Bethel’s Braves are advancing to the 3A girls high school basketball regionals.
The Braves topped Mountain View 48-25 last Saturday in the second round of the West Central-Southwest District playoffs to clinch one of the district’s five berths in the regional tourney, which is scheduled for Feb. 24-25. That’s when they wlil try to play their way into the state championships, which will be staged in March at the Tacoma Dome.
Bethel is assured of finishing no worse than a top-four finish in the district tourney, depending on the outcome of a third-round game on Feb. 16 against Gig Harbor. The winner of that contest, which is scheduled for 7:45 p.m. at Olympia High, will play Feb. 18 in Puyallup for the district title, while the loser will have game on that date to decide third and fourth places.

(Read more in the Feb. 15 print edition of The Dispatch)