Girls basketball

Player of the year Jenna Villa from Arlington High School is pictured Sunday, March 27, 2022, on her home court in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

The Herald’s Girls Basketball Player of the Year: Jenna Villa

The Arlington junior used her versatile skill set to help lead the Eagles to a third-place trophy.

Player of the year Jenna Villa from Arlington High School is pictured Sunday, March 27, 2022, on her home court in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Keira Marsh (top left), Blake Conyers (top right), Baylor Thomas (bottom left) and Bobby Siebers were all selected to all-state games by Washington coaches associations. (Herald file)

Prep notebook: 12 locals picked for all-state hoops games

Plus, a Lakewood duo earns Northwest Conference honors and Arlington’s AD is recognized for his efforts.

Keira Marsh (top left), Blake Conyers (top right), Baylor Thomas (bottom left) and Bobby Siebers were all selected to all-state games by Washington coaches associations. (Herald file)
Snohomish's Ella Gallatin shoots over Bonney Lake's Brooke Mansfield Wednesday evening in Tacoma, Washington on March 2, 2022. The Panthers advance with the 46-44 victory over the Panthers. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Five locals named to state basketball all-tournament teams

Terrace’s Zaveon Jones and Snohomish’s Ella Gallatin led the way with first-team selections.

Snohomish's Ella Gallatin shoots over Bonney Lake's Brooke Mansfield Wednesday evening in Tacoma, Washington on March 2, 2022. The Panthers advance with the 46-44 victory over the Panthers. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
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Arlington's Hannah Rork struggles to grab the ball from Garfield's Malia Samuels during the 3A state semifinal at the Tacoma Dome on Friday, March 4, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Arlington girls give Garfield a scare, but fall in state semis

The Eagles are undone by a rough 4th quarter in a 56-42 state semifinal loss to the defending champs.

Arlington's Hannah Rork struggles to grab the ball from Garfield's Malia Samuels during the 3A state semifinal at the Tacoma Dome on Friday, March 4, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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Arlington’s Jenna Villa and Snohomish’s Tyler Gildersleeve-Stiles go up for a rebound Thursday, March 3, 2022, during a 3A matchup at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Arlington girls edge rival Snohomish, advance to state semis

The Eagles survive a furious comeback by the Panthers and prevail 50-47 in the 3A state quarterfinals.

Arlington’s Jenna Villa and Snohomish’s Tyler Gildersleeve-Stiles go up for a rebound Thursday, March 3, 2022, during a 3A matchup at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Lake Stevens’ Chloe Pattison dribbles to the baseline against Pasco Thursday, March 3, 2022, during a 4A matchup at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Offensive woes doom Lake Stevens in quarterfinal loss to Pasco

Stingy defense isn’t enough as the Vikings lose a tight battle 37-35 and drop into the 4A consolation bracket.

Lake Stevens’ Chloe Pattison dribbles to the baseline against Pasco Thursday, March 3, 2022, during a 4A matchup at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Stanwood’s Vivienne Berrett tries to back down a defender against Mead Thursday, March 3, 2022, during a 3A matchup at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Stanwood girls fade in 4th in loss to top-ranked Mead

The Spartans give the No. 1-seed Panthers a stiff battle, but lose 52-33 in the 3A girls state quarterfinals.

Stanwood’s Vivienne Berrett tries to back down a defender against Mead Thursday, March 3, 2022, during a 3A matchup at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
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Archbishop Murphy girls lose to Prosser in quarterfinals

The Wildcats can’t keep up in the second half and fall 59-36 to the Mustangs.

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Lake Stevens' Chloe Pattison celebrates their victory over Rogers Wednesday afternoon in Tacoma, Washington on March 2, 2022. The Vikings advance with the 41-37 overtime win over the Rams. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Lake Stevens girls rally to force OT, beat Rogers to advance

Senior Baylor Thomas forces OT with a last-second bucket and the Vikings beat Rogers (Puyallup) 41-37 to advance to the 4A quarterfinals.

Lake Stevens' Chloe Pattison celebrates their victory over Rogers Wednesday afternoon in Tacoma, Washington on March 2, 2022. The Vikings advance with the 41-37 overtime win over the Rams. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Snohomish's Ella Gallatin shoots over Bonney Lake's Brooke Mansfield Wednesday evening in Tacoma, Washington on March 2, 2022. The Panthers advance with the 46-44 victory over the Panthers. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Snohomish girls survive upset bid, advance to face Arlington

The Panthers fend off a second-half comeback by Bonney Lake and win 46-44 to reach the 3A state quarters.

Snohomish's Ella Gallatin shoots over Bonney Lake's Brooke Mansfield Wednesday evening in Tacoma, Washington on March 2, 2022. The Panthers advance with the 46-44 victory over the Panthers. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Stanwood's bench the action of the floor against Auburn Wednesday evening in Tacoma, Washington on March 2, 2022. The Spartans advance with their 53-39- victory over the Trojans. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Stanwood girls overcome choppy start, beat Auburn to advance

The Spartans pull away in the second half to win 53-39 and will face No. 1 Mead in the 3A quarterfinals on Thursday.

Stanwood's bench the action of the floor against Auburn Wednesday evening in Tacoma, Washington on March 2, 2022. The Spartans advance with their 53-39- victory over the Trojans. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Arlington's Jenna Villa looks to score with Stanwood’s Vivienne Berrett defending Saturday evening at during the 3A District 1 Title game at Everett Community College in Everett, Washington on February 19, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald )

Arlington girls take high-octane attack into Hardwood Classic

The Eagles have rattled opponents all season with their full-court pressure, fast pace and 1-2 punch.

Arlington's Jenna Villa looks to score with Stanwood’s Vivienne Berrett defending Saturday evening at during the 3A District 1 Title game at Everett Community College in Everett, Washington on February 19, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald )
Lake Stevens’ Baylor Thomas takes the ball across the half court line against Eastlake Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, during a Class 4A regional matchup at Everett Community College in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Lake Stevens’ Baylor Thomas takes the ball across the half court line against Eastlake Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, during a Class 4A regional matchup at Everett Community College in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Eastlake’s Ava Schmidt records a block against Lake Stevens Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, during a Class 4A regional matchup at Everett Community College in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Lake Stevens girls fall to Eastlake in state regional rematch

Just 11 days after their bi-district clash, the Wolves return the favor and stymie the Vikings 54-44.

Eastlake’s Ava Schmidt records a block against Lake Stevens Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, during a Class 4A regional matchup at Everett Community College in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Hermiston’s Izzy Simmons puts in a late layup to tie the game against Everett Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, during a Class 3A regional matchup at Everett Community College in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Everett girls ousted by Hermiston on buzzer-beater

The Seagulls’ milestone season ends with a heartbreaking 53-51 state tournament loss to Hermiston on a last-second shot.

Hermiston’s Izzy Simmons puts in a late layup to tie the game against Everett Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, during a Class 3A regional matchup at Everett Community College in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)