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Bellevue boys, Newport girls perfect in KingCo | Prep basketball news
Bellevue is off to a 7-0 start in 3A/2A KingCo play, and had little difficulty taking care of Mount Si in Tuesday's 63-17 win.
The Wolverines meet Interlake Friday before playing in the MLK Hoopfest tournament at Seattle Pacific University Monday.
Sammamish has an uphill climb to earn the conference's lone 2A playoff berth, as the Totems currently trail Lake Washington by two games in the standings and must still face the Kangs in Kirkland Jan. 24.
Newport hasn't been able to get any momentum rolling in 4A KingCo, and enters Friday's game against Issaquah winless in conference play at 0-6.
A conference tournament spot looks like a long shot at this point, with two games against Issaquah and another against Crest leader Eastlake.
Interlake picked up its first and only KingCo win last week, 54-41 over Juanita, and faces league leader Bellevue Friday.
Newport girls set for second half
The Knights currently sit in the top spot in the division with a 6-0 conference record and face second-place Issaquah Friday with first place on the line.
Bellevue, which began the year 9-1 and with a tournament title at the MaxPreps Holiday Classic in California, lost three straight to conference foes before facing Mount Si tonight.
Interlake waits on Friday and owns a lone KingCo win on the year.
The Saints face 2A Lake Washington tonight.
Sammamish met Mercer Island Wednesday and plays Liberty Friday. The Totems currently sit only one game behind Lake Washington for a 2A playoff berth.