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High School Sports Blog

The latest news and analysis on high-school sports around the Seattle area

February 14, 2008 at 12:00 PM

Who is the most overlooked basketball team/player?

Ideally, The Seattle Times would be everywhere. We could give a scouting report on every high school team and wouldn’t miss a game, note or story idea.

While certain players like Peyton Siva, Kristi Kingma and Josh Smith command attention with their play, there are certainly others that are very deserving as well.

So the question I pose to you: Who are some of the teams and players that might have slipped through our grasp? Who is having an unappreciated year and deserves more coverage in your opinion?

Morning stars

1. Connor Donaldson, Edmonds-Woodway boys basketball — The 6-foot-6 senior returned to action Wednesday from a dislocated knee to score a game-high 20 points in a 51-37 win over Lake Stevens in the Northwest 4A District boys basketball tournament.

2. Renado Parker, Kentridge boys basketball — Parker, a 6-5 senior, scored a season-high 33 points on 13-of-15 shooting to lead the Chargers to a 87-75 win over SPSL 4A South Division rival Kentlake in the first round of the West Central 4A District tournament.

3. Brittany Gray, Bainbridge girls basketball — The junior scored a season-high 34 points and had 18 rebounds to lead the Spartans to a 72-53 win over Bishop Blanchet in the Metro Tournament. Bainbridge earned a spot in the Sea-King District 3A tournament next week.

Tonight’s top games

1. West Central District girls basketball, games at 7 p.m. at various locations — The girls tournament starts tonight, giving local fans the chance to see ranked teams like Mount Tahoma and Bellarmine Prep for the first time.

2. KingCo 3A tournaments at Bellevue Community College — Both the boys and girls tournaments are in the semifinals with a couple ranked teams on both sides — No. 4 Mercer Island boys, No. 9 Bellevue boys, No. 4 Issaquah girls and No. 9 Bellevue girls — seeing action.

3. Metro tournaments at Roosevelt High School — O’Dea faces Cleveland on the boys side in a seeding game into districts (remember Cleveland’s last-second win over the Irish in the season opener?) and on the girls side, Seattle Prep hopes to turn things around against an Ingraham team that has won five of its last six games.

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