White River basketball teams in regionals

By winning three of four district games, both the White River High boys and girls basketball teams landed in the state Sweet 16. For each, the opening round of what historically was the state tournament takes place Saturday at Puyallup High School. The Hornet boys take the floor at noon and the girls follow at 2 p.m.

By winning three of four district games, both the White River High boys and girls basketball teams landed in the state Sweet 16.

For each, the opening round of what historically was the state tournament takes place Saturday at Puyallup High School. The Hornet boys take the floor at noon and the girls follow at 2 p.m.

White River’s boys (11-13), coached by Rick Tripp, will square off against Squalicum High (16-7), the No. 3 seed from District 1. The girls (21-3), under coach Chris Gibson, will take on the Blaine Borderites (12-12), also District 1’s No. 3 seed.

This week’s games comprise the regional tournament and are loser-out affairs. Winners advance to the eight-team Class 2A state tourney, which runs March 5-7 at the SunDome in Yakima.

The White River girls, who spent much of the season ranked No. 3 in the state, punched their regional ticket Saturday with a 60-45 victory over Olympic High. The Hornet boys, also on Saturday, earned a regional berth with a 68-61 win over Fife.

 

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