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The WIAA announced the regional and state boys and girls high school basketball seedings on Sunday. The brackets, decided for the first time by seeding committees, lay the map for the last two weeks of the high school basketball season.

Woodinville, Mead and Tumwater were among the top girls seeds, while preseason No. 1s Garfield, Mount Si and North Kitsap all collected the top seed on the boys side.

This week, the 1 through 8 seeds match up and are guaranteed through to state. The 9 through 16 seeds are slotted in loser-out, winner-to-state games at regional sides closest to the higher seed.


Last weekend, nets were cut, trophies were hoisted and seasons ended. SBLive reporters and correspondents were at games across the state.

Before the regional round gets underway, here is a look back at some of the may compelling storylines from the district championship weekend:

No. 4 Curtis boys blow lead, hold off No. 2 Union in district semis (4A)

The best game in the 4A District 3/4 tournament was in the semifinals. Five Vikings scored in double-figures, led by Devin Whitten's 16 and No. 2 Union clawed back from a 17-point deficit and had an open look to tie at the buzzer, but forward Yanni Fassillis' corner attempt rimmed off.

Read more about the game here.

Curtis won the district title over Tahoma and Union beat Federal Way Saturday on a Bryson Metz scoop shot at the buzzer. All four teams advance.

4A boys favorite Mount Si sees room for improvement after district title (4A)

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At the end of the day, the top-ranked Wildcats held up the 4A District 1/2 tournament trophy. But Woodinville ensured it wouldn't lose like many of Mount Si's opponents have this season: in blowout fashion.

The Falcons rode a 7-0 run into halftime and made timely runs to stay within reach. Ultimately, Bennett O'Connor and Trevor Hennig's 20 points apiece were too much to usurp.

"Sometimes they have lapses," Mount Si coach Jason Griffith said. "Sometimes our seniors have lapses. At the end of the day, we’re pleased with the win, but we know we’ve got to get better this week.”

The Wildcats are the No. 1 seed and face surging 8-seed Gonzaga Prep in the regional round. Woodinville, the 13-seed, travels across the state to play 12-seed Central Valley.

Read the full story from Everett Community College here.

Woodinville girls roll Lake Stevens in district title

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Woodinville senior Tatum Thompson said it is years of experience playing together and the chemistry that those years have produced that leads to the connection on the floor between her and her teammates.

That chemistry may never have shown brighter than it did in Friday’s 63-36 victory over fifth-ranked Lake Stevens in the 4A District 1/2 championship game.

Junior Brooke Beresford led the way for the No.1-ranked Falcons with 15 points, Thompson added 14, senior Veronica Sheffey scored 12 and sophomore Jacey Eggers added eight points in the win over the Vikings. Together, the four combined to outscore the entire Vikings team 49-36.

Read more about the game here.

Up next: The Falcons nabbed the No. 1 seed and play No. 8 Bellarmine Prep in the regional round. Lake Stevens, the 4-seed, plays 6-seed Emerald Ridge.

Jamil Miller's half court heave lifts Gonzaga Prep to District 8 title (4A)

It was so improbable, so amazing, that even ESPN tuned in.

Gonzaga Prep guard Jamil Miller's half court shot didn't just lift the Bullpups to a 57-54 win over Kamiakin in the 4A District 8 championship Friday night. It also made No. 5 in SportsCenter's Top 10 the next day.

The Bullpups, who after a slow start are one of the state's hottest teams nabbed the 8-seed entering the regional round and face top-seeded Mount Si on Saturday. Kamiakin, the 4-seed, sees Tahoma.

Tumwater girls win top-5 showdown, district crown (2A)

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It's hard to come back on the No. 2 T-Birds. Just ask No. 3 Hudson's Bay, who clawed, scratched and fought to erase a single-digit deficit in the fourth quarter, but fell short as Tumwater claimed the 2A District 4 crown on Friday at Mark Morris High School.

Isabella Lund scored 17 and Aubrey Amendala added 15 for the T-Birds; Aniyah Hampton led Bay with 15.

Read the full story here.

Watch clips of the trophy celebration here and an interview with Tumwater sophomore Regan Brewer.

WSU pledge's 38 lifts Raymond girls to first district title since 1991 (2B)

Kyra Gardner scored from the outside, weaved through fast breaks and cut to the basket seemingly at will en route to a 38-point showing.

Fitting that the program's all-time leading scorer would have a hand in another bit of history.

Raymond's 68-60 win over Chief Leschi was the program's first district title since 1991. And it came after the Seagulls beat Wahkiakum on a buzzer-beater in the semis.

Read more about the game here.

Raymond nabbed the 5-seed and plays 4-seed Okanogan this week in the regional round; Chief Leschi, the No. 8, visits No. 3 Colfax.

RA Long boys outlast Tuwmater, win first district title since 2003

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    Last spring, the Lumberjacks were the clear favorite to win their district title, but their season ended early due to COVID. So No. 2 RA Long's 58-50 win over No. 6 Tumwater for the 2A District 4 title on Friday night was triumph eight months in the making.

    And the game? An intense showdown between Tumwater standout junior Luke Brewer, RA Long senior Cavin Holden and two of the state's top 2A teams.


    West Valley girls nab coveted District 8 seed (2A)

    In the tug-of-war over one coveted regional berth, the West Valley of Spokane girls were the last team standing.

    The Eagles bombarded Clarkston with 3-pointers early on its way to a 52-43 win over the Bantams in the 2A District 8 championship game on Saturday at the Spokane Arena to force its way to the WIAA regional round.

    The Bantams (14-8) struck first on a Maggie Ogden layup, but it was all Eagles (20-2) after that. They ripped off 11-straight and showcased their silky shooting.

    Read more about the game here.

    Pullman boys beat West Valley for highly-sought lone berth (2A)

    The Greyhounds (21-1), No. 4 in SBLive‘s 2A power rankings and winners of eight in a row, earned a spot in regionals with a 58-39 District 8 2A championship win over the Eagles (17-5) on Saturday in the Spokane Arena.

    “I thought our kids did a great job of working hard and playing hard, I was happy with our overall effort,” Brantner said.

    Read more about the game here.

    O'Dea boys push top-ranked Garfield to OT, but Bulldogs prevail (3A)

    Garfield wasn’t going to coast past O’Dea to a 3A Sea-King District title like it did when the teams met in Metro League regular season play, by 37 points. Owen Moriarty and the Fighting Irish made sure of that.

    Instead, a Mason Williams 3 with 1.7 seconds left in regulation and Moriarty’s 21 points pushed the top-ranked Bulldogs to overtime, where Garfield prevailed 57-49 on Saturday night at Bellevue College. Sherrell McCullum scored 15 to lead the Bulldogs, who secured the top seed in the 3A state tournament. O’Dea was given the 3-seed.

    Find a full recap and three takeaways from the game here.

    Malia Samuels, Imbie Jones lead Garfield girls to district title (3A)

    Standout guard Malia Samuels and junior post Imbie Jones scored 13 points each to help No. 1 Garfield roll Lakeside of Seattle 55-33 in the 3A Sea-King District title on Saturday night at Bellevue College.

    Read more about the game here.

    For the top-ranked, top-seeded Kalama boys, winning is a throughline

    Jackson Esary scored 26 points and Kalama withstood a surging Morton-White Pass team to repeat as 2B District 4 champions. The Chinooks won 43-42 after a potential game-winner from Timberwolves forward Leytan Collette missed at the final horn.

    Kalama secured the top seed and will face No. 8 Coupeville; MWP is the5-seed and will play 4-seed Brewster.

    Read the full game story here.

    Dylan Darling fuels Central Valley boys to regional round

    Dylan Darling goes for a steal in the 2020 4A state title game as a sophomore. (Photo by Vince Miller)

    Dylan Darling goes for a steal in the 2020 4A state title game as a sophomore. (Photo by Vince Miller)

    The senior point guard and Idaho State commit is far from a low-efficiency, high-volume scorer (34.3 points per game). He's broke the Greater Spokane League single-game scoring record (53 points) and Adam Morrison's league scoring average set in 2003.

    On Saturday, the Bears beat Richland 60-57 in a 4A District 8 loser-out game to secure the district's third — and final — seed to the state regional round. CV finished 4A state runners-up in 2020. Darling was the team's sixth man.

    Read more about Darling's historic season here.

    Box score, recap from CV's win over Richland here.