Girls basketball

Snohomish players reacts to winning the 3A girls district championship on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024 in Marysville, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Snohomish players reacts to winning the 3A girls district championship on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024 in Marysville, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Arlington’s Rachel Snow takes a shot from deep against Lynnwood during the 3A District One Semifinals on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024, at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Arlington rallies past Lynnwood in 3A district semis

The Eagles overcome an early hole and clinch their fifth straight district title game appearance.

Arlington’s Rachel Snow takes a shot from deep against Lynnwood during the 3A District One Semifinals on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024, at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Snohomish’s Tyler Gildersleeve-Stiles gets fouled while trying to score down low against Meadowdale during the 3A District One Semifinals on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024, at Marysville Pilchuk High School in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Snohomish outlasts Meadowdale in seesaw 3A district semifinal

Tyler Gildersleeve-Stiles pours in 29 points and the state-bound Panthers hit big shots late in a 71-64 victory.

Snohomish’s Tyler Gildersleeve-Stiles gets fouled while trying to score down low against Meadowdale during the 3A District One Semifinals on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024, at Marysville Pilchuk High School in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Archbishop Murphy freshman Ashley Fletcher is introduced as a starter before a matchup against Arlington on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024, at Archbishop Murphy High School in Everett , Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Archbishop Murphy girls fall to Lynden in 2A district title game

The Wildcats struggle with the Lions’ zone defense in the second half and lose 66-45.

Archbishop Murphy freshman Ashley Fletcher is introduced as a starter before a matchup against Arlington on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024, at Archbishop Murphy High School in Everett , Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Arlington’s Kayla Lorenz turns to the basket before sinking a short shot against Lynnwood on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023, at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Prep notebook: Lynnwood girls missing key piece for districts

Plus, a slew of local hoopers reach the 1,000-point club, and a Lakewood senior breaks his own record for charges.

Arlington’s Kayla Lorenz turns to the basket before sinking a short shot against Lynnwood on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023, at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Everett's Alana Washington (12) and Mae Washington (14) huddle together during a girls basketball game between Arlington and Everett at Everett High School on Friday, Jan. 26, 2024. Arlington won, 60-49.(Annie Barker / The Herald)

A twin thing: Everett, Arlington sisters grow connections on the court

Everett’s Washington sisters and Arlington’s Snow sisters are among several area twins playing prominent roles for their high school basketball teams.

Everett's Alana Washington (12) and Mae Washington (14) huddle together during a girls basketball game between Arlington and Everett at Everett High School on Friday, Jan. 26, 2024. Arlington won, 60-49.(Annie Barker / The Herald)
Snohomish’s Tyler Gildersleeve-Stiles (34) dives for the ball during a girls basketball game between Snohomish and Meadowdale at Meadowdale High School in Lynnwood, Washington, on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2023. Snohomish won, 57-53. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Snohomish girls spoil Meadowdale’s league title hopes

Sienna Capelli and Tyler Gildersleeve-Stiles combine for 38 points to lead the Panthers in a Wesco 3A/2A showdown.

Snohomish’s Tyler Gildersleeve-Stiles (34) dives for the ball during a girls basketball game between Snohomish and Meadowdale at Meadowdale High School in Lynnwood, Washington, on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2023. Snohomish won, 57-53. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Arlington’s Rachel Snow (3) moves with the ball during a girls basketball game between Arlington and Everett at Everett High School on Friday, Jan. 26, 2024. Arlington won, 60-49.(Annie Barker / The Herald)
Arlington’s Rachel Snow (3) moves with the ball during a girls basketball game between Arlington and Everett at Everett High School on Friday, Jan. 26, 2024. Arlington won, 60-49.(Annie Barker / The Herald)
Lake Stevens’ Noelani Tupua steals the ball during the game against Kamiak on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2024 in Mukilteo, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Associated Press high school girls basketball poll for Jan. 24

Six local teams receive top-10 rankings, while four more receive votes.

Lake Stevens’ Noelani Tupua steals the ball during the game against Kamiak on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2024 in Mukilteo, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Meadowdale's Gia Powell (2) moves with the ball during a game against Shorecrest at Shorecrest High School in Shoreline, Washington on Friday, Jan. 5, 2024. Meadowdale won 92-62. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Meadowdale basketball star is a future Ivy Leaguer

Senior point guard Gia Powell is a standout on the court and in the classroom. She’s committed to play college hoops at Brown University.

Meadowdale's Gia Powell (2) moves with the ball during a game against Shorecrest at Shorecrest High School in Shoreline, Washington on Friday, Jan. 5, 2024. Meadowdale won 92-62. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Arlington senior Samara Morrow drives on a defender against Archbishop Murphy on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024, at Archbishop Murphy High School in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Arlington senior Samara Morrow drives on a defender against Archbishop Murphy on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024, at Archbishop Murphy High School in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Lake Stevens girls surge past Kamiak with 4th-quarter rally

Nisa Ellis pours in a game-high 34 points and scores the deciding bucket in the Vikings’ 62-60 victory.

Meadowdale’s Gia Powel drives to the hoop during the 3A quarterfinal game against Arlington on Thursday, March 2, 2023 in Tacoma, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Snohomish County prep girls basketball: 2023-24 season preview

Coaches polls, favorites, contenders and storylines to watch for the local high school girls basketball leagues this season.

Meadowdale’s Gia Powel drives to the hoop during the 3A quarterfinal game against Arlington on Thursday, March 2, 2023 in Tacoma, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Arlington’s Rachel Snow dribbles the ball while being double teamed during the game against Lynnwood on Monday, Dec. 11, 2023 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Arlington downs Lynnwood in key Wesco 3A/2A clash

Kierra Reese scores 21 points and an all-around defensive effort helps the Eagles to a 63-56 win.

Arlington’s Rachel Snow dribbles the ball while being double teamed during the game against Lynnwood on Monday, Dec. 11, 2023 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Kamiak’s Bella Hasan finishes at the rim with a driving layup against Stanwood on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023, at Stanwood High School in Stanwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Kamiak’s Bella Hasan finishes at the rim with a driving layup against Stanwood on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023, at Stanwood High School in Stanwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Everett Public Schools Athlete of The Year Abby Surowiec poses for a photo at Cascade High School in Everett, Washington on Thursday, July 20, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

The Herald’s 2022-23 Girls High School Athlete of the Year: Abby Surowiec

The 11-time varsity letter winner at Cascade was a team captain in softball and basketball, and a leader on the soccer pitch.

Everett Public Schools Athlete of The Year Abby Surowiec poses for a photo at Cascade High School in Everett, Washington on Thursday, July 20, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
The Everett 3on3 tournament in downtown Everett, Washington on Sunday, July 16, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Run it back: Everett 3on3 puts on show as it continues to grow

The second edition of the basketball extravaganza took over the streets of downtown Everett this past weekend.

The Everett 3on3 tournament in downtown Everett, Washington on Sunday, July 16, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Lake Stevens coach Randy Edens directs his team during a game against Arlington on Dec. 6, 2019, in Arlington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Longtime Lake Stevens girls basketball coach Edens steps away

The Marysville Pilchuck graduate announces he’s taking the same position at Issaquah after 18 successful seasons with the Vikings.

Lake Stevens coach Randy Edens directs his team during a game against Arlington on Dec. 6, 2019, in Arlington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Pictured from left, Aniya Hooker of Lynnwood, Adria Lincoln of Monroe, Vivienne Berrett of Stanwood, Jenna Villa of Arlington, Gia Powell of Meadowdale and Bella Hasan of Kamiak are the girls 2022-23 All-Area basketball team. Photographed on Sunday, March 26, 2023, at Arlington High School in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Pictured from left, Aniya Hooker of Lynnwood, Adria Lincoln of Monroe, Vivienne Berrett of Stanwood, Jenna Villa of Arlington, Gia Powell of Meadowdale and Bella Hasan of Kamiak are the girls 2022-23 All-Area basketball team. Photographed on Sunday, March 26, 2023, at Arlington High School in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Arlington senior Jenna Villa repeats as the Player of the Year for the 2022-23 season. Photographed on Sunday, March 26, 2023, at Arlington High School in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Girls Basketball Player of the Year: Jenna Villa

The Washington State-bound senior averaged 22 points and 8 rebounds while leading Arlington to a 3rd straight state semifinal berth.

Arlington senior Jenna Villa repeats as the Player of the Year for the 2022-23 season. Photographed on Sunday, March 26, 2023, at Arlington High School in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)