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2A Girls Regional Preview - Renton vs W.F.West

Renton looking to qualify for the 2A state tournament with win over fourth ranked W.F. West

Renton Indians

Coach - Tim White

Season record - 18-6 (is not ranked)

Playoffs - Played two top 10 teams White River and Eatonville during the playoffs. Is the third seed from the West Central District.

Last state appearance - 1987 2nd place finish

Key Players

Taylor Farris, sophomore, averages 13 points a game (ppg)

Jordan Armstrong, junior, averages 10.9 ppg

Priscilla Tuiasosopo, senior, averages 10.1 ppg 

Shanease Kenner, junior, averages 9.8 ppg

Tia Bryant, senior, averages 7.4 ppg

What will it take - The Indians are a fast pace take the ball away and score kind of team. They love the first and third quarters of a game outscoring their opponents (385-277) in the first and 359-206 in the third).

The Indians have to control the ball in the second and fourth quarters, especially if the game is close just like their two games against Port Angeles in which they lost by two points. 

W.F. West could double team Farris, giving the ball to Armstrong or Tuiasosopo.Renton's tallest player is 5'11" Justice Perry; Farris is the tallest starter at 5'10".

Shutting down the Bearcat's Riah Thomas and keeping her out of the paint and the Indians will return to the state tournament for the first time since 1987 when the team placed second. 

W.F.West Bearcats

Coach - Henri Weeks

Season record - 20-3, ranked fourth by the Associated Press

Playoffs - Lost to Mark Morris in the Southwest Washington District 4 championship 45-42 (2nd seed)

Last state appearance - 2011 placed 5th overall

Key Players  

Riah Thomas - a 6 foot senior forward averages 10 points a game, seven rebounds and four assist per game was just named Evergreen 2A Conference MVP.

Jamika Parker, jr., named to conference first team.

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