Junior High girls tourney pairings set
By Mark Carpenter
Though the abundance of cancellations and rescheduling made this year’s drawing less that perfect, the pairings have been set for the 2013-14 Southern Hills Athletic Conference Junior High girls basketball tournaments. Action will begin tonight and continue until the Feb. 8 finals, weather permitting.
Seventh grade tournament action was scheduled to begin last night as Ripley (5-4) was scheduled to host Fayetteville (5-5). Tomorrow night, Manchester (2-6) will play host to North Adams (0-11). On Saturday at Ripley High School, #1 seeded West Union (11-1) will battle Eastern, #2 seed Fairfield (9-1) will challenge the Manchester-North Adams winner, and #3 seed Lynchburg (8-1) faces Peebles (5-5). Those Saturday game times have yet to be determined.
The seventh grade semi-finals will be played on Feb. 3 at Lynchburg and the finals will be on Feb. 8 at Eastern Junior High.
Eighth grade girls tourney play begins tonight at Manchester High School with three games on the slate: #8 seed West Union (2-9) will face #10 seed Whiteoak (0-11) at 5 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., it will be #4 seed Fairfield (8-3) versus #5 seed Ripley (6.5) and at 8 p.m., #7 seed Lynchburg (3-7) will battle #9 seed Manchester (2-9).
On Saturday at Ripley, #1 seed Eastern (11-1) will await the West Union-Whiteoak winner, while #2 seed North Adams (11-1) will face the Lynchburg-Manchester winner.Also on Saturday, #3 seeded Peebles (8-3) will match up with #6 seed Fayetteville (5-7).Those game times will be announced later.
North Adams and Eastern will play for the eighth grade SHAC title tonight in North Adams and with a North Adams win, the Lady Devils could be the league champion but only the #2 seed in the tourney.
The eighth grade girls semi-final contests are scheduled for Feb. 5 at West Union High School, with the championship game set for Feb. 8 at the Eastern Junior High School.
Mark Carpenter can be reached at 937-544-2391 or on Twitter @adamscosports.
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