Conference titles, first-round byes and district-tournament berths are still up for grabs heading into the final night of the regular season for Wesco boys and girls basketball teams.
Below is a breakdown of what’s at stake during Monday night’s regular-season finales.
Wesco 4A boys
Glacier Peak (17-2 overall, 12-1 Wesco 4A) clinched the conference title with last Thursday’s win over Monroe.
Monroe (15-4, 10-3) can secure the league’s No. 2 seed and a first-round bye in the Class 4A Northwest District tournament with either a win over Cascade or a Kamiak loss to Jackson. If Monroe loses and Kamiak wins, the Knights (11-8, 9-4) would earn the No. 2 seed by virtue of the league tiebreaking procedure, said Everett School District athletic director Robert Polk, who oversees the district-tournament brackets.
Glacier Peak, Monroe, Kamiak, Jackson, Lake Stevens and Cascade have clinched the league’s six district-tournament berths.
Wesco 4A girls
Lake Stevens (16-3, 12-1) can clinch the outright conference title with either a win over Mount Vernon or a Glacier Peak loss to Mariner.
Glacier Peak (13-6, 11-2) can earn a share of the league title with a win and a Lake Stevens loss. Lake Stevens already has secured the league’s No. 1 seed by virtue of its head-to-head tiebreaker over Glacier Peak.
Lake Stevens, Glacier Peak, Kamiak, Jackson, Mariner and Monroe have clinched the league’s six district-tournament berths.
Wesco 3A boys
Shorecrest, Mountlake Terrace and Marysville Pilchuck are in a three-way tie atop the Wesco 3A standings heading into the final night of the regular season.
If Shorecrest beats Stanwood, the Scots (16-3 overall, 10-1 Wesco 3A) would share the league title with the winner of Monday night’s game between Mountlake Terrace (18-1, 10-1) and Marysville Pilchuck (16-3, 10-1). A victory also would give Shorecrest the top seed in the 3A Northwest District tournament, as the Scots hold the head-to-head tiebreaker over Marysville Pilchuck, and Mountlake Terrace competes at the 2A level in the postseason.
If Shorecrest loses to Stanwood (13-6, 9-2), the Mountlake Terrace-Marysville Pilchuck winner would earn the conference title outright.
Shorecrest, Marysville Pilchuck, Stanwood, Arlington and Edmonds-Woodway have clinched first-round byes in the district tournament, and thus will avoid the play-in round.
Meadowdale, Everett, Marysville Getchell and Lynnwood have clinched district-tournament berths and will square off in the tournament’s two play-in games.
Wesco 3A girls
Snohomish (17-2, 11-0) can clinch the conference title with either a win over Shorewood or an Edmonds-Woodway loss to Marysville Getchell.
Edmonds-Woodway (17-2, 10-1) needs both a win and a Snohomish loss to earn a share of the title with the Panthers. Snohomish already has clinched the league’s top seed by virtue of its head-to-head tiebreaker over Edmonds-Woodway.
Snohomish, Edmonds-Woodway and Stanwood have each secured first-round byes for the 3A Northwest District tournament.
Shorecrest, Arlington and Lynnwood have each clinched district-tournament berths and are in contention for the league’s final two first-round byes. Shorewood and Meadowdale also have clinched district-tournament berths and are both headed to the play-in round.
Marysville Getchell needs to beat Edmonds-Woodway to earn the league’s ninth and final district-tournament berth. With a Marysville Getchell loss, Everett would earn the league’s final postseason spot.
NOTE: Because only one of the Northwest Conference’s two 3A teams qualified for postseason play in both boys and girls basketball, the Class 3A Northwest District tournament brackets have been modified. The top five Wesco 3A seeds will earn first-round byes and seeds 6-9 will square off in the two play-in games.