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Scouting the 4A girls teams

A look at the eight teams in the Class 4A girls basketball state tournament

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Girls favorites

Gonzaga Prep Bullpups

Location: Spokane.

Record: 22-1.

Coach: Mike Arte.

Key players: Otiona Gildon, 6-0, Jr., 15.2 points per game; Hannah Caudill, 5-6, Sr., 13.6 ppg; Laura Stockton, 5-8, Jr., 13.1 ppg.

Inside look: Great inside-out game gives GP a great chance to claim its first state crown after top-five finishes the past two years. Bullpups are 20-0 since loss to an Oregon team.

Lynnwood Royals

Location: Lynnwood.

Record: 23-1.

Coach: Everett Edwards.

Key players: Jasmin Edwards, 5-5, Sr., 10 ppg; Mikayla Pivec, 5-10, So., 14.9 ppg; Jordyn Edwards, 5-10, So., 9.8 ppg.

Inside look: Deep, athletic team, ranked No. 20 nationally, wreaks havoc with pressure defense and has the offensive weapons to win first title; 17-0 since loss to Cleveland.


Arlington Eagles

Location: Arlington.

Record: 20-4.

Coach: Joe Marsh.

Key players: Lyndsay Leatherman, 6-1, Sr., 13 ppg; Jayla Russ, 6-0, So., 12 ppg; Jessica Ludwig, 5-9, Jr., 8 ppg.

Inside look: Eagles were last year’s surprise team, reaching the title game, and have similar potential if they execute well. Look for Leatherman-to-Russ connections.

Inglemoor Vikings

Location: Kenmore.

Record: 21-3.

Coach: John Augustavo.

Key players: De’ja Strother, 6-4, Jr., 15.3 ppg; Alex Hagen, 6-1, Jr., 9.8 ppg; Jordana Price, 5-8, Jr., 6.2 ppg.

Inside look: After a 2-3 start, the Vikings are playing as well as anyone and hope to better last year’s sixth-place finish. Their size (especially Strother) causes problems.

Kentwood Conquerors

Location: Covington.

Record: 20-6.

Coach: Lisa Ashley.

Key players: Sarah Toeaina, 5-10, Sr., 19.8 ppg; Jenny Johnson, 5-11, Sr., 10.8 ppg; Kate Kramer, 5-9, Sr., 10.5 ppg.

Inside look: A streaky team that can hang with anybody when playing well — like the Conks did in upsetting No. 7 Chiawana. Toeaina is super-tough but needs support.

Moses Lake Chiefs

Location: Moses Lake.

Record: 19-4.

Coach: Matt Strophy.

Key players: McKenna Walker, 5-8, Jr., 16 ppg; Jessie Loera, 5.7, So., 14 ppg; Emily Olson, 5-11, Sr., 7.5 ppg.

Inside look: Chiefs are young but experienced (six starters back) with good team speed and a dynamic duo in Walker and Loera, younger sister of Oregon’s Jordan Loera.

Mount Rainier Rams

Location: Des Moines.

Record: 23-3.

Coach: Bob Bolam.

Key players: Brittany McPhee, 6-0, Sr., 27 ppg.; Jordan McPhee, 5-10, Sr., 12.2 ppg; Emily Fiso, 6-0, Jr., 12.2 ppg.

Inside look: After tough semifinal losses the past two years, Rams have what it takes to take the big prize. Brittany McPhee (Stanford) is phenomenal, but supporting cast is key.

Skyview Storm

Location: Vancouver.

Record: 24-2.

Coach: Jennifer Buscher.

Key players: Aubrey Ward-El, 5-9, Sr., 18 ppg; Jocelyn Adams, 6-1, Sr., 14 ppg; Stephenie McDonagh, 5-7, Sr., 12 ppg.

Inside look: Storm is out to repeat 2012 title run and has the firepower to survive a tough upper bracket. Only in-state loss was to Mount Rainier, snapping a 15-game win streak.

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