Saturday Update: County Teams Go 0-for-3 In Winner-To-State Games

The Ferndale and Bellingham girls and the Sehome boys had their final opportunity Saturday to join six other Whatcom County teams in qualifying forstate tournaments, but all three squads fell in loser-out playoff games and had their seasons end.

The Golden Eagles had a morning contest in the Class 3A District 1 tournament, but lost to Edmonds-Woodway, 58-47, at Edmonds Community College. The loss ended Ferndale’s season at 15-8.

In an early afternoon game, the Bellingham girls had their Cinderella season come up one game short of state when they fell to Burlington-Edison, 77-40, in the 2A District 1/2 tournament. The loss ended the Red Raiders’ season at 10-14.

Then in a late afternoon contest in the 2A District 1/2 boys tournament, Sehome was beaten, 80-73, by Liberty (Issaquah), the same team that had eliminated Bellingham on Friday. The Mariners ended their season at 15-9.

Play-in games (last Thursday)
Stanwood 56, Everett 50 (loser out)
Meadowdale 77, Lynnwood 54 (loser out)

First round (Wednesday)
Snohomish 47, Ferndale 34
Shorecrest 59, Stanwood 42

First round (Thursday)
Edmonds-Woodway 52, Marysville-Getchell 39
Arlington 62, Meadowdale 49

Consolation round (Friday)
Ferndale 64, Stanwood 56 (loser out)
Meadowdale 55, Marysville-Getchell 43 (loser out)

Semifinals (Friday)
Snohomish 35, Shorecrest 29 (winner to state)
Arlington 55, Edmonds-Woodway 38 (winner to state)

Consolation semifinals (Saturday)
Edmonds-Woodway 58, Ferndale 47 (winner to state, loser out)
Meadowdale 30, Shorecrest 28 (winner to state, loser out)

Championship game (Saturday)
Snohomish 60, Arlington 44 (winner first, loser second, both to state)
Consolation final canceled 
(Full schedule and bracket at

Jim Carberry of Whatcom Hoops

Jim Carberry is a former Bellingham Herald sports editor and author of several books on Whatcom County prep basketball. Follow him on Twitter @whatcomhoops and visit the Whatcom Hoops Facebook page.

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