WOMENS BASKETBALL (3-6, 8-12)Friday, Walla Walla (7-2, 14-4) home.* The Warriors come whooping into town with seven wins in their last eight outings, with the first of those seven a 64-44 defeat of the Knights last month on the WWCC campus.* Walla Walla led in wins the first five years of this series, but Wenatchee Valley caught them at 6-6 in 1979-80 and has led ever since. Through 2001-02 the Knights built up a 24 game lead at 45-21, but are now down to eight as WWCC has won 22 of the last 28.* The Black and Silver lead 51-43 overall, 45.36 league and 29-15 in Smith Gymnasium.
Monday, Yakima Valley (4-5, 13-8) home.* By winning six in a row from Yakima Valley the Knights have taken back the lead in this series at 47-45. In 1989-90 WVC was up by 14 at 24-10, but by the end of 2012-13 the Yaks had edged ahead 45-41. The ship has been righted now and the “good guys” prevail 47-45.* The Knights administered a thumping to YVC on the Yaks home court last month by the tune of 76-45.* Wenatchee Valley College has done well on their own court against the South Central Washington outfit, posting a 26-15 record.* After beginning league play with three consecutive wins, the Yaks have stumbled and lost five of six.
Standings: Spokane 9-1, Walla Walla 7-2, Columbia Basin 7-3, Treasure Valley 5-5, Yakima Valley 4-5, North Idaho, 4-5, Wenatchee Valley 3-6, Big Bend 3-7, Blue Mountain 1-9
MENS BASKETBALL (3-6, 7-14)Friday, Walla Walla (7-2, 16-5) home.*.Wenatchee Valley and Walla Walla got caught up in an offensive affair last month in the southeast corner of the state where the home club won 99-92.* The Knights look to get back on track Friday as prior to the January loss they had topped the Warriors five straight times. The streak was the longest for WVC over WWCC in the 49-year series.* Walla Walla has done their share of winning, leading 79-35 overall, 70-31 league and 30-25 in the local gym.
Monday, Yakima Valley (2-7, 8-13) home.* As with the Friday contest, this is also a game that was moved from the original date due to inclement weather.* Currently Wenatchee Valley (3-6) leads Yakima Valley (2-7) by one game in the East standings…the former is sixth and the latter seventh.* Despite trailing the Yaks 105-60 overall and 95-58 league, the local quintet has a winning mark on their home floor of 41-37.
Standings: Big Bend 8-2, Spokane 8-2, Walla Walla 7-2, North Idaho 7-2, Treasure Valley 5-5, Wenatchee Valley 3-6, Yakima Valley 2-7, Blue Mountain 2-8, Columbia Basin 1-9