The WSGBCA All-State Basketball games that were held on March 19th at Kings High School brought together the top seniors in the state of Washington for a great event. I have had the opportunity to attend the past two years of games and each year the event tops the one before. The talent in our state is on full display in these games and it is fun to watch the teams of girls come together and play so well, even after only knowing each other for less than 2 hours prior to the games and with a short practice beforehand! It is remarkable to see these young women play the games with a passion that makes their schools and coaches proud!
The matchups (1B vs 2B, 1A vs 2A, 3A vs 4A) proved to be competitive with some thrilling plays made by our state’s best. Beyond the games, the highlight of recognizing the top player and top coach in each classification were well done and the recipients deserving. Combining the All-State game with the inaugural WSGBCA Hall of Fame banquet that weekend was a tribute to the advancement of the girls’ game in the state of Washington.