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We’re taking an inside look at the top teams, best players, emerging X-factors and projected finish for each Class 4A boys basketball league around the state of Washington.

Here is a look at the 4A teams in the Mid-Columbia Conference:

TOP TEAM

The Chiawana Riverhawks have firmly established themselves atop the MCC in the first half of league play, and their first team all-league wing Kobe Young has not played a minute. Four seasoned guards have emerged as double-digit scorers for Chiawana: Connor Mendez (18 points per game), Jayden Martinez (16), Taylor Perez (13) and senior leader/floor general Cooper DeWitt (14). Will anybody in a deep and competitive MCC catch the Riverhawks?

PLAYER TO WATCH

Cooper DeWitt has been a steady presence for Chiawana for years. Now, the 6-6 guard is the team’s floor general and knock down shooter, proof in his game-winning 3-pointer at Walla Walla.

KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR

Walla Walla’s Michael Cornia is a junior forward leading a young-but-talented Wa-Hi into MCC title contention. He’s averaging just under 20 points per game. 

PREDICTED LEAGUE ORDER OF FINISH

1. Chiawana

2. Walla Walla

3. Richland

4. Southridge

5. Pasco

6. Hanford