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Lewis & Clark girls claim top spot in state poll; Shadle, Mead also ranked

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Sports writers across Washington believe the Lewis & Clark girls are the best 4A basketball team in the state.  And who can argue with them?

The undefeated Tigers (13-0) find themselves atop the AP state poll Wednesday, followed by Kentwood and Pasco.  Snohomish and Moses Lake round out the top 5.  Mead checks in at No. 8.

Lewis and Clark pounded North Central (1-11) on Tuesday 66-30.  Mary Blevins led the team in scoring with 13.  Jeneva Anderson had 12, and both Emily Travis and Sarah Kliewer had scored 10 points.

The Tigers play at home Friday against a 3-8 Mt. Spokane team that's struggled all season long, losing 3 of their last 4 games.

In the 3A poll, Shadle Park (10-2) finds itself in contention, coming in at No. 4 behind Kennedy, Prairie and White River.  The Highlanders are the only team from the greater Spokane area to show up in the top 10.

Shadle is tied with Mead (10-2) for second place in the GSL, having lost to University (6-7) in early December, and then to Lewis and Clark a couple of weeks later.

Shadle's next game is Friday against third place Central Valley (9-3).

*This week's GSL on KHQ game of the week is Lewis & Clark at Mead (boys).  Tipoff is at 5:30.  The game can be heard live at www.khq.com/GSL.  Veteran sportscaster Steve Myklebust will call the play-by-play action.

AP Washington Girls Basketball Polls

4A Girls

3A Girls

2A Girls

1. Lewis & Clark 1. Kennedy 1. Prosser
2. Kentwood 2. Prairie 2. Black Hills
3. Pasco 3. White River 3. Archbishop Murphy
4. Snohomish 4. Shadle Park 4. East Valley (Yakima)
5. Moses Lake 5. Bainbridge 5. Lynden
6. Edmonds-Woodway 6. Meadowdale 6. Burlington-Edison
7. Auburn Riverside 7. West Valley (Yakima) 7. Elma
8. Mead 8. Holy Names 8. Hockinson
9. Bellarmine Prep 9. Franklin 9. West Valley (Spokane)
10. Federal Way 10. Merceer Island 10. Tumwater

 

1A Girls

2B Girls

1B Girls

1. Lynden Christian 1. Napavine 1. Colton
2. Seattle Christian T2. White Swan 2. St. John-Endicott
3. Freeman T2. Garfield-Palouse 3. Almira Coulee-Hartline
4. Connell T2. Liberty Bell 4. Sunnyside Christian
5. Zillah T5. Colfax 5. Columbia (Hunters)
6. Granger T5. LaSalle
7. Nooksack Valley T7. Mary Walker
8. Forks T7. Mossyrock
9. Mabton T9. Reardan
10. Vashon Island T9. White Pass
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