Boys basketball: Playoff scenarios

January 30, 2013 

4A Mid-Columbia Conference: All four teams make the District 5 tournament and Richland, as the No. 1 seed, has already clinched a spot in the District 5/8 tournament.

Pasco and Walla Walla are tied for the No. 2 seed and if form holds, both will win Friday. The teams split their head-to-head meetings, meaning quality wins then is the tiebreaker.

Both were swept by Kamiakin and Richland, while Pasco has a win over Hanford. The Falcons swept the Blue Devils, so if Pasco and Walla Walla are tied after Friday, Pasco will get the No. 2 seed.

3A Mid-Columbia Conference: Kamiakin has locked in the No. 1 seed and Hanford has the No. 2 seed, meaning both will host Greater Spokane League teams in the elimination round of the District 5/8 Tournament.

Sunnyside, which is seeded based on winning percentage compared to Mid-Col teams, is on track to be the No. 3 seed. The Grizzlies have one more win than Southridge and two more than Kennewick.

Sunnyside has three games left, while the Tri-Cities schools have two. If the Grizzlies win two of those games — they face winless in league Eisenhower and fourth-place Moses Lake — then they will have the No. 3 seed and a game in Spokane.

That means Kennewick and Southridge would square off in a play-in game with the winner traveling to Spokane to face the GSL’s No. 1 seed in another elimination game.

CWAC 2A: The top six teams move onto the District 5/6/7 tournament and with four games to play, West Valley and Wapato have clinched.

Ellensburg is in third and will clinch a spot with a win and a Prosser loss, while Grandview, East Valley and Ephrata are in the fourth-through-sixth spots presently.

SCAC East: The top four teams advance to the District 5 tournament against the SCAC West. Kiona-Benton and River View have locked up berths, while Columbia (Burbank) and Connell are close.

The Coyotes and Eagles are two games ahead of Royal, and the Knights still have a game left against Kiona-Benton.

Southeast 2B: Four teams advance to the District 7/9 tournament, and Asotin, Tri-Cities Prep and DeSales are all through in the top three spots. Dayton needs a win or a Waitsburg-Prescott loss to earn a playoff bid. W-P has games against DeSales and WWVA, which is winning the league but doesn’t participate in the playoffs.

Southeast 1B: The top six teams advance to the District 9 tournament, and Garfield-Palouse, LaCrosse-Washtucna/Kahlotus, Pomeroy and Colton have all clinched.

Rosalia needs one win and it is through, while Touchet and Liberty Christian are tied for the final spot.

The Patriots (6-12 overall) have games remaining against Tekoa-Oakesdale (3-15 overall) and Rosalia. Touchet faces Pomeroy and Tekoa-Oakesdale. The Patriots and Indians split their regular-season meetings, so they would have a play-in game Tuesday at a neutral site.

Tri-City Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service