Changes made to 1A district basketball tournaments

Format altered for tournaments due to snow.

After the opening round was postponed for a second straight day because of snow and ice throughout the region, changes were made Tuesday to the format of the Class 1A Northwest District basketball tournaments.

The new format for the eight-team boys and girls tournaments — which include five teams from the North Sound Conference and three from the Northwest Conference — features fewer total games and different opening-round matchups than the original double-elimination format, which was scheduled to begin Monday.

Under the new format, the top two seeds from each conference square off Wednesday in a pair of district semifinal games. The semifinal winners advance to Saturday’s district championship and clinch 1A Northwest/Sea-King Bi-District Tournament berths.

Meanwhile, the other four teams in the district tournament will square off in a pair of loser-out games Wednesday. The winners of those contests then face the semifinal losers in two more elimination games, which take place Thursday in the boys tournament and Friday in the girls tournament.

The winners of those Thursday/Friday loser-out contests then meet in Saturday’s district third/fourth-place game, with both teams advancing to the bi-district tournament.

More in Sports

Lakewood hoops star breaks his coach’s all-time scoring record

Alex Jensen, a rare four-year team captain, has helped turn the Cougars’ program into a contender.

Storm returning to Everett for 8 games in 2020

The three-time WNBA champions will again play a portion of their season at Angels of the Winds Arena.

Arlington girls wear down Edmonds-Woodway in key league win

The Eagles’ defense steps up in the second half en route to a 60-34 Wesco 3A/2A victory.

Snohomish County almost had a historic hoops moment

Local players were on the verge of being on both of the No. 1 college basketball teams in the country.

Silvertips not panicking despite unfortunate circumstances

Poor results and bad news haven’t tanked Everett’s confidence.

Prep results for Thursday, Jan. 16


Battle’s big 1st half helps UW to win over Oregon State

The freshman from Marysville Pilchuck scores 11 first-half points in the Huskies’ 64-56 victory.

Prep stars of the night for Thursday, Jan. 16

PREP STARS OF THE NIGHT FOR THURSDAY, JAN. 16: Henry Avra, Mariner… Continue reading

What the WHL trade deadline week is like for the players

For Silvertips players and coaches, WHL trade deadline is nerve-wracking experience.

Most Read