Here are previews of the 4A boys games scheduled for today in Richland:
Evergreen (Vancouver) vs. Ferris
Time, date, place: 5:45 p.m. today, Richland High
Head coaches: Evergreen, Kelly Blankenship (fourth season); Ferris, Don Van Lierop.
How they made it: Evergreen, District 3/4 No. 8; Ferris, District 5/6/8 No.3.
Records: Evergreen, 17-7; Ferris, 22-2.
Last state appearance: Evergreen, 2006 (did not place); Ferris, 2008 (defeated Federal Way, 68-44 to win state title).
Evergreen leaders: Stefan Foulstone, 6-foot-1, sr., guard; Oshay Piper, 6-1, sr., point guard.
Ferris leaders: Riley Stockton, 16.0 ppg; Taylor Kamitomo, 15.9 ppg.
Notes: Foulstone and Piper both average around 10 points per game and are co-captains for the Plainsmen. ... Evergreen would like to get out and run on offense, but can play halfcourt with big-man Caleb Dressler. Dressler is a 6-10 junior and will need to be ready for the physical play Ferris will provide. ... Ferris' Stockton is the nephew of NBA great John Stockton. ... The Saxons have five players averaging at least 9.6 points per game. ... Ferris won back-to-back state titles in 2007 and 2008, but has not been to state since
GONZAGA PREP vs. DAVIS
Time, date, place: 9:15 p.m. today, Richland High
Head coaches: Gonzaga Prep, Matty McIntyre; Davis, Eli Juarez (sixth season).
How they made it: Gonzaga Prep, District 5/6/8 No.2; Davis, District 5/6/8 No. 1.
Records: Gonzaga Prep, 19-3; Davis, 19-3.
Last state appearance: Gonzaga Prep, 2010 (did not place); Davis, 2010 (did not place).
Gonzaga Prep leaders: Parker Kelly, 18.4 ppg; Chris Sarbaugh, sr., guard, 11.2 ppg.
Davis leaders: Jackson Marquis, 5-10, sr., guard, 14.2 ppg; David Trimble, 6-2, jr., guard, 14.0 ppg.
Notes: Lost season opener to Davis 59-46 at the SunDome in Yakima. ... Kelly finished second in the Greater Spokane League in scoring during the regular season. ... The Bullpups ended Ferris' 19-game winning streak in the District 8 tournament title game. ... Marquis is one of just four seniors on the Pirates' roster. ... The district tournament title was the first for Davis since 2004. ... Trimble was named the player of the year in the Columbia Basin Big Nine 4A league, winning the award for the second consecutive season.