The time for high school basketball district tournaments is closing in and the Eagles and Lady Eagles of Hebron will break the ice this week in Pittsboro.
The Hebron teams closed out their regular seasons on a positive note with the Eagles carrying a 7-1 district record and the Lady Eagles entering tournament at 8-0.
The Lady Eagles participated in the JV tournament, scoring a big 50-8 win over Immanuel Christian to start things off.
“It was the first time we got to play all of our ninth graders together,” said coach Bruce Franks. “They always have to play up so they only get to play two quarters of JV.”
Two quarters was all they needed as they blasted Immanuel 38-0 at the half.
The Lady Eagles set their sites on the championship trophy Friday night and didn’t waste any time securing it with a 32-17 win over Macon Central.
Rebekah Joy Falkner and Holly Hudson split the lead with ten points each and Hudson picked up honors as the tourney MVP.
The varsity will be in tournament in Pittsboro this week. The Lady Eagles will play the winner of Kemper/Immanuel Thursday at 4 p.m. while the boys will play Kemper at 5:30 p.m. Varsity tourney is held in Pittsboro at Calhoun Academy.
MHSAA tournament sites set
Tournaments are set for local public schools to begin the week of Feb. 17.
The East Webster Wolverines and Lady Wolverines will host district 4-2A tournament where they will try to extend into post-season play, but they still have a few games to go on the regular season.
The Lady Wolverines picked up a district win over Eupora Jan. 28 by a margin of 66-37 and shut down Tupelo Christian Pre, 45-20 on Jan. 31. They fell to Belmont, 34-55, in the Robertson’s tourney over the weekend.
The Okolona Chieftains and Lady Chieftains will participate in the district tournament at East Webster, but will have to face the Wolves and Lady Wolves in a final district match Feb. 11 in Okolona.
4-1A at Smithville
The Rams and Lady Rams won’t have to travel too far for district tournament as they will head to Smithville. The Lady Rams claimed the top tourney seed, posting a 5-0 divison record.
Toppers, Lady Toppers take a road trip
The Houston teams will have the furthest to travel as 4-4A tournament will be held at Leake Central in Carthage.
With ten division games on the schedule this year, Houston has a full week of play before tournament begins.
Both Houston teams fell to Leake Central Jan. 31, the loss putting the Lady Toppers at 5-2 in district play.
The Toppers and Lady Topper still face Kocisusko Feb. 4, West Lauderdale Feb. 7 and Noxubee County Feb. 11 before tournament seedings will be avaiable.