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

Here’s an overview of the eight Washington high school Class 3A boys 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 (22-3) vs. No. 8 Mt. Spokane (19-4)
Saturday, 2 p.m., Sammamish

No. 2 Wilson (21-2) vs. No. 7 O’Dea (20-5)
Friday, 8 p.m. at Mount Tahoma 

No. 3 Marysville-Pilchuck (21-2) vs. No. 6 Kamiakin (19-3)
Saturday, 2 p.m., Jackson

No. 4 Garfield (21-4) vs. No. 5 Evergreen (20-3)
Saturday, 6 p.m., Sammamish

WINNER-TO-WEDNESDAY, LOSER-OUT GAMES

No. 9 Seattle Prep (21-6) vs No. 16 Spanaway Lake (13-11) 
Friday, 8 p.m., Sammamish

No. 10 Mount Tahoma (18-6) vs. No. 15 Marysville-Getchell (16-8)
Friday, 6 p.m., Puyallup

No. 11 Shorecrest (18-5) vs. No. 14 Central Kitsap (17-8)
Saturday, 4 p.m., Issaquah

No. 12 Lincoln (16-8) vs. No. 13 Rainier Beach (16-9)
Saturday, 6 p.m., Mount Tahoma

5 PLAYERS TO WATCH

G Nolan Hickman, Eastside Catholic, jr. 

G Damani Green, Wilson, sr. 

F Tyson Degenhart, Mt. Spokane, jr. 

F Paolo Banchero, O’Dea, jr.

F Tari Eason, Garfield, sr.

GAME WE’RE INTRIGUED BY

Marysville-Pilchuck vs. Kamiakin: Marysville-Pilchuck is coming off of a district title, and after nabbing the 3-seed, it meets 6-seeded Kamiakin coming off of a district title that included beating Mt. Spokane in the final. Can Cameron Stordahl and Ethan Jackson help topple Central Washington commit 6-10 Kyson Rose and a long, athletic Kamiakin?

PREDICTIONS

Eastside Catholic 79, Mt. Spokane 72

O’Dea 69, Wilson 57

Kamiakin 70, Marysville-Pilchuck 66

Garfield 82, Evergreen 65

Seattle Prep 77, Spanaway Lake 71

Mount Tahoma 65, Marysville-Getchell 61

Central Kitsap 63, Shorecrest 62

Rainier Beach 78, Lincoln 71

TICKETS

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

3A BOYS REGIONAL SCOREBOARD

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