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G-Prep hosts District 8 4A title games

Gonzaga Prep's Brendan McClary is shown in a home game against Shadle Park earlier this season. The Bullpups host Ferris for the district championship tonight. (Colin Mulvany)
Gonzaga Prep's Brendan McClary is shown in a home game against Shadle Park earlier this season. The Bullpups host Ferris for the district championship tonight. (Colin Mulvany)

As it turned out, Gonzaga Prep’s tiny gymnasium will be the site tonight for the District 8 4A girls and boys basketball championship games.

Fans would be advised to arrive early to get a seat. The gym has seating on just one side of the gym, so fans will have to be cozy.

The Central Valley girls (15-5), double-overtime winners over Mead on Thursday, meet runaway Greater Spokane League champion G-Prep (19-1) at 5.

In the boys title game, Ferris (17-3) takes on the Bullpups (17-3) at 7. It’s a rematch of Thursday’s humdinger in which G-Prep rallied from a 13-point deficit for a 61-55 victory, earning the outright league title when Mead upset CV.

The district winners will advance to the subregional and play host to the Mid-Columbia Conference’s district champs on Friday.

Advancing to the district final was critical, because it allows the losers a second chance at advancing to the subregional.

In loser-out games tonight involving the third and fourth seeds, the Mead boys (13-7) visit CV (15-4) at 7 and the Lewis and Clark girls (14-6) go to Mead (14-6) at 5.

Those winners visit the losers of tonight’s games on Tuesday with a subregional berth at stake.

• In 3A, most of the matchups are determined for the subregional openers Tuesday involving GSL and MCC teams. The games are loser-out, with the tournaments being reseeded for semifinal matchups. The top three teams advance to the regional round of state.

In the boys, University (11-9) plays host to Hanford (5-15) or Sunnyside (4-14). Those teams play in a loser-out playoff Monday.

In other openers, Rogers (6-14) goes to Kennewick (12-8); Southridge (7-13) goes to Shadle (7-12); and Mt. Spokane (5-15) visits Kamiakin (11-9).

In girls games, Kennewick (4-16) goes to U-Hi (7-13); Hanford (11-9) is at Shadle (7-13); Mt. Spokane (7-13) visits Kamiakin (14-6); and North Central (2-18) goes to Sunnyside (15-3).

The Mt. Spokane/Kamiakin doubleheader is set for 5:30 (girls) and 7 (boys). The U-Hi and Shadle doubleheaders are at 6 (girls) and 8 (boys). Single games begin at 6.



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