Washington Class 1A boys basketball regionals bracket breakdown: Schedules, sites, players to watch, predictions

Here’s an overview of the eight Class 1A boys basketball regional games taking place Friday and Saturday at sites around the state:

Scorebook Live Today podcast breaks down regional rounds and re-litigates preseason rankings heading into state.

WINNER-TO-THURSDAY, LOSER-TO-WEDNESDAY GAMES

Sebastian Godina, Zillah forward. (Andy Buhler photo)

No. 1 Seattle Academy (22-1) vs. No. 8 Omak (18-5)
Saturday, 2 p.m., Issaquah High School

No. 2 Cashmere (19-3) vs. No. 7 King’s Way Christian (19-5)
Saturday, 4 p.m., Wenatchee High School

No. 3 Zillah (22-1) vs. No. 6 Lynden Christian (19-5)
Saturday, 6 p.m., Davis High School

No. 4 River View (21-2) vs. No. 5 Bellevue Christian (17-5)
Saturday, 12 p.m., Richland High School

WINNER-TO-WEDNESDAY, LOSER-OUT GAMES

No. 9 La Salle (18-5) vs. No. 16 Seton Catholic (13-10)
Saturday, 2 p.m., Eisenhower High School

No. 10 La Center (17-6) vs. No. 15 Bear Creek (14-10)
Saturday, 6 p.m., Battle Ground High School

No. 11 Deer Park (16-6) vs. No. 14 King’s (14-10)
Friday, 6 p.m., West Valley (Spokane)

No. 12 Meridian (18-8) vs. No. 13 Vashon Island (17-6)
Friday, 6 p.m., Mount Vernon

FIVE PLAYERS TO WATCH

G Leo DeBruhl, Seattle Academy, jr.

G Bryce Bouwman, Lynden Christian

G Malachy Caffrey, La Salle, sr.

F Tyler Lindhart, King’s, soph.

G Sam Phillips, Cashmere, jr.

GAME WE’RE INTRIGUED BY

Zillah-Lynden Christian: The RPI gave basketball fans a gift by matching two 1A contenders up in the regional round. This isn’t the Lynden Christian of last year, but this Lyncs group has forged its own identity with a sharpshooting trio of Bryce Bouwman, Andrew DeVries and Jaden DeBoer, as well as double-double machine Zach Sipma down low. But here’s the thing: Zillah, the defending state champ, brought back several core pieces, swept through league play and added one of the top scorers in the state in Mason Landdeck. Furthermore, the Leopards will surely play to a heavily pro-Zillah crowd Davis High School gym.

PREDICTIONS

Seattle Academy 78, Omak 59

King’s Way Christian 74, Cashmere 65

Zillah 80, Lynden Christian 76 (OT)

River View 70, Bellevue Christian 60

La Salle 69, Seton Catholic 61

La Center 84, Bear Creek 70

King’s 74, Deer Park 67

Meridian 41, Vashon Island 40

TICKETS

$12 for adults, $9 for students and senior citizens.

1A BOYS REGIONAL SCOREBOARD

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

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