District Championship Rewind: Garfield Boys Brave OT, Woodinville Girls Triumph And More Washington High School Basketball Storylines – High School Sports News, Scores, Videos, Rankings – SBLive – Scorebooklive.com
The WIAA announced the regional and state boys and girls high school basketball seedings on Sunday. The brackets, decided for the first time by seeding committees, lay the map for the last two weeks of the high school basketball season.
Woodinville, Mead and Tumwater were among the top girls seeds, while preseason No. 1s Garfield, Mount Si and North Kitsap all collected the top seed on the boys side.
This week, the 1 through 8 seeds match up and are guaranteed through to state. The 9 through 16 seeds are slotted in loser-out, winner-to-state games at regional sides closest to the higher seed.
Last weekend, nets were cut, trophies were hoisted and seasons ended. SBLive reporters and correspondents were at games across the state.
Before the regional round gets underway, here is a look back at some of the may compelling storylines from the district championship weekend:
No. 4 Curtis boys blow lead, hold off No. 2 Union in district semis (4A)
The best game in the 4A District 3/4 tournament was in the semifinals. Five Vikings scored in double-figures, led by Devin Whitten’s 16 and No. 2 Union clawed back from a 17-point deficit and had an open look to tie at the buzzer, but forward Yanni Fassillis’ corner attempt rimmed off.
Curtis won the district title over Tahoma and Union beat Federal Way Saturday on a Bryson Metz scoop shot at the buzzer. All four teams advance.
4A boys favorite Mount Si sees room for improvement after district title (4A)
At the end of the day, the top-ranked Wildcats held up the 4A District 1/2 tournament trophy. But Woodinville ensured it wouldn’t lose like many of Mount Si’s opponents have this season: in blowout fashion.
The Falcons rode a 7-0 run into halftime and made timely runs to stay within reach. Ultimately, Bennett O’Connor and Trevor Hennig’s 20 points apiece were too much to usurp.
“Sometimes they have lapses,” Mount Si coach Jason Griffith said. “Sometimes our seniors have lapses. At the end of the day, we’re pleased with the win, but we know we’ve got to get better this week.”
The Wildcats are the No. 1 seed and face surging 8-seed Gonzaga Prep in the regional round. Woodinville, the 13-seed, travels across the state to play 12-seed Central Valley.
Read the full story from Everett Community College here.
Woodinville girls roll Lake Stevens in district title