Wildcats close season with losses to Sherwood, Putnam
The Wilsonville girls basketball team missed out on the Class 5A postseason for the second year in a row after finishing at No. 25 in the state rankings. The top 24 teams earned playoff or play-in games.
The Wildcats finished their season with a 9-14 overall record, including a 6-8 tally in the Northwest Oregon Conference.
They tied Liberty for fifth place in the league standings behind NWOC champion Putnam, runner-up Sherwood, third-place Milwaukie and fourth-place Sandy.
Wilsonville had chances to climb in the 5A rankings in the last week of the regular season, but it was unable to pick up a victory.
It lost 38-29 to No. 12 Sherwood at home Feb. 25 in the teams last meeting before the Bowmen jump to Class 6A next year.
It then fell 64-37 on the road Feb. 28 in its conference finale against No. 13 Putnam, which wrapped up NWOC play with an undefeated 14-0 record.
Willamette (22-1) owns the top ranking in 5A. The eventual eight-team tournament will be held March 12-15 at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene.
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