District Basketball: Area teams continue postseason action

Several teams benefit from games here in Clark County Friday and Saturday

District basketball tournaments continue this weekend for boys and girls teams in all high school classifications.

Several teams get to host playoff games in their own gyms and others don’t have to leave Clark County. The rest of the area playoff teams will hit the road with the goal of extending their postseason fortunes.

Here’s a look at the schedule and this week’s results for Clark County teams:

Class 4A boys

Three Greater St. Helens League teams will be in action Friday in the quarterfinals of the West Central/Southwest District Tournament.

League champion Union will meet Olympia at 6 p.m. at Wilson High School in Tacoma. The Titans advanced with a 75-56 win over Kentlake on Wednesday.

Union’s Tanner Toolson (5) finishes off a dunk during the Titans’ 75-56 win over Kentlake Wednesday at Union High School. Photo by Mike Schultz
Union’s Tanner Toolson (5) finishes off a dunk during the Titans’ 75-56 win over Kentlake Wednesday at Union High School. Photo by Mike Schultz

Skyview and Battle Ground will face off in a battle between GSHL foes Friday at 7 p.m. at Fort Vancouver High School. Skyview advanced with a 69-58 victory over Puyallup on Wednesday and Battle Ground reached the quarterfinals with a 60-49 win over Kentridge.

Union’s Josh Reznick (20) gets a little creative with a left-handed scoop shot during the Titans’ victory over Kentlake Wednesday. Photo by Mike Schultz
Union’s Josh Reznick (20) gets a little creative with a left-handed scoop shot during the Titans’ victory over Kentlake Wednesday. Photo by Mike Schultz

Class 4A girls

Two Greater St. Helens League teams advanced to the quarterfinals of the West Central/Southwest District Tournament.

League-champion Skyview advanced Thursday with a 58-41 victory over Auburn Mountain View and Union won its district opener 57-51 over Tahoma. Skyview will meet Bellarmine Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Wilson High School in Tacoma. Union will face Rogers of Puyallup at 1:45 p.m., also at Wilson High School in Tacoma.

Camas lost its district opener Thursday, 53-38 to Rogers of Puyallup. The Papermakers’ postseason participation will be on the line Saturday when they meet Tahoma at Foss High School at 1:45 p.m.

Class 3A boys

Prairie routed Timberline 76-52 Thursday at Prairie High School in its West Central District opener. The Falcons will now advance to the quarterfinals, where they will play at Lincoln High School in Tacoma at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Members of the Prairie Falcons had plenty of opportunities to celebrate during Thursday’s 76-52 win over Timberline at Prairie High School. Photo by Mike Schultz
Prairie Falcons players Aidan Fraly, AJ Dixson, Jimmie Barton and Zeke Dixson celebrate during Thursday’s 76-52 win over Timberline at Prairie High School. Photo by Mike Schultz
Prairie’s Reece Walling (24) goes in for a layup during the Falcons’ 76-52 win over Timberline Thursday at Prairie High School. Photo by Mike Schultz
Prairie’s Reece Walling (24) goes in for a layup during the Falcons’ 76-52 win over Timberline Thursday at Prairie High School. Photo by Mike Schultz

Class 3A girls

Prairie and Hudson’s Bay will both represent the Greater St. Helens League in the West Central District quarterfinals Friday.

The league-champion Falcons will play host to Yelm at 7 p.m. at Prairie High School Friday. Prairie earned a bye in the first round of the tournament.

Hudson’s Bay advanced to the quarterfinals with a 50-45 victory over Wilson on Wednesday. The Eagles will play at Capital at 7 p.m. Friday.

Class 2A boys

Columbia River, Woodland, Washougal and Hockinson will all represent the Greater St. Helens League in the District 4 Tournament. All three teams will be in action on Saturday.

Woodland won at Aberdeen 58-54 in a play-in game on Thursday. The Beavers will play at fellow GSHL foe Columbia River Saturday at 7 p.m. in the first round of the tournament.

Washougal and Hockinson will both be on the road for first round games on Saturday. Washougal will play at W.F. West at 7 p.m. Saturday and Hockinson is at Black Hills at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Class 2A girls

Half of the field in the District 4 tournament are area teams from the Greater St. Helens League.

Hockinson fought its way into the tournament with a 65-64 win at Rochester Wednesday. The Hawks will now play at Washougal Friday at 7 p.m.

Columbia River will play host to Black Hills at 7 p.m. on Friday and Woodland will play at W.F. West at 7 p.m. on Friday.

Class 1A boys

The District 4 tournament opens Friday for Trico League teams King’s Way Christian, Seton Catholic and La Center.

King’s Way Christian will play host to Hoquiam at 7 p.m. Friday. La Center also gets a home game. The Wildcats will face Elma at 7 p.m. at La Center High School.

Seton Catholic will make the trip to Forks for a 5:30 p.m. game.

Class 1A girls

This opening day of the District 4 tournament included a 40-32 victory for King’s Way Christian over Tenino Thursday. The Knights will play at Elma at 6 p.m. Saturday.

La Center will play host to Montesano at 5 p.m. Saturday.

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