According to the Spokane Spokesman-Review, the South Sound will be hopping with first-round state basketball tournament action. Eleven area schools will host first round games.
The first-round games will be played Feb. 25-26. Winning teams will then advance to the Tacoma Dome (4A and 3A), Yakima SunDome (2A and 1A) or Spokane Arena (2B and 1B).
In 4A, the sites are: Jackson High School, Bellevue Community College, Puyallup HS, Rogers (Puyallup) HS and Richland HS (for Greater Spokane League and Columbia Basin Big Nine).
In 3A, the sites are: Marysville HS, Juanita HS, Inglemoor HS, Auburn HS, Auburn Mountainview HS, Spokane Falls CC (for GSL and CBBN) and Shadle Park HS (for GSL and CBBN).
In 2A, the sites are: Stanwood HS, Mt. Tahoma HS, Foss HS, Tumwater HS, Black Hills HS, Sunnyside HS (for Great Northern League) and Grandview HS (for GNL).
In 1A, the sites are: Glacier Peak HS, W.F. West HS, Centralia HS, Eisenhower HS, West Valley (Yakima) HS, Mead HS, Mt. Spokane HS.
In 2B, Mt. Vernon HS, Mark Morris HS, Wenatchee HS, University HS.
In 1B, Mount Lake Terrace HS, Timberline HS, Eastmont HS, Walla Walla HS.