Region Basketball Tournaments Tip-Off Friday

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The high school region basketball tournaments begin on Friday with girls action and on Saturday with the boys.

The top two seeds in each district will host a region semifinal game on Friday or Saturday.  Only winners of those game will advance to the region finals.  Both region winner and runner-up will advance to sectional play. 

CSAS, Boyd-Buchanan and Silverdale girls will host Class A semifinal games.

In Class AA, McMinn Central, Central Brainerd, Bledsoe County and CCS will all host first round games.

In Class AAA, Bradley Central and McMinn County will host girls games.

In Class A boys action on Saturday, Boyd-Buchanan, Marion County, Sale Creek and CSAS will host games. 

In Class AA boys, McMinn Central, Brainerd, Tyner and Sequoyah will host along with Bledsoe County and Signal Mountain.

In Class AAA, Walker Valley and Cleveland will host games. 

McCallie will host a Division II state quarterfinal game on Saturday.


Division II AA Girls

FRIDAY 2/21

Quarterfinals:
Baylor at Brentwood Academy

Division II AA Boys

SATURDAY 2/22

Quarterfinals:
St. Benedict vs MUS winner at McCallie
Baylor at Christian Brothers


REGION TOURNAMENTS

Region 3-A Girls
FRIDAY 2/21
Quarterfinals at higher seed 7 p.m. local time
Richard hardy at CSAS
Whitwell at Boyd-Buchanan
Grace at Van Buren County
Lookout Valley at Silverdale

Region 3-AA Girls
FRIDAY 2/21
Quarterfinals at higher seed 7 p.m. local time
Tyner at McMinn Central
Sequoyah at Central
Polk at Brainerd
Hixson at Loudon

Region 4-AA Girls
FRIDAY 2/21

Quarterfinals at higher seed 7 p.m. local time
Murfreesboro at Bledsoe County
Sequatchie County at Livingston Academy
Signal Mountain at Cannon County
Smith County at Chattanooga Christian

Region 3-AAA Girls
FRIDAY 2/21

Quarterfinals at higher seed 7 p.m. local time
Rhea County at Bradley Central
Walker Valley at White County
Cleveland at Cumberland County
Cookeville at McMinn County

Region 3-A Boys
SATURDAY 2/22

Quarterfinals at higher seed 7 p.m. local time
Lookout Valley at Boyd-Buchanan
Copper Basin at Marion County
Grace at Sale Creek
Whitwell at CSAS

Region 3-AA Boys
SATURDAY 2/22

Quarterfinals at higher seed 7 p.m. local time
Chattanooga Central at McMinn Central
Loudon at Brainerd
Polk County at Tyner
East Ridge at Sequoyah

Region 4-AA Boys
SATURDAY 2/22

Quarterfinals at higher seed 7 p.m. local time
Macon County at Bledsoe County
Notre Dame at Livingston Academy
Chattanooga Christian at Upperman
Cannon County at Signal Mountain

Region 3-AAA Boys
SATURDAY 2/22

Quarterfinals at higher seed 7 p.m. local time
Cumberland County at Walker Valley
Bradley Central at Cookeville
Ooltewah at Stone Memorial
White County at Cleveland 


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