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February 21, 2008 at 10:40 AM

Your top-five players of the year

As the state tournament nears (4A starts next week!), it’s time to determine who has been among the area’s best this season.

Names like Josh Smith, Eryn Jones and Reggie Moore have been among the many names that dominate the headlines — and, of course, the “Morning stars” feature we like to run.

Time to turn it over to you.

Who are your top five players, boys and girls, this season? The cream of the proverbial crop. You don’t have to rank them or give explanations if you don’t like — but anything goes!

Morning stars

1. Lindsey Moore, Kentwood girls basketball — The 5-foot-10 junior had a season-high 28 points and nine assists in a 65-56 win over No. 9 Bellarmine Prep in a West Central 4A District semifinal.

2. Joseph Holifield, Renton boys basketball — Capped a 16-point performance with the game-winning back shot in a 59-57 win over Peninsula in the West Central/Southwest 3A bi-district tournament. It was his second highest scoring total of the season.

3. UW football recruits from Lakes — Jermaine Kearse (27) and Kavario Middleton (17) combined for 44 points in a 94-78 win over Mount Rainier in a winner-to-state game.

Tonight’s top games

1. West Central 4A district boys at Auburn H.S. — Two state-worthy match-ups in loser-out games. Federal Way faces SPSL North rival Kentwood at 6 p.m. and Decatur plays Gig Harbor at 8 p.m.

2. Roosevelt vs. Bothell, boys basketball, 8:15 p.m. at Juanita H.S. — The Roughriders won 57-53 in a harmless December match-up, this time it’s a loser-out game.

3. Lakeside vs. Bainbridge, girls basketball, 6:30 at Bellevue Community College — These Metro rivals split their regular season match-ups. The winner advances to a winner-to-state game in the Sea-King 3A district tournament.

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