Then there were eight. Walla Walla High School is one of the eight 4A girls basketball teams still standing. The Blue Devils packed their bags for a trip to the Tacoma Dome and the elite eight in regional 4A girls loser-out action here Saturday at Chiawana High School.
Dayton High School saw its run to the state 2B girls basketball tournament come to an end here in regional loser-out action Saturday at the Chiawana gym. White Swan’s Cayla Jones and her Cougar teammates ended the Bulldog run. Jones scored 28 points, including 16-of-17 from the free throw line, and the Cougars marched onto Spokane with a 50-41 win.
After falling to Gonzaga Prep, the Wa-Hi girls team beats Central Valley to reach state for the first time since 1990.
Walla Walla High’s Madelyn Sirmon buried a mid-range jumper with 5:40 left in the game at the Wa-Hi gym in sub-regional championship girls basketball action Friday. Sirmon’s jumper gave the Blue Devils a 41-40 lead over defending state Class 4A champion, undefeated and No. 1-ranked Gonzaga Prep. The Bullpups responded with two treys from Tayler Drynan sandwiched around two Laura Stockton free throws to put Prep back on top, 48-41, with three minutes left. Prep improved to 23-0 on the season as it hung on for a 52-46 win.
The Blue Devil girls roll past Chiawana, 61-40, to claim their first district title since 1984 on Saturday.
Dayton edges Asotin for the top seed, and DeSales pulls away from Tri-Cities Prep for the third seed.
The WWVA boys win their third straight District 9 title, and Waitsburg-Prescott advances by downing the Panthers on Monday.
The Missionaries hand Whitworth its first conference loss of the season in impressive fashion Tuesday, 68-44.
Heather Johns scores 26 points and grabs 11 boards as the Missionaries pull to a game within second-place Whitworth in the NWC.
Touchet races to an early lead and has no problem with DeSales with the 54-22 non-league victory.