RICHLAND --The girls CBBN 4A district tournament opens Saturday with a trio of interesting storylines
Cascade champion Chiawana, ranked No. 6 in the state, plays its first-ever postseason game at 7 p.m. against crosstown rival Pasco.
The Riverhawks beat the Bulldogs 66-56 just a couple weeks ago, and Chiawana coach Steve Davis said having gone through the "first meeting ever" drama already will help in the rematch.
Richland, meanwhile, travels to Southridge for a 6 p.m. game that features a first-round rematch of a year ago -- the Bombers won 55-53 -- as well as the return of former Suns coach Kristen Davis to the south Kennewick campus for the first time since she left last spring to take the Richland job.
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Richland won this year's regular-season meeting 67-33 at Art Dawald, but the Suns were without senior point guard Heather Worley in that game because of an ankle injury.
Moses Lake and Walla Walla renew acquaintances at 6 p.m. at Wa-Hi. This is the fifth time in six years these teams have met in the district playoffs, with ML winning the last three games.