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