Local high school teams prepare for regional basketball playoffs this weekend

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Fans of local high school basketball teams can get their fill of playoff action this week as the WIAA has finalized – almost – the schedule of their state tournament regional round match-ups for Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24-25.

The regional games in the 2A boys bracket are set with the Mountlake Terrace Hawks scheduled to face the Clover Park Warriors in a loser-out contest on Saturday, 2 p.m., at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.

The Hawks enter the game with an overall record of 13-10 and are coming off a 48-38 loss to Anacortes in the District 1/2 2A Boys Basketball Tournament title game played on Feb. 18.

Clover Park has an overall mark of 17-9 for the year and has won nine of their previous 10 games going into Saturday’s match-up with Terrace.

In 3A girls basketball competition, the Lynnwood Royals will play Saturday, 6 p.m. at Bothell High School against either the Mt. Spokane Wildcats or the Edmonds-Woodway Warriors. Seeding of the 3A girls regional games won’t be confirmed until after two loser-out crossover games – Mt. Spokane vs. Rainier Beach and Kamiakin vs. Garfield – are completed on Tuesday.

E-W has guaranteed their spot in the 3A regional round; if the Warriors aren’t matched up against Lynnwood, then they will head to Bellevue College on Saturday to face the West Seattle Wildcats at noon.

The Edmonds-Woodway boys’ schedule for this week is also waiting to be firmed up. The Warriors will face either the Squalicum Storm on Friday, 6 p.m., at Mount Vernon High School or the Shorecrest Scots on Saturday, 4 p.m., at Bothell High School. E-W’s match-up will be determined by the result of the loser-out crossover game between Kamiakin and Bellevue on Tuesday.

Cedar Park Christian – Mountlake Terrace has qualified both their boys and girls teams for the regional round of the WIAA 1B State Basketball Tournament. The Lions’ boys squad will take on Odessa-Harrington in a loser-out game set for Friday, 6 p.m., at Mountlake Terrace High School. The Lady Lions will follow at MTHS at 8 p.m. in a match-up against undefeated Tacoma Baptist.

Prep Basketball: This week’s games, Regional round of WIAA State Basketball Tournaments (local teams)

Mountlake Terrace boys (13-10, no.14 seed) vs. Clover Park (17-9, no.11 seed), Saturday, Feb. 25, 2:00 p.m. at Mount Tahoma High School (winner to state, loser out)

Lynnwood girls (19-4, no.10 seed) vs. no.15 seed (either Mt. Spokane Wildcats, 18-5, or the Edmonds-Woodway Warriors, 16-7), Saturday, Feb. 25, 6:00 p.m. at Bothell High School (winner to state, loser out)

Edmonds-Woodway girls (16-7, no.14 or 15 seed) vs. either Lynnwood (19-4, no.10 seed), Saturday, Feb. 25, 6:00 p.m. at Bothell High School or West Seattle (19-4, no.11 seed), Saturday, Feb. 25, 12 noon at Bellevue College (winner to state, loser out)

Edmonds-Woodway boys (18-5, no.15 or 16 seed) vs. either Squalicum (18-4, no.9 seed), Friday, Feb. 24, 6:00 p.m., at Mt. Vernon High School or Shorecrest (21-2, no.10 seed), Saturday, 4:00 p.m., at Bothell High School (winner to state, loser out)

Cedar Park Christian – MLT boys (21-5, no.10 seed) vs. Odessa-Harrington (14-8, no.15 seed), Friday, Feb. 24, 6:00 p.m. at Mountlake Terrace High School (winner to state, loser out)

Cedar Park Christian – MLT girls (21-2, no.4 seed) vs. Tacoma Baptist (23-0, no.5 seed), Friday, Feb. 24, 8:00 p.m. at Mountlake Terrace High School (both to state)

Links to Regional Playoff & State Tournament brackets:

Mountlake Terrace in 2A Boys Regional Playoff & State Tournament — http://www.wescoathletics.com/tournament.php?tournament_id=2111&sport=3

Edmonds-Woodway in 3A Boys Regional Playoff & State Tournament — http://www.wescoathletics.com/tournament.php?tournament_id=2122&sport=3

Edmonds-Woodway in 3A Girls Regional Playoff & State Tournament — http://www.wescoathletics.com/tournament.php?tournament_id=2129&sport=12

Lynnwood in 3A Girls Regional Playoff & State Tournament — http://www.wescoathletics.com/tournament.php?tournament_id=2129&sport_id=12

Cedar Park Christian – MLT in 1B Boys Regional Playoff & State Tournament — http://www.nwbathletics.com/tournament.php?tournament_id=2126&sport=3

Cedar Park Christian – MLT in 1B Girls Regional Playoff & State Tournament — http://www.nwbathletics.com/tournament.php?tournament_id=2133&sport=12

–By Doug Petrowski

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