Kent’s boys basketball teams prepare for season openers

The winter sports season — and boys basketball — is on the horizon for Kent’s high schools. Here’s a look at the teams’ records from last season, where they finished in the standings and their first home games of the new season.

Kent was represented well on the basketball court, and three out of the four Kent high schools advanced to last season’s district round. Kentlake was the lone school that did not make it, having a record of 6-14, and going 0-9 in league play.

Kentwood led the way, holding the best record of the Kent schools last season. KW finished the year going 13-7 and a league record of 4-3. The Conquerors went into districts as an eight seed and were the first victims of the would-be state champs, the Curtis Vikings. The second Kentwood game at districts was against Camas, which eliminated the Conquerors by a score of 77-65.

The Kentridge Chargers came in fourth place in the NPSL with a 10-8 overall record and were 4-4 in league. The Chargers’ final game was the opening round. It was a heartbreaking defeat, 56-53, by Bellarmine Prep.

At the 3A level, Kent-Meridian was 3-4 in league play and 7-11 overall. This was just enough to slide the Royals into the district tournament, where they took on Lincoln. The Abes were able to defeat the Royals, 75-55, ending Kent-Meridian’s 2022 season.

Kentlake’s first home game this season is 7 p.m. Nov. 29 against Mercer Island. Kentwood’s season begins on the road for its first two games, and the first home game is Dec. 9 against Skyview with tip-off at 6:30 p.m. Kent-Meridian opens the season at home on Dec. 1 as it takes on Lindbergh at 7 p.m. Kentridge also opens at home as the Chargers take on Emerald Ridge at 7 p.m. Nov. 29.


Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@kentreporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.kentreporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in Sports

Ron Capps’ funny car was on display outside the Muckleshoot Casino and Hotel. Ben Ray / Sound Publishing
For the first time in NHRA history, Pacific Raceways hosts night race

Three-time event winner Ron Capps talks to fans and media before Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.

t
Too hot to play sports? High temps challenge Kent Parks Department

Four days of events canceled July 6-9 at Wilson Playfields where surface temps soared to 120 degrees

Gio Moimoi drives to the basket for Kentridge. Ben Ray / The Reporter
Summer league spotlight: Kentridge and Kentwood boys hoops

“It has been a night and day difference from year one to now.”

Photo provided by Rodney McCurry.
Seattle Majestics play in postseason

Seattles women’s tackle football team goes to Las Vegas to open up the playoffs.

Skylar Diggins-Smith conducts the offense against the Sparks. Ben Ray / The Reporter
Storm pour it on in the fourth, wash out Sparks

Seattle used a huge 10-0 run late in the fourth to take control over Los Angeles.

Federal Way Memorial Field. Photo provided by Bruce Honda
Federal Way Memorial Field to host high school boys soccer tournaments

Class 2A, 1A competitions to move to Federal Way from Renton for 2025 to 2028

2024 Kent Reporter Athletes of the Year are Ella Wick and Ethan Loghry. Pictured left to right: Kent Reporter sports writer Ben Ray, Ella Wick, Ethan Loghry, and Brian Smith, Kent School District Director of Athletics and Activities. Photo provided by ROBBY MULLIKIN
Kent School District and Kent Reporter’s 2024 Athletes of the Year

Kentlake’s Ethan Loghry and Ella Wick take home top awards.

Kentwood and Kentridge players go at it for possession. Ben Ray / The Reporter
NPSL All-League Soccer Teams: Kentwood’s Logan Hasting is POTY

Other Kent School District athletes make the list.

Hazen’s Illia Biezak leaps over the bar. Ben Ray / The Reporter
State track and field: Liberty boys, Kent-Meridian girls place inside top four in 3A

Cassie Atkins (FW) continued to dominate, has now won five titles in three years.

t
Auburn Riverside softball wins state championship

Ravens win first fastpitch title in school history.

Steve Raible auctioning off a Seahawks football from 1983.
Seahawks legends inspire South King County youth at breakfast

Scholar-Athlete Breakfast in Auburn features Steve Largent and Steve Raible.

Sofia Mottern-Salinas gives a yell after getting the rally going against North Creek. Ben Ray / The Reporter
Kentwood fastpitch rallies at state, but misses out on trophy

Kentwood went 2-2 in the state tournament, falling to Emerald Ridge and Puyallup on final day.