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Conference tournaments start Saturday in hoops | Prep basketball news
Newport boys, girls fall
The Newport boys lost 77-45 to Issaquah Friday to finish the regular season, falling in a double-digit first half deficit.
Will Ferris scored 17 and Jason Lock added 11 in the loss.
The Knights dropped a 54-34 game to the Eagles in girls hoops, as Kaitlin Sahlinger put in 11 points.
Bellevue wrapped up a perfect season in 3A KingCo boys basketball earlier in the week, beating rival Mercer Island 56-53 and putting a stamp on its regular season crown.
The top-seeded Wolverines will open the 3A KingCo Tournament Feb. 11 at Bellevue College against the winner of a first round game between Mount Si and Interlake.
The Saints lost 69-55 to their Crossroads Cup rivals from Sammamish Friday, claiming the fifth seed to Saturday's opening round of the conference tournament against the Wildcats at 7 p.m. in Snoqualmie.
Sammamish came up a single game shy of earning a postseason spot in Class 2A, finishing just behind Lake Washington for the lone KingCo berth in the district tournament.
Four straight wins for the Totems closed the gap, capped by a 57-52 win over Mount Si in the regular season finale.
Bellevue girls seeded fourth for KingCo tourney
The Wolverines won three straight to close the regular season, including a 59-43 victory over Mercer Island Wednesday.
Only Interlake stands between Bellevue and a semi-final date next week. The two meet Saturday at 7 p.m. on Wolverine Way.
The Saints lost 54-24 to Juanita Wednesday.
Sammamish finished behind Lake Washington in the conference standings, missing out on a postseason spot.