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Feb.
8th

Basketball: Road to the Tacoma Dome, Class 3A edition

Will Lakes High defend its Class 3A boys basketball state championship?

Just as I did during football season, I’ll break down how teams can qualify for the basketball state tournaments. Because the current state tournament format has been used only once, here’s a brief primer.

For instance, when I refer to the “regional round of the state tournament,” I mean the games that will be played on Feb. 24-25. These games will be played at sites around the state and you can see the venues for each classification here. Teams will not play in the Tacoma Dome, Yakima SunDome or Spokane Arena, depending on their classification, until the quarterfinals of the state tournament, which begin on Thursday, March 1.

That out of the way, here’s how teams will qualify for state:

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CLASS 3A BOYS BASKETBALL: Road to the Tacoma Dome

NORTHWEST DISTRICT

Teams to state: Two
Lowdown: Six teams from WesCo and two from the Northwest Conference comprise this double-elimination tournament – two will advance to the regional round of the state tournament. The tourney begins on Wednesday (tonight).

SEA-KING DISTRICT
Teams to state:
Five
Lowdown: Metro League will send eight teams and KingCo will be represented by four teams in this modified double-elimination tournament, which begins Feb. 11. Both conferences have league tournaments that feed into the Sea-King District tournament. In the Metro tourney, top seeds Rainier Beach and Seattle Prep were upended by O’Dea and Franklin on Tuesday, which should make for some interesting pairings in the district tourney next week.
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Feb.
8th

Basketball: Road to the Tacoma Dome, Class 4A edition

Gonzaga Prep held off Curtis and DaVonte Lacy (center) in the finals of the Class 4A boys basketball state tournament in 2011.

Just as I did during football season, I’ll break down how teams can qualify for the basketball state tournaments. Because the current state tournament format has been used only once, here’s a brief primer.

For instance, when I refer to the “regional round of the state tournament,” I mean the games that will be played on Feb. 24-25. These games will be played at sites around the state and you can see the venues for each classification here. Teams will not play in the Tacoma Dome, Yakima SunDome or Spokane Arena, depending on their classification, until the quarterfinals of the state tournament, which begin on Thursday, March 1.

That out of the way, here’s how teams will qualify for state:

ROAD TO THE TACOMA DOME

CLASS 4A: Boys Basketball

WESCO
Teams to state: Two, plus one to pigtail game with KingCo
Lowdown: The double-elimination tournament begins Wednesday (tonight). The top four teams from WesCo North and top four teams from WesCo South qualified. Two teams from this tournament will receive automatic berths to the regional round of the state tournament, while the third-place team will host KingCo No. 3 in a winner-to-state game on Feb. 21.
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Oct.
6th

Prep Football: Trip around the state

Once again, it’s time for our weekly trip around the state. With the postseason drawing near, I’ve compiled some links that relate to legues and teams outside of the TNT’s coverage area that will likely make the playoffs so South Sound fans can stay apprised of what’s going on outside our region.

Issaquah, last season’s Class 4A runner-up, began the season as top-5 team. But the Eagles struggled early, losing to Bothell and Mount Si in the first two weeks of the season. Since then, Issaquah has won three in a row, including last week’s impressive 14-13 victory over former top-10 team Eastlake. The Eagles have been without running back Grant Gellatly for much of the season, but appear to be molding themselves back into a playoff contender.

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