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.
Sign Up and Save
Get six months of free digital access to the Tri-City Herald
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.