High school conference races across the Northwest have arrived at Friday’s final matchups of the basketball regular season.

The top two conference finishers in the regular season are automatic playoff qualifiers in eight-team leagues. Leagues with 10 teams have three qualifiers. Teams that don’t grab one of those spots can still earn an automatic berth by winning their conference tournament, and other teams will get in as wild cards when pairings are announced Feb. 22.

The Mountain Valley 2-A/1-A has already started its conference tournament, which will play a deciding role in which teams qualify for the postseason.

What’s at stake:

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