Post-season play is in full swing in high school basketball throughout the great state of Arkansas! After a Wednesday night off in most conferences, semi-finals play resumes tonight. In Class 2A. conference #4, the district tournament hosted by Mountainburg High School will resume tonight. Four teams in each bracket will advance to regional tournament play next week.
In girls bracket play, the Mansfield Lady Tigers will play Lavaca at 4 p.m. in the first semi-final game. Immediately following, the Magazine Rattlers will play the Lavaca Golden Arrows in the first boys semi-final match-up. At 6:30 p.m., the second girls semi-final will be played between Acorn and host Mountainburg. In the final game of the night, the second boys semi-final between Magazine and Lavaca will be played for the right to advance to Friday’s championship finals.
As you may know, all four teams from both the girls and the boys brackets have qualified for next week’s Class 2A regional tournament. Higher seedings in next week’s regional tournament are now at stake for all semi-final district tournament teams. Each win from this point forward in the district tournament will elevate teams to higher seedings in next week’s tournament. A higher seeding gives a team a potentially more favorable pathway to the state tournament.
Good luck to all of the semifinal teams across all classifications tonight! And stay with Resident Press for complete updates leading up to the crowning of state champions in high school basketball!