Bracket Breakdown: Previews for West Central District Tournament opening round

Auburn prep basketball

Boys (All games 2/11)

(7) Auburn Mountainview: 13-7

(3) Lincoln: 15-5

Last Meeting: N/A

Auburn Mountainview had a strong improvement this season from last season, winning three more games than the previous year. The Lions have won eight out of their last 10 games, with their two losses coming to rival Auburn. Lincoln is entering the matchup with a three-game win streak of their own.

(8) Stadium: 13-7

(2) Auburn: 16-5

Last Meeting: 11/28/2009

The reigning 3A champs have not had the season they expected in a year where losses to Tahoma and Federal Way created a rough stretch for the Trojans. But since their loss to Federal Way on Jan. 5, the Trojans have won 10 straight and look to be hitting their stride at the right time.

Girls (All games 2/10)

(14) Spanaway Lake: 8-11

(11) Auburn Riverside: 6-14

Last Meeting: N/A

The Ravens got their first year head coach McKenzi Williams her first win against crosstown rival Auburn on Dec. 2. Riverside had a brutal month after that game — from Dec. 10 to Jan. 7, the Ravens lost seven games in a row. But as of late, Riverside went 3-2 in their last 5 games.

(6) Bonney Lake: 16-3

(2) Auburn Mountainview: 13-5

Last Meeting: 2/17/22 – Bonney Lake 62-34

Auburn Mountainview is in the playoffs for the 17th time in a row. This season they have had two win streaks of three or more wins. The largest is the one the Lions are currently on — they haven’t lost a game since Jan 13. In the month of January, the Lions have won 81.8% of their games.