Here’s an overview of the eight Washington high school Class 1A girls basketball regional playoff games taking place Friday and Saturday at sites around the state:
WINNER-TO-THURSDAY, LOSER-TO-WEDNESDAY GAMES
No. 1 Cashmere (21-0) vs. No. 8 Nooksack Valley (20-6)
Saturday, 6 p.m., Wenatchee High School
No. 2 Lynden Christian (22-1) vs. No. 7 Annie Wright (17-5)
Friday, 8 p.m., Mount Vernon High School
No. 3 Warden (22-1) vs. No. 6 King’s (18-7)
Saturday, noon, Big Bend CC, Moses Lake
No. 4 Freeman (20-2) vs. No. 5 La Salle (19-3)
Friday, 8 p.m., West Valley High School, Spokane
WINNER-TO-WEDNESDAY, LOSER-OUT GAMES
No. 9 Zillah (19-5) vs. No. 16 Cascade Christian (12-11)
Saturday, 4 p.m., Davis High School, Yakima
No. 10 Okanogan (16-6) vs. No. 15 Meridian (15-13)
Saturday, 2 p.m., Wenatchee High School
No. 11 Seattle Academy (18-4) vs. No. 14 Montesano (15-9)
Saturday, noon, Issaquah High School
No. 12 Elma (16-6) vs. No. 13 Deer Park (18-6)
Saturday, noon, Tumwater High School
5 PLAYERS TO WATCH
G Riley Dykstra, Lynden Christian, sr.
G Claire Gallagher, King’s, jr.
F Trista Hull, La Salle, jr.
G Hailey Van Lith, Cashmere, sr.
G Julianna Walker, Annie Wright, jr.
MATCHUP WE’RE MOST INTRIGUED BY
Lynden Christian vs. Annie Wright: A year ago, these two schools went at it in the regional round – won 77-59 by the Lyncs. They are heavy favorites again this weekend, but will always have to keep an eye out for Gators’ junior guard Julianna Walker, who can pile up points in a hurry. She might keep it interesting for a while, but Lynden Christian’s overall size, balance and ability to control tempo should prevail.
Cashmere 72, Nooksack Valley 50
Lynden Christian 69, Annie Wright 55
Warden 61, King’s 48
La Salle 51, Freeman 44
Zillah 66, Cascade Christian 30
Okanogan 54, Meridian 34
Montesano 42, Seattle Academy 40
Elma 63, Deer Park 58
$12 for adults, $9 for students and senior citizens.