Presidents Day Tournament showcases future prospects

February 14, 2012

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 12:15 p.m. Feb. 14, 2012 

Some future high-school girls basketball stars could be on the hardwood at this year’s Eagle Eye Presidents Day Tournament.

The annual tournament, hosted by the Issaquah Girls Basketball Association, runs Feb. 17-20. Sixty teams are entered in the event with divisions in fifth grade, sixth grade, seventh grade and eighth grade. In the past many players from this tournament went on to become standouts for Issaquah, Liberty and Skyline High School programs.

Games will be played at Issaquah High School, Issaquah Middle School and Pacific Cascade Middle School.

Select teams from the attendance areas for Issaquah, Skyline and Liberty are among tournament entries. In addition, other programs entered are from Newport, Eastside Catholic, Eastlake, Bellevue Christian, Lake Washington, Inglemoor, Mount Si, Woodinville, Redmond, and Seattle. There are also teams entered from as far away as Yakima, Pasco, and Beaverton, Ore.

The Feb. 17 round of competition starts at 6:30 p.m. In the fifth-grade opener, Issaquah plays Mount Si at Issaquah High School. In the second fifth-grade game of the day, Skyline White meets Woodinville at 8:15 p.m. In the sixth-grade division opener, Issaquah Gold plays PRO Club at 8:15 p.m. and Issaquah Purple meets Inglemoor at 8:15 p.m. Both games are at Issaquah High School.

In Feb. 17 seventh-grade openers, Issaquah plays Newport at 8:15 p.m. at Issaquah High School and Skyline meets Liberty at 8:15 p.m. at Pacific Cascades.

The eighth-grade division has its first Feb. 17 game at 6 p.m. between Issaquah and Mount Si at Pacific Cascades. At 6:30 p.m., Skyline plays Seattle Rotary and Liberty meets PRO Club at Issaquah High.

Feb. 18 and 19 games start at 10 a.m. The finals for each division are Feb. 20 with the first game set for 10 a.m. at Issaquah High School.

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