Girls basketball: Playoff scenarios

January 30, 2013 

4A Mid-Columbia Conference: All four teams advance, though who the top seed is remains a mystery.

Chiawana (12-1 league) hosts Walla Walla (11-2) on Friday. If the Riverhawks win, they are the No. 1 seed and have an automatic berth into the District 5/8 tournament against the GSL.

If Walla Walla wins, the two teams would be unable to break the tie, meaning they’d play again at 7 p.m. Saturday in Walla Walla to decide the top seed.

Richland is locked in as the No. 3 seed and Pasco is the No. 4 seed. Those two teams will play an elimination game Tuesday at Richland with the winner playing at the No. 2 seed on Feb. 8.

3A Mid-Columbia Conference: Very little is decided with two games left in the regular season.

Kennewick and Southridge are guaranteed to be the No. 4 and 5 seeds and will face each other in a play-in game Friday, Feb. 8 to see who will play the GSL’s No. 1 team the following week.

Kamiakin has a two-game lead on Hanford, so it just needs a win to clinch the top spot. If Hanford wins out and Kamiakin loses out, the Falcons would get the top spot based on sweeping the regular season series.

The wrench in that scenario is Sunnyside, which is tied with Hanford for the No. 2 seed. The Grizzlies have to win two of their final three games to have a chance at passing Hanford. Their spot is decided on winning percentage.

CWAC 2A: Wapato, Ellensburg, Grandview and West Valley have clinched spots in the District 5/6/7 Tournament.

East Valley needs two wins or a Toppenish or Ephrata loss to clinch, while Selah still has some work to do.

Prosser and Othello have been eliminated.

SCAC East: The four teams for the East have been decided, but what order they are in is up in the air.

Connell needs one win to sew up the No. 1 seed. Columbia (Burbank) leads Kiona-Benton by a game, but the Bears own the number draw tie-breaker. So, the Coyotes need to win out to earn the No. 2 seed.

River View is the No. 4 seed no matter what.

Southeast 2B: DeSales and Dayton have clinched playoff spots. Waitsburg-Prescott and Asotin have a one-game lead on Tri-Cities Prep with two games to play.

Southeast 1B: Colton, Tekoa-Oakesdale, St. John-Endicott, Touchet and Rosalia have all clinched spots in the District 9 tournament.

Garfield-Palouse is one-game ahead of Pomeroy and two ahead of Liberty Christian with two games to play.

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