Winter sports preview: Boys basketball

Last year, the Renton Redhawks won their first KingCo title since 2018. Will this season bring similar success?

The next sport in the Renton Reporter’s winter sports previews is boys basketball. This preview highlights the teams’ records, where each team finished in the standings, and the teams’ first home games of the season.

The Renton Redhawks had a phenomenal year last year, winning their first KingCo title since 2018. Led by four seniors, the Redhawks finished the regular season 17-5 and 11-0 in the division. The ride was stopped at the district playoff round when the team faced Enumclaw and lost 57-50.

In the losers bracket, Renton beat Washington and faced KingCo rival Sammamish to make it to the state tournament.

The Totems prevailed and eliminated the Redhawks, ending an exceptional year for Renton.

Hazen finished last season four games under .500 with an 8-12 record, finishing fourth in the league. The Highlanders 6-8 record was enough to get them into the district tournament with the eight seed. In their opening game, the team hosted Eastside Catholic. The Crusaders came out on top by a score of 84-68, eliminating Hazen.

Lindbergh finished in fifth place, with a 3-11 overall record and a 3-6 league record. In the KingCo league tournament, Lindbergh was defeated by Foster High School, 62-54. Lindbergh’s first game of the season is at home at 7:15 p.m. Nov. 29, when they take on the Seattle Christian Warriors. Hazen opens up the home schedule with Liberty at 8 p.m. Dec. 2. Renton hosts Foster High School on Dec. 2, with tip-off at 8:15 p.m.