North Kitsap, Kingston, Olympic advance to regional tournament

TACOMA — North Kitsap finished second and Kingston finished third Feb. 18 in the West Central District 2A Boys Basketball Tournament.

Foss outpaced North Kitsap in the championship game, at Foss, triumphing 63-49.

Kingston rebounded from a 92-70 loss to Foss to overcome Lindbergh 73-60.

The top six teams in the district tournament advance to the regional playoffs. Olympic defeated Fife 64-55 to place sixth and make the cut.

North Kitsap (11-1, 19-4 regular season), Olympic, (9-3, 18-6) and Kingston (8-4. 17-6) were the top three teams in the Olympic League this year. Each showed a lot of energy and determination in the district tournament.

North Kitsap eked out wins over Fife, 47-41, and Lindbergh, 51-49, to advance to the championship game. Kingston opened the tournament Feb. 8 with a 65-53 over Renton and 60-54 win over River Ridge. The loss to Foss put Kingston in the game for third, where they prevailed. Olympic defeated Highline 70-57, lost to Lindbergh 62-54, then defeated Renton 64-55 for sixth.

The regional playoffs are scheduled for Feb. 24-25. The state tournament begins March 1 at the Yakima SunDome.

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