Boys basketball: Playoff preview capsules

February 14, 2013 

Central Valley (20-1) at Richland (17-4), 7 p.m. Friday: The winner of this game earns a Class 4A regional berth. ... The Bombers have their work cut out for them tonight, facing a team that took second at state last season. ... The Bears hammered the Bombers 68-44 on Dec. 29 in Spokane. ... Central Valley’s lone loss was to Gonzaga Prep on Jan. 22. Since then, the Bears have won six consecutive games.

Gonzaga Prep (16-6) at Walla Walla (14-9), 7:15 p.m. Friday: The winner of this elimination game faces the Central Valley-Richland loser for a regional berth Saturday. ... The Blue Devils struggled mightily in the second half of the season, but righted the ship just in time to defeat Pasco last week. ... In their only matchup against a Mid-Columbia Conference team, the Bullpups lost to Richland 59-54 in their season opener.

Rogers (5-16) at Hanford (16-5), 7 p.m. Friday: The winner of this game earns a Class 3A regional berth. ... The game will be broadcast on KONA 610 AM. ... Hanford big man Joe Douglas poured in a career-high 35 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the Falcons’ win over Mt. Spokane on Tuesday. It was the first time in four years Hanford had advanced past that point of the postseason. ... The Pirates had lost five of six games before upsetting Kamiakin on Tuesday.

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