Thursday, February 11, 2016
High school basketball's regular season came to a close earlier this week, and District One playoffs dominate the sports scene this weekend, starting Friday.
The Shorecrest girls begin the festivities, hosting Lakewood Friday at 6pm (note the early start). The 2A Scots (6-6, 11-9) tied for fourth place in the 3A WesCo South. Lynden and Archbishop Murphy are the top two seeds, while the Scots are the #4 seed. After the opening round game, the tournament moves to Mount Vernon's venerable gym (worth the price of admission by itself).
Next up Friday night are the 3A Shorewood boys who made their way into the tournament by virtue of a 52-50 win over Everett on Wednesday night. Their reward is a first-round match at top-seeded Edmonds-Woodway Friday night at 7pm. The T-Birds (4-8, 9-12) tied for fifth in WesCo South. Winners bracket games will be held at Jackson HS.
The 7th seeded 3A Shorewood girls travel to Arlington to face the undefeated Eagles Saturday night at 7pm. Coach Mark Haner's T-Birds (7-5, 12-8) finished third, behind defending state champion Lynnwood and Glacier Peak. Three teams will qualify for Regionals, and the T-Birds have hopes of being one of them.
The 2A Shorecrest boys bat cleanup, hosting Cedarcrest Saturday night at 8pm. The Scots (8-4, 12-8) come into the tournament as a four seed, having tied for second in WesCo South. These two teams squared off early in December and the undersized Red Wolves outsmarted and out-hustled the Scots on their way to a 71-65 win. As is the case with the girls' tournament, Lynden and Murphy are the top two seeds.
Brackets and other information can be found here.