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White River boys, girls earn titles | Prep Basketball

Brandon Dove launches a short jumper during White River’s district victory over Fife. Photo by Kyle Stroh. - Photo courtesy Kyle Stroh
Brandon Dove launches a short jumper during White River’s district victory over Fife. Photo by Kyle Stroh.
— image credit: Photo courtesy Kyle Stroh

White River High’s basketball teams – both boys and girls – swept through their district tournaments in undefeated fashion, combining to go a perfect 6-0. The success brought each a district championship and catapulted both into this week’s regional competition.

With just 16 teams remaining, the regional round is a loser-out, winner-to-state affair. The final eight 2A teams, boys and girls, will gather in Yakima’s SunDome for a three-day state tourney that plays out March 6-8.

White River’s teams will play Saturday, March 1, at Puyallup High School. The girls tip off at 6 p.m. and the boys play at 8.

The Hornet boys are paired against the squad from River Ridge High in Lacey.

The ninth-ranked Hornet girls will take on No. 8-ranked Black Hills High of Tumwater.

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