TONASKET — The Cashmere boys basketball team needed a win and a Cascade loss on the final day of the regular season, and got both.
The Bulldogs topped Tonasket 77-65 while the Kodiaks fell 69-40 at Chelan. That gave the Bulldogs the No. 2 seed, so now when Cashmere and Cascade meet Thursday for the fourth time this season, the game will be in Cashmere.
In the other first-round boys playoff game, No. 1 Chelan will host No. 4 Okanogan.
The Cashmere girls needed a win or a Chelan loss Saturday to secure the No. 3 seed, and got both. So Cashmere will be at Cascade and Chelan will travel to Okanogan for the first round of districts Tuesday.
The race for second place in the CWL North got a little bit more interesting Saturday.
Michael Garrett led four Oroville players in double figures with 17 poin ts as the Hornets topped Brewster 56-53.
Oroville (7-3) has a half-game lead on Pateros (7-4) and Brewster (7-4) in the race for second place, but one of the Hornets’ two remaining games is against league leader Lake Roosevelt, so a three-way tie for second is not out of the question.
The Brewster girls got 23 from Chandler Smith and 18 from Becky Mae Taylor in a 65-41 win over Oroville that secured the outright North Division championship for the Bears.
Oroville still sits in third place, a half-game up on Pateros. But one of the Hornets’ remaining two games is against second place Lake Roosevelt, so that race is far from over.
The Cashmere boys had four players in double figures om their win, and Chelan and Cascade each had three players score in double-digits in their game. Coleman McElroy led Cashmere with 18, Marcos Trevino scored 13 for Cascade and Tyler James led Chelan with 18. James, Aaron McQuaid and Michael Amsel Jr. also combined for 27 rebounds for the Goats.
The best one-two punch of the night was delivered by Brewster’s Chandler Smith and Becky Mae Taylor, who scored 23 and 18 respectively for the Bears.
A little help?
Diane Shtyba scored 10 points for Soap Lake against a CWL South unbeaten White Swan on Saturday, but the rest of her team combined for just two points in a 64-12 loss.
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