Issaquah sealed up the No. 3 spot in KingCo and spoiled rival Skyline’s hopes of reaching the playoffs Friday night, beating the Spartans 67-66 in overtime.
The Eagles had four players in double figures, led by Robby Primrose’s 14 points. Drew Nale and Ross Zuhl netted 13 apiece, while Connor McClain scored 10.
Senior guard Nick Crossan, who hit a game-tying three-pointer at the end of regulation, scored 22 points. Cory Hutsen added 16 and Kasen Williams scored 13 for the Spartans.
Issaquah improved to 11-5 in KingCo and 12-8 overall with the win. The victory locked up the No. 3 seed in the KingCo tournament and set up a matchup with No. 6 Ballard at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday night. Skyline (6-10, 8-12) finished in a tie with Woodinville for the eighth and final KingCo playoff seed, but the Falcons won the tiebreaker after taking a regular season contest at the beginning of February.
Wolves edged in season finale
Eastlake came up just shy of knocking off rival Redmond Friday night, falling 49-48.
The Wolves’ Michael Russo led all scorers with 18 points. Turner Lee added 12.
Redmond avoided its third straight loss behind the 17 points of Justin Alexander. Eastlake finished its season in last place with a 2-14 league and 3-17 overall record. Redmond finished in fourth place and opens the KingCo tournament against No. 5 Roosevelt.
No. 1 Garfield vs. No. 8 Woodinville
No. 4 Redmond vs. No. 5 Roosevelt
No. 3 Issaquah vs. No. 6 Ballard
No. 2 Inglemoor vs. No. 7 Bothell
All first-round games take place at the top seed at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 17. Second-round games of the double-elimination tournament begin Friday at Juanita High School.