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January 26, 2015 at 2:19 PM

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

OK, Wenatchee — you’ve got my full attention now.

And you’ve also got the No. 7 spot in this week’s Class 4A state girls basketball rankings.

I didn’t quite know what to think when the Panthers handed Sunnyside it’s first loss a week a little over a ago. I dropped the Grizzlies a bit in those next rankings (last Monday), but didn’t put Wenatchee in. So the Panthers made their point with another victory over a ranked team, Moses Lake — a team they had lost to 72-34 early in the season.

After a 4-4 start (including losses to Lake City, Idaho, Central Valley and Chiawana), Wenatchee has now won eight in a row.

So with the Panthers in, someone had to drop out and that wound up being Chiawana, which lost to No. 6 Walla Walla (yes, the Riverhawks have beaten Wenatchee but that was more than a month ago). And there is some other rearranging in 4A.

There are no changes in 3A and I’m sticking with Cleveland at No. 10, despite the six losses (three of those in that Nike tournament). The Eagles showed some positive signs in Friday’s four-point loss to No. 9 Bishop Blanchet and that one might have been different if they could have made a few of the easy buckets they couldn’t get to go down.

No one in or out in 2A, but some teams move around, so check it out:

Class 4A

1. Gonzaga Prep (Spokane) (16-0)
Beat Mead 53-46, beat North Central 76-23
2. Inglemoor (Kenmore) (15-1)
Beat Redmond 69-32, beat Mount Si 70-22
3. Beamer (Federal Way) 16-1
Beat Lynnwood (3A No. 1) 55-43, beat Federal Way 84-37, beat Kentlake 69-54, beat Decatur 76-2
4. Bellarmine Prep (Tacoma) (14-1)
Beat Gig Harbor 60-39
5. Central Valley (Spokane Valley) (13-3)
Beat Rogers (Spokane) 70-18, beat University 61-42
6. Walla Walla (13-2)
Beat Richland 47-39, beat Chiawana (former No. 9) 75-61
7. Wenatchee (12-4)
Beat No. 10 Moses Lake 60-50, beat Eisenhower 74-31
8. Sunnyside (14-1)
Beat Estmont 76-56
9. Lewis and Clark (Spokane) (12-4)
Beat Ferris 73-56, beat Rogers (Spokane) 72-46
10. Moses Lake (14-2)
Lost to No. 6 Walla Walla 60-50, beat Davis 51-40
Dropped out – Chiawana (Pasco) (13-3)

Class 3A

1. Lynnwood (13-1)
Lost to Beamer (4A No. 3) 55-43, beat Mountlake Terrace 75-14
2. Bellevue (14-3)
Beat No. 5 Wilson 74-61, beat Interlake 75-42, beat Sammamish 65-22.
3. West Seattle (14-2)
Beat Rainier Beach 75-24, beat Ballard 57-33
4. Lakeside (Seattle) (12-1)
Beat Nathan Hale 60-15, beat Chief Sealth 79-46
5. Wilson (Tacoma) (12-4)
Lost to No. 2 Bellevue 74-61, beat Shelton 87-17, beat North Thurston 62-10
6. Edmonds-Woodway (14-2)
Beat Meadowdale 72-33, beat Mountlake Terrace 73-18
7. Glacier Peak (Snohomish) (14-2)
Beat Shorewood 69-47, beat Meadowdale 82-27
8. Ferndale (15-1)
Beat Meridian 51-31, beat Bellingham 62-32
9. Bishop Blanchet (Seattle) (13-3)
Beat Eastside Catholic 52-34, beat No. 10 Cleveland 46-42
10. Cleveland (10-6)
Beat Garfield 72-40, beat Ballard 55-34, lost to No. 9 Bishop Blanchet 46-42.
Dropped out – None

Class 2A

1. Mark Morris (Longview) (14-2)
Beat No. 3 White River 78-47, beat Hudson’s Bay 75-19, beat Woodland 51-40
2. W.F. West (Chehalis) (15-1)
Beat No. 10 Black Hills 60-53, beat Columbia River 54-37
3. White River (Buckley) (14-2)
Lost to No. 1 Mark Morris 78-47, beat Clover Park 76-51, beat River Ridge 58-50
4. East Valley (Spokane) (14-2)
Beat West Valley (Spokane) 49-46, beat Clarkston 68-48
5. East Valley (Yakima) (12-3)
Beat Grandview 52-36, beat Quincy 45-15
6. Liberty (Renton) (12-5)
Lost to Juanita 74-43, beat Interlake 63-46
7. Burlington-Edison (12-3)
Lost to Nooksack Valley (1A No. 10) 51-37, beat Meridian 62-39
8. Archbishop Murphy (Everett) (11-3)
Beat Lakewood 62-47, beat Sulton 49-35
9. Ellensburg (12-3)
Beat Wapato 76-46, beat Prosser 61-45, beat Othello 54-27
10. Black Hills (Olympia) (11-6)
Lost to No. 2 W.F. West 60-53, lost to Kelso 43-42
Dropped out – None

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