There must be something in the water over there at Lincoln High School. While much of the area’s basketball kudos get directed toward the 15-0 boys’ team, the work by the Lady Abes so far this season has been nothing short of sensational. Sitting alone atop the 3A Pierce County League standings with a 14-1 overall record, and a perfect 9-0 in league play, Lincoln’s Lady Abes have seen their star rise in the all-important Rating Percentage Index (RPI) rankings. The girls currently sit in third place in the 3A statewide rankings.
With five games left on the regular season calendar, there are two that stick out for Lincoln, and they are both home games. A crosstown matchup with the Wilson Lady Rams will tip-off on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. Wilson (6-3 PCL, 9-6 overall) needs wins to remain in position for a third seed out of the league into the district tournament, and Lakes (5-4, 7-8) is trying to get in the way. Lincoln will host Bethel (8-1, 13-1) on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. The Braves are currently ranked seventh in the RPI.
The Bellarmine girls (12-3) are currently sixth in the 4A RPI rankings.
The undefeated Lincoln boys are sitting at second in the 3A RPI, while Wilson (13-2) is ninth. The Foss (12-3) boys currently sit at third in the 2A RPI. Curtis (11-5) sits at ninth in the 4A rankings. Life Christian (14-1) is in third, with Chief Leschi (11-4) sitting in 10th in the 2B rankings. Tacoma Baptist (13-2) is currently 10th in the 1B rankings.