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February 11, 2009 at 3:29 PM

Tuesday night recap: Federal Way wins round 3

Federal Way might not have ostensibly won much Tuesday night against Kentwood, nothing more than the North division’s top seed for the SPSL playoffs. But you better believe the Eagles have won a lot of confidence heading into this postseason.

A 65-58 victory against Kentwood gives Federal Way eight consecutive victories heading into the Saturday night’s game against Decatur, which will determine the SPSL’s top seed in the West Central District tournament. In those eight wins, since Kentwood won 52-50 at Federal Way, the Eagles have beaten Decatur, Kentridge and Federal Way. They have established themselves as the Class 4A favorites.

The craziest division as we head twoard the postseason? That would be the Metro Sound. Before last night, it looked like Rainier Beach and Bainbridge might win out and play a tiebreaker this weekend to declare a division champ. Then Bainbridge struggled in a loss to West Seattle last night, and Rainier Beach lost 74-70 to West Seattle. That leaves both Bainbridge and Beach at 10-4 in the Metro League, with Chief Sealth right behind them at 9-5.

On Thursday night, Rainier Beach plays West Seattle, and Chief Sealth plays at Bainbridge. If Beach were to lose and Sealth were to win on the island, Chief Sealth would actually win the division based on having a better division record. If I’m reading the Metro tie-breakers right, O’Dea (done at 11-5 in Metro) would actually take the all-important 4 seed in that case.

If only one of Rainier Beach or Bainbridge wins, that team wins the division and O’Dea is the No. 4 (once again, if I’m reading the tie-breakers right). If both Beach and Bainbridge win Thursday, they will play a tie-breaker to decide the third and fourth seeds.

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