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Tag: Draw


Basketball: State tournament draw, first-round games

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.
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Basketball: Statewide regional tournament schedule for all classifications

Below are schedules for boys and girls basketball regional tournaments for all classifications. You can see the matchups on the WIAA site here.

Also, the WIAA will webcast the state tournament draws on Sunday. I think it’s great that the public will have the opportunity to view the draw. The procedure and process is always a hot topic in the days leading up to and following the draw. Now

As someone who’s attended a few draws, I think most people that watch will fall into one of two categories. You’ll be fascinated by the process or bored out of your skull. Either way, it should be informative.


All games will be played Friday, Feb. 24

All games are winner-to-Tacoma Dome, loser-out

At Juanita HS
Game 1: Issaquah (14-9) vs. Mount Rainier (17-10), 6 p.m.
Game 2: Kentwood (18-7) vs. Garfield (18-5), 8 p.m.

At Kent-Meridian HS
Game 1: Federal Way (16-8) vs. Jackson (18-5), 6 p.m.
Game 2: Snohomish (17-6) vs. Bellarmine Prep (22-3), 8 p.m.

At Auburn HS
Game 1: Bothell (16-9) vs. Olympia (20-5), 6 p.m.
Game 2: Union (17-7) vs. Curtis (20-6), 8 p.m.
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