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South Kitsap boys basketball playoff pictureFebruary 4th, 2013 at Mon, 4th, 2013 at 1:54 pm by chrischancellor
South Kitsap’s boys basketball team will need to win its final two league games to have an opportunity to claim Class 4A Narrows League’s No. 2 seed entering next week’s West Central District Tournament. That is significant because 4A Narrows’ second-place team hosts the seventh seed from 4A South Puget Sound League on Feb. 13. Meanwhile, the No. 3 seed from 4A Narrows must travel to 4A SPSL’s fourth-place team that night.
The Wolves put themselves in this predicament with a 67-36 loss Friday at Olympia and their one-point overtime loss Jan. 23 against Bellarmine Prep. South defeated both schools earlier in the season and could have wrapped up a league championship by sweeping both.
Instead, the Wolves now must win tonight against Yelm and then Wednesday versus Stadium, which defeated South 64-54 on Dec. 12, to clinch a tie for second with the Tigers (12-6 overall, 9-2 league). That is the best the Wolves can hope for as Stadium cannot lose ground in 4A Narrows tonight because it plays a nonleague game against Timberline.
If South (12-6, 7-3) wins its final two games, it must play a tiebreaker game against the Tigers. Athletic director Ed Santos said Monday he does not know when or where that game would be played.