High School Sports

Boys 4A state preview: Walla Walla capsule

TACOMA -- Here is a look at the Mid-Columbia entry in the boys 4A state basketball tournament:

Walla Walla Blue Devils (22-5) vs. Lincoln Abes (18-7)

3:30 p.m., Tacoma Dome

Last state appearance: Walla Walla, 2009; Lincoln, 2008.

Walla Walla leaders: G Gary Winston (6-0 sr.) 23.0 ppg; F Michael Weisner (6-7 sr.) 17.7 ppg; F Colton Arias (6-3 sr.) 6.2 ppg.

Lincoln leaders: G Jordan Russell (5-10 jr.) 13.1 ppg; G Terrell Lewis (5-11 jr.) 7.2 ppg; F Damani Coley (6-8 jr.) 6.8 ppg.

One of the better first-round matchups. The Blue Devils, winners of the CBBN Cascade, are led by two of the state's best in Winston (signed with Idaho) and Weisner (signed with Montana).

The Abes shocked defending state champion Federal Way in the West Central District final, rallying from 21 down in the fourth quarter to cap a 10-game win streak. The winner would be favored to reach the semifinals, where Kentwood or Mead loom.