|Boys tournaments open tonight|
|Friday, February 17, 2012|
District tournament play opens this evening for five local boys basketball teams at various Middle Tennessee venues. Here’s a look at tonight’s schedule.
District 8A at Macon Co. High, Lafayette
The Commanders enter tournament play 20-2 overall, but have been idle since a 67-58 win over Ezell Harding back on Feb. 6. Trousdale County defeated No. 4 seed Red Boiling Springs 46-42 Tuesday.
The other semifinal game tonight finds No. 2 seeded Watertown (22-5) taking on No. 3 seed Gordonsville High at 8 p.m. The two teams met recently, with Gordonsville downing the Purple Tigers 62-57 on Feb. 7.
Tournament finals will be held Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. in Lafayette with the consolation game scheduled for 6:30 p.m. All four teams playing tonight will advance to the Region 4 tournament next week in Livingston.
District 9AAA / first round home sites
Tonight’s winners will assure themselves berths in next week’s Region 5AAA tournament at Clarksville Northeast and will play semifinal games on Saturday at Wilson Central High.
No. 1 seeded Mt. Juliet (23-5) will host No. 8 seed Gallatin;
No. 2 seeded Wilson Central (21-4) hosts No. 7 seed Portland.
No. 3 seeded Beech will host No. 6 Lebanon High (11-15), and;
No. 4 seeded Station Camp will host No. 5 Hendersonville High.
All Friday night games will tip at 7 p.m. The winner of tonight’s Mt. Juliet vs. Gallatin game will play the winner Station Camp vs. Hendersonville 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Wilson Central.
The winner of the Wilson Central - Portland game will play the winner of Lebanon - Beech Saturday at 8:30 p.m. Boys consolation and finals are set for Tuesday, Feb. 21 at Wilson Central.