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Basketball: State tournament draw, first-round games

Post by Doug Pacey / The News Tribune on Feb. 26, 2012 at 12:41 pm with 1 Comment »
February 26, 2012 4:05 pm

I’m at WIAA office in Renton for the state basketball draws. The 1A, 2A draws start at 1 p.m. and the 3A, 4A draws begin at 3 p.m.

I’ll provide highlights here and link to the brackets.

Class 4A Boys
No. 1 Davis faces Bothell and Zach LaVine in the quarterfinals. Second-ranked Central Valley gets No. 3 Garfield. Mount Rainier gets a rematch against Bellarmine Prep and Jackson plays Union.

Class 4A Girls
No. 1 Mount Rainier opens with No. 6 Jackson, third-ranked Woodinville plays No. 6 Jackson; fourth-ranked Central Valley faces Eastlake and No. 5 Skyview has No. 7 Federal Way.

Class 3A Boys
Second-ranked Settle Prep plays No. 4 O’Dea at 12:15 p.m. Thursday. No. 1 Kamiakin gets surging Kennedy Catholic. Rainier Beach plays Mountlake Terrace and University faces Lake Washington.

Class 3A Girls
Top-ranked Prairie and No. 2 Kamiakin are on opposite halves of the bracket. Kamiakin opens with third-ranked Franklin and Prairie gets No. 9 Lakeside.

2A Boys
Wow. Second-ranked Pullman will play third-ranked Lynden at 5:30 p.m. in the quarterfinals. No. 7 Clover Park drew Lindbergh, which toppled top-ranked Squalicum on Friday, at 7:15 p.m. No. 6 White River faces Ellensburg at 9 p.m.

2A Girls
The top two ranked teams — No. 1 Clarkston and No. 2 Burlington-Edison — will go head-to-head in the quarterfinals at 9 a.m. No. 3 White River plays No. 7 Blaine at 12:15 p.m.

1A Boys
Second-ranked Naches Valley will try to knock off two-time defending state champion Cascade Christian in the quarterfinals at 2 p.m. No. 1 Cashmere takes on Kalama at 10:30 a.m.

1A Girls
Cascade Christian will play Lynden Christian in the quarterfinals.

As the brackets are finalized, I’ll post them here:

Class 1B boys

Class 1B girls

Class 2B boys

Class 2B girls

Class 1A boys

Class 1A girls

Class 2A boys

Class 2A girls

Class 3A boys

Class 3A girls

Class 4A boys

Class 4A girls

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  1. Need to seed them instead of this blind draw because this is ridiculous having the #2 and #3 ranked teams in state 2A facing each other get real. This reminding too much of the football playoffs.

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