AJ Sandvig

Crescent Valley High's AJ Sandvig puts up a shot in front of South Albany's Jake Costello (4) last week. The Raiders are still alive for the league title entering Friday's game against Lebanon.

David Patton, Mid-Valley Media

The Mid-Willamette Conference girls and boys basketball seasons wrap up Friday, and nearly every team still has something to play for.

Corvallis High can clinch both league titles with victories while Silverton (girls) and Crescent Valley (boys) are also in the mix.

The top two finishers in each race automatically qualify for the 5A state round of 16. Those spots have already been clinched by the teams listed above.

Play-in round bids will go to the next four teams in the MWC standings with the No. 3 and No. 4 seeds receiving home games. The play-in winners advance to the round of 16.

On the boys side, Corvallis (15-7, 10-3) can secure the MWC’s No. 1 seed with a victory at Silverton (10-13, 6-7). The Spartans are the league’s defending champions and swept the season series with CV (15-7, 10-3).

To earn the top seed, the Raiders must beat visiting Lebanon (10-12, 4-9) and have Corvallis fall to Silverton.

The MWC champion is guaranteed to play at home in the round of 16 for a spot in the 5A state tournament at Gill Coliseum.

South Albany (16-5, 8-5) and Central (12-10, 8-5) split their two meetings and will host play-in round games on Tuesday. To get the No. 3 seed, the Rebels must beat visiting Dallas (7-16, 2-11) Friday night while having Central fall at home to Woodburn (11-11, 4-9).

The Foxes are locked into the No. 5 seed while Lebanon and Woodburn are vying for sixth. The Warriors own the tiebreaker and would get in with a win or a Woodburn loss.

The MWC girls race isn’t quite as chaotic.

Silverton (18-3, 12-1), the defending league and state champion, will play at Corvallis (19-3, 12-1) in the de facto title game. The Spartans defeated the Foxes 48-42 on the road earlier this year.

Dallas (12-10, 7-6) can wrap up the No. 3 seed with a home victory over South Albany (12-10, 5-8) or an unlikely Central (10-11, 7-6) loss at Woodburn (1-22, 0-13). The Dragons and Panthers are locked into hosting play-in round games on Wednesday.

To move up to the fifth seed, South must defeat Dallas and have CV (10-11, 5-8) fall at Lebanon (11-11, 4-9).

The Warriors and Woodburn have already been eliminated from the postseason.


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