Washington Class 3A girls basketball regionals bracket breakdown: Schedules, sites, players to watch, predictions

Here’s an overview of the eight Washington high school Class 3A girls basketball regional playoff games taking place Friday and Saturday at sites around the state:

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

No. 1 Eastside Catholic (24-1) vs. No. 8 Kennewick (18-4)
Saturday, noon, Sammamish High School

No. 2 Bethel (22-1) vs. No. 7 Lincoln of Tacoma (19-5)
Friday, 8 p.m., Rogers High School, Puyallup

No. 3 Arlington (21-2) vs. No. 6 Lake Washington (19-5)
Saturday, noon, Jackson High School, Mill Creek

No. 4 Mount Spokane (18-3) vs. No. 5 Shorecrest (21-2)
Friday, 8 p.m., University High School, Spokane

WINNER-TO-WEDNESDAY, LOSER-OUT GAMES

No. 9 Garfield (18-7) vs. No. 16 Prairie (14-9)
Saturday, 4 p.m., Sammamish High School

No. 10 Seattle Prep (19-8) vs. No. 15 Juanita (16-10)
Friday, 6 p.m., Sammamish High School

No. 11 Meadowdale (17-7) vs. No. 14 Hudson’s Bay (19-7)
Saturday, 6 p.m., Issaquah High School

No. 12 Capital (18-6) vs. No. 13 Wilson (16-7)
Saturday, 8 p.m., Tumwater High School

5 PLAYERS TO WATCH

F Dalayah Daniels, Garfield, sr.

F MeiLani McBee, Kennewick, sr.

G Esmeralda Morales, Bethel, jr.

F Jayda Noble, Mount Spokane, sr.

G Malia Samuels, Eastside Catholic, fr.

MATCHUP WE’RE MOST INTRIGUED BY

Arlington vs. Lake Washington: Vastly different personnel, yet both squads will extend defensive pressure regularly. Question is, who will generate more turnovers? Because the Eagles are guard-oriented, forcing mistakes is their livelihood – and they generate 27 turnovers per game. If Lake Washington can handle that heat, it has the bigger pieces, led by Elise (6-4) and Sydney Hani (6-0) to do damage around the basket.

GAME PREDICTIONS

Eastside Catholic 70, Kennewick 45

Bethel 47, Lincoln of Tacoma 41

Arlington 63, Lake Washington 55

Mount Spokane 61, Shorecrest 51

Garfield 68, Prairie 53

Seattle Prep 49, Juanita 43

Hudson’s Bay 55, Meadowdale 52

Wilson 52, Capital 48

TICKETS

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

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