VIEW FROM THE SIDELINES: Time to look at RPI

This weekend is a great time to look forward to key winter high school basketball games.

Caribou Trail League Boys’ standings (as of Dec. 26): Okanogan (5-1, 7-1), Cashmere (4-0, 7-1), Omak (2-2, 8-2), Chelan (1-3, 6-3), Cascade (0-5, 3-6).

Girls’ standings: Cashmere (4-0, 8-1), Chelan (3-1, 6-3), Omak (2-2, 6-4), Okanogan (2-3, 3-6), Cascade 0-5, 0-6).

In the five-team CTL, each team plays each other three times with two games at one site during the season.

The Omak-Okanogan rivalry games remain pertinent in both the boys’ and girls’ standings, with upcoming games being Okanogan at Omak on Jan. 8 and Omak at Okanogan on Jan. 25.

Since Cashmere is the team to beat (or measure yourself against), here are those key games: Omak at Cashmere on Jan. 5, Cashmere at Okanogan on Jan. 11, Cashmere at Omak on Jan. 22 and Okanogan at Cashmere on Jan. 29.

District 6 games are at Eastmont High School in East Wenatchee.

Boys play Feb. 16 and Feb. 19 and girls play Feb. 8 and Feb. 20.

The top two CTL teams advance to crossover games Feb. 16 with Northeast 1A league teams - NEA No. 3 plays CTL No. 1 and CTL No. 2 plays NEA No. 2 on Feb. 16.

Winners advance to state regionals while losers are out.

Central Washington 2B League Boys’ standings: Brewster (5-1, 6-2), Oroville (5-1, 6-2), Lake Roosevelt (4-2, 5-3), Tonasket (4-2, 5-3), Manson 3-3, 4-3), Liberty Bell (2-3, 2-5), Bridgeport (2-4, 3-4), Soap Lake (0-4, 1-4), Waterville-Mansfield (0-5, 1-7).

Girls’ standings: Brewster (6-0, 7-1), Lake Roosevelt (5-1, 5-3), Waterville-Mansfield (5-1, 8-1), Liberty Bell (4-2, 5-3), Tonasket (3-4, 3-5), Bridgeport (2-4, 3-4), Soap Lake (1-5, 2-6), Oroville (1-5, 1-7), Manson (1-6, 1-7).

Brewster is the team to catch in both boys’ and girls’ 2B races in the CWL.

District 6 dates are Feb. 10, 13, 18 and 20 at t Eastmont High School.

Key boys’ matchups include Tonasket at Oroville on Jan. 9, Brewster at Oroville on Jan. 15 could determine boys’ champion, Tonasket at Lake Roosevelt on Jan. 22 and Brewster at Lake Roosevelt on Jan. 29.

Key girls’ games include Brewster at Lake Roosevelt on Jan. 29, Waterville-Mansfield at Lake Roosevelt (4 p.m. start) on Jan. 5 and Lake Roosevelt at Waterville-Mansfield on Feb. 2.

Central Washington 1B League Boys’ standings: Riverside Christian (2-0, 5-2), Pateros (2-1, 5-4), MLCA (1-1, 3-3), Entiat (1-1, 5-3), Wilson Creek (0-1, 0-3), Cascade Christian (0-2, 4-2).

Girls standings: MLCA (3-0, 4-2), Pateros (2-1, 4-3), Entiat (1-1, 3-5), Wilson Creek (1-1, 3-1), Riverside Christian (1-1, 2-4), Cascade Christian (0-2, 4-2), Easton (0-2, 0-3).

A four-team district tournament is Feb. 18 and 19 at Ephrata High School with the top two teams advancing to state regional play.

Key games for Pateros include for the boys Riverside Christian at Pateros on Jan. 25 and for the girls Pateros at MLCA on Jan. 17.

Al Camp is the sports editor at The Chronicle.

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