High school basketball: Teams looking to lock up trips to state this week

From Class 4A to 1B, Clark County has boys and girls basketball teams competing for the opportunity to advance to their state tournaments this week

Union boys and Camas girls have already clinched while plenty of other teams looking to advance to state

The Union Titans are heading to the state boys basketball tournament for the seventh consecutive season.

The Camas Papermakers aren’t there yet, but they put up a “Wow” performance on Saturday to get a step closer. 

The Camas girls basketball team had very little issues getting to the state round of 16. Skyview is still alive as well.

And on Monday night, the state will be watching Southwest Washington as four of the best Class 2A girls basketball teams face each other in the semifinals.

The opening rounds of the district and bi-district tournaments are complete for all the classifications.

Union boys and Camas girls have clinched spots to state regionals – the final 16 at state – but will continue in the bi-district tournament this week.

On Monday night, two Clark County girls teams have opportunities to make it to state. Hudson’s Bay is taking on —- and Washougal is taking on — in the Class 2A District 4 semifinals. The winners will advance to state regionals.

In all, there are 18 boys and girls basketball teams still alive in the postseason.

Here is a roundup of where everyone stands going into the week, along with links to tournament brackets.

Class 4A


Union defeated Graham-Kapowsin 66-61 on Saturday to advance to the semifinals of the bi-district tournament. The Titans take on Curtis on Thursday at Curtis High School in Tacoma. Union will play again Saturday in the championship game or the third-place game. Union also clinched a spot to the state regionals the following weekend.

Camas scored, scored some more, and just kept scoring Saturday night, recording 105 points in a victory over South Kitsap in the opening round of the elimination bracket. The Papermakers play Kentwood on Wednesday in another elimination game. In order to make it to state regionals, Camas must win Wednesday, then another game on Friday. 

Sumner topped Skyview on Saturday, ending Skyview’s season.



Camas trailed 9-3 early, then went on a 19-0 run to take command Friday night. The Papermakers were never threatened the rest of the way, cruising into the bi-district semifinals and clinching a spot to the state regionals. Camas will take on Sumner at Curtis High School on Wednesday in one semifinals. The Papermakers will play again Saturday for the bi-district title or in the third-place game. Regardless, Camas will play on to at least the state regionals.

Skyview survived its first elimination game of the tournament with a 62-47 win over Curtis. The Storm will take on Kentridge on Tuesday in another elimination game. If Skyview wins, the Storm will play again on Thursday in another must-win to make it to state.

Union saw its season end with a loss to Olympia.


Class 3A


The Mountain View Thunder and Evergreen Plainsmen won their first elimination games in close contests Saturday night. The Thunder took down Yelm 47-45 to remain alive and Evergreen topped Auburn Mountainview 56-53. 

Mountain View will travel to take on Todd Beamer on Wednesday. Evergreen is on the road against Capital. These are must-win games. If one or both win on Wednesday, the two teams will earn two more games and must win one in order to advance to state.



The Prairie Falcons kept their season alive with a 51-42 win over Timberline in the opening round of the bi-district. The Falcons will be on the road Tuesday to take on Auburn Mountainview in another elimination game. A win there will put Prairie in position to go to state by winning one of its next two games.

Heritage’s season came to an end with a loss to Auburn Riverside. 


Class 2A


Ridgefield is the lone Clark County team in the semifinals of the District 4 tournament, while Woodland remains alive in the consolation bracket. 

The Spudders beat Black Hills 54-40 in the opening round and will take on Tumwater on Tuesday. The winner goes to the district championship game and clinches a spot to state. The loser would still be alive in consolation bracket.

Woodland, which lost to Tumwater in the opener, will face Black Hills in an elimination game Tuesday. The winner will play for a spot to state later in the week.



Perhaps the toughest district in the state with four of the best teams in the state all in the semifinals Monday night. It’s Hudson’s Bay against W.F. West and then it’s Washougal against Tumwater. Both games at Ridgefield High School. The state will be watching this one. Winners advance to district finals and clinch berths to state. Losers will have another shot in the consolation bracket.

Hudson’s Bay topped Mark Morris 70-42 in the opening round. Washougal was too much for Aberdeen 69-28. 

Hockinson remains alive in the consolation bracket. The Hawks fell to W.F. West 44-41 in the opener and will take Mark Morris on Monday night in an elimination game.


Class 1A


King’s Way Christian and Seton Catholic lost in the semifinals of the district tournament and fell into the consolation bracket. King’s Way Christian will take on Montesano on Wednesday and Seton Catholic will face Elma. The winners will face each other later in the week in a winner-to-state, loser-out game. 



The La Center Wildcats had no problem in the opening round and will face Tenino in the semifinals of the district tournament on Tuesday. The winner clinches a spot to state. King’s Way Christian got past Eatonville in the opening round and will take on Montestano in the other semifinal.

Seton Catholic, meanwhile, fell to Tenino in the opening round and will take on Elma in the consolation bracket. 


Class 1B 


Firm Foundation is still alive in its district tournament. Firm Foundation takes on Nasselle in an elimination game Tuesday.

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