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The 2021-22 WIAA basketball season is down to its final week, and the 12 remaining Class 2B girls basketball programs are due to arrive soon in Spokane.

Here is SBLive WA's tournament preview - with players to watch, team favorites, schedules and championship game predictions:

COVERAGE REWIND

* Liberty of Spangle ends Warden's 35-game winning streak at regionals

* Class 2B girls basketball regional-round preview

* Final Class 2B girls basketball rankings, Feb. 21

WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE

Kyra Gardner, Raymond girls basketball, class of 2022

Raymond's Kyra Gardner, a WSU signee, is arguably the toughest player to stop in the tournament.

No. 11 Rainier (18-7) vs. No. 6 Lake Roosevelt (18-3), 9 a.m.
Winner plays No. 4 Okanogan (22-2) on Thursday

No. 10 Wahkiakum (19-6) vs. No. 2 Warden (22-1), 10:30 a.m.
Winner plays No. 1 La Conner (21-1) on Thursday

No. 12 Mabton (17-8) vs. No. 5 Raymond (18-2), 12:15 p.m.
Winner plays No. 3 Colfax (19-1) on Thursday

No. 9 Adna (20-7) vs. No. 8 Chief Leschi (14-5), 2 p.m.
Winner plays No. 7 Liberty of Spangle (19-2) on Thursday

State semifinals Friday: 3:45 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

State championship Saturday: 5 p.m.

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FAVORITE

Warden girls basketball 2021-22

The last time Warden played in a state tournament, it was the 1A ranks in 2020 when the Cougars placed sixth in Yakima.

Was this the wake-up call Warden needed? After winning the unofficial spring '2B title over La Conner, the Cougars were cruising until last weekend when they lost to Liberty of Spangle in the regional round. Team still has best physical talent in the field, and if senior Kiana Rios catches fire, watch out in Spokane.

FIELD

Beastly Northwest District champion La Conner certainly can stake its claim to the favorite tab, especially after claiming the 1-seed by the WIAA selection committee. Shooters everywhere, and tempo wears opponents down. ... With an impressive district title-game win over Liberty, Colfax has emerged as likely the third-best team in the classification - and is on the opposite side of Warden-La Conner. Asher Cai can light it up from anywhere on the floor. ... And what about those Lancers, led by sophomore Teagan Colvin? They are not to be underestimated in their defense of the 2020 state championship.

FIVE PLAYERS TO WATCH

Teagan Colvin, Liberty of Spangle girls basketball, class of 2024

Liberty of Spangle point guard Teagan Colvin might be the best player in Spokane basketball, regardless of classification.

G Asher Cai, Colfax, sr.

PG Teagan Colvin, Liberty of Spangle, soph.

G/F Sarah Cook, La Conner, sr.

PG Kyra Gardner, Raymond, sr.

F Kiana Rios, Warden, sr.

FINAL FOUR TEAMS

Okanogan, Warden, Colfax, Liberty of Spangle

CHAMPIONSHIP PICK

Warden 70, Colfax 63

TICKET INFO

Four-day tournament pass is $50 for adults, $38 for students and senior citizens. Three-day tournament pass is $38/$30. Non-championship (Wed.-Fri.) single-day tickets are $15/$12. Championship (Sat.) single-day tickets are $16/$13.

(Photo courtesy of Warden athletics)