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

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

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

No. 1 Liberty of Spangle (22-1) vs. No. 8 Tri-Cities Prep (19-5)
Saturday, 4 p.m., West Valley High School, Spokane

No. 2 La Conner (20-2) vs. No. 7 Columbia-Burbank (21-3)
Saturday, 4 p.m., Mount Vernon High School

No. 3 Wahkiakum (18-4) vs. No. 6 Adna (21-5)
Saturday, 6 p.m., Mark Morris High School, Longview

No. 4 Toledo (22-3) vs. No. 5 Ilwaco (21-3)
Saturday, 10 a.m., Mark Morris High School, Longview

WINNER-TO-WEDNESDAY, LOSER-OUT GAMES

No. 9 St. George’s (20-5) vs. No. 16 Orcas Island (13-9)
Saturday, noon, Mount Spokane High School

No. 10 Mossyrock (20-5) vs. No. 15 Lake Roosevelt (14-10)
Saturday, noon, Mark Morris High School, Longview

No. 11 Waterville-Mansfield (19-4) vs. No. 14 Northwest Christian of Colbert (16-10)
Saturday, noon, Wenatchee High School

No. 12 Colfax (16-8) vs. No. 13 Brewster (17-7)
Saturday, noon, University High School, Spokane

5 PLAYERS TO WATCH

F Justine Benson, La Conner, sr.

F Maisie Burnham, Liberty, sr.

F Erika Glenn, Ilwaco, jr.

G McKenna Martinez, Tri-Cities Prep, jr.

G Kal Schaplow, Toledo, sr.

MATCHUP WE’RE MOST INTRIGUED BY

Image result for McKenna Martinez Tri-Cities Prep

Liberty of Spangle vs. Tri-Cities Prep: A rematch of last year’s state championship game, these two teams also played early this season – a 66-38 Liberty victory. Both coaches will concede that the Jaguars were in post-Talia Von Oelhoffen adjustment mode, and the defending state champions have been playing much better since that loss. But if the Lancers can get out in transition – again – the result could have a similar look.

GAME PREDICTIONS

Liberty 61, Tri-Cities Prep 50

La Conner 58, Columbia-Burbank 45

Wahkiakum 44, Adna 40

Toledo 43, Ilwaco 36

St. George’s 61, Orcas Island 31

Mossyrock 62, Lake Roosevelt 47

Northwest Christian 49, Waterville-Mansfield 38

Colfax 51, Brewster 44

TICKETS

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

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