Here is the preview of their Class 2A state first round game:
Time, date, place: 7:30 p.m. today, Central Washington University
Head coaches: Ephrata, Aaron Ross (fifth season); Prosser, Mark Little (third season).
How they got here: Ephrata, District 5/6/7 No. 2; Prosser, District 5/6/7 No. 1.
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Records: Ephrata, 15-10; Prosser, 22-1.
Last state appearance: Ephrata, 2006 (did not place); Prosser, 2010 (lost to River Ridge 57-46 in state title game).
Ephrata leaders: Kelsey Yenney, jr., wing, 14.2 ppg; Heidi Buchert, jr., wing, 8.3 ppg; Abby Smith, sr., post, 7.9 ppg.
Prosser leaders: Tamara Jones, sr., post, 19.9 ppg; Tayshia Hunt, sr., 15.3 ppg; Sydney Mercer, so., 9.6 ppg.
Notes: The reward for the Tigers making state for the first time in five years? Getting play the state's No. 1 team for a fourth time this season. ... Prosser has defeated Ephrata three times this season -- 61-34, 69-41 and
55-41. ... Ephrata's Smith missed the first eight games of the season, but has played a big role since returning. ... The Tigers have eight juniors and just three seniors, with all playing on varsity last season they have some decent experience. ... Ross said his team has continued to improve against Prosser throughout the season and thinks they have a chance at the upset. ... The Mustangs are working hard to not overlook Ephrata, something Little doesn't expect his team to do. ... Prosser won the state title in 1989, and took second in 19997 and 2010. ... Jones is averaging a double-double this season.