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Gonzaga Prep sweeps junior SWABs awards

Unbeaten Gonzaga Prep football and girls basketball teams and coaches swept the 2015 Inland Northwest Sportswriters and Broadcasters youth awards honors, winning the trophies in six categories.

Metro roster loaded for Blair basketball game

The Greater Spokane League girls basketball players who will play in the Jack Blair Memorial Classic are arguably the best assembled group the game has seen. Consider: The two-time most valuable player, Otiona Gildon of Gonzaga Prep, is headed to the University of Oregon. First-team selections Sue Winger (Idaho) of Mead, Laura Stockton (Gonzaga) of G-Prep, Michaela Kay (Portland State) of Lewis and Clark, Madison Hovren (Army) of Central Valley and Riley Lupfer (Boise State) of LC are headed to play at NCAA Division I schools, too.

Prep notebook: Madison Hovren powers Washington team

Madison Hovren is having quite the time on the girls basketball all-star game circuit. The Central Valley senior was named most valuable player as Washington hammered Oregon in the Northwest Shootout game at Hillsboro, Oregon, last Saturday.

Metro team aims to turn tide against Region at Jack Blair game

Gonzaga Prep basketball standouts and good friends Otiona Gildon and Laura Stockton have played in a lot of games together in their four-year prep careers. They’ve been part of nearly 100 victories and two state championships.

Gonzaga Prep loses late lead, game

NEW YORK – For the first time this season – perhaps the first time in two years – the Gonzaga Prep girls basketball team didn’t finish. Possessing a five-point lead with under three minutes to play, Gonzaga Prep missed shots it normally makes and committed two costly turnovers in the final minute as Miami Country Day prevailed 60-59 in the Dick’s Sporting Goods/ESPN national high school tournament Friday morning at Christ the King High School.

G-Prep girls embrace latest challenge

The core of the Gonzaga Prep girls basketball team has played in big games. Seniors Otiona Gildon, Oona Harrington, Lauren Weir and Laura Stockton have been to national club tournaments and won national championships.

Notes: Cheney Blackhawks in search of coaches

Cheney must hire boys and girls basketball coaches – again. The Blackhawks have gone through basketball coaches in recent years like a teen-ager through socks.

State 4A girls: G-Prep’s Laura Stockton makes her point

Laura Stockton understands there’s celebrity attached to her last name. That doesn’t define who she is, though, as far as she’s concerned. When it comes to her development as the daughter of an NBA Hall of Fame player, Stockton admits she has had tutorial assistance that her peers haven’t had.

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So whether the defending State 4A girls basketball champions were going to win Saturday wasn’t the question. It was the execution and efficiency that pleased Gonzaga Prep coach Mike Arte most.

District 8 4A girls: G-Prep, Central Valley advance to title game

At game’s end, before heading to the locker room, Mead girls basketball coach Quantae Anderson stopped and asked how many turnovers his team committed. When Anderson was told it was nearly as many as the points his team scored, he shook his head.

Otiona Gildon works to leave her legacy at Gonzaga Prep

You could hear it in Kelly Graves’ voice. The former Gonzaga women’s basketball coach, in his first year in a major rebuilding project at Oregon, can’t wait for the arrival of Gonzaga Prep standout Otiona Gildon next year.

Prep stands tall

Laura Stockton gave up 6 inches to Katie McWilliams but was Friday night’s standout at Lewis and Clark. Stockton scored a game-high 23 points and helped hold the Oregon State-bound McWilliams to 13 as defending State 4A champion Gonzaga Prep waltzed past Oregon 6A power South Salem 53-40 to open girls play at the fourth Dan Fitzgerald Memorial Basketball Tournament.

Bullpups shake off slow start, cruise past Tigers

Mike Arte says his State 4A defending champion Gonzaga Prep girls basketball team has a long way to go before its final destination. If he’s talking about the Tacoma Dome, well his Bullpups know the way.