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South to meet familiar foe at state
South Kitsap will face a familiar foe in the first round of the Class 4A state basketball tournament Wednesday at the Tacoma Dome.
The Wolves, 24-1, drew Roosevelt for its noon first-round game. South has beaten Roosevelt, 20-5, and its Arizona-bound superstar Marcus Williams twice already this season.
South, which lost its first game of the season Saturday night 54-53 to Bethel, overcame a 14-point fourth quarter deficit to beat Roosevelt 64-58 in overtime back in December at the Oh Boy! Oberto Christmas Classic. The Wolves then recorded another comeback win, 50-45, over the Roughriders in the King Holiday Classic, holding Williams to a season-low 18 points.
South will face either North Kitsap (17-9) or Kamiak (17-6) in the second round. The Wolves will play at 5 p.m. Thursday if they find their way into the winners' bracket, a first-round loss would set up a 10:30 a.m. Thursday game.
With the Wolves in the top draw, there is the potential for a semifinal game with either Kentwood or Prairie, teams that South defeated in the West Central District Tournament last week.
Bethel is in the bottom half of the bracket meaning the two teams would meet only in the Saturday's finale.
A complete bracket of the state tournament can be seen at www.wiaa.com