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High School Sports Blog

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

January 18, 2009 at 1:37 PM

Boys basketball rankings (1/18)

Some thoughts:

-Think the King Holiday Hoopfest is going to be worth watching? The top four teams in 4A, and the top three in 3A, will all be playing tomorrow at the HecEd. And in the final game, at 7:30 p.m., No. 1 Garfield plays No. 1 Franklin.

-Kentwood came through big time last night at Federal Way, leaving the Eagles’ nest with a 52-50 victory. Federal Way couldn’t hold down Josh Smith, who scored 25 points and grabbed 18 rebounds. Federal Way’s two losses — to Kentwood and Kentridge — are by a combined three points. So the Conks and Eagles switch spots. Kentwood plays Bothell on Monday, and Federal Way plays cross-town rival Decatur.

-Curtis jumps into the top ten at No. 9 after dominating 81-59 win against Puyallup, the first in-state loss for the Vikings.

-Auburn certainly has a hold on Kentridge. Auburn beat the Chargers for the second time this season, the only two times Kentridge has lost in Washington this season.

-In beating Mercer Island and Mount Si in back-to-back Fridays — by an average of 21.5 points — Bellevue couldn’t have a stronger hold on the KingCo 2A/3A conference. But the Wolverines are looking up at a pair of juggernauts: Franklin and Rainier Beach. Bellevue will get its chance against the Metro leaders in the Sea-King District tournament.

-Speaking of Franklin and Beach, they have a huge game on Friday night at 8 p.m. It’s the only time the teams will meet this season.

Class 4A

1. Garfield 8-1

2. Kentwood (Covington) 9-3

3. Federal Way 11-2

4. Decatur (Federal Way) 11-1

5. Eisenhower (Yakima) 13-0

6. Gonzaga Prep (Spokane) 11-1

7. Puyallup 10-2

8. Auburn 10-2

9. Curtis (University Place) 12-3

10. Kentridge (Kent) 8-5

Others: Central Kitsap, Foss, Inglemoor, Kelso, Lincoln, Mariner, Mount Tahoma, Mountlake Terrace.

Class 3A

1. Franklin 10-0 *

2. Rainier Beach 7-0

3. Bellevue 11-1

4. Shadle Park (Spokane) 10-1

5. Renton 8-1

6. Columbia River (Vancouver) 9-2

7. Enumclaw 11-1

8. Mt. Rainier (Des Moines) 9-1

9. Clover Park (Lakewood) 9-1

10. Seattle Prep 10-3

Others: Bainbridge, Foster, Lakes, Meadowdale, West Valley (Yakima).

*There is a correction to make from our Sunday story on Franklin. We accidentally misspelled the name of talented freshman Anrio Adams. I apologize for the mistake.

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