Weather throws district into chaos
February 14, 2019
“The best laid plans of mice and men” can be upset by winter weather.
It is certainly causing trouble for the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association District 4 2B and 1B basketball tournaments. Every day there has been another postponement, due to weather.
The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team’s first district game was scheduled for Saturday, February 9, but as of Tuesday night, they still hadn’t played. It was the same for both of the Naselle teams, boys and girls.
Fingers crossed, they got to play on Wednesday night.
With a district deadline looming, the final four games in the 2B loser bracket will not be played either. This means that the Mule boys, who are in the consolation bracket, are one of eight teams vying to move on to two spots in regional play.
They too have been waiting to play. A game scheduled and rescheduled and rescheduled again, is set for Wednesday and will determine who they will play next.
The 2B championship games have been moved to Monday.
You're reading this on Thursday, and I wrote this on Tuesday. I'm no prognosticator. We could be knee deep in games or we could be knee deep in snow or water, still waiting to play. If there is no end to the bad weather, the district is expected to come up with an alternative to determine which teams will move on to regional play. "The Wahkiakum Eagle Sports Report" page on Facebook will post updates.
Naselle Comets' district play
Naselle Comet boys and girls teams were scheduled to play Class 1B district games last night (Wednesday) after The Eagle went to press.
If the boys beat Mary M. Knight on Wednesday, they will move into the championship game and be guaranteed a regional game. If they lose to Mary M. Knight, they will play for third and fourth place and then have crossover games with teams from District 5.
The Naselle girls are one of four teams competing for two spots to move on to regionals. The two winners will move on to the championship game. The two losing teams will also play. The winner of the championship game is guaranteed a regional game, but the road to second place takes a more convoluted turn. The loser of the championship game will have to play the winner of the consolation game.
If the two teams have already met in the district tournament, they will play again, best two out of three.