The Buccaneers’ plan all year was to get healthy, hit their stride and make a deep run in the postseason. They’ve crossed off the first two items on that to-do list. Now comes the third.

Despite not having a healthy Zac Olson for a decent portion of the season and playing games without a healthy Logan Sendle for extended periods of time, the Waterville-Elysian-Morristown boys basketball team earned the top overall seed in Section 2AA-South. They’ll open postseason play at 7 p.m. Monday against No. 8 Medford.

WEM blew out the Tigers in both meetings this season, winning by an average of 37.5 points.

Medford didn’t win a game all year, going 0-24 on the season. More than that, the Tigers lost by less than 10 just twice and less than 20 seven times.

WEM’s calling card all year has been defense, where the Bucs allowed just 45.9 points per game. That’ll continue to be a key as games inevitably get slower and tighter.

But for now, WEM is rolling. The Bucs are on an 18-game win streak. A year ago, they headed into the playoffs on a 16-game win streak, then cruised in their postseason opener.

“I don’t know if we’re playing any better than last year, but we’re certainly not playing any worse,” coach Jeff Wagner said.

The Bucs have things set on the offensive side especially with Olson now seemingly back to his typical dominant self. The senior big man dropped 40 points in the season finale and has scored more than 30 on a regular basis late in the year. Dallas McBroom’s been rock solid on the wing and Sendle sets the tone at the point.

Otherwise, this is a game that the Bucs should win fairly handily. It’s mostly about staying healthy and continuing to play with an intensity and energy that they’ve been playing with since January.

WEM and Medford tip at 7 p.m. Monday in Waterville. The winner advances to play the winner of No. 4 Fairmont/No. 5 St. James at Mankato East Thursday in the Section 2AA-South semifinals.