Remember Wednesday, when I noted just how complicated the SPSL North had become? Well, Kentridge upped the confusion last night with a 71-64 win against Decatur that puts four teams tied for first place in the division.
And don’t bother to look at each team’s remaining schedule for some insight as to how this division will turn out. That won’t help because they all play each other. Of the four league games that Kentwood, Kentridge, Federal Way and Decatur have left to play, each team has to play two of the other three.
We had an idea it might turn out this way, but it always seemed that perhaps one team was ready to take control. First Decatur, then Federal Way, then Kentwood, but now Kentridge has joined the three for what should be a heck of a homestretch.
Another division that could come down to the last night is the Metro Mountain, and I had the opportunity to see Seattle Prep take the division lead Friday night against Cleveland. It was a good thing I did, because at least I had somewhat forgotten about them and the threat they might be in the postseason. In a 77-56 victory against Cleveland, Prep showed a solid starting lineup, height on the bench and some accurate shooters. It also held Cleveland to one of its lowest totals of the season. Yet the Panthers will still have to get through games against O’Dea and Bainbridge in two weeks.
If you need any more proof that the Sea-King District tournament is going to be spectacular, just look at the teams that will be playing: No. 1 Rainier Beach, No. 4 Mercer Island, No. 7 Bellevue, defending 3A champ O’Dea, Seattle Prep, Bainbridge, Cleveland, Issaquah and Skyline. All competing for four spots to state.
1. Kelsey Patrick, Kamiak, girls basketball. Led the way with 32 points in a victory against Mountlake Terrace.
2. Peyton Siva, Franklin, boys basketball. Scored 28 in win against Redmond. Up next: the nation’s top junior, Renardo Sidney, and Fairfax (Calif.).
3. Ana Haberman, Ingraham, girls basketball. Scored 30 in Ingraham’s 55-43 victory against Eastside Catholic