Regional hoop tourneys set for this weekend


Seven Twin Harbors teams will be venturing to such far-flung locales as Mount Vernon and Spokane for regional basketball competition this weekend.

Hoquiam, Montesano, Raymond and Taholah will compete in girls regionals Friday night. The Hoquiam, North Beach and Taholah boys will take the floor on Saturday.

All regional games will be winner-to-state, loser-out affairs. Both Hoquiam teams and Montesano’s girls will be bidding for berths in the state 1A tournaments beginning Feb. 28 at Yakima.

The two Taholah teams, plus Raymond’s girls and North Beach’s boys, will be seeking spots in the 2B and 1B tourneys being staged concurrently Feb. 28-March 2 at Spokane.

Both Hoquiam teams will face Lynden Christian at regionals in Mount Vernon. Friday’s girls game is scheduled for 8 p.m.

The Hoquiam and Lynden Christian boys will square off at 6 p.m. Saturday. Ironically, each Lynden Christian club is ranked fifth among state 1A teams.

Montesano’s girls will stay closer to home to face King’s of Shoreline in the Region II Class 1A tourney at Chehalis. The tipoff for that contest is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday.

Timberline High School in Lacey will be the site for both Taholah regional games this weekend.

The Chitwhin girls take on Mount Vernon Christian at 8 p.m. Friday. Taholah’s boys oppose Tulalip Heritage at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Raymond’s girls take on District IV champion Pe Ell in a regional 2B contest planned for 8 p.m. Friday at Mark Morris High School in Longview.

North Beach’s boys, meanwhile, must journey all the way to Spokane to face St. George’s in a regional 2B boys game scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday at Mount Spokane High School.