KingCo 3A wrapped its league play up last night, and the SPSL 4A is already getting started on its conference tournament.
But elsewhere tonight, there’s still some sports to be settled in KingCo 4A, the Seamount and the SPSL 3A. Here’s a look at the games that will have an effect on next week’s tournaments, and when I get information on possible tie-breakers, I’ll fill them in.
Bothell at Roosevelt, 8 p.m. Bothell is only a game behind Roosevelt for first place in the KingCo Mountain, and first-place is big: the winner avoids Franklin’s side of the KingCo district bracket.
Renton at Kennedy, 8 p.m. If Renton wins, it clinches the Seamount alone. If it loses, it could end up as a three-way tie with Renton, Kennedy and Mt. Rainier (which would have to beat Hazen tonight).
Auburn Mountainview at Franklin Pierce, 7:30 p.m. This one, between teams tied for fifth in the SPSL 3A, will decide which team moves on to the SPSL/Seamount playoff.
Bothell at Roosevelt, 6:30; AND Redmond at Ballard, 6:30. After Roosevelt beat Ballard on Wednesday night, the teams are tied for the lead in the KingCo Mountain. So both teams need to win to keep that tie intact.
1. Bren Hobzek, Issaquah, boys basketball. Scored 24 points in a triple-overtime win against Skyline, setting up a tie with Bellevue for second in KingCo 3A. They’ll settle that tie — the winner gets an automatic spot in the Sea-King district tournament — Saturday at 6 p.m.
2. Camille Depew, Seattle Lutheran, girls basketball. Led all area scorers — boys or girls — with 27 points in a win against Mt. Rainier Christian.
3. Ashley Martin, Sammamish, girls basketball. Martin scored 20 points in a loss to Mercer Island, but this is a good time to salute Martin and fellow senior Ali Stillwell for sticking through four years at Sammamish even when the team rotated through three coaches and won just four games in their four years. As their coach, Alan Guffey, points out, “I’m sure these girls could have said ‘See ya,’ when they got their drivers licenses, but they didn’t. They stayed with it.” For these two girls, and all the other seniors who stuck through the worst of times, congratulations on finishing your high school careers.