Boys Metro League Basketball District Qualifier Preview

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Boys Metro League Basketball District Qualifier Preview

#13 Ingraham 67,

#16 Chief Sealth 54

Ingraham completed the season sweep in their matchup against Chief Sealth winning 53-39 and 60-56, facing Chief Sealth for the final time this season they managed to win by 13-points to keep their season alive and play Roosevelt.

#15 Franklin 52,

#14 Cleveland 46

In their first playoff game in over five years, Cleveland, led by head coach and Franklin alumni Fred Wilson, hoped to notch another win over the Quakers. Earlier in the season, Cleveland beat Franklin 69-66 on the road. But the Quakers, led by Ke’Shawn Lynch, were able to avenge the three-point loss and advance to play Bishop Blanchet in the next round, as they escaped a late game comeback by the Eagles to win by six.

#9 Nathan Hale vs. #12 Lincoln

Going undefeated under first-year head coach Badhasa Margarsa, the Raiders will host their first playoff game since 2017 against Lincoln whom they beat twice this season by double digits.

#10 Ballard vs. #11 Lakeside

The teams’ split their regular season matchup, with both teams winning at home by double digits. Their playoff game will take place on Ballard’s home floor with an opportunity to advance to the next round of games that’ll take place at West Seattle High School.

#7 Bishop Blanchet vs. #15 Franklin

Bishop Blanchet won their last game against Roosevelt by seven to secure the seventh seed for the qualifying rounds, and they will host Franklin in their first post-season matchup of the year.

#8 Roosevelt vs. #13 Ingraham

Despite losing their final game of the season against Bishop Blanchet, Roosevelt will host a playoff game against Ingraham. Led by guards Jalen Dollar and Caden Young, the Rough Riders will look to regroup and secure their first playoff win as teammates.

Boys Metro League Championship

#3 Rainier Beach 69,

 #6 Seattle Prep 59

The Vikings are undefeated against Seattle Prep this season, winning by double-digits in both matchups. In what could potentially be their last time playing each other this season, Rainier Beach managed to hold off Seattle Prep despite the play of University of Washington Commit Christian King. The Viking will now face O’Dea on the road.

#4 Eastside Catholic 66

#5 West Seattle 62

West Seattle won their last matchup against Eastside Catholic by 18, and with a season series split both teams feel that they have what it takes to advance to the next round. The Crusaders led by star forward Jacob Cofie were able to escape with a four-point victory and will play Garfield with a chance to advance to the Metro League Championship.

#2 O’Dea vs. #3 Rainier Beach

The Fighting Irish led by Eastern Washington University commit Mason Williams earned themselves the second seed coming into this year’s League Championship bracket, and they’ll face Rainier Beach for the third time this year. O’Dea won both games this season and now have to deal with the backcourt of Miles Gurske and Ryan Mpouli once again.

#1 Garfield vs. #4 Eastside Catholic

Ending the regular season with a perfect 18-0 record and ranked as the 25th best team in the nation by, the Garfield Bulldogs — led by UConn commit Jaylin Stewart, Legend Smiley, and Emmett Marquardt — look to become back-to-back Metro League champions but they will have to get past a Crusader team led by Jacob Cofie.

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