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(UPDATED) Basketball: League-by-league look at conference championship races

Post by Doug Pacey / The News Tribune on Feb. 3, 2012 at 2:36 pm with No Comments »
February 4, 2012 10:23 pm
Bellarmine Prep's Isaiah Flynn (blue uniform) and Olympia's Dominick Francks chase a loose ball during a game at Olympia in January. The Lions and Bear are also going after the Narrows League 4A title. (Tony Overman, staff photographer)

UPDATE (10 p.m. Saturday): Plenty of teams won league titles this weekend. On Friday, I posted a breakdown on various scenarios. Now that games on Friday and Saturday have concluded, here’s where we stand:

BOYS BASKETBALL

NARROWS 4A
Bellarmine Prep and Olympia are tied with 10-1 records and league. The teams have split their two-game series. If they remain tied at the end of the regular season, they’ll share the league title, but play a tiebreaker on Feb. 10 at Foss HS to determine to seeding to the district tournament.
Update: Bellarmine Prep and Olympia are still tied, nothing has changed.

SPSL NORTH
So many scenarios exist. Just know that it will come down to Kent-Meridian, Kentwood and Mount Rainier.
Update: If Kentwood beats last-place Auburn Riverside on Monday, the Conks win the league title.

SPSL SOUTH
If Federal Way beats Beamer and Bethel on Friday and Saturday, the Eagles will be league champs. If Federal Way stumbles in either game, Beamer and Curtis could rise to the top of the league.
Update: Curtis won its third straight league title, and fourth in five seasons.

NARROWS 3A
Wilson can claim the league title tonight by beating Timberline. Lincoln has an outside chance, but Wilson must lose to Timberline and the Abes on Feb. 8 and even then Lincoln and Wilson would be co-champs.
Update: Wilson is the league champion.

SPSL 3A
Decatur has already won the league title.

SPSL 2A
Clover Park can win the league title by beating Steilacoom tonight. A loss and a White River win over Sumner means the Warriors and Hornets share the crown.
Update: Clover Park is league champion.

NISQUALLY
Cascade Christian can wrap up the league title with a win tonight against Seattle Christian. If Seattle Christian wins, the Warriors have the inside track on the league championship.
Update: Seattle Christian beat Cascade Christian on Friday and has the inside track on the league title.

EVERGEEEN
River Ridge and North Thurston are tied atop the league standings. They have split their two-game series. North Thurston plays Aberdeen on Saturday and River Ridge plays Aberdeen on Tuesday.
Update: North Thurston is 9-3 and league. River Ridge is 8-3 with a game remaining against Aberdeen.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

NARROWS 4A
Bellarmine Prep has a one-game lead over Central Kitsap and South Kitsap. The Lions have games against Shelton and Mount Tahoma before ending the season at Central Kitsap.
Update: No change.

SPSL NORTH
Undefeated Mount Rainier is the league champion.

SPSL SOUTH
Federal Way has a one-game lead over Emerald Ridge. If the Eagles lose either of their final two games – Beamer and Bethel – the Jaguars could force a tie for the league title. If Federal Way and Emerald Ridge completely collapse, Bethel is within striking distance.
Update: Federal Way is league champion.

NARROWS 3A
Wilson can clinch the league title with a win over Timberline tonight. A loss would put the Rams and Blazers in a tie.
Update: Wilson is league champion.

SPSL 3A
Auburn Mountainview is the league champion.

SPSL 2A
White River (12-1) leads Eatonville (11-1) by a half-game in the league standings. The teams split their two-game series. The Hornets conclude their regular season tonight at Sumner, while Eatonville plays tonight at Fife and Saturday against Steilacoom.
Update: White River and Eatonville are co-league champs.

NISQUALLY
Cascade Christian is undefeated in league play and Seattle Christian has one loss – a 46-31 defeat to the Cougars. The teams play again tonight. A Cascade Christian win secures the Cougars the league title.
Update: Seattle Christian beat CCS, but nothing has been settled.

EVERGEEEN
W.F. West has a half-game lead over River Ridge and North Thurston. The Bearcats have three remaining games against Centralia, Tumwater and Black Hills. River Ridge is the only team to beat W.F. West and could share league title honors if the teams finish with the same league record.
Update: Nothing final yet.

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