Hoops squads back to KingCo play tonight | Prep basketball news

Issaquah, Eastlake and Eastside Catholic face conference tests, while Skyline awaits a Friday game with Ballard.

Prep hoops squads around the area get back to conference play tonight, looking to gain the inside track to league tournament berths and regular season titles.

Issaquah, which owns a 3-1 conference mark, takes on Bothell (7-3, 3-2) in the only meeting between the two this season. Junior guard Ty Gibson has paced the Eagles with more than 13 points, five rebounds and nearly three assists per game. Seniors Brian Watson, Cory Nevin and Jake Henke have provided experienced scoring threats for the Eagles as well.

Eastlake won three games at the Estancia-Tustin Classic in California over the holiday vacation, and returns to KingCo play sporting a 2-2 conference mark.

Ballard (6-3, 3-2) makes the trip to Sammamish before the Wolves travel to Redmond for a rivalry contest Friday.

Eastside Catholic dropped Metro foe Lakeside 90-54 Saturday to move its league record to 5-1, and faces Bainbridge tonight at home before a Friday game against nationally ranked Rainier Beach in Seattle.