Girls basketball

Mount Si players celebrate during a game between Lake Stevens and Mount Si at Lake Washington High School in Kirkland, Washington on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023. Mount Si moves on in the bracket. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Lake Stevens girls ousted by Mount Si in defensive slugfest

The Vikings’ season comes to an end with a 41-35 loss in a consolation game of the 4A Wes-King Bi-District Tournament.

Mount Si players celebrate during a game between Lake Stevens and Mount Si at Lake Washington High School in Kirkland, Washington on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023. Mount Si moves on in the bracket. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
during a game between Glacier Peak and Bothell at Lake Washington High School in Kirkland, Washington on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023.  (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Glacier Peak girls’ season ends with loss to Bothell

The Grizzlies can’t solve the Cougars’ stout defense and fall 57-38 in a winner-to-state, loser-out bi-district tournament game.

during a game between Glacier Peak and Bothell at Lake Washington High School in Kirkland, Washington on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023.  (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Arlington’s Jenna Villa muscles the ball away from the offense for a rebound against Lynnwood on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023, at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Arlington girls down Lynnwood, earn 4th straight state berth

WSU-bound senior Jenna Villa has 26 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Eagles to a win and a spot in the district title game.

Arlington’s Jenna Villa muscles the ball away from the offense for a rebound against Lynnwood on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023, at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Stanwood’s Chloe Santeford blows past a defender on her way to the basket in a win over Snohomish on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023, at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Stanwood girls top Snohomish, book return trip to state

The Spartans ride their superior length to a 47-34 win in the semifinals of the 3A District 1 girls basketball tournament.

Stanwood’s Chloe Santeford blows past a defender on her way to the basket in a win over Snohomish on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023, at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Lynnwood’s Aniya Hooker weaves her way ups the court against Everett on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022, at Norm Lowery Gymnasium in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Contenders again: Lynnwood girls primed for postseason run

After winning a state title in 2015, the Royals have slowly built back into a team ready to make waves in the playoffs.

Lynnwood’s Aniya Hooker weaves her way ups the court against Everett on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022, at Norm Lowery Gymnasium in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Multiple Mariner players surround Jackson’s Sylas Williams to block his shot during the game on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

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Local 4A and 2A squads face daunting paths to regionals. Meanwhile, opportunities abound in 3A.

Multiple Mariner players surround Jackson’s Sylas Williams to block his shot during the game on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Glacier Peak’s Zoe Ritter puts up a floater in the first quarter against Kamiak on Wednesday, Feb 1, 2023, at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Glacier Peak girls hold off Kamiak, clinch Wesco 4A title

Kylani Rookstool scores 21 points and the Grizzlies fend off a number of runs by the Knights to win 62-57.

Glacier Peak’s Zoe Ritter puts up a floater in the first quarter against Kamiak on Wednesday, Feb 1, 2023, at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
The Arlington bench cheers on their team as they approach a victory over Stanwood on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, at Arlington High School in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Associated Press high school basketball polls for Feb. 1

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The Arlington bench cheers on their team as they approach a victory over Stanwood on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, at Arlington High School in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Arlington’s Samara Morrow looks to cut to the basket against Stanwood on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, at Arlington High School in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Arlington girls rally past rival Stanwood in key league showdown

Standout senior Jenna Villa pours in 29 points and the Eagles ride a third-quarter surge to victory.

Arlington’s Samara Morrow looks to cut to the basket against Stanwood on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, at Arlington High School in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Lynnwood’s Teyah Clark gets pestered by a number of Seagulls while trying to get off a shot against Everett on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022, at Norm Lowery Gymnasium in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Associated Press high school basketball polls for Jan. 25

The Lynnwood girls join the Class 3A top 10 as five Snohomish County girls teams crack the rankings.

Lynnwood’s Teyah Clark gets pestered by a number of Seagulls while trying to get off a shot against Everett on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022, at Norm Lowery Gymnasium in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Glacier Peak’s Kylani Rookstool (1) and Lake Stevens’ Kamryn Wenz (24) fight for the ball during a game between the Lake Stevens Vikings and Glacier Peak Grizzlies at Glacier Peak High School on Friday, Jan. 6, 2023. The Grizzlies won, 51-32. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Associated Press high school basketball polls for Jan. 18

The Glacier Peak girls sneak into the Class 4A top 10 and the Arlington girls climb to No. 3 in Class 3A.

Glacier Peak’s Kylani Rookstool (1) and Lake Stevens’ Kamryn Wenz (24) fight for the ball during a game between the Lake Stevens Vikings and Glacier Peak Grizzlies at Glacier Peak High School on Friday, Jan. 6, 2023. The Grizzlies won, 51-32. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Everett’s Mylie Wugemgeg comes down with a rebound and looks to dribble up the court against Lynnwood on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022, at Norm Lowery Gymnasium in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

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Everett’s Mylie Wugemgeg comes down with a rebound and looks to dribble up the court against Lynnwood on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022, at Norm Lowery Gymnasium in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Stanwood’s Chloe Santeford spins away from a defender before shooting the ball against Snohomish on Friday, Jan. 13, 2023, at Snohomish High School in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Stanwood girls top Snohomish in Wesco 3A/2A play

Vivienne Berrett scores 28 points and the Spartans ride a big second quarter to victory.

Stanwood’s Chloe Santeford spins away from a defender before shooting the ball against Snohomish on Friday, Jan. 13, 2023, at Snohomish High School in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Mountlake Terrace’s Mya Sheffield comes away with a loose ball against Meadowdale on Wednesday, Jan.11, 2023, at Mountlake Terrace High School in Mountlake Terrace, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Mountlake Terrace’s Mya Sheffield comes away with a loose ball against Meadowdale on Wednesday, Jan.11, 2023, at Mountlake Terrace High School in Mountlake Terrace, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Glacier Peak’s Kylani Rookstool (1) and Lake Stevens’ Kamryn Wenz (24) fight for the ball during a game between the Lake Stevens Vikings and Glacier Peak Grizzlies at Glacier Peak High School on Friday, Jan. 6, 2023. The Grizzlies won, 51-32. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Glacier Peak’s Kylani Rookstool (1) and Lake Stevens’ Kamryn Wenz (24) fight for the ball during a game between the Lake Stevens Vikings and Glacier Peak Grizzlies at Glacier Peak High School on Friday, Jan. 6, 2023. The Grizzlies won, 51-32. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Stanwood's Owen Thayer takes the ball down the court during the game against Mountlake Terrace on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022 in Stanwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Associated Press High School basketball polls for Jan. 4

The Stanwood boys move into the top 10 in Class 3A; five local teams earn top-10 rankings.

Stanwood's Owen Thayer takes the ball down the court during the game against Mountlake Terrace on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022 in Stanwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / 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 )

Associated Press high school basketball polls for Dec. 28

The Jackson and Tulalip Heritage boys and the Arlington and Stanwood girls receive top-10 rankings.

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 )
Marysville-Getchell’s Arion Palacol looks for an open teammate to pass to during the game against Shorecrest on Friday, Dec. 16, 2022 in Maryville, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Associated Press high school basketball polls for Dec. 21

Marysville Getchell cracks the 3A boys top 10 in the newest high school boys and girls basketball rankings.

Marysville-Getchell’s Arion Palacol looks for an open teammate to pass to during the game against Shorecrest on Friday, Dec. 16, 2022 in Maryville, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Lynnwood’s Teyah Clark gets pestered by a number of Seagulls while trying to get off a shot against Everett on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022, at Norm Lowery Gymnasium in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

GALLERY: Lynnwood girls’ defense shines in win over Everett

The Royals stifle the Seagulls’ offense all night en route to a 50-25 win in a matchup of league contenders.

Lynnwood’s Teyah Clark gets pestered by a number of Seagulls while trying to get off a shot against Everett on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022, at Norm Lowery Gymnasium in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Stanwood’s Chloe Santeford splits the defense on her way to the basket against Snohomish Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

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Stanwood’s Chloe Santeford splits the defense on her way to the basket against Snohomish Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)