HS Preview: Mazama, KU trying for ties



KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – In a rare Thursday night of Skyline basketball, Mazama and Klamath Union’s girls and boys teams have much to play for leading into next week’s conference tournament.

Mazama finishes the year hosting Henley, while Klamath Union welcomes in North Valley. Both sites feature a game against the conference’s top team, with the Henley girls winning the Skyline Conference regular season and North Valley claiming the boys best spot.

With a win over those league leaders, Mazama girls clinch the second spot and an opening round bye in next week’s league tournament, while Klamath Union’s boys can finish the third seed and host whoever finishes last – either Henley or Hidden Valley.

First, KU and senior Donavin Weiser need to beat North Valley.

Audio: Senior Donavin Weiser on Klamath Union-North Valley

Meanwhile, Mazama’s boys are hoping for a win over Henley and a KU loss in order to force a one-time seeding game Saturday at Henley High School. The Pelicans girls can force a one-game playoff against Mazama for the second spot with a win and a Vikings loss.

Phoenix finishes at Hidden Valley. Phoenix’s boys are the two seed; its girls the fourth.

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Hosanna Christian is at Butte Falls and Rogue Valley goes to Triad. It is the final week of the regular season, with the conference tournament next weekend at Oregon Tech.