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