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Many scenarios left for East County teams

It’s playoff time and it all comes down to one game, and sometimes one play, but there are numerous scenarios to how the bracket could shape up for the area teams left in the District 4 basketball touranaments.

The Montesano girls team is the only group to have sealed a spot in the first round of the state tournament. The Lady Bulldogs will face Woodland in a battle of unbeatens for the district title at 8 p.m. on Feb. 21 at W.F. West High School in Chehalis. No matter the outcome of the game, Montesano will be secured at least a spot in one of the regional games before the eight-team bracket in Yakima.

The Elma girls fell 49-41 to Woodland and the loss put them in the consolation side of the bracket. The Lady Eagles will have to win out to earn a spot in the state touranament. Elma faced Hoquiam on Wednesday in Kelso. A loss would end the season for Elma, but a win will mean a showdown against the winner of the Kalama-Rochester tilt with the winner playing in a regional game and the loser going home. The game will be played at 6 p.m. on Feb. 21 at W.F. West.

One more win is all the Elma boys team needs to secure a spot in the state field and their first chance came on Tuesday when they took on Toledo. A win in that game would secure a spot in the state field and a chance for a district title. A loss would put Elma in the consolation side of the bracket to face the winner of Hoquiam and Castle Rock, with the winner heading to state despite the outcome of the matchup for third-fourth place that would follow.