Sportswatch: Week of Feb. 7-14

Sports events worth keeping an eye on

By Tim Clinton
SPORTS EDITOR

High schools
Boys basketball
Metro League tournament action opens Tuesday, when West Seattle hosts Seattle Prep for a 5 p.m. game.
The winner plays in the championship semifinals at 5:30 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the University of Washington.
Chief Sealth waits until Wednesday for its tournament opener, hosting Roosevelt for a 7 p.m. game in its own gymnasium.
Chief Sealth will be the site of more games Thursday and Friday, with the boys championship game played at 8 p.m.
Sea-King District action opens Saturday.
Seattle Christian, meanwhile, wraps up its regular season with a 7 p.m. home game against Cascade Christian on Tuesday.
Highline faces a 6 p.m. playoff at Foss High School in Tacoma (next to Cheney Stadium) against Olympic, and Kennedy Catholic hosts Kentridge for a playoff at 7 p.m. Thursday as Mount Rainier travels to Emerald Ridge.
Playoff action will continue Saturday at times to be determined.

Girls basketball
West Seattle hosts Cleveland at 7 p.m. Tuesday as Chief Sealth entertains Franklin.
A win for the Wildcats would advance them into the Metro League championship semifinals at 3:30 p.m. or 7 p.m. Wednesday at the University of Washington. Wednesday's winners play for the championship at 5:45 p.m. Friday at the Chief Sealth gymnasium.
Chief Sealth itself is trying to get to Thursday district qualifying action.
The Sea-King District tournament opens Saturday.
Seattle Christian hosts Cascade Christian for its regular season finale at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Pros
Thunderbirds
Seattle is in Victoria for Canadian Hockey League action at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday before coming home to the Showare Center in Kent to face the Tri-City Americans at 7:35 p.m. Friday and the Portland Winterhawks at 7:05 p.m. Saturday.
The Thunderbirds visit the Kelowna Rockets at 2 p.m. Monday and host Red Deer at 7:05 p.m. next Tuesday.

Stars
Tacoma's professional indoor soccer team is in St. Louis for 3:05 p.m. action Sunday.

Colleges
Husky men
Washington visits Colorado for 7 p.m. action Thursday and drops in on Utah for a 1:30 p.m. Pac-12 men's basketball game Saturday.
Both games will be aired on FS1.

Husky women
The Huskies host Arizona for an 8 p.m. game Friday and Arizona State for 5 p.m. action Sunday.
The Pac-12 network will carry both games live.

Cougar men
Washington State University visits Utah at 6 p.m. Thursday and Colorado at 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
The Pac-12 network will show Thursday's game and ESPNU will broadcast Sunday's.

Cougar women
The Cougars host Arizona State for a 7 p.m. game Friday and Arizona at 11 a.m. Sunday with the Pac-12 network airing both games.

Redhawks men
Seattle University visits Chicago State at 5 p.m. Thursday and UMKC at the same time Saturday.

Redhawks women
The Redhawks entertain Chicago State at 7 p.m. Thursday and UMKC at 4 p.m. Saturday.

Bulldogs men
Gonzaga visits Loyola Marymount for 7 p.m. action Thursday ad Saint Mary's at 7 p.m. Saturday.
ROOT Sports Northwest will show Thursday's game and ESPN 2 will air Saturday's.

Bulldogs women
Loyola Marymount pays a 6 p.m. visit to Gonzaga on Thursday and Saint Mary's comes to Spokane at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Falcons men
Northwest Nazarene invades Seattle Pacific University for a 5:15 p.m. game Thursday and Central Washington University visits at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
St. Martin's comes to Brougham Pavilion at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Falcons women
Seattle Pacific University entertains Western Washington University for a 7:30 p.m. game Thursday and Simon Fraser at 2 p.m. Saturday for homecoming.

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