Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Four area basketball teams will be eliminated from post-season action tonight during a series of play-in games.
The Omak girls (9-11) take on the Herculean task of trying to top No. 4 state-ranked Okanogan (15-5) at 7 p.m. in Dawson Gymnasium, 244 S. Fifth Ave.
In the other girls game, Cascade (13-7) is at Chelan (11-7) at 6 p.m. for another 1A game.
In boys action, Cascade (5-15) is also at Chelan (10-10). Gametime is 7:30 p.m.
Omak (8-12) is at Cashmere (12-8) at 7 p.m.
The losers of the four games will be eliminated from postseason play. The winners advance to bi-district Friday and Saturday on courts in Okanogan and Omak.
Times could change to accommodate fans from schools with two teams advancing for this weekend’s games.
The Northeast 1A League also holds play-in games tonight.
The boys play 6 p.m. games with No. 6 Chewelah (5-15) at No. 3 Freeman (11-8) for No. 3 seed to bi-district; No. 5 Medical Lake (7-13) at No. 4 Newport (10-10) for the No. 4 seed to bi-district; and NEA No. 2 Lakeside (15-5) at No. 1 Riverside (17-3) for the Nos. 1 and 2 seeds to bi-district.
In girls action, No. 6 Chewelah (5-16) is at No. 3 Newport (15-6) at 6 p.m. for the No. 3 seed to bi-district. No. 5 Riverside (6-15) is at No. 4 Kettle Falls (11-10) at 6:30 p.m. for the No. 4 seed to bi-district; and No. 2 Freeman (15-5) is at No. 1 Lakeside (18-2) at 6 p.m. for the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds to bi-district.
Playoffs also start tonight for the Northeast 1B League boys teams between the north and south divisions at 6 p.m. Games include south No. 3 Wilbur-Creston (13-7) at north No. 2 Curlew (11-6) and north No. 4 Republic (9-10) at south No. 1 Odessa-Harrington (14-6) at 6 p.m.
The girls start play Wednesday with 6 p.m. games including south No. 4 Odessa-Harrington (9-12) at Republic and north No. 4 Inchelium (7-6) at south No. 1 Wilbur-Creston (20-0).
The Central Washington 1B/2B League wraps up play Friday and starts the postseason Feb. 18.
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