Here’s an overview of the eight Washington high school Class 4A girls basketball regional games taking place Friday and Saturday at sites around the state:
WINNER-TO-THURSDAY, LOSER-TO-WEDNESDAY GAMES
No. 1 Woodinville (25-0) vs. No. 8 Rogers of Puyallup (22-3)
Saturday, 8 p.m., Sammamish High School
No. 2 Beamer (23-2) vs. No. 7 Union (19-5)
Friday, 8 p.m., Auburn Mountainview High School
No. 3 Central Valley (19-3) vs. No. 6 Glacier Peak (20-3)
Friday, 6 p.m., University High School, Spokane
No. 4 Chiawana (22-3) vs. No. 5 Kentridge (22-5)
Saturday, 6 p.m., Richland High School
WINNER-TO-WEDNESDAY, LOSER-OUT GAMES
No. 9 Moses Lake (18-3) vs. No. 16 Decatur (17-8)
Saturday, 4 p.m., Big Bend CC, Moses Lake
No. 10 Bellarmine Prep (19-5) vs. No. 15 Sunnyside (14-7)
Saturday, 6 p.m., Rogers High School, Puyallup
No. 11 Lake Stevens (19-5) vs. No. 14 Camas (15-11)
Saturday, 4 p.m., Jackson High School, Mill Creek
No. 12 Issaquah (18-9) vs. No. 13 Kentwood (19-7)
Saturday, 10 a.m., Sammamish High School
5 PLAYERS TO WATCH
G Aaliyah Alexander, Beamer, sr.
G Aaliyah Collins, Glacier Peak, jr.
F Mia Hughes, Woodinville, jr.
G Mason Oberg, Union, sr.
G Talia Von Oelhoffen, Chiawana, jr.
MATCHUP WE’RE MOST INTRIGUED BY
Central Valley vs. Glacier Peak: These two 4A contenders seem to find each other this time of year. Last season, the two teams split – the Bears won in regionals, and Glacier Peak returned the favor at the state tournament. Central Valley will not want to get into a track meet in this game, and will rely on its hard-nosed defense, led by MJ Bruno and Peyton Howard. Grizzles will need to find that high gear to win in Spokane.
Woodinville 72, Rogers of Puyallup 61
Union 56, Beamer 55
Glacier Peak 63, Central Valley 58
Chiawana 66, Kentridge 60
Moses Lake 46, Decatur 33
Bellarmine Prep 57, Sunnyside 51
Lake Stevens 47, Camas 44
Issaquah 74, Kentwood 65
$12 for adults, $9 for students and senior citizens.