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Three from Kitsap named to All-State team

North Kitsap’s Rebekah Baugh was named to the Class 2A girls Associated Press All-State basketball team first team.
Crossopint’s Des Doty and Cailyn Cattell were named honorable mention to the 1B team.
Sequim’s Alex Barry was honorable mention for 2A. He was the only West Sound boy honored.
The teams, which were released Tuesday, are decided by a vote of sports media across the state.

SEATTLE (AP) — The 2015 Associated Press Washington all-state team as voted on by sport writers and editors from around the state:
Boys state player of the year, all classifications — Dejounte Murray, sr., Rainier Beach.
Girls state player of the year, all classifications — Laura Stockton, sr., Gonzaga Prep.
BOYS ALL-STATE TEAMS:
CLASS 4A
Player of the year — Viont’e Daniels, sr., Federal Way.
First team — Viont’e Daniels, sr., Federal Way; Steven Beo, jr., Richland; Nikhil Lizotte, sr., Davis; Ty Gibson, sr., Issaquah; Micah Paulson, sr., Union.
Honorable mention — Bobby Moorehead, sr., Stadium; Cesar Sandoval, jr., Moses Lake; Robert Franks, sr., Evergreen; Collin Kane, sr., Snohomish; Malachi Flynn, jr., Bellarmine Prep.
CLASS 3A
Player of the year — Dejounte Murray, sr. Rainier Beach.
First team — Dejounte Murray, sr., Rainier Beach; Isiah Brown, jr., Lakeside; Matisse Thybulle, sr., Eastside Catholic; Jaylen Nowell, soph., Garfield; JaQuori McLaughlin, jr., Peninsula.
Honorable mention — Dom Green, sr., Hazen; David Jenkins Jr., jr., Wilson; Michael Painter, sr., Marysville-Pilchuck; Alphonso Anderson, jr., Garfield; Shadeed Shabazz, sr., Rainier Beach.
CLASS 2A
Player of the year — Jackson Price, sr., Sedro Woolley.
First team — Jackson Price, sr., Sedro Woolley; Trevor Allen, sr., Clarkston; Grant Gibb, sr., Mark Morris; David Cooper, sr., Tumwater; Scooter Hastings, sr., Lynden.
Honorable mention — Ty Johnson, sr., Anacortes; TJ Mickelson, soph., Black Hills; Alex Barry, sr., Sequim; Drew Magaoay, jr., Shorecrest.
CLASS 1A
Player of the year — Justin Dunsmore, sr., Zillah.
First team — Justin Dunsmore, sr., Zillah; Cody Fransen, sr., F, Lynden Christian; Corey Kispert, So., G/F, King’s; Brock Johnson, jr., Castle Rock; Colton Raben, sr., Forks.
Honorable mention — Jessie Norton, sr., Vashon Island; Kienan Walter, jr., King’s Way Christian; Tyler Axtell, sr., Riverside (Chattaroy); Alex Martin, sr., Meridian; Ty Johnson, sr., Castle Rock; Zach Roetcisoender, jr., Lynden Christian.
CLASS 2B
Player of the year — Zach Walton, sr., F, Morton-White Pass.
First team — Zach Walton, sr., Morton-White Pass; Kaleb Poquette, jr., Morton-White Pass; Jaron Kirkley, jr., Mossyrock; Roy Zavala, jr., Mabton; Match Burnham, sr., Liberty (Spangle).
Honorable mention — Grant McEwen, sr., Toledo; Gabe Hernandez, sr., North Beach; Luke Lovelady, soph., Life Christian; Cameron Richman, sr., DeSales; Jim Townsend, sr., Okanogan.
CLASS 1B
Player of the year — Trazil Lane, so., Lummi.
First team — Trazil Lane, so., Lummi; Abraham Venske, sr., Neah Bay; Keanu Curleybear, sr., Taholah; Jimmy Smith-Kramer, sr., Taholah; Tyler Thurman, sr., Garfield-Palouse.
Honorable mention — Alec Bluff, sr., Cusick; Austin Brockie, sr., Lummi; Nathan Powers, jr., Bickleton; Tyson Feider, sr., Pomeroy; Xavier Turner, jr., Seattle Lutheran.

GIRLS ALL-STATE TEAMS:
CLASS 4A

Player of the year — Laura Stockton, sr., Gonzaga Prep.
First team — Laura Stockton, sr., Gonzaga Prep; Otiona Gildon, sr., Gonzaga Prep; Deja Strother, sr., Inglemoor; Madison Hovren, sr., Central Valley; Mikayla Ferenz, sr., Walla Walla.
Honorable mention — Jessie Loera, jr., Moses Lake; Bria Rice, jr., Beamer; McKenna Walker, sr., Moses Lake; Madeline Smith, jr., Snohomish.
CLASS 3A
Player of the year — Mikayla Pivec, jr., Lynnwood.
First team — Mikayla Pivec, jr., Lynnwood; Linsey Honeycutt, sr., Ferndale; Lydia Giomi, jr., West Seattle; Shelby Cansler, jr., Bellevue; Jayde Christopher, sr., Cleveland.
Honorable mention — Tea Adams, soph., Juanita; Cherita Daugherty, jr., Prairie; Jessica Ludwig, sr., Arlington; Jordyn Edwards, jr., Lynnwood; Jadyn Bush, soph., Blanchet.
CLASS 2A
Player of the year — Kourtney Eaton, sr., Mark Morris.
First team — Kourtney Eaton, sr., Mark Morris; Karley Eaton, sr., Mark Morris; Tiana Parker, sr., W.F. West; Rebekah Baugh, sr., North Kitsap; Julie Spencer, sr., W.F. West.
Honorable mention — Ashley Coons, sr., G, Mark Morris; Elisa Kooiman, so., F, Lynden; Lexi Carpenter, sr., G, East Valley; Karly Malcolm, sr., G, Ellensburg; Amanda Lance, sr., White River.
CLASS 1A
Player of the year — Savanna Hanson, sr., King’s.
First team — Savanna Hanson, sr., King’s; Jordan Spradlin, soph., Montesano; Emily Yost, sr., Mount Baker; Kara Bajema, jr., Lynden Christian; Jocelyn Cook-Cox, sr., Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls).
Honorable mention — Parker Esary, soph., Kalama; Izzy Severns, sr., Klahowya; Breane Knishka, sr., Cashmere; Alexis Castro, soph., Granger; Angelica Oliveros, sr., Granger; Katie Whitten, sr., La Center; Alexcis Higginbotham, sr., Zillah; Megan Choate, sr., Montesano.
CLASS 2B
Player of the year — Jill Townsend, soph., Okanogan.
First team — Jill Townsend, soph., Okanogan; Sam Woodley, jr., Toutle Lake; Karli Friese, sr., Willapa Valley; Adiya Jones, jr., La Conner; Cayla Jones, sr., White Swan.
Honorable mention — Baylee Olsen, sr., Wahkiakum; Amara Huber, sr., Colfax; Anna Cook, sr., La Conner; Makenzie Kaech, fr., Ilwaco.
CLASS 1B
Player of the year — Zoe Moser, jr., Colton.
First team — Zoe Moser, jr., Colton; Cierra Jo McKeown, jr., Touchet; Faye Chartraw, sr., Neah Bay; Katelyn Bancks, jr., Sunnyside Christian; Jacqueline Case, sr., Mount Vernon Christian.

Honorable mention — Savannah Chadwick, sr., Colton; Cailyn Cattell, sr., Crosspoint; Desere’e Doty, sr., Crosspoint; Ellie Chapman, soph., Naselle.

Four Kitsap seniors finish prep careers in all-state girls hoops game

Olympic’s Olivia Williams and Rebekah Baugh of North Kitsap helped the Class 2A beat the 1A squad in the Washington State Girls Basketball Coaches Association (WSGBCA) Senior All-State game Saturday at King’s High in Seattle. Crosspoint was represented by Cailyn Cattell and Desere’e Doty on the 1B team, which was beaten by the 2B team, 81-64.

The 2A won 93-75.  Baugh had 8 points and five rebounds and two steals in 21 minutes off the bench while Williams finished with three points and two rebounds in 19 minutes. Mork Morris’ Ashley Coons led all players with 19 points.

In the 1B/2B game, Cattell finished with 8 points and five rebounds, two assists and two steals and was the only local player to start. Doty finished with 5 points and two rebounds in 17:42 minutes off the bench.

All four players are going on to play in college; Cattell at Linfield, Doty at Grand Canyon (soccer), Baugh at St. Martin’s and Williams at Umpqua CC.

WSGBCA also announced its coaches/players of the year.

1B player of the year:  Savanna Chadwick, Colton
1B coach of the year:  Al Smeenk, Sunnyside Christian
2B player of the year:  Baylee Olsen, Wahkiakum
2B coach of the year:  Bryan Boesel, Okanogan
1A player of the year:  Savanna Hanson, King’s
1A coach of the year:  Jeff Pietz, Lakeside Nine Mile Falls
2A players of the year:  Karley Eaton, Mark Morris and Kourtney Eaton, Mark Morris
2A coach of the year:  Steve Rooklidge, Mark Morris
3A player of the year:  Jayde Christopher, Cleveland
3A coach of the year:  Everett Edwards, Lynnwood
4A player of the year:  Otiona Gildon, Gonzaga Prep
4A coach of the year:  John Augustavo, Inglemoor
WSGBCA 2015 Washington State Coach of the Year:  Clark Vining, Colton
WSGBCA 2015 Ms. Basketball:  Laura Stockton, Gonzaga Prep
1B vs. 2B player of the game:  Anna Cook, La Conner
1A vs. 2A player of the game:  Zykera Rice, Clover Park
3A vs. 4A player of the game:  Otiona Gildon, Gonzaga Prep

 

Area seniors named to All-State girls hoops roster

Olympic’s Olivia Williams, North Kitsap’s Rebekah Baugh, and Crosspoint’s Cailyn Cattell and Desere’e Doty were named to the Washington State Girls Basketball Coaches Association Senior All-State basketball teams for their respective classifications on Monday.

Claire Martin, a Bremerton resident who plays for Bellarmine Prep, was named to the 4A squad. Martin will play volleyball at Washington State next season.

Williams and Baugh are on the 2A team while Doty and Cattell are on the 1B team. Williams will play basketball at Umpqua CC, Baugh is headed to St. Martin’s while Cattell will play at Linfield. Doty will play soccer at Grand Canyon State.

The games will be held Saturday at King’s High School in Seattle. The 1B vs. 2B game is at 2 p.m., 1A vs. 2A at 4 p.m. and 3A vs. 4A at 6 p.m.

Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors/students with ASB.

Crosspoint, Olympic playing in trophy round

Crosspoint and Olympic won their state consolation games on Friday morning and they will play for a trophy on Saturday morning.
Crosspoint improved to 5-0 this season against Sea-Tac League rival Evergreen Lutheran with a 42-25 win. Here are the stats from that game.
Crosspoint will play Pateros in the 4th/6th-place game at the Spokane Arena at 8 a.m.
Crosspoint has been to state 15 times and this is the second time they’ve won a trophy. They were fourth in 2008.
Olympic beat Fife 42-37 (here are the stats) and will play Sehome of Bellingham in the 4th/6th-place game at 8 a.m. at the Yakima Valley SunDome.
It’s the second Bellingham school the Trojans have played in this state tournament. They lost to Squalicum on Thursday in the quarterfinals.
This is the first state trophy for Olympic since Christian Welp led the Trojans to the state title in 1983.

Crosspoint opener not quite as planned

It wasn’t the quarterfinal game the Crosspoint girls had hoped for in their return to the State B tournament on Thursday.

You can read about the game here. Sometimes those games happen, but I know coach Bryan Hanley pretty well. And he hates to lose. Hates it. But, if his team learns something in the process then he can live with it.

The Warriors loss to Sunnyside Christian puts them into the loser-out bracket. They will play Friday at 9 a.m. against someone they know quite well. Very well in fact.

Evergreen Lutheran.

I laughed out loud, not a big laugh, but more of a “You have to be kidding me!” kind of chuckle when I saw the bracket after the Warriors loss. I shouldn’t be surprised they will play them again, considering three teams from the Tri-District qualified for the final eight. Odds were there they would play again.

Crosspoint has faced their rivals four times this season. Twice in-season. Twice in the post-season. Friday’s game will mark the final time they play each other, at least until next season.

I think we all know at this point it’s not easy to beat teams twice. Let alone three times. But Crosspoint pulled out dramatic wins over the Eagles three times, and had one blowout, and are 4-0 against them.

Here’s how the Warriors did against EL:

Jan. 12, W, 73-33

Jan. 31, W, 59-52, OT

Feb. 12, W, 51-47 (Sea-Tac League tournament championship)

Feb. 21, W, 48-46 (Tri-District championship)

I don’t know about Crosspoint, but I wouldn’t be thrilled to play Evergreen again. Could this be the game that the Eagles finally are able to get past Crosspoint? I’m not a betting person, so I’m just going to stick with Crosspoint winning this one and fighting their way into the trophy round on Saturday.

No over-under on this one. Like I said, I’m not a gambler. I will say that I think it will be close and likely one of the better consolation games at the Spokane Arena.

Crosspoint opens state B Thursday

One of the best rituals in Spokane, besides Bloomsday, is the State B tournament.

It’s the city’s chance to put its best foot forward and play host to thousands of fans coming from all around the state to watch their teams vie for a championship. RVs, vans, pickups, you name it are loaded to the rafters with family, friends and fans. The B is one of the best. It was fun in the old Spokane Coliseum with all the rich history of the past. Spokane’s Veterans Memorial Arena adds to that, although I guess the venue isn’t that new anymore, and then some.

I covered the B a few times while I was working for The Spokesman-Review in Spokane and  headed over to Spokane a couple more times with Crosspoint (then King’s West). I was there when the Warriors won their first trophy (fourth) in 2008.

Everywhere you go around town, from the valley to the north side, from the South Hill to downtown, it’s all about “The B.” Nearly every business marquee welcomes the “out-of-towners” and every hotel is full. If you’ve never been, you’re missing out. Guaranteed.

It’s been a few years since Crosspoint Academy has been and I know the Warriors are excited to find out what all the fuss is about. They’ll have their hands full bright and early with their first round opponent, the Sunnyside Christian Knights, Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Sunnyside is a tough matchup right off the bat, but I think the two teams are pretty even.

Let’s take a look at how they stack up.

Sunnyside is located about 35 miles southeast of Yakima, so the Knights didn’t have as long a trip to Spokane as Crosspoint did on Wednesday. The Knights are 21-2 overall and are riding a 19-game winning streak. They completely demolished their regional opponent, Nasalle 84-24. That’s not a typo. Sunnyside led 58-13 by halftime and backed off in the second half.

The Knights have just one senior in captain and guard Annie Brouwer, one junior and the rest are freshmen and sophomores. Needless to say they’ll be good for quite a while. Brouwer is second on the team in scoring (14.8 ppg) and are led by junior 6-foot forward Katelyn Banks (17.3) and the 10.1 points from frosh Sailor Liefke. Freshman Emily Banks is also a 6-0 forward, and I’m guessing she’s the younger sister to Katelyn, to give the Knights some height in the middle.

Crosspoint counters with 6-1 post Cailyn Cattell, who averaged 14.4 points, 9.4 rebounds on the season. Junior Kalie Nation, 6-0, can be an absolute terror on the boards, she was averaging 15-20 late in the season that really boosted the Warriors on both ends of the court and is a nice balance for Cattell. Guards Holly Bandara and sister Kailey can both get hot from 3-point range while Desere’e Doty and Emma Laurion can do it all. The Warriors are also on a 19-game winning streak and are 23-3 on the season.

We’ll update after their game Thursday, and depending on how things go we’ll provide live coverage of their games Friday and Saturday. You can find a live scoreboard on the WIAA website here.

 

State basketball draw revealed

The Class 2B/1B tourney draws are complete.
Crosspoint drew Sunnyside Christian, which finished the season ranked No. 3 in the state poll. They will play Thursday at the Spokane Arena at 10:30 a.m.
Here’s the bracket.

The Class 2A/1A draw is also done.
Olympic drew Squalicum of Bellingham. They will play Thursday at the Yakima SunDome at 12:15 p.m.
Here’s that bracket.

You can see all the state brackets here.

Saturday’s regional basketball updates

Olympic is going to Yakima, clinching a state berth for the first time since 1993 with a 45-43 regional win over East Valley of Yakima.
Crosspoint punched its ticket to state in Spokane by beating Shoreline Christian 44-21 in the Class 1B girls basketball regional at Mount Tahoma. You can read that story here.
The North Kitsap girls saw their season come to an end with a 54-35 loss to Ellensburg in Yakima.
The Central Kitsap girls saw their season come to an end with a 71-39 loss to top-ranked Lynnwood at the Class 3A regional.

Where, who and when Kitsap basketball teams play

The Olympic boys play East Valley of Yakima at Eisenhower High School in Yakima on Saturday at 2 p.m.
The Olympic girls play Mark Morris of Longview at WF West High School in Chehalis on Friday at 6 p.m.
The North Kitsap girls play Ellensburg at Eisenhower High School in Yakima on Saturday at 4 p.m.
The Central Kitsap girls play Lynwood at Everett Community College on Saturday at 6 p.m.
The Crosspoint girls play Shoreline Academy at Mount Tahoma High School on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Updated: WIAA releases regional basketball brackets

You’ll find those here. The teams aren’t filled and neither are the sites and times. Those will come on Sunday. (Update: Teams are filled in. regoinal sites).
But, we can do some investigating and find out who is playing who:
Here are complete pairings.
Boys
The Olympic boys (17-8), the District 2/2 No. 6, will play the eastern Washington No. 1, which is East Valley Yakima (18-4).
Girls
Central Kitsap girls (21-4), the District 3/4 No. 5, will play the Northwest District champs, which is top-ranked Lynwood (21-2).
The Olympic girls (17-6), the District 2/3 No. 4, will play at Southwest District champ Mark Morris (21-2), which is ranked No. 1.
The North Kitsap girls (14-9), the District 2/3 No. 6, will play the eastern Washington No. 1, which is Ellensburg (18-4), the No. 6 team in the state.
The Crosspoint girls (22-3), the District 1/2/3 champs, plays Sea-Tac League foe Shoreline Christian