The Mercer Island boys basketball team advances to this weekend's regional tournament as the No. 3 team out of District 2 after beating Franklin on Saturday, Feb. 15.
Mercer Island won 62-48 to claim third place in the SeaKing District tournament.
Mercer Island led the entire game, up 19-10 at the end of the first and up 32-21 at halftime.
After the break, the team extended the lead to 50-34 at the end of the third quarter.
With the win, Mercer Island will move forward to the regional basketball tournament, playing in a win-to-get-in game for the state tournament on Saturday, Feb. 23.
The Islanders will face Timberline in Saturday's regional game which will be played at 4 p.m. at Mt. Tahoma High School. The winner will advance to the state tournament, while the loser is done for the season.