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February 17, 2013 at 3:19 PM

Playoff boys basketball: Matchups and brackets for regionals this weekend

First, I wanted to give a quick recap of what “regionals” actually is since I’ve received a few questions on that topic this week.

The 16-team regional round started a few years ago when the WIAA voted to shrink the state tournament from 16 teams (and a double-elimination format) to eight teams because of sagging attendance. The move also cut costs because the reduction cut the tournament from four days to three.

As a result, the regional round was formed to decide which eight teams would go to the state tournament. Games this weekend are single elimination. The winners go to state at one of the three state sites (Spokane, Yakima, Tacoma). The losers are done. The WIAA then redraws to determine the matchups for the state tournament.

And now on to the matchups (or potential matchups) this week. There are still a few games to be played, but by Monday night, all the dust should be settled and the brackets should be completely filled in.

4A:

You can find the full bracket with dates, times and locations here.

–          Garfield vs. Stadium/South Kitsap

–          Jackson vs. Auburn/Thomas Jefferson

–          Arlington vs. Bellarmine Prep/Curtis

–          Auburn/Jefferson vs. Bellarmine Prep/Curtis

–          Central Valley vs. Beamer/Bethel

–          Bothell vs. Beamer/Bethel

–          Richland vs. Stadium/Kitsap

–          Eastmont vs. Newport/Mount Vernon

3A:

You can find the full bracket with dates, times and locations here.

–          Mountlake Terrace vs. Kennedy Catholic/Foss

–          Franklin vs. Stanwood

–          Glacier Peak vs. Rainier Beach

–          Lakeside vs. Kennedy Catholic/Foss

–          Mercer Island vs. Lincoln/Timberline

–          Columbia River vs. Lincoln/Timberline

–          Seattle Prep vs. Shadle Park

–          Enumclaw vs. University

2A:

You can find the full bracket with dates, times and locations here.

–          Anacortes vs. Mark Morris

–          Renton vs. River Ridge

–          Ellensburg vs. Grandview/Pullman

–          West Valley (Yakima) vs. Wapato/Clarkston

–          Burlington-Edison vs. White River/Sumner

–          Lynden vs. White River/Sumner

–          Clover Park/Sequim vs. Hockinson/Washougal

–          Olympic vs. Clover Park/Sequim

1A:

You can find the full bracket with dates, times and locations here.

–          La Center vs. Cedar Park Christian (Bothell)

–          Hoquiam vs. Lynden Christian

–          King’s vs. Kalama

–          Mount Baker vs. Toledo

–          Kiona Benton vs. Seattle Academy

–          Cashmere vs. Zillah

–          Granger vs. Brewster

–          Columbia (Burbank) vs. Okanogan

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