An early look at basketball playoffs | Prep Basketball

With less than a month to go until playoff basketball games start in early February, here’s a look at how Seamount teams stand.

With less than a month to go until playoff basketball games start in early February, here’s a look at how Seamount teams stand.



All five 2A Seamount teams (Renton, Lindbergh, Evergreen, Foster and Tyee) advance to the sub-district tournament, but the top two seeds have a significant advantage in that they are locked in to the district tournament. So for the top two seeds, sub-districts simply determine which seed they have at districts. The bottom three seeds face a loser-out game in the first round of sub-districts.

On the boys side right now Evergreen (9-5 overall, 6-1 Seamount) has the top 2A seed, with Lindbergh (6-6, 3-4), Renton (5-8, 3-4) and Foster (4-9, 3-4) tied for second. Tyee (1-10, 1-6) is in last.

For the girls, Renton (8-4, 7-0) and Lindbergh (6-6, 5-2) have separated themselves somewhat from Tyee (7-6, 3-4), Foster (2-10, 2-5) and Evergreen (1-11, 0-7).



Things aren’t quite as simple for the league’s three 3A teams (Hazen, Highline and Kennedy Catholic). Those teams stand up against Bremerton, and the top three teams advance to sub-districts.

The teams compare via league record. One point is awarded for wins over a 1A or 2A opponent, 1.5 points for a 3A or 4A win.

As for what happens when they get to sub-districts, the top overall seed is the only team guaranteed a berth into districts. The second seed would face a loser-out game in the second round if it loses in the first. The third seed takes on two loser-out games in a row.

For the 3A Seamount girls, it’s Kennedy (6-6, 5-2), Hazen (5-7, 4-3), then Highline (4-8, 2-5). The Bremerton girls team is having a strong season at 7-1 in the Olympic League.


Current standings (top three make sub-districts):

Bremerton – 7 points

Kennedy – 6 points

Hazen – 4.5 points

Highline – 2 points

On the boys side, it’s Kennedy (9-2, 7-0), Hazen (7-6, 5-2) and Highline (0-11, 0-7). The Bremerton boys team is 5-3 in the Olympic.


Current standings (top three make sub-districts):

Kennedy – 8 points

Hazen – 5.5 points

Bremerton – 5 points

Highline – 0 points


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