Two teams. Two “do-or-die” playoff contests… two victories.
The boys and girls Friday Harbor basketball teams each clinch a berth in regional post-season and kept the pursuit of a state tournament bid alive with back-to-back victories in finale of their respective 2B district playoffs, Saturday, Feb. 21, at Sedro Woolley High School.
The Friday Harbor boys (18-5) ran away with a decisive 48-29 win over La Conner to claim a slot in the regional playoffs, Feb. 27-28, and avenge a 3-point loss to the Braves that cost them sole possession of the Northwest 2B/1B League title. The Wolverines opponent and the location of their regional tournament opener has yet to be determined.
The girls team (15-6) clinched a berth at regionals with an equally convincing 47-33 victory over Orcas, win No. 3 by the Wolverines in four meetings against their inter-island rival this season. Their opponent and the location of their regional opener has yet to be determined.
* (Look for stories about the games and for the location, opponent and tip-off time of the Wolverines upcoming regional competition here, and in the Feb. 25 edition of the Journal).