The 907 Playbook: Playoffs Round-Up
Wow what a wild week around the Town in high school basketball, let’s go back to last friday in the 2A/3A West Central District Playoffs. Foss, Wilson and Lincoln showing what Tacoma basketball is all about by getting strong wins against White River, Kelso and C. Kitsap respectively and at the same time advancing to the quarter finals which were this past Wednesday, 2/15. I was there for Foss vs Kingston and N. Kitsap vs Lindbergh who were on the other side of the bracket.
Meanwhile, down in Oly, Lincoln and Wilson both had matchups vs Timberline and Spanaway Lake. Timberline took it down to the wire and if it wasnt for 3 missed free throws in a row in the closing seconds, they could’ve forced OT against the unbeaten Abes. But the Abes move the finals 70-67, where they awaited the winner of Wilson-Span. Lake. And man what a thriller that was. Spanaway Lake, who is back in the playoffs for the first time in 20 odd years, put up the fight of their life and forced OT against the high powered Rams. In the end the Sentinels came up a little short and fell in OT 71-68. Here we go again...Lincoln vs Wilson in the WCD 3A Championship game this Saturday, 2pm, at Puyallup High School. The big dawgs in the town go to duke it out and stake claim for the title and the ever important bragging rights. If you’re not busy, you need to get it here!
Let's visit the 2A bracket now. Semifinal action at Foss High School and man the fans were treated to some good action. The first game on the card was N. Kitsap vs Lindbergh. Kitsap took the early and strong advantage and held this lead until the late 3rd and the 4th were the Eagles came back strong. Closing within 10, 5 and all the way to 2 pt deficit when a shoddy pass cost them a foul, and turnover, and ultimately the game 51-49. N. Kitsap then awaited either Foss or Kingston. As soon as this one started you could tell Foss was here to play and playing very well. Berto and Micah Pollard got started early and often, leading the team to a huge 30 pt 1st quarter. Kingston’s defense could not contain the Falcons or Micah Pollard as the little guy got another huge slam and led the team with 20 points, and the 92-70 win. This was definitely a statement game for the Falcons and I don't see anyone who can knock them off if Foss is on their top game. They’ll now meet N. Kitsap this Saturday, at Foss HS, 5:30 pm, expect another matchup full of excitement.