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Region tournaments tip off tonight

Andy Reed • Feb 24, 2017 at 9:30 AM

The next layer of postseason basketball tournaments will tip off tonight with girls’ region first-round games at satellite locations, including three in Wilson County.

District 9-AAA champion Wilson Central will play host to Kenwood, runner-up Mt. Juliet will entertain Clarksville and 8-A runner-up Watertown will welcome Clay County.

Tonight’s winners will advance to semifinal action Monday night with the Region 5-AAA tourney held at Lebanon’s Campbell Brandon Gym/Hester Gibbs Court and the 4-A at Watertown.

Boys’ action will tip off at 7 p.m. Saturday at home sites. District 9-AAA champion Lebanon will play host to Kenwood while third-place Mt. Juliet will travel to Springfield. District 8-A champ Watertown will entertain Monterey.

On Monday, the Clarksville-Mt. Juliet winner will face the Station Camp-Henry County winner at 6 p.m., followed by Beech-Rossview against Kenwood-Wilson Central. At Watertown, the Clay County-Watertown winner will meet the Trousdale County-Pickett County survivor at 6 p.m., followed by the Red Boiling Springs-Clarkrange winner against either Jackson County or Goodpasture at 7:30.

On Tuesday at Lebanon, the Northeast-Station Camp winner will take on the Beech-Northwest winner at 6 p.m., followed by Mt. Juliet-Springfield against Kenwood-Lebanon at 7:30. At Watertown, it will be Jackson County-Goodpasture against Trousdale County-Clay County at 6 p.m., followed by Gordonsville-Pickett County against Monterey-Watertown at 7:30.

The girls’ championship will be played at 7 p.m. Wednesday at both sites, followed by the boys 24 hours later. Both finalists will advance to sectional action.

One caveat to the schedule: Should all four teams from the opposite district (District 10-AAA or 7-A) win the opening round games, the remainder of the tournament could be moved to a gym more central to that league.

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