We’re taking an inside look at the top teams, best players, emerging X-factors and projected finish for each Class 4A boys basketball league around the state of Washington.

Here is a look at the 4A teams in the Mid-Columbia Conference:

TOP TEAM

The Chiawana Riverhawks have firmly established themselves atop the MCC in the first half of league play, and their first team all-league wing Kobe Young has not played a minute. Four seasoned guards have emerged as double-digit scorers for Chiawana: Connor Mendez (18 points per game), Jayden Martinez (16), Taylor Perez (13) and senior leader/floor general Cooper DeWitt (14). Will anybody in a deep and competitive MCC catch the Riverhawks?

PLAYER TO WATCH

Cooper DeWitt has been a steady presence for Chiawana for years. Now, the 6-6 guard is the team’s floor general and knock down shooter, proof in his game-winning 3-pointer at Walla Walla.

KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR

Walla Walla’s Michael Cornia is a junior forward leading a young-but-talented Wa-Hi into MCC title contention. He’s averaging just under 20 points per game. 

PREDICTED LEAGUE ORDER OF FINISH

1. Chiawana

2. Walla Walla

3. Richland

4. Southridge

5. Pasco

6. Hanford

Statewide High School Sports Reporter at SBLive | andy@scorebooklive.com

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