Here is the preview of their Class 2B state first round game:
7:30 p.m. today, University High School, Spokane
Head coaches: White Swan, Don Jones; Waitsburg-Prescott, Jerry Baker (third season).
How they got here: White Swan, District 5/6 No. 2; Waitsburg-Prescott, District 9 No. 1.
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Records: White Swan (18-5); Waitsburg-Prescott (21-0).
Last state appearance: White Swan, 2006 (seventh place); Waitsburg-Prescott, 1999 (third place).
White Swan leaders: Amber Jones, 13.4 ppg; Kassy Espindola, 10.7 ppg.
Waitsburg-Prescott leaders: Genesis Pearson, 6-1, sr., 12 points, 9.5 rebounds; Megan Withers, 5-9, sr, wing; Alyssa Hafen, 5-11, sr., guard.
Notes: The Cougars do a lot of pressing and like to get up and down the floor. ... They've been ranked in the top 10 at times this season. ... The Cardinals are enjoying the best season in Waitsburg-Prescott, Waitsburg and Prescott history. This is the first state appearance since the school combined for athletics three years ago. Waitsburg went in 1998 and 1999, finishing fifth and third respectively. Prescott made state once in 1982 (did not place). ... Pearson is the team's leading scorer and rebounder, while Withers is third on the team in scoring and Hafen leads in assists. ... The Cardinals are extremely balanced scoring-wise, as seven different players have led in scoring this season with 15 or more points. The team's second- and fourth-leading scorers don't even start. ... Baker is in his second stint as girls coach at Waitsburg and also coached the boys at one point.