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January 19, 2015 at 9:43 AM

State girls basketball rankings — 4A, 3A, 2A

I had some tough decisions to make in this week’s state girls basketball rankings for Class 4A, 3A and 2A, and not a lot of time to make them.

There were losses of note in each classification. In 4A, Sunnyside suffered its first loss of the season Saturday, 78-69 to Wenatchee. The Grizzlies don’t fall far, though, from No. 3 to No. 6.

Probably the most interesting game of the week to me was Central Valley giving No. 1 Gonzaga Prep its toughest go of the season, 53-51. The Bears climb a spot to No. 5.

In 3A, I wasn’t sure what to do with Bishop Blanchet after Friday’s loss to Holy Names. I wound up keeping the Braves in at No. 9 and I’m waiting another week before putting Holy Names back in the top-10, partly because there are already four Metro teams in the rankings.

Glacier Peak slides to No. 7 after losses to No. 1 Lynnwood and Edmonds-Woodway, which moves up to No. 6.

The CWAC is making things difficult in 2A as Selah lost to Wapato last week. The Vikings, who were at No. 9, fall out — even though they’ve beaten No. 10 Ellensburg. I’m giving Archbiship Murphy a shot this week to switch things up.

Here you go:

Class 4A

1. Gonzaga Prep (Spokane) (14-0)
Beat No. 10 Lewis & Clark 67-46, beat No. 5 Central Valley 53-51, beat Rogers (Spokane) 74-38
2. Inglemoor (Kenmore) (13-1)
Beat Eastlake 72-52, beat Skyline 57-36
3. Bellarmine Prep (Tacoma) (13-1)
Beat South Kitsap 56-33, beat Stadium 74-24
4. Beamer (Federal Way) (12-1)
Beat Kentwood 76-23, beat Kentridge 65-38
5. Central Valley (Spokane Valley) (11-3)
Beat North Central 70-20, lost to No. 1 Gonzaga Prep 53-51, beat Shadle Park 73-25
6. Sunnyside (13-1)
Beat Hermiston (Ore.) 55-49, beat Eisenhower 81-34, lost to Wenatchee 78-69
7. Moses Lake (13-1)
Beat Eastmont 65-45, beat West Valley (Yakima) 43-26
8. Walla Walla (11-2)
Beat Southridge 61-50, beat Kamiakin 62-44
9. Chiawana (Pasco) (11-2)
Beat Kamiakin 60-55, beat Kennewick 66-39
10. Lewis and Clark (Spokane) (10-4)
Lost to No. 1 Gonzaga Prep 67-46, beat Shadle Park 70-38, beat University 74-39
Dropped out – None

Class 3A

1. Lynnwood (12-0)
Beat No. 7 Glacier Peak 58-33, beat Shorecrest 66-47
2. Bellevue (11-3)
Beat Mercer Island 75-60, beat Juanita 81-51
3. West Seattle (12-2)
Beat No. 10 Cleveland 42-36, beat Bainbridge 76-25
4. Lakeside (Seattle) (10-1)
Beat Seattle Prep 51-33, beat Franklin 54-22
5. Wilson (Tacoma) (10-3)
Beat Foss 70-7, beat Capital 69-39, beat Mount Tahoma 77-31
6. Edmonds-Woodway (12-2)
Beat Shorecrest 68-52, beat No. 7 Glacier Peak 64-60
7. Glacier Peak (Snohomish) (12-2)
Lost to No. 1 Lynnwood 58-33, lost to No. 6 Edmonds-Woodway 64-60
8. Ferndale (13-1)
Beat Mount Baker 63-43, beat Sehome 52-35
9. Bishop Blanchet (Seattle) (11-3)
Beat Roosevelt 65-41, lost to Holy Names 59-56
10. Cleveland (8-5)
Lost to No. 3 West Seattle 42-36, beat Rainier Beach 85-37
Dropped out – None

Class 2A

1. Mark Morris (Longview) (11-2)
Beat Washougal 62-40, beat R.A. Long 74-40
2. W.F. West (Chehalis) (13-1)
Beat Tumwater 74-28, bet Centralia 61-24
3. White River (Buckley) (12-1)
Beat Fife 80-34, beat Orting 70-22
4. Burlington-Edison (11-2)
Lost to Lynden Christian (1A No. 2) 57-52, beat Mount Baker 60-38
5. East Valley (Spokane) (12-2)
Beat Clarkston 61-33, beat Pullman 59-45, beat Cheney 50-38
6. Liberty (Renton) (11-4)
Beat Newport 55-30, lost to Mercer Island 64-58
7. Black Hills (Olympia) (11-4)
Beat Centralia 65-57, beat Tmwater 56-46
8. East Valley (Yakima) (10-3)
Beat Prosser 47-41, beat Othello 56-25
9. Archbishop Murphy (Everett) (9-3)
Lost to King’s (1A No. 5) 63-37, beat Cedarcrest 51-38
10. Ellensburg (9-3)
Beat Ephrata 52-50, beat Toppenish 64-30
Dropped out – Selah (9-4)

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