Clark County teams in final push to qualify for state
The Washougal girls basketball made sure of their opportunity to get to the state tournament.
The Panthers crushed it, actually.
Meanwhile, the Evergreen and Mountain View boys are showing just how strong the Class 3A Greater St. Helens League is this postseason.
And in Class 4A, the Camas boys and Skyview girls are on splendid runs to keep hope alive.
It was another busy night of district and bi-district basketball as Clark County teams vie for state tournament berths. Here are some of the highlights.
Class 2A girls
The Washougal Panthers remembered that feeling of falling in the regular season to Hockinson. They weren’t about to let that happen again.
The Panthers rolled to a 56-43 win in a third-place game, qualifying for state and eliminating the Hawks.
Washougal used a 16-0 run in the first half to take command and never trailed again.
Savea Mansfield had 22 points, six rebounds, and three steals to pace the Panthers.
Washougal and W.F. West both won on Wednesday to make it to state. Tumwater and Hudson’s Bay will play each other Friday in the district championship. Those four teams are ranked in the top five in state, and all four have qualified for the state regionals.
Bracket info: http://www.2agshl.com/m2/tourn.php?act=vt&tid=3493
Class 3A Boys
Here’s a guarantee. The Evergreen Plainsmen and/or the Mountain View Thunder will make it to the state regionals. Here’s a possibility: Both of them will go.
The Plainsmen and Thunder each survived Thursday night to reach the final four of the consolation bracket of the Class 3A bi-district tournament. Of those four teams, three will qualify for state. The consolation semifinal winners will advance, while the losers will play each other for the final berth to state.
Evergreen beat Capital 56-43 on Wednesday night to win its second consecutive elimination game.
Mountain View got a buzzer-beater from Mahkahri Bolds, the team’s only senior, to top Todd Beamer 66-63 for its second consecutive win in an elimination game.
Evergreen will play Gig Harbor on Friday. Mountain View will take on Spanaway Lake. Win and qualify for state. Lose and get another chance on Saturday.
Class 4A boys
Finishing second in the 4A Greater St. Helens League meant having to win three elimination games in a row to make it to state.
Well, Camas is 2-for-2 so far after topping Kentwood 77-65 on Wednesday.
The Papermakers will face Graham Kapowsin on Friday in a winner-to-state matchup.
The Union Titans, already qualified for state, play in the bi-district semifinals Thursday night against Curtis.
Class 4A girls
The Skyview girls are trying to accomplish the same thing as the Skyview boys: Finish second in the 4A GSHL and go on a roll to make it to state in the bi-district. The Storm beat Kentridge 58-46 on Tuesday for their second win in a row in the tournament. Skyview plays Rogers of Puyallup on Thursday in a winner-to-state game.
Camas, already qualified for state, lost Wednesday in the semifinals of the bi-district tournament. The Papermakers will play Saturday for third place.
Class 2A boys
The Ridgefield Spudders stayed with Tumwater all game Tuesday night before falling in the semifinals. Now, the Spudders are in a must-win to make it to state.
Ridgefield will take on W.F. West in Tumwater on Thursday. It’s a winner-to-state, loser-out matchup.
Bracket info: http://www.2agshl.com/m2/tourn.php?act=vt&tid=3492
Class 1A boys
Seton Catholic and King’s Way Christian had no trouble on Wednesday winning in their elimination games to reach the third-place game of the 1A District 4 tournament. Next? These rivals face each other Friday at Fort Vancouver High School in a winner-to-state, loser-out game.
Class 1A girls
There is a doubleheader at Fort Vancouver High School on Thursday, featuring three Clark County teams in elimination games. La Center is facing Eatonville, and then Seton Catholic will take on King’s Way Christian. The winners will meet again on Saturday to determine the final berth to state.