Two of four local basketball teams advance to State

Zillah over Cashmere

The weekend began with four teams from the Wenatchee Valley heading into regional basketball action. By Saturday night, only two remained.

We begin our recap of the weekend on Friday, with Wenatchee High School being the location for two regional games. In the opener, the Cashmere Bulldogs advanced to the quarterfinals of the State 1A girls tournament with a 47-34 win over Elma.

NCWLIFE Friday Regional Basketball Wrap 2019-02-25

NCWLIFE Friday Regional Basketball Wrap 2019-02-25

Here’s the Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard from Friday night, as Cashmere downs Elma 47-34 and Entiat falls to Inchelium 62-to-28. A look at the pairings this week at State coming up in a bit.

Panthers and Bulldogs both lose

Saturday saw two Wenatchee Valley teams on the road with regional playoff games. First was the Wenatchee Panthers in Ellensburg taking on the Mt. Rainier Rams. Mt. Rainier came out firing, hitting 7 3-pointers in first half and taking advantage of Wenatchee turnovers to build a 21-point halftime lead. The turnovers and transition opportunities were a big difference in the first half according to Wenatchee Coach Travis Williams…

NCWLIFE Saturday Wenatchee Basketball Wrap 2019-02-25

NCWLIFE Saturday Wenatchee Basketball Wrap 2019-02-25

Garrett Long led Wenatchee with 17-points as the Panthers ended the season 17-and-6.

In the nightcap Saturday, the Cashmere boys took on Zillah in a seeding game for the State 1A Tournament…

NCWLIFE Saturday Cashmere Basketball Wrap 2019-02-25

NCWLIFE Saturday Cashmere Basketball Wrap 2019-02-25

Mason Landeck scored 22-points for Cashmere in the loss while Zillah got 22 from Antonio Salinas. The Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard tells the tale as Wenatchee has its season come to an end and Cashmere falls on the road to Zillah.


Brewster teams win, Okanogan falls

In other regional action Saturday…


Fans in attendance at Eastmont High School Saturday night were treated to two, great ball games. In the opener, the Brewster boys battled Toutle Lake in a loser-out game and came out on top 66-63. The nightcap was even closer as the Brewster girls edged Mabton 47-46.

And, at Wenatchee High School Saturday, the Okanogan boys fell in their State 1A seeding game to Seattle Academy 65-62.

Cashmere Boys face 1st day foe

So what does all this mean? We’ll start at the State 1A Tournament in Yakima in the SunDome…


Because of their regional losses, both Cashmere and Okanogan face loser-out games on the first day at State. Cashmere will face King’s Way Christian at 3:45 while Okanogan takes on Bellevue Christian at 7:15.

Should Cashmere win Wednesday, they’ll have a 3:45 game Thursday against Seattle Academy. A win for Okanogan would mean a 7:15 game Thursday against Zillah.

Cashmere Girls wait until Thursday

On the girl’s side of the 1A tournament…


Cashmere will play the winner of Zillah and Annie Wright Thursday morning at 9 o’clock.

Brewster Girls to face Rainier

The State 2B Tournament is at Veteran’s Memorial Arena in Spokane…


The Brewster girls face a loser-out game Wednesday night at 9 o’clock against Rainier. If they win, they’ll advance to face Tri-Cities Prep Thursday at 9pm.

Brewster Boys begin play Thursday

The Brewster boys have the luxury of waiting until Thursday to play again…


They’ll take on the winner of Oroville and Willapa Valley on the second day of the State 2B tournament at 9am.

Eric Granstrom will be on the road in Yakima this week following the action and provide updates here on the NCWLIFE Channel, on our website, and our Facebook page.

Wenatchee Wild set to face Warriors

The Wenatchee Wild will face the West Kelowna Warriors in round one of the BCHL playoffs…


Game 1 will be Saturday at the Town Toyota Center with the puck dropping at 7 o’clock. Game 2 will be Sunday with an earlier 6 o’clock start time. It’s a best-of-seven series. The two teams split the season series 3-3.