Final 4A Boys Power Rankings

Final 4A Boys Power Rankings
By Steve Dion

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

1) Federal Way (29-0):
The Eagles defended their title by completing a perfect 29-0 season to capture back-to-back 4A championships.

2) Kentwood (22-7):
The junior-laden Conks went toe-to-toe with Federal Way through three quarters in the regular season and title game; an indicator of their strength.

3) Gonzaga Prep (23-4):
The Bullpups were mere inches from knocking off Federal Way in the quarterfinals as a three-pointer the buzzer for the win narrowly glanced off. Beware of GPrep next season!

4) Curtis (25-5):
Tim Kelly takes the Vikings on another deep playoff run to cap off another strong season as one of the top 4A squads in Washington.

5) Union (23-3):
Vancouver’s powerhouse fought back to capture a fourth place finish in the Hardwood Classic after a first-round departure to Gonzaga Prep on Thursday of the tourney.

6) Issaquah (21-5):
Champions of a tough KingCo conference and advancing to the elite eight secure the sixth spot for a quality Eagles campaign.

7) Lewis & Clark (18-7):
The Tigers faced the champs in round one of the tourney resulting in a quick departure but held their own against the best of the classification.

8) Cascade (21-2):
A memorable season in program history concluded in the regional round against the eventual runner-up Kentwood.

9) Woodinville (19-5):
The high-flying Falcons fell short of reaching the Tacoma Dome again, but were improved from the previous season.

10) Central Valley (20-6):
The Bears flew under the radar all season and when the dust settled finished at the Woodshed with a top eight finish in the state.

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

Head Coach Interview: Matty McIntyre (Gonzaga Prep)

The Gonzaga Prep Bullpups have a big game tonight against Lewis & Clark who captured the first of two meetings this season in late December. We catch up with 2011 state championship winning Coach Matty McIntyre as Prep is having another strong season in the Greater Spokane League.

Listen as Coach McIntyre talks about the first meeting against the Tigers and how they are better prepared to even the score tonight. Additionally, he describes how the football state championship in December has carried over momentum to the basketball season. He closes by discussing the areas he is tuning up as playoff basketball approaches!

To catch the complete interview with Coach McIntyre, simply click on the PLAY BUTTON below.