Lynden schools move up in polls

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDJanuary 29, 2014 

Lynden continues to be the town of basketball.

Both the Lynden and Lynden Christian boys’ basketball teams moved up one spot in their respective classes in this weeks Associated Press basketball poll released Wednesday, Jan. 29.

The Lions (13-2, Northwest Conference 6-2) moved up from No. 3 to No. 2 in the Class 2A boys’ rankings after defeating Mount Baker 59-35 on Thursday, Jan. 23, then following that up with a 63-53 win over Sehome on Monday, Jan. 27. Lynden’s only two losses of the season have come against LC, which came in as the No. 6-ranked 1A boys’ basketball team, and Anacortes, which fell from No. 4 to No. 5 after losing to Burlington-Edison last week.

The Lyncs sit atop the NWC with a 7-1 conference record (12-4 overall), and are coming off strong wins over Sedro-Woolley, Friday Harbor and Ferndale in the last week. Grant Wolffis’ 24 points helped hand the Cubs only their second conference loss on Tuesday, Jan. 28.

The Lummi boys’ team (15-2) remains unmoved after winning all their games last week, sitting at No. 5 in the Class 1B poll.

In the girls’ poll, Lynden Christian remains the highest ranked team in Whatcom County, staying at No. 5 in the Class 1A poll for the third consecutive week.

The Lyncs (13-2, NWC 8-0) earned a hard-fought win over Ferndale 48-43 on Tuesday, Jan. 21, handing the Golden Eagles their first, and only, conference loss of the season. They followed that up with easy wins over both Friday Harbor (65-24) and Sedro-Woolley (73-38).

Blaine fell one spot from No. 9 to No. 10 in the Class 1A Poll. The Borderites (11-5, NWC 7-2) have still managed to stay in all four polls despite four early losses, but they have won four in a row, including a convincing 62-40 win over Mount Baker on Tuesday, Jan. 28. Blaine will have a tough test when it travels to Lynden to face a Lions club that nearly upset Lynden Christian a few weeks back.

There was no movement across any of the top teams on either the boys’ or girls’ sides. On the boys’ side, Garfield (4A), Rainier Beach (3A) and Pullman (2A) were unanimous selections as the No. 1 teams in their respective classes. Cleveland (3A) and Cashmere (2A) were both unanimous selections for their respective classes in the girls’ polls.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON STATE PREP GIRLS’ BASKETBALL POLL

Selected by a statewide panel of Sports writers and editors:

Class 4A

School Rec. Pts. LW

1. Lynnwood (7) 14-1 105 1

2. Gonzaga Prep (3) 14-1 97 2

3. Todd Beamer (1) 17-0 91 3

4. Skyview 16-1 80 4

5. Chiawana 15-2 64 5

6. Inglemoor 13-3 51 7

7. Mt. Rainier 15-3 45 6

8. Eastlake 13-2 34 8

9. Jackson 13-2 11 NR

10. Central Valley 11-4 8 NR

Others receiving votes: Arlington 7. Puyallup 4. Mead 3.

Class 3A

School Rec. Pts. LW

1. Cleveland (11) 14-2 110 1

2. Juanita 16-1 91 3

3. Holy Names 15-2 71 2

4. Blanchet 13-2 63 6

5. Mountlake Terrace 13-3 61 4

6. Glacier Peak 15-2 55 5

7. Liberty (Renton) 14-3 40 10

8. Prairie 14-3 38 7

9. Shorecrest 13-3 29 NR

10. Kamiakin 10-6 19 NR

Others receiving votes: Wilson, Woodrow 8. Bellevue 6. Lincoln 4. Auburn Moutainview 3. Timberline 2. Bonney Lake 2.

Class 2A School Rec. Pts. LW

1. Mark Morris (12) 15-1 120 1

2. W. F. West 14-2 108 2

3. Sumner 15-1 88 3

4. River Ridge 13-3 75 4

5. Black Hills 15-2 69 6

6. West Valley (Yakima) 14-1 64 5

7. Ellensburg 11-2 42 8

8. Cedarcrest 14-2 34 7

9. East Valley (Spokane 13-3 25 9

10. Renton 12-4 19 10

Others receiving votes: West Valley (Spokane) 9. White River 3. Ephrata 3. Port Angeles 1.

Class 1A

School Rec. Pts. LW

1. Cashmere (8) 17-0 107 1

2. Brewster (3) 16-1 101 2

3. Okanogan 15-2 78 3

4. Woodland 17-0 74 4

5. Lynden Christian 13-2 59 5

6. King's 13-3 57 6

7. Cascade Christian 12-1 46 7

8. Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) 15-2 29 8

9. Montesano 17-0 17 NR

10. Blaine 12-5 13 9

Others receiving votes: Freeman 10. Kalama 8. La Salle 5. Zillah 1.

ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON STATE PREP BOYS’ BASKETBALL POLL

Selected by a statewide panel of Sports writers and editors:

Class 4A

School Rec. Pts. LW

1. Garfield (11) 17-0 110 1

2. Jackson 16-1 95 2

3. Richland 17-0 89 3

4. Kentridge 18-0 78 4

5. Todd Beamer 14-2 61 T5

6. Central Valley 12-2 53 T5

7. Arlington 15-2 40 7

8. Ferris 13-2 31 8

9. Gonzaga Prep 12-3 25 10

10. Curtis 15-3 19 9

Others receiving votes: Federal Way 3. Issaquah 1.

Class 3A

School Rec. Pts. LW

1. Rainier Beach (11) 18-0 110 1

2. Stanwood 17-0 92 3

3. Wilson, Woodrow 15-1 83 4

4. Bellevue 14-3 78 5

5. Lincoln 14-2 73 2

6. Franklin 12-5 46 6

7. Eastside Catholic 15-3 41 10

8. Mountlake Terrace 13-4 28 9

9. Hazen 14-2 18 8

10. Mercer Island 14-4 15 NR

Others receiving votes: O’Dea 9. Columbia River 5. Glacier Peak 4.

Class 2A

School Rec. Pts. LW

1. Pullman (12) 14-1 120 1

2. Lynden 12-2 100 3

3. Clarkston 13-2 91 5

4. Grandview 12-2 84 2

5. Anacortes 11-4 57 4

6. Lake Washington 12-4 48 7

7. Mark Morris 13-4 44 8

8. Hockinson 13-4 40 6

9. White River 11-6 21 9

10. Ephrata 11-3 16 NR

Others receiving votes: Bremerton 12. West Valley (Spokane) 10. Fife 9. Sumner 5. Sedro-Woolley 3.

Class 1A

School Rec. Pts. LW

1. Okanogan (8) 17-0 115 1

2. Zillah (1) 16-0 105 2

3. King's (3) 15-2 103 3

4. Seattle Academy 13-3 76 5

5. Vashon Island 12-2 65 4

6. Lynden Christian 12-4 61 7

7. Kalama 15-1 48 T9

8. Brewster 14-3 32 8

9. University Prep 13-2 25 T9

10. LaCenter 12-4 9 6

Others receiving votes: Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) 6. La Salle 6. Cedar Park Christian 5. Woodland 2. Riverside 1. Cashmere 1.

Class 1B

School Rec. Pts. LW

1. Neah Bay (5) 10-1 68 1

2. Pomeroy (1) 15-1 62 2

3. Garfield-Palouse (1) 14-2 57 3

4. Tulalip Heritage 14-1 49 4

5. Lummi 15-2 38 5

Others receiving votes: Three Rivers Christian School 6.

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