FAR WEST LEAGUE PLAYOFF SPOTS COME DOWN TO FINAL GAMES
WINSTON – A lot will be decided in the final night of the Far West League regular season on Friday. For the Douglas boys and girls basketball teams, the post season will be hanging in the balance.
The Douglas girls won big against Siuslaw on Tuesday to set up a showdown against Marshfield for the league title on Friday. The Lady Trojans defeated Siuslaw 67-27 behind 21 points and 14 rebounds from senior Darian Mitchell. The victory keeps Douglas even with Marshfield for the league lead after the Pirates defeated South Umpqua 66-28.
Douglas and Marshfield will face each other on Friday in Coos Bay. The winner will earn the Far West League title, while the loser will finish second. The champion gets an automatic berth in the first round of the 4A state playoffs, while the second place team will have to win a play-in game to advance to the state playoffs.
The Lady Trojans already have a league win over Marshfield. Douglas protected its home court and downed the Pirates 56-51 on Jan. 27. That victory was part of the Trojans’ current eight-game winning streak and it’s Marshfield’s only loss in league play.
The Douglas and Marshfield girls tipoff Friday at 6 p.m.
The Douglas boys suffered a 59-48 loss to Siuslaw on Tuesday to fall into a tie for third place in the Far West League. The Trojans fell behind early and couldn’t muster a comeback. Quinden Parson led Douglas with 13 points.
The loss drops the Trojans into a tie with Marshfield for third place in the Far West League standings. Marshfield was upset 49-48 by South Umpqua on Tuesday.
The Trojans and Pirates will square off in the regular season finale, with the winner claiming an automatic berth into a state play-in game. The loser could possibly see their season come to an end, depending on the OSAA rankings.
Douglas beat Marshfield 50-37 when the two teams met in Winston on Jan. 27. Friday’s game will be played in Coos Bay and tips off at 7:30 p.m.
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