The post-season for SWW 1A League basketball is going to be a lot more intriguing in 2011 with the addition of play-in games to the Southwest District tournaments.
Both the boys and girls tournaments will have them—four each. The girls will play next Monday, Feb. 7, while the boys will play on Tuesday, Feb. 8.
The matchups for these games remain to be set but the format will be as follows: Trico 6 at Evergreen 3, Trico 5 at Evergreen 4, Evergreen 6 at Trico 3 and Evergreen 5 at Trico 4.
Play-in game winners will then be seeded in their respective tournament brackets. The boys tournament begins next Thursday, Feb. 10, while the girls tournament gets underway Friday, Feb. 11.
For 2011, the WIAA has allotted the Southwest District eight state tournament berths: four boys, four girls. The Class 1A tournament starts Feb. 25 with games at regional sites and concludes March 3-5 with quarterfinal, semifinal and championship games in the Yakima SunDome.