The Foster boys basketball team is continuing its postseason this weekend with one last chance to go to the regional tournament.
The Bulldogs’ run to state took a hit Feb. 12 with a 78-25 loss to the Sammamish High School Totems, with seven freshmen playing.
But the Bulldogs will play again, against Olympic High School at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Curtis High School, 8425 40th St. Court W., University Place.
If they lose, their season is over. If they win, they play at Curtis at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17.
Foster finished sixth in the Seamount League with a league record of 4-16.
“If I were to assess this year’s season for the team, I’d say we probably weren’t very successful … not based on wins and losses, but based on our three core measures of success that we use every year to evaluate ourselves,” said head Coach Isaac Tucker.
Those values are: did the team improve, did it represent itself well on and off the court and in the classroom, and did it grow together, he said. He didn’t go into detail but he said “we left room for improvement in each one for sure.”
“With that said, each kid in the program is still very special to me and they never ever fail individually… they just learn, grow and move on,” he said.
The “silver lining” is a core of young players who managed to make it to playoffs in “an unexpectedly tough season,” he said.