Northwest Yeshiva girls advance to Spokane | State basketball results
By MEGAN MANAGAN
Mercer Island Reporter Reporter
February 28, 2012 · 9:28 AM
The Northwest Yeshiva girls basketball team earned a spot in the 1B girls state tournament in Spokane this Thursday after winning their regional game.
The 613s faced Mary M. Knight on Saturday, Feb. 25 at Timberline High School during the regional round of the state tournament. Northwest Yeshiva won 54-30 to seal the team's spot in the field of eight.
With the win, the team travels to Spokane Arena for the quarterfinals, held on Thursday at 7:15 p.m. against Columbia (Hunters). Columbia, located in Hunters, Wash. is almost two hours west of Spokane.
The double elimination tournament means the team is guaranteed two games. If the 613s beat Columbia, they would play Friday, March 2 at 9 p.m. agains the winner of the Cusick vs. Sunnyside Christian game. A loss to Columbia and Northwest Yeshiva would be schedule to play on Friday at 2 p.m. against the loser of Cusick vs. Sunnyside Christian. A win in the consolation bracket would move the team into a 9:30 a.m. Saturday game.
Should the team win the semifinal game, the 613s would be scheduled to play in the title game at 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, or a loss in the semi's would move the team into the consolation round at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
However, because of Shabbat, the team would not be able to play on Saturday until after sunset. The WIAA, the organization which runs the tournament, has said it will accommodate the team, moving the game until later on Saturday, if necessary.
Full brackets are available on the WIAA website.
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