A prolific scorer, Oumou Toure of Kamiakin High averaged 22.1 points per game while leading her team to four top-five finishes at the Class 3A state tournament. She’s also an outstanding student from a family of engineers.
SWX All-Star Classic high school basketball game is March 24 at Yakima Valley Community College. Walla Walla High hires Greg Lupfer to coach football team. Chiawana, Hermiston and Wa-Hi get basketball coaches.
Hydro races in the H1 Unlimited class will be down to five races, including the Columbia Cup in the Tri-Cities. Detroit’s Gold Cup hydroplane race was dropped from the schedule after negotiations broke down.
Kamiakin’s girls lost to Prairie in the Class 3A state basketball tournament in Tacoma. Richland’s boys beat Kentridge in the Class 4A tournament. Connell’s boys were eliminated from the playoffs in 1A in Yakima.
Richland High School’s boys basketball team advances to 4A quarterfinal game after racing past cold-shooting Mt. Rainier in Tacoma on Wednesday. The Bombers will face No. 3 seed Federal Way on Thursday.
The Kamiakin girls basketball team moves on to the state quarterfinals. In 4A boys, the Richland Bombers play Mount Rainier Wednesday in a loser-out game in the Tacoma Dome. Chiawana girls advanced to Tacoma.
Puyallup’s boys basketball team won 57-42 over Chiawana in a Class 4A state regional tournament game Friday at Auburn Mountainview High School. They outscored the Riverhawks 17-5 in the second quarter.
Richland takes on Mt. Si while Chiawana faces Puyallup. The Bombers have a berth in next week’s Class 4A state basketball tournament in Tacoma. The Riverhawks advance with a win. Both games are Friday night.
The Mid-Columbia Conference and Greater Spokane League 4A and 3A district high school basketball tournaments continue Monday doubleheader games in the Tri-Cities. The tournaments are for state playoff berths.
Despite school being canceled in the Tri-Cities, the District 8 4A and 3A basketball tournament will be played Friday, Feb. 15, at various venues around the Mid-Columbia. The tournament start at 3:30 p.m.
Sports columnist Jeff Morrow says the 1979 Richland High Bombers basketball team was the best high school team ever in the Tri-Cities and now a new website 1979bomberhoops.org honors that winning season.