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4A SPSL changes format for league basketball playoffs

Post by Doug Pacey / The News Tribune on Jan. 28, 2010 at 1:09 pm with 1 Comment »
January 28, 2010 1:09 pm

The way the SPSL seeds its teams for the boys and girls basketball 4A West Central District tournament has changed. SPSL basketball commission Doug Aubert can explain it best:

Where in past years the North division and the South division simply crossed over to determine WCD seeds, ex. #1 North v #1 South for the 1 and 2 seedings to WCD. This year the 1-3 places in each division will have the opportunity to improve (or drop) WCD seeding places. 1st place in a division could fall to 3rd seed and 3rd place in a division could jump as high as 4th seed.


At first glance, I can see how teams that finish first in either division will be upset that they will no longer be assured of the league’s first or second seed. But I think this set-up will help the league send its best teams on to the district tournament because sometimes one division is stronger than the other.

Here’s the schedule:

Thursday, Feb. 11 at ShoWare Center, Kent
Game #1: 3:30 p.m. – Girls North #2 vs. South #2
Winner to Game #14, Loser to Game #11

Game #2: 5:00 p.m. – Boys North #2 vs. South #2
Winner to Game #13, Loser to Game #12

Game #3: 6:30 p.m. – Boys North #1 vs. South #1
Winner is SPSL #1, Loser to Game #13

Game #4: 8:00 p.m. – Girls North #1 vs. South #1
Winner is SPSL #1, Loser to Game #14

Friday, Feb. 12
At Thomas Jefferson

Game #5: 6:00 p.m. – Girls South #5 vs North #5
Winner is SPSL #9, Loser is SPSL #10
Game #6: 8:00 – Girls South #3 vs North #3
Winner to Game #11, Loser is SPSL #6

At Bethel
Game #7: 6:00 – Boys North #5 vs South #5
Winner is SPSL #9, Loser is SPSL#10
Game #8: 8:00 p.m. – Boys North #3 vs. South #3
Winner to Game #12, Loser is SPSL #6

Saturday, Feb. 13 at ShoWare Center, Kent
Game #9: 11:00 a.m. – Boys North #4 vs. South #4
Winner is SPSL #7, Loser is SPSL #8
Game #10: 12:30 p.m. – Girls North #4 vs South #4
Winner is SPSL #7, Loser is SPSL #8
Game #11: 2:30 p.m. – Girls Winner Game #6 vs Loser Game #1
Winner is SPSL #4, Loser is SPSL#5
Game #12: 4:00 p.m. – Boys Winner Game #8 vs Loser Game #2
Winner is SPSL #4, Loser is SPSL#5
Game #13: 6:00 p.m. – Boys Winner Game #2 vs Loser Game #3
Winner is SPSL #2, Loser is SPSL#3
Game #14: 7:30 p.m. – Girls Winner Game #1 vs Loser Game #4
Winner is SPSL #2, Loser is SPSL#3

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  1. edgar7892 says:

    They couldn’t keep it simple, could they?

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