Here’s an overview of the eight Class 1B boys basketball regional games taking place Friday and Saturday at sites around the state:
WINNER-TO-THURSDAY, LOSER-TO-WEDNESDAY GAMES
No. 1 Odessa (23-0) vs. No. 8 Oakesdale (18-4)
Saturday, 12 p.m., West Valley (Spokane)
No. 2 Yakama Tribal (20-2) vs. No. 7 Rainier Christian (20-6)
Friday, 6 p.m., Davis High School
No. 3 Lummi Nation (23-3) vs. No. 6 Muckleshoot Tribal School (19-7) Saturday, 6 p.m., Mount Vernon
No. 4 Riverside Christian (20-1) vs. No. 5 Naselle (17-6)
Saturday, 4 p.m., Eisenhower High School
WINNER-TO-WEDNESDAY, LOSER-OUT GAMES
No. 9 Taholah (18-3) vs. No. 16 Mount Vernon Christian (13-13)
Friday, 6 p.m., Tumwater High School
No. 10 Almira-Coulee-Hartline (15-8) vs. No. 15 Sunnyside Christian (14-10)
Friday, 8 p.m., Wenatchee High School
No. 11 Garfield-Palouse (16-7) vs. No. 14 Chief Kitsap Academy (13-6) Saturday, 4 p.m., University High School
No. 12 Tacoma Baptist (18-8) vs. No. 13 Selkirk (15-8)
Saturday, 4 p.m., Rogers High School (Puyallup)
FIVE PLAYERS TO WATCH
G Bryan Strom, Yakama Tribal, sr.
G Ryan Moffet, Odessa, sr.
G Caleb Revey, Lummi Nation, sr.
G Levi Rivera, Riverside Christian, sr.
F Reece Isaak, Almira-Coulee-Hartline, soph.
GAME WE’RE INTRIGUED BY
Almira-Coulee-Hartline vs. Sunnyside Christian: In the not-so-distant past, neither of these two teams had to worry about playing in a loser-out to open state. Now the three-time defending 1B champs take on ACH, which may be among the toughest 10-seeds across all classifications, given that it picked up the majority of its losses before big man Reece Isaak returned from an injury. Isaak should see plenty of attention from Sunnyside and all-league selections Tyler Groeneweg (roughly 18 points per game) and freshman Cole Wagenaar (12 ppg). Will ACH’s Chase Gerard or Brayton Schafer take advantage?
Odessa 70, Oakesdale 53
Yakama Tribal 74, Rainier Christian 60
Lummi 67, Muckleshoot Tribal 60
Riverside Christian 57, Naselle 47
Taholah 75, Mount Vernon Christian 52
ACH 55, Sunnyside Christian 49
Chief Kitsap Academy 56, Garfield-Palouse 54
Tacoma Baptist 60, Selkirk 46
$12 for adults, $9 for students and senior citizens.