With only a couple games remaining in the regular season, teams are down to their last gasp to make a push for the basketball playoffs.
The David Douglas boys sit in the best position among the East County schools, going into tonight's set with a solid 14-7 record and second place in the Mount Hood Conference already secured. The Scots are in position to host at least a first-round game and can boost their position with wins against fellow playoff qualifiers Oregon City and Clackamas over the coming days.
"I'm not sure there's a huge disadvantage to travelling unless you're making a trip down to Medford or somewhere," Scots' coach Chad Reeves said. "But having a game in your home gym creates a fun experience for the community. Obviously, you've had a better season if you're still playing at home."
• The Corbett girls are looking to make a historic splash by landing the program's first-ever postseason berth as a 4A school.
The Cardinals have won three straight to push themselves into a tie for second place in the Tri-Valley heading into Thursday's showdown with Madras.
Look for an expanded look at the playoff picture, including scenarios for each contender, in our Friday, Feb. 17, print edition.