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South Kitsap hoop teams ponder playoff possibilities
"While the South Kitsap High School girls basketball team has a secured spot in the West Central District tournament, the boys basketball team is jostling with Capital for a better seed in a loser-out Narrows League game with one regular season game remaining.The girls team locked up a spot in by clinching first place in the Narrows' Bridge Division last week and will play Bellarmine Feb.19 for the No. 1 seed in the district tournament.Even if the Wolves lose to Bellarmine, they would host a first-round game Feb. 23.The boys have a tougher task ahead of them if they want to advance to the district tourney. Heading into last night's game against Stadium, they held a half-game lead over Capital for second place in the Bridge Division.A win against Stadium or a win at home next Tuesday against Peninsula would clinch second place.If the Wolves lost last night and lose Tuesday, they can still finish second place if Capital loses its final regular season game Tuesday against first-place Stadium. SK would get the nod because of its season-series sweep of Capital.The second-place team out of the Bridge Division will play the fourth-place team out of the Bay Division in a winner-to-districts/loser-out game.The Bridge third-place team will play the third-place team out of the Bay in the other loser-out game. Those games are scheduled for Feb. 19.South Kitsap's girls are in a familiar position.After a regular season loss to Bellarmine last year, the Wolves came back and defeated the Lions to earn the No.1 seed in the district tourney.The Wolves hope history repeats itself. They lost to Bellarmine earlier this year but have a chance to earn the No. 1 seed again when they play the Lions at a neutral site (to be determined) next Saturday."