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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.

Tanking gets two teams tossed from playoffs

This happened in Tennessee where two girls basketball teams were tossed from the playoffs after they tried to tank a district game.
The winner had to face a state power while the loser got to avoid that team until the championships. You can read about the details here.
Apparently scenarios such as these was why the WIAA didn’t announce the regional brackets until late on Saturday after all the district games were played.

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

Boys basketball stats: 2.20.15

Boys Basketball
Scoring leaders
Points
Name, school    Games    Avg.
Alex Barry, Seq    20    20.6
Eric Wattree, SK    20    19.7
Cole Rabedeaux, NK    23    18.0
Ricky Holguin, Kla    20    16.4
Hunter Hathaway, PA    20    16.1
Matt Becker, NM    22    15.3
Calvin Dennis, NK    23    14.5
Ethan Graebner, NK    24    14.0
RJ Secrest, CK    21    13.7
Daulton Geyer, NM    22    12.7
Daniel Burggraaf, NM    22    10.7
Lambros Rogers, PA    20    10.2
Chris Adkins, PT    18    10.1

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All-Narrows League basketball teams unveiled

All-Narrows League
Class 4A
Boys
MVP—Bobby Moorehead, sr., Stadium.
Coach of the year—Allen Thomas, Timberline.
First team—Malachi Flynn, jr., Bellarmine; Brandell Evans, sr., Timberlin; Sam Gagliardi, jr., Gig Harbor; Eric Wattree, jr., South Kitsap; Londrell Hamilton, so., Stadium.
Second team—Chris Drake, sr., Gig Harbor; Jarryn Bush, jr., Timberline; Christian Davis, jr., Yelm; Rex Bodoia, sr., Bellarmine; Ben Bishop, sr., Olympia.
Honorable mention—SK, Travis Delgado, Isaiah Lewis.
Girls
MVP—Claire Martin, sr., Bellarmine.
Defensive MVP—Claire Martin, sr., Bellarmine.
Coach of the year—Kevin Meines, Bellarmine.
First team—Libby Borgonia, jr., South Kitsap; Shalyse Smith, fr., Bellarmine; Callan Russell, sr., Timberline; Jenna Randich, jr., Olympia; Sara Bowen, jr., Timberline.
Second team—Maddie Willett, fr., Gig Harbor; Jayana Ervin, jr., Bellarmine; Shelby Gavigan; Kaylee Yergeau, sr., South Kitsap; McKenzie Alton, jr., Bellarmine.
Honorable mention—SK, Brianna Schafer, Mary Beth Bray.
Class 3A
Boys
Co-MVP—David Jenkins, jr., Wilson; Josiah Barsh, sr., Lincoln.
Defensive MVP—Dionte Simon, jr., Lincoln.
First team—Haywood Irwin, sr., Foss; Sam Dabalos McMahon, sr., Foss; Tyler Speaks, sr., Shelton; Keun Palu-Thompson, sr., Wilson; Trevion Brown, jr., Lincoln.
Second team—Roberto Gittens, so., Foss; Stephon Shaw, sr., Foss; Wes Reynolds, jr., North Thurston; Travis Miller, jr., Capital; RJ Secrest, so., Central Kitsap.
Honorable mention—CK, Alex Smith.
Girls
MVP—Tamia Briggs, jr., Lincoln.
Defensive player of the year—Taylor Krouse, sr., Central Kitsap.
First team—Kiaira Thomas, sr., Lincoln; Kiki Knox, jr., Wilson; Kapri Morrow, sr., Wilson; Taylor Krouse, sr., Central Kitsap; Maddie White, sr., Central Kitsap.
Second team—Danette Brown, sr., Mount Tahoma; Josie Matz, so., Wilson; Erick Hamlin, jr., Wilson; Hayley Niles, sr., North Thurston; Starr Rodenhurst, jr., Central Kitsap.

No locals ranked in final Associated Press poll

Boys
Class 4A

School Record Points Last Week
1. Union (4) 19-1 57 1
2. Federal Way (1) 21-2 55 2
3. Issaquah (1) 18-4 47 3
4. Kentwood 21-2 45 4
5. Kentridge 19-4 29 6
(tie) Richland 17-4 29 7
7. Curtis 19-5 19 9
8. Davis 18-4 18 10
(tie) Central Valley 17-5 18 5
10. University 15-7 6 NR
Others receiving votes: Woodinville 2. Camas 2. Lewis and Clark 2. Jackson 1.

Class 3A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Rainier Beach (3) 20-3 56 3
2. Bellevue (2) 21-2 54 2
3. Garfield (1) 22-1 52 1
4. Lincoln 20-3 37 6
5. Seattle Prep 19-5 32 5
6. Eastside Catholic 18-6 27 4
7. Foss 18-5 22 9
8. Wilson, Woodrow 18-4 16 10
9. Lakeside (Seattle) 19-5 8 NR
10. Peninsula 17-6 7 NR
Others receiving votes: Columbia River 6. Auburn Mountainview 6. Glacier Peak 6. Stanwood 1.

Class 2A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Mark Morris (4) 21-1 67 1
2. Clarkston (3) 21-1 66 2
3. Lynden 18-4 56 3
4. Tumwater 19-3 43 4
5. Ephrata 18-3 28 6
6. Anacortes 16-5 27 8
7. Sammamish 18-5 23 7
8. Pullman 17-5 15 5
9. West Valley (Spokane) 15-8 14 NR
(tie) Woodland 16-6 12 NR
Others receiving votes: River Ridge 8. Aberdeen 8. East Valley (Yakima) 8. Prosser 5. Sehome 4. Shorecrest 1.

Class 1A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Zillah (4) 21-1 58 1
2. King’s (2) 20-2 55 2
3. Vashon Island 19-1 49 3
4. Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) 17-3 39 4
5. La Salle 20-2 35 T6
6. Lynden Christian 14-8 26 5
7. Seattle Academy 14-6 15 T6
(tie) University Prep 14-5 15 T9
9. LaCenter 14-6 9 NR
10. Riverside 18-5 8 8
(tie)King’s Way Christian School 16-6 8 T9
Others receiving votes: Medical Lake 6. Overlake School 6. Cascade Christian 1.

Class 2B
School Record Points Last Week
1. Morton-White Pass (4) 21-0 40 1
2. Life Christian Academy 21-0 33 T2
3. Liberty (Spangle) 22-2 30 T2
4. Okanogan 19-3 28 4
5. Brewster 20-2 27 5
6. Northwest Christian (Colbert) 17-6 15 6
7. Toledo 16-5 14 8
8. Colfax 21-3 11 7
9. Auburn Adventist Academy 18-1 8 NR
10. LaConner 18-3 7 10
Others receiving votes: Friday Harbor 3. Adna 2. Walla Walla VA Academy 1. Onalaska 1.

Class B
School Record Points Last Week
1. Lummi (3) 22-0 30 1
2. Pomeroy 19-2 26 2
3. Garfield-Palouse 20-1 24 T3
4. Neah Bay 14-2 21 T3
5. Entiat 19-1 12 5

Girls
Class 4A

School Record Points Last Week
1. Gonzaga Prep (6) 22-0 60 1
2. Inglemoor 21-1 51 2
3. Todd Beamer 22-1 50 3
4. Bellarmine Prep 20-1 41 4
5. Central Valley 18-4 29 5
(tie) Moses Lake 18-2 29 6
7. Walla Walla 19-2 23 7
8. Sunnyside 18-2 19 8
9. Lewis and Clark 17-6 9 NR
10. Skyview 13-2 7 NR
Others receiving votes: Camas 6. Wenatchee 4. Chiawana 1. Bothell 1.

Class 3A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Lynnwood (5) 20-2 66 2
2. West Seattle (1) 21-2 62 3
3. Bellevue (1) 20-3 57 4
4. Glacier Peak 20-2 48 5
5. Lakeside (Seattle) 17-4 29 1
6. Arlington 18-3 28 6
7. Blanchet 20-5 26 7
(tie) Wilson, Woodrow 18-4 26 8
9. Prairie 17-5 18 10
10. Cleveland 16-7 13 NR
Others receiving votes: Ferndale 5. Kamiakin 5. Edmonds-Woodway 2.

Class 2A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Mark Morris (8) 20-2 80 1
2. W. F. West 20-2 72 2
3. White River 20-2 64 3
4. Burlington-Edison 19-3 45 5
5. East Valley (Spokane) 18-3 44 4
6. Ellensburg 17-4 40 6
7. Lynden 16-7 22 7
8. Archbishop Murphy 16-5 18 8
(tie) Selah 16-5 18 10
10. Washougal 15-6 11 NR
Others receiving votes: Black Hills 7. Olympic 6. Woodland 4. Liberty (Renton) 4. Grandview 2. Sedro-Woolley 2. Blaine 1.

Class 1A
School Record Points Last Week
1. King’s (2) 19-3 68 5
2. Montesano (4) 22-0 66 2
3. Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) (1) 19-1 60 3
(tie) Lynden Christian (1) 18-4 60 1
5. Cashmere 18-2 57 4
6. Granger 20-2 37 6
7. Kalama 18-4 31 T7
(tie) LaCenter 19-3 31 T7
9. Cascade Christian 18-3 20 9
10. Seattle Christian 15-6 5 10
Others receiving votes: Zillah 3. Nooksack Valley 1. Seattle Academy 1.

Class 2B
School Record Points Last Week
1. Okanogan (5) 22-0 50 1
2. Colfax 21-3 41 3
3. Northwest Christian (Colbert) 21-3 35 2
4. LaConner 20-0 34 5
5. Mabton 19-3 26 7
6. Toutle Lake 20-3 24 4
(tie)Wahkiakum 21-2 24 8
8. Napavine 19-4 18 9
9. Ilwaco 22-2 11 6
10. Dayton 17-3-1 9 NR
Others receiving votes: Adna 2. Raymond 1.

Class B
School Record Points Last Week
1. Colton (4) 22-0 40 1
2. Republic 22-0 36 2
3. Sunnyside Christian 20-2 30 3
4. Neah Bay 16-0 26 4
5. Pateros 13-1 22 5
Others receiving votes: Moses Lake Christian Academy 6.

Taking a look at girls basketball & the playoffs

There are some local girls basketball teams that know where they are headed and others are in limbo.

I’m here to help you sort it all out.

I’m going to begin with Olympic as the Trojans have started down their playoff road on the easiest of paths under coach Laurie Shaw. That’s not to say the opponents are easy, none are at this point, but Oly is getting the job done the best way it can in order to save some energy for regionals and hopefully state. The Trojans (17-4) won their first two games at the Class 2A West Central District — beating Washington handily at home 59-37 and then holding off Franklin Pierce 50-43 Friday night. This is the fifth straight year under Shaw the Trojans will head to regionals and by far their best effort. It’s never easy for a team to come through in the clutch, but they’ve done it. Oly has put together nine wins in a row. Against Franklin, Katie Campana lit up the Cardinals, scoring 14 of her 19 points in the first half. When Campana was shut down in the second half, Olivia Williams stepped up and scored 15 of her 17. She also had 12 rebounds.

So now Olympic will play in the district semifinals on Wednesday at 6 p.m. against the Sammamish Totems (11-10) at Bellarmine Prep HS. If Oly wins they will face the winner of the Liberty/White River game. White River would be a heckuva matchup for anyone as the Hornets are ranked No. 3 in the Associated Press statewide poll. They beat North Kitsap 61-31 thanks to 6-foot-1 Kendall Bird (21 points, 15 rebounds) and 6-2 Darian Gore. But, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. The Totems are in the semifinals for a reason and no team should be considered weak at this point.

Speaking of North Kitsap, the Vikings made a solid late-season push to get into district and a lot of kudos go to Penny Gienger and her coaching staff as well as senior Rebekah Baugh, junior Molly Lemmon and freshman Olivia Selembo. Selembo has shown flashes of what’s to come and the Vikings won’t be depleted offensively once Baugh moves on to St. Martin’s in the fall. NK had won five straight (including a narrow loss to Olympic) before running against the buzz saw that is White River. The Vikings (12-8) will have a chance to prove their mettle on Monday as a string of local teams face loser-out games. North takes on Renton from the Seamount (historically not a strong league) at 1 p.m. at Wilson High School. If the Viks win, they play another loser-out game (versus either Washington or Fife) at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The Kingston Buccaneers lost a big chunk of their playoff pie when senior post Drew Clark went down a few weeks ago with a season-ending ACL injury. Clark will eventually need surgery, but the UPS-signee was the cog that was driving the Bucs toward what looked like an Olympic League title and a deep playoff run. But Kingston hasn’t quit. No way. The Bucs (17-4) still have the dazzling guard play from Aileen Kaye and Kaitlin Carper, and 6-0 junior center Lily Eckert has really stepped up to fill the void in the middle left by Clark. Kingston won its loser-out game Friday against Foster and now plays Franklin Pierce at 4:30 p.m. at Wilson HS on Monday in another loser-out contest. The Bucs would need another win (they could face Sequim or River Ridge) before moving into the fifth-sixth seeding game on Feb. 21.

It would still be a remarkable story for Kingston if they were to go to regionals and one that their fans and the team won’t soon forget.

Now let’s move on to the bigger schools.

Like North, 3A Central Kitsap ran into a tough opponent in Sumner, which beat the Cougars 50-39. Sumner’s Jamie Lange had 31 points and reportedly more than 20 rebounds. That loss puts CK (18-4) into the elimination portion of the bracket and it will play Hazen at 1 p.m. Monday at Franklin Pierce HS. Taylor Krouse poured in 18 points for CK in the loss. It’s been a great first-season for coach Nikki Nelson as the Cougars have great guard play from Krouse and cousin Maddie White as well as Olivia Krog, Starr Rodenhurst and Vanessa Davies.

In the largest classification, 4A, the South Kitsap Wolves had a poor-shooting night against Curtis which looked like a team the Wolves could beat. But as the game wore on and the Vikings stuck with their full-court press it just never materialized for South, which lost 40-36 in the WCD. South (11-9) will play a loser-out game against Timberline at 1 p.m. Monday at Stadium HS. If SK wins, they’d face either Tahoma or Kentridge in another loser-out game.

Speaking of regionals, the host sites in District 3 are Kent Meridian, Mount Tahoma, Puyallup, Renton and Rogers. Those sites are better for local teams who can garner a top seed, but, the regional draw doesn’t happen until Feb. 21 and there’s no guarantee a local team will wind up anywhere close to here. Remember, Olympic has traveled to either Skagit or Whatcom counties while Crosspoint has headed south to Cowlitz county.

And speaking of Crosspoint, the Warriors are riding a 13-game winning streak — the best of any local team. Crosspoint (19-3) opens Tri-District 1A play Tuesday at Mount Vernon Christian at 6 p.m. An opponent has yet to-be-determined. Post Cailyn Cattell, one of several local players headed off to play in college next season, is nursing a sore ankle and was limping noticeably in the Warriors game against Evergreen Lutheran earlier last week. But she gutted through the Sea-Tac League championship game to help the Warriors win their sixth title under coach Bryan Hanley. Crosspoint has also been without guard Holly Bandara due to a sore hamstring, but it sounds like she might be back in time for district. With a win on Tuesday the Warriors would play Thursday in the district semis.

So there you have it. A rundown on our girls teams that are still alive and kicking as the basketball season builds toward the state tournament.

I’ll be back to update the different scenarios later this week.