The road to state for Greater Spokane League boys and girls basketball teams features matchups with Mid-Columbia Conference teams beginning tonight.
The third-seeded Lewis and Clark girls (16-6) and Central Valley boys (17-5) travel to take on MCC runners-up in a 4A subregional doubleheader at Chiawana High School in Pasco. LC takes on Chiawana (18-4) at 5 followed by CV facing the RiverHawks (11-11) at 7 in loser-out games.
The winners advance to matchups Friday against GSL No. 2 seeds CV girls (18-4) and University boys (16-6). But where those games will be depends on the outcome of tonight’s games.
It’s the MCC turn in the rotation to host subregional games. If a game were to pit two GSL teams, the No. 2 seed would host.
In games between district champs Friday, defending girls state champ Gonzaga Prep (22-0), winner of 45 straight, entertains MCC regular-season champ Walla Walla (19-2) at 6, while Mead (13-10), which won three games in four days last week to capture the boys district title, travels to Richland (17-4) for a 7 p.m. tip.
The winners advance to the regional round of state while the losers can earn a berth in games Saturday.
In 3A subregional contests Friday between district champs, the Rogers boys (14-7) play host to Kennewick (16-5) at 7 and the Shadle Park girls (6-15) entertain Kamiakin (15-6) at 5. The winners earn regional berths.
In the other games Friday, Kamiakin’s boys (11-11) travel to Shadle (13-9) for a loser-out game at 7 while the Southridge girls (9-14) trek to Mt. Spokane (8-14), also at 7. Those winners would face the losers of Friday’s games on Saturday with a state berth at stake.
Sites and times for the 4A and 3A subregional Saturday games will be announced after Friday’s games.
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