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Making Renton Basketball History

First time in school history both boys and girls head to state.

The banners hanging in the Renton gym show the school's success of league, district and state appearances and championships. The numbers are impressive as the Renton boys will appear in their 25th state tournament; for the girls, it'll be their fifth.

What has never happened in the school's history is having both programs play in the same state tournament.

The Renton boys appeared to get the best draw facing Sequim in the quarterfinals on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. The Indians and Lynden are the early favorites to win the title. Those two could be the championship game.

Renton girls, who are unranked, will face Wapato in the 2A girls quarterfinals at 3:45 p.m. Thursday. The Indians are appearing in their first state tournament since 1987 when the Indians placed second.

"Am very happy with the draw," said Renton girls coach Tim White.

Renton Assistant Coach Rashaad Powell told his players after the announcement: "we have a really good draw. All these teams are good, but we have a great chance at winning three basketball games."

Powell, who is also the Dean of Students, reminded his players "there will be study table in Yakima."

Print your own brackets here: Renton boys and Renton girls

Patch will have a state tournament preview on Wednesday along with links to live game stats and recap of each of the games.

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