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December 15, 2014 at 4:10 PM

State girls basketball rankings — Week 2

The biggest news in Washington prep girls basketball last week was Lakeside’s 41-39 upset of then-No. 1 Cleveland, the two-time defending 3A state champion which had won 56 consecutive games against in-state opponents.

Lakeside was unranked at the time, although I certainly had the young Lions on my radar.

So my biggest challenge today was figuring out where to fit Lakeside into the rankings and where to put Cleveland.

Quick answer: I decided to drop Cleveland all of the way down to No. 7 and slide Lakeside in at No. 6, with the rest above moving up a notch. That means Lynnwood is the new No. 1 — and the Royals got some consideration for the top spot coming into the season.

To make room for Lakeside, Juanita drops out after an 0-4 start. The Rebels have dealt with illness and injuries and can still be a team to contend with down the road, so I’m definitely not writing them off.

In 4A, there is some minor reshuffling, with Beamer and Central Valley swapping spots (CV lost by 19 to No. 1 Gonzaga Prep; not sure how much better Beamer might fare given the opportunity, but I’m making the change for now).

Lynden drops out in 2A with Black Hills moving in.

There are some big games this week, so we might have even more of a shake-up next Monday. I am in Snohomish as I post this, getting ready for the big showdown between No. 4 Glacier Peak and No. 5 Arlington — be sure to follow along @SandyRinger1.

Class 4A

1. Gonzaga Prep (Spokane) (5-0)

Beat No. 4 Central Valley 72-53, beat Rogers (Spokane) 79-36

2. Inglemoor (Kenmore) (3-0)

Beat Eastlake 69-48, beat Mount Si 70-32

3. Beamer (Federal Way) (4-0)

Beat Federal Way 83-21
4. Central Valley (Spokane Valley) (2-1)

Lost to No. 1 Gonzaga Prep 72-53, beat Shadle Park 78-40

5. Moses Lake (6-0)

Beat Chiawana 69-60, beat Pasco 78-36, beat Wenatchee 72-34

6. Walla Walla (3-0)

Beat West Valley (Yakima) 66-36

7. Mead (Spokane) (4-1)

Beat North Central 57-48, beat Ferris 69-53

8. Bellarmine Prep (Tacoma) (3-0)

Beat Gig Harbor 533-4, beat Stadium 58-14

9. Sunnyside (5-0)

Beat Grandview 60-43, beat Hanford 57-46, beat Kamiakin 57-47

10. Curtis (University Place) (4-1)

Beat Rogers (Puyallup) 62-21, beat Spanaway Lake 56-15

Dropped out – None

Class 3A

1. Lynnwood (4-0)

Beat Snohomish 45-28, beat No. 10 Wilson 79-44

2. Bishop Blanchet (Seattle) (4-0)

Beat Garfield 68-45, beat Seattle Prep 65-30

3. Bellevue (3-1)

Beat former No. 8 Juanita 72-62, beat Interlake 74-30

4. Glacier Peak (Snohomish) (5-0)

Beat Marysville-Getchell 64-37, beat Shorewood 77-42

5. Arlington (5-0)

Beat Lake Stevens 57-42, beat Shorecrest 62-38

6. Lakeside (Seattle) (4-0)

Beat Eastside Catholic 54-41, beat No. 7 Cleveland (former No. 1) 41-39

7. Cleveland (Seattle) (3-1)

Beat Ingraham 68-24, beat Chief Sealth 81-32, lost to No. 7 Lakeside 41-39

8. Holy Names (Seattle) (3-1)

Beat Newport 55-38, beat Ingraham 84-48, beat Roosevelt 63-47

9. Prairie (Brush Prairie) (3-1)

Beat Union 60-28, beat Battle Ground 62-53

10. Wilson (Tacoma) (3-2)

Beat Shelton 79-15, beat Mount Tahoma 67-24, lost to No. 1 Lynnwood 79-44

Dropped out – Juanita (0-4)

Class 2A

1. Mark Morris (Longview) (3-0)

Beat Hudson’s Bay 65-17

2. W. F. West (Chehalis) (4-0)

Beat Battle Ground 51-33, beat Kalama 44-35

3. White River (Buckley) (4-0)

Beat Orting 74-16, beat Clover Park 77-29

4. East Valley (Spokane) (4-0)

Beat Freeman 73-32, beat Sandpoint (ID) 56-44

5. Burlington-Edison (3-1)

Beat Meridian 64-47, beat Sedro-Woolley 66-57

6. Ellensburg (2-1)

Beat Ephrata 58-35, beat Prosser 65-28

7. Liberty (Renton) (3-1)

Lost to Mercer Island 54-51, beat Juanita (former 3A No. 8) 54-41, beat Skyline 57-56

8. East Valley (Yakima) (3-1)

Beat Othello 56-17, beat Grandview 44-33

9. Black Hills (Olympia) (6-0)

Beat NPIRE, Australia 73-67, beat Olympia 53-52, beat Puyallup 66-49

10. Woodland (3-1)

Lost to Kalama 41-31, beat Ridgefield 60-22

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