Washington Class 2B boys basketball regionals bracket breakdown: Schedules, sites, players to watch, predictions

Here’s an overview of the eight Washington high school Class 2B boys basketball regional playoff games taking place Friday and Saturday at sites around the state:

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

No. 1 Liberty (Spangle) (23-0) vs. No. 8 White Swan (18-6)
Saturday, 6 p.m., West Valley (Spokane)

No. 2 Saint George’s (19-4) vs. No. 7 Onalaska (20-6)
Saturday, 2 p.m., Mt. Spokane High School

No. 3 Toutle Lake (19-4) vs. No. 6 Lake Roosevelt (19-4)
Saturday, 2 p.m., Mark Morris

No. 4 Brewster (21-2) vs. Life Christian Academy (20-3)
6 p.m., Friday, Wenatchee High School

WINNER-TO-WEDNESDAY, LOSER-OUT GAMES

No. 9 Colfax (18-7) vs. No. 16 Oroville (12-12)
Saturday, 2 p.m., University High School (Spokane)

No. 10 Willapa Valley (17-7) vs. No. 15 Friday Harbor (12-9)
Saturday, 2 p.m., Tumwater High School

No. 11 Wahkiakum (16-10) vs. No. 14 Kittitas (14-10)
Saturday, 4 p.m., Mark Morris High School

No. 12 Kettle Falls (16-9) vs; No. 13 Darrington (17-6)
Saturday, 4 p.m., Mt. Spokane High School

5 PLAYERS TO WATCH

G Logan Walker, Willapa Valley, sr.

G Omari Maulana, Life Christian Academy, jr. 

G Justin Hudson, Kittitas, sr.

G Broc Keeton, Toutle Lake, sr.

F Cade Gebbers, Brewster, jr.

GAME WE’RE INTRIGUED BY

Life Christian Academy vs. Brewster: Maybe the two best 2B teams in the state are facing one another with a first round bye on the line. What’s compelling about this matchup is how well the teams match up from a size, athleticism standpoint. Life Christian Academy, led by junior guard Omari Maulana and big man Chae Hayes, has been a wrecking ball playing against its own classification. The question is, will Brewster and forward Cade Gebbers and co. have the offensive fire power to keep up — or the chops to match LCA’s defensive intensity?

PREDICTIONS

Liberty (Spangle) 81, White Swan 65

Saint George’s 68, Onalaska 60

Toutle Lake 70, Lake Roosevelt 67

Life Christian Academy 73, Brewster 60

Colfax 69, Oroville 48

Willapa Valley 66, Friday Harbor 57

Kittitas 66, Wahkiakum 64

Kettle Falls 56, Darrington 50

TICKETS

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

2B BOYS REGIONAL SCOREBOARD

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

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