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Since he arrived at Lincoln in 2006, the girls basketball program has soared to heights it hasn’t seen in about three decades. Jones guided the Abes to their second district title in the past three seasons and a 24-3 overall record with a relentless defense. The state tournament games in the Tacoma Dome didn’t go as they expected, especially with how well No. 1-ranked Lincoln had been playing before getting there, but it was still the Abes’ fifth consecutive state trip after having just one state appearance from 1988-2013.