First-Round Games For Region 3-AAA Basketball Tourney Set

Owls Travel To Stone Memorial On Saturday; Bearettes Host Rhea On Friday

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - by Larry Fleming

The first-round matchups for the Region 3-AAA basketball tournament – pitting District 5-AAA teams seeded one through four against the same seeds from District 6-AAA – were finalized on Wednesday with the outcomes of 6-AAA championship games at Cookeville High School.

Cumberland County defeated White County, 52-47, for the girls’ 6-AAA title and Stone Memorial whipped Cookeville, 64-55, for the boys championship.

In girls games on Friday, District 5-AAA champion Bradley Central (22-5), riding a 12-game winning streak, will host Rhea County (No. 4, 6-AAA). McMinn County (11-17), the 5-AAA runner-up, is at home against Cookeville (14-16, No. 3 6-AAA).

Walker Valley (19-11, No. 3 5-AAA) travels to White County (21-7, No. 2 6-AAA) and Cleveland (13-14, No. 4 5-AAA) will be at 6-AAA champion Cumberland County (26-4).

In the boys openers, Walker Valley (21-9, 5-AAA champion), which has won 10 straight games, will be at home against Cumberland County (11-18, No. 4 6-AAA) and Cleveland (17-8, No. 2 5-AAA) hosts White County (22-7, No. 3 6-AAA).

Bradley Central’s Bears (15-11, No. 3 5-AAA) travels to Cookeville (21-9, No. 2 6-AAA) and Ooltewah (15-11, No. 4 5-AAA) will play at 6-AAA champion Stone Memorial (24-6).

All games will start at 7 p.m. local time.

Region 3-AAA Tournament

First-Round Games

Girls, Friday

Rhea County at Bradley Central

Cookeville at McMinn County

Walker Valley at White County

Cleveland at Cumberland County

Boys, Saturday

Cumberland County at Walker Valley

White County at Cleveland

Ooltewah at Stone Memorial

Bradley Central at Cookeville

(E-mail Larry Fleming at larryfleming44@gmail.com)

 

 

 


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