Skyline sealed up the eighth and final KingCo playoff berth Friday night in dramatic fashion.
The Spartans locked up a trip to postseason when senior Carlie Wolken drained a jumper at the buzzer to beat rival Issaquah 50-48. The 10-foot shot gave Wolken a game-high 20 points, and provided Skyline its third straight win to close out the regular season with a 9-7 league and 11-8 overall record. Lindsey Perry added 13 for the Spartans. Alexa Smith led Issaquah with 18 points.
The Eagles fell to 12-4 in league and 14-6 overall, where they finished as regular season champions. Top-seeded Issaquah will host Skyline at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday in the first round of the KingCo 4A tournament.
Eastlake locks up third seed
Eastlake assured itself the No. 3 seed in the KingCo tournament Friday night, beating Redmond 66-55.
Senior guard Jena Boyle scored a career-high 21 points in the win. Alyssa Charlston, Ellie Martinez and Hannah Ostic all scored 11. The Wolves wrapped up their regular season with a 54-38 non-league win over Heritage of Vancouver on Saturday, moving to 11-5 in league and 14-6 overall. Eastlake opens the KingCo tourney at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at home against sixth-seeded Newport.
No. 1 Issaquah vs. No. 8 Skyline
No. 4 Roosevelt vs. No. 5 Woodinville
No. 3 Eastlake vs. No. 6 Newport
No. 2 Inglemoor vs. No. 7 Garfield
All first-round games take place at the top seed at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 18. Second-round games of the double-elimination tournament begin Saturday at Juanita High School.