See above.

7) Lewis and Clark: 12-3 (12-1)
Hot on the heels of top ranked Central Valley are the sneaky Tigers.

8) Kentlake: 13-4 (5-0)
A Kent team inevitably finds itself within the top 10. The Falcons have taken the torch as the town representative.

9) Chiawana: 14-2 (9-0)
Have strung together an 11-game win streak after a few bumps in the road in early December.

10) Inglemoor: 12-4 (9-3)
Can still surpass Bothell for a league title with a strong finish and some help from other teams.

On the Bubble
West Valley

4A State Basketball Rankings

4A State Basketball Rankings
By Steve Dion

As league play is in its final weeks and the playoffs are on the horizon, here at the top ten rankings for the 4A classification!

1) Federal Way: 18-0 (7-0)
Defending champs will be perched at the top until somebody knocks them off. Don’t expect this to happen anytime soon.

2) Curtis: 17-1 (10-0)
The Vikings continue their undeafeated mark against Washington state teams.

3) Cascade: 15-0 (9-0)
Gotell’s 51 points in Friday’s didn’t hurt the Bruins’ cause in solidifying themselves high in the rankings.

4) Gonzaga Prep: 14-1 (12-1)
Matty McIntyre’s Bullpups are the Beasts of the East. Many familiar names from the football championship squad.

5) Bellarmine Prep: 13-3 (8-0)
Can’t drop the Lions too far down considering their only in-state losses were to Lincoln and Curtis…by a combined seven points!

6) Union: 12-2 (7-0)
The Titans don’t rebuild, they reload.

7) Issaquah: 13-3 (11-1)
The second Eagles team in the top ten rankings is flying high once again on the Sammamish plateau.

8) Lewis & Clark: 12-3 (11-2)
The Tigers are hot on the heels of the Bullpups for the GSL lead.

9) Central Valley: 12-3 (10-3)
One of the top teams in one of the strongest leagues in 4A earns the Bears top ten honors.

10) Woodinville: 12-3 (9-3)
Tony Miller is a force to be reckoned with. Scored 20 in a win last week, 42 in a loss. Go figure.

On the Bubble
Todd Beamer

Preview- Boys 4A State Tournament

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Boys 4A State Tournament Preview
By Colin Caruso 

There are a number of compelling games in the Washington State boys 4A tournament final eight, including teams from all over the state and rematches from previous games this season.  Here are the match-ups:

Newport vs. Curtis – 9:00AM

Newport has worked hard and has clawed its way back into contention for the a state title after losing four straight games towards the end of January and early February to Ballard, Issaquah, and Bothell twice.  They advanced to the round of 16 in a win and in-game versus Mount Vernon, and made it to the final eight through a tough, defensive battle in Wenatchee versus Eastmont.  Their athleticism and strength creates matchup problems for every team remaining in Washington State.

On the flip side, the Curtis Vikings have dominated this season and are currently ranked #4 in the state.  Their only losses have been to Federal Way and Spanaway Lake, and their big wins include a big win against Bellarmine Prep in their district final and a convincing 61-48 win versus Thomas Jefferson to reach the final eight.  The Vikings are led by two senior starters, Dominic Robinson and Andre Lewis, who average 13.9 points and 13.8 points respectively.

Bothell vs Garfield – 10:30AM

The Bothell Cougars have only three losses this entire season.  Unfortunately, two of those losses were to Garfield, and neither game was close.  The first contest was during the regular season, where the Garfield Bulldogs took down the Cougars by 15.  The second matchup was in their district final, where Garfield senior Tucker Haymond scored 20 of his game high 39 in the first quarter in a dominating 93-69 win.  It is always difficult to beat a team three times, especially a team with division one talent like the Cougars possess.  Bothell senior Perrion Callandret will be attending Idaho next season, and Zach LaVine, the #1 senior recruit in the state, will take his talents to UCLA.

Will Garfield complete the season sweep of the Cougars?  Or will the Cougars avenge their earlier season losses and advance to the final four?  We’ll find out early Thursday morning.

Arlington vs. Richland – 12:45 PM

Both of these teams have dominated their opponents for the majority of the season, but both teams have suffered big losses to teams still remaining in the 4A tournament.  Richland travelled to Spokane for a matchup against the Central Valley Bears and struggled in a 68-44 loss.  They did avenge that loss later in the season, just two weeks ago with a 66-54 win versus the Bears.  Arlington has suffered two losses to the undefeated Jackson Timberwolves this season, both by double digits.

In the round of sixteen, Richland dominated Stadium 68-39 in a game that was essentially over in the first quarter.  Arlington scored a big win over late surging Bellarmine Prep, 58-47 in the round of sixteen to advance to Tacoma.  This will be a great matchup between two teams from opposite sides of the state looking to make a huge impact on the 4A class.

Jackson vs. Central Valley – 2:00PM

With a combined record of 46-2, this is the matchup of the teams with the best records in 4A boys basketball.  The Jackson Timberwolves have yet to hiccup all season, completing the year with a perfect 24-0 record.  They are led by three very talented juniors, Dan Kingma, Jason Todd, and Brian Zehr.  With six wins coming in single digits this season, the Timberwolves are used to battling in close games versus all-state level talent.

Central Valley poses a big threat to Jackson’s undefeated season.  The Bears are led by senior Austin Rehkow and junior big man Beau Byus, who average 15.1 and 13.7 ppg respectively.  Their only two losses this season were at Richland and at Gonzaga Prep, both formidable opponents with strong programs.  Central Valley won a nail-biter in overtime against a very talented Todd Beamer team in the round of 16 to advance to this game, and Coach Rick Sloan and company are looking to extend their stay on the west side of the state with a win on Thursday.

Central Valley holds off Todd Beamer in Overtime, Books their Ticket to Tacoma

Saturday- Feb. 23 2013 4A Boys Regionals
Rogers High School 1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Final
Todd Beamer 7 16 15 15 2 55
Central Valley 16 14 15 8 8 61

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Central Valley holds off Todd Beamer in Overtime, Books their Ticket to Tacoma
By Colin Caruso 

In this winner to Tacoma, loser out contest, the Todd Beamer Titans clashed with the Central Valley Bears in the 4pm game at Rogers High School.  The Central Valley band kept the crowd enthused during timeouts and halftime; they brought great energy from Spokane.

Central Valley jumped on Todd Beamer immediately following the tip-off.  The Bears started the game on 10-0 run, sprung by two three pointers from senior Austin Rehkow in the first three minutes of the contest.

Todd Beamer was caught off guard by the run; Central Valley played with more energy and completely controlled the glass, recording six offensive rebounds in the quarter.

The Titans began their comeback mid-way through the second, sparked by back to back baskets by junior Michael Stansberry.  Beamer’s outside looks began to fall, and Central Valley’s three point looks were just inches off.

Beamer took the momentum into the locker room down seven, 30-23.

Beamer continued to chip away at the Central Valley lead in the second half.  A layup by Stansberry cut the Bears lead to just three, but the Bears responded with a quick layup of their own and a three by Rehkow to extend the lead back to eight.

In the final quarter, Beamer again came out with great intensity, led by Burch-Manning who converted on two quick baskets to cut the lead to three with five minutes to play.

Titan senior Juwan Flowers continued the run and added two free-throws and a three pointer with 1:33 remaining to give Todd Beamer their first lead of the contest, 53-51.  Bears junior Adam Chamberlain answered from the line, hitting a pair of free-throws to tie the game at 53.

Todd Beamer would have one more shot at the buzzer in the fourth, but it fell short to send the game to overtime.

The Titans scored first in overtime with 3:10 to play on a put-back by Burch-Manning as he was fouled, unfortunately he did not convert on the free-throw.  That basket turned out to be Beamer’s final points.  Central Valley finished the game on an 8-0 run, four points from Rehkow and three points from junior Beau Byus to close out the Titans in overtime, 61-55.

Top Performers:
Todd Beamer
Trey Burch-Manning (19 points, 7 rebounds)
Juwon Flowers (14 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds)

Central Valley
Austin Rehkow (21 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists)
Beau Byus (16 points, 12 rebounds, 2 blocks)