At a glance: Boys basketball state regional games

Below are capsules for Saturday’s state regional basketball games involving local boys teams. The numbers indicate each team’s seeding among the 16 squads that have qualified for regional play in that classification.


No. 10 Glacier Peak vs. No. 15 Skyline

When: noon Saturday

Where: Jackson H.S.

Records: Glacier Peak 20-3; Skyline 18-6

Implications: winner to first round; loser out

About the Grizzlies: After winning its second consecutive Wesco 4A regular-season crown, Glacier Peak bounced back from a district title game loss to secure the program’s seventh state appearance in nine seasons. The Grizzlies allow just 51 points per game and have held seven opponents to less than 45 points. Senior guard Bobby Martin leads Glacier Peak with 17.8 points per game and is one of six Grizzlies who average at least seven points.

About the Spartans: Skyline took second place in KingCo 4A and battled through the loser’s bracket of its district tournament to earn the program’s first state berth since 2010. The Spartans punched their ticket to state by winning three consecutive district elimination games — with the latter two victories coming by a single point. Skyline is led by 6-foot-5 senior forward Ashish Manda, who averages 11.9 points and 6.4 rebounds per game.

No. 11 Kentwood vs. No. 14 Kamiak

When: 4 p.m. Saturday

Where: Auburn Mountainview H.S.

Records: Kentwood 19-7; Kamiak 15-8

Implications: winner to first round; loser out

About the Conquerors: After graduating every starter from last year’s 4A state championship team, Kentwood is back in the state tournament for the fourth consecutive season. Senior guard D’Angelo Minnis averages a team-high 14.7 points per game for the Conquerors, who have made back-to-back trips to the state title game. Kentwood is coming off its second consecutive North Puget Sound League Cascade division title.

About the Knights: After a 6-7 start, Kamiak has won nine of its last 10 games. The Knights beat Wesco 4A champion Glacier Peak twice during the 10-game stretch, including a 16-point victory in the district title game that secured the program’s third consecutive state regional berth. Senior guard Carson Tuttle leads Kamiak with 22.7 points per game, and 6-foot-7 senior Daniel Sharpe provides 11.3 points and a team-high 7.2 rebounds. The Knights are seeking their first-ever state tournament win and their first trip to the Tacoma Dome since 2005.


No. 10 Marysville Pilchuck vs. No. 15 Mount Spokane

When: 2 p.m. Saturday

Where: North Creek H.S.

Records: Marysville Pilchuck 19-4; Mt. Spokane 17-6

Implications: winner to first round; loser out

About the Tomahawks: Marysville Pilchuck has won 10 of its last 11 games and is coming off the program’s first district championship in nearly three decades. Junior standout RaeQuan Battle averages 21 points per game and sophomore Luke Dobler adds 15.1 per game for the Tomahawks, who finished in a three-way tie for second place in Wesco 3A. Marysville Pilchuck is making just its second state appearance since 1993.

About the Wildcats: Mt. Spokane is making its first state appearance since 2008 and just its third since the school opened in 1997. The Wildcats punched their ticket to state by beating Kennewick in the 3A District 8 tournament’s second-place game. Jerry Twenge, a junior, leads Mt. Spokane with 15.5 points per game.

No. 11 Stanwood vs. No. 14 Kamiakin

When: 4 p.m. Saturday

Where: Jackson H.S.

Records: Stanwood 16-7; Kamiakin 17-5

Implications: winner to first round; loser out

About the Spartans: Stanwood is back in the state regionals for a sixth consecutive season, despite graduating its top six scorers from last year’s senior-laden team that placed fourth in the 3A state tournament. Senior guard Nate Kummer, junior post Mitch Jones and senior post Matt Vail lead the Spartans’ balanced scoring attack, which averages a Wesco-best 67.4 points per game. Stanwood has won 11 of its last 13 contests and is coming off a second-place finish in the 3A Northwest District tournament.

About the Braves: Kamiakin secured its second state berth in three seasons by beating Mt. Spokane in the 3A District 8 title game. The Braves allow just 49.6 points per game and have held 11 opponents to 45 points or less. All five of Kamiakin’s losses have come to top-nine seeds in the 3A and 4A state tournaments.

No. 9 Prairie vs. No. 16 Arlington

When: 2 p.m. Saturday

Where: Battle Ground H.S.

Records: Prairie 19-6; Arlington 17-8

Implications: winner to first round; loser out

About the Falcons: Prairie earned its first state berth since 2008 by winning back-to-back district elimination games. The Falcons split the Greater St. Helens League 3A crown with state-bound Kelso and have won 17 of their last 19 contests. Prairie allows just 53 points per game and has held eight opponents to 45 points or less.

About the Eagles: After a fifth-place finish in Wesco 3A and a district semifinal loss, Arlington won back-to-back district elimination games to reach state for the first time since 2014. Junior guard Anthony Whitis leads the Eagles with 15.2 points per game and senior Jaren Cary adds 13 per contest.


No. 4 Mark Morris vs. No. 5 Mountlake Terrace

When: 4 p.m. Saturday

Where: W.F. West H.S. (Chehalis)

Records: Mark Morris 17-6; Mountlake Terrace 22-2

Implications: winner to quarterfinals; loser to first round

About the Monarchs: Mark Morris won the 2A Southwest District tournament and enters state on a 10-game winning streak. Led by the frontcourt duo of senior twins Tyler Berger (17 points per game) and Garrett Berger (16.6 points), the Monarchs are making their seventh consecutive state tournament appearance and their 18th in the last 19 seasons. All six of Mark Morris’ losses came to teams seeded in the top eight of their respective state tournaments.

About the Hawks: Mountlake Terrace claimed the Wesco 3A regular-season crown and has won 17 of its last 18 games, with the only loss during that stretch coming to Sedro-Woolley on a buzzer-beater in the 2A Northwest District quarterfinals. Terrace rebounded from that defeat by winning back-to-back district elimination games, including a victory over Northwest Conference co-champion Anacortes that clinched the program’s seventh state berth in eight seasons. The Hawks allow just 47.4 points per game and have held all but two opponents to 60 points or less. Senior standout Khyree Armstead leads Terrace with 18.3 points per game and senior forward Brendan Hayes adds 12.2 per contest.


No. 3 CPC-Mountlake Terrace vs. No. 6 Odessa

When: 4 p.m. Saturday

Where: North Creek H.S.

Records: CPC-Mountlake Terrace 26-1; Odessa 22-3

Implications: winner to quarterfinals; loser to first round

About the Lions: Cedar Park Christian-Mountlake Terrace started the season 24-0 and bounced back from a tri-district tournament semifinal loss to earn its second consecutive state berth. The Lions average 69.4 points per game and allow just 36.1, and have won all but four of their games by double digits. CPC-Mountlake Terrace is led by 6-foot-4 senior guard Erwin Weary, who averages 28 points, 10 rebounds and five assists per game. Senior forward Jaide St. Lewis adds 13 points and 13 rebounds per contest.

About the Tigers: Odessa has won 15 of its last 16 games and is led by sophomore point guard Ryan Moffet, who averages 26.1 points per contest. The Tigers ended CPC-Mountlake Terrace’s season last year with a five-point win over the Lions in the state regionals.

No. 11 Tulalip Heritage vs. No. 14 Pope John Paul II

When: 2 p.m. Saturday

Where: Jackson H.S.

Records: Tulalip Heritage 21-6; Pope John Paul II 14-12

Implications: winner to first round; loser out

About the Hawks: Senior forward Paul Shay Jr. leads Tulalip Heritage with 13 points per game and senior center Rodney Barber averages a double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds per contest. The Hawks beat Pope John Paul II by six points in the tri-district tournament quarterfinals earlier this month. Tulalip Heritage is making its fourth state appearance in six seasons.

About the Eagles: Pope John Paul II is making its first state-tournament appearance in the school’s eight-year history. The Eagles are led by senior Ibi Ceesay, who averages 16.5 points per game. Pope John Paul II finished the regular season 9-9 before winning five of eight postseason games.

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