Four teams are already in, while 15 more from Clark County still have a shot to make it to state in district and bi-district tournaments this week
Four Clark County basketball teams qualified for the state tournament over the weekend, and several more are still in the hunt.
The Camas girls basketball team had no trouble with Emerald Ridge on Friday night, recording a 70-29 victory in the opening round of the Class 4A bi-district tournament. The Papermakers, as one of the final four in the championship bracket, are assured of a trip to state. Camas will play Sumner on Wednesday in Federal Way in the bi-district semifinals.
The Evergreen girls basketball team took down Timberline 73-62 on Friday in the Class 3A bi-district tournament. The Plainsmen are in the final four of the championship bracket, and all four of those teams qualified for state. Evergreen will take on North Thurston at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma on Wednesday in the semifinals.
Both Seton Catholic basketball teams also are going to state. The girls team beat Eatonville 65-55 in the semifinals of the Class 1A District 4 tournament, qualifying for state. The Cougars will play Montesano in the district finals Saturday in Hoquiam. The boys beat Montesano in the semifinals 58-46 to advance to the district finals. The Cougars will take on Tenino on Saturday, also at Hoquiam.
Several other Clark County teams are still playing, looking to qualify for state.
The Class 2A District 4 girls basketball tournament continues Monday in Longview.
Ridgefield will take on W.F. West at 6 p.m. at Mark Morris High School in one semifinal, and that will be followed by Columbia River taking on Black Hills in the other semifinal. The two winners will qualify for state. The losers will have a chance to rebound in the consolation bracket.
In that consolation bracket, Hudson’s Bay will take on Washougal at 7:45 p.m. Monday night at R.A. Long High School. That is an elimination game.
There is a ton of action on Tuesday, as well.
Starting with the big schools, the Union girls are at Kentridge at 6 p.m. in an elimination game. Union beat Olympia 65-37 on Friday to reach this stage. Tuesday’s winner will advance to the final four of the consolation bracket, with three of those teams making it to state. If Union wins Tuesday night, the Titans will get two chances to win one game to make it to state.
Same is true for the Skyview Storm. Skyview went on the road and took down Puyallup 47-45 on Friday to extend its season. The Storm will travel to Bethel for an elimination game Tuesday.
Also Tuesday, the Mountain View girls will face Peninsula in an elimination game. The Thunder beat Capital 62-38 on Friday to extend its season. The winner of Tuesday’s game will get into a two-to-win-one scenario to make it to state.
The 2A District 4 boys tournament resumes Tuesday in Longview.
Columbia River will take on W.F. West at 6 p.m. at Mark Morris High School in one semifinal and Ridgefield will face Mark Morris at 7:45 p.m. The winners qualify for state. The losers will fall into the consolation bracket.
Hockinson is still alive in the consolation bracket. The Hawks will face Tumwater at 7:45 p.m. at R.A. Long High School on Tuesday in an elimination game.
In 4A boys, the Camas Papermakers fell Saturday in the championship bracket of the bi-district tournament. The Papermakers will host Rogers of Puyallup on Wednesday in an elimination game in the consolation bracket.
Skyview won its consolation bracket game Saturday to advance. The Storm will travel to Sumner for a Wednesday elimination game.
The winners of those two games will each get two games to win one game to make it to state.
In 3A boys, Evergreen outlasted Yelm on Saturday to extend its season. The Plainsmen will travel to Gig Harbor on Wednesday in another elimination game. The winner of that game will get two-game-to-win-one in order to qualify for state.
The 1A boys district tournament consolation bracket continues Wednesday, as well. La Center took out King’s Way Christian on Friday and will face Montesano at Rochester High School on Wednesday in an elimination game.
The 1A girls district tournament consolation bracket will resume Thursday. King’s Way Christian took out La Center on Saturday and will face Eatonville on Thursday at Montesano High School in an elimination game.
Here are the links to each bi-district and district tournament featuring teams from Clark County:
- State basketball: Ridgefield celebrates its new culture, and will be going to YakimaRidgefield girls, Camas boys score big wins in elimination games, Columbia River girls are still alive, but seasons end for Skyview girls and Seton Catholic girls at state regional basketball games Friday night.
- State basketball: Skyview among four schools celebrating two teamsThere are 10 teams from Clark County still playing in their state basketball tournaments and four schools — Skyview, Camas, Columbia River, and Skyview — are sending their boys and girls teams to this weekend’s opening round games.
- Chat with the Champions: Seven state wrestling champs from Clark CountyThere were seven state champions from Clark County schools at Mat Classic, and we reached out to all seven to see what life is like after winning it all in the Tacoma Dome.
- Clark County Today Sports Podcast, Feb. 22, 2024: A salute to wrestling champions and a look ahead to state basketballWe recorded this episode a few days after one of the biggest days in Clark County high school wrestling history, with seven state champions, including four from Skyview.
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