Region Basketball Quarterfinal Pairings Announced

Girls Play Friday While Boys Face Off On Saturday

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - by John Hunt

Now that all of the district basketball hardware has been passed out, it's time for local teams to take the next step and that's the region tournaments.

All of the quarterfinal games will be played at the higher seeded team with semifinals and finals in one location.

Sale Creek will host the 3-A tournament while McMinn County has the 3-AA and Cleveland the 3-AAA.  The site for the 4-AA tournament has yet to be determined.

The girls play their quarterfinals on Friday while the guys take center stage on Saturday.  All games are set to begin at 7 p.m. local time.

The only exception to those dates is Grace Academy, which will host both Whitwell teams on Friday night.

GIRL'S PAIRINGS FOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22

3-A

Richard Hardy at Silverdale

CSAS at Sale Creek

Boyd-Buchanan at Van Buren Co.

Whitwell at Grace

3-AA

Brainerd at McMinn Central

Meigs Co. at Howard

Polk Co. at East Hamilton

Tyner at Sequoyah

4-AA

Upperman at Bledsoe Co.

Chattanooga Christian at Cannon Co.

Grundy Co. at Livingston Academy

York Institute at Notre Dame

3-AAA

Cumberland Co. at Bradley

McMinn Co. at Coffee Co.

Walker Valley at Cookeville

White Co. at Cleveland

BOYS PAIRINGS FOR  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23

3-A

Sale Creek at Boyd-Buchanan

CSAS at Van Buren Co.

Silverdale at Marion Co.

Whitwell at Grace

3-AA

Tyner at McMinn Central

Sequoyah at Brainerd

Polk Co. at Howard

Central at Meigs Co.

4-AA

Cannon Co. at Bledsoe Co.

Chattanooga Christian at DeKalb Co.

Grundy Co. at Livingston Academy

Upperman at Signal Mountain

3-AAA

Warren Co. at Walker Valley

Ooltewah at White Co.

Cleveland at Cumberland Co.

Cookeville at Bradley

All games start at 7 p.m. local time

(email John Hunt at nomarathonmoose@comcast.net)


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