County tourney begins SaturdayThe Lawrence County Basketball Tournament, which will be hosted by Black Rock, will begin Saturday with seventh-grade action. Junior and senior high games kick off on Monday with the finals scheduled for Friday, Feb. 5, and Saturday, Feb. 6.
Seventh grade girls action will begin at 11 a.m on Saturday with a game between second-seed Walnut Ridge and third-seed Sloan-Hendrix. The Hillcrest girls are seeded first and will play number four Hoxie at 1:30 p.m. The winners of these two games will face off in the finals on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 5:30 p.m.
Hoxie is the number one seed in the boys bracket and will automatically advance to the finals, to be held on Friday, Feb. 5, at 5:30 p.m. The other two teams competing for the title are second-seeded Hillcrest and third-seeded Walnut Ridge, who will play this Saturday at 12:15 p.m.
The first junior girls game will be played on Monday at 4 p.m. when number two Walnut Ridge faces third-seeded Hillcrest. The fourth and fifth seeds, Hoxie and Black Rock, respectively, will play on Tuesday at 4 p.m. for a chance to take on top-seeded Sloan-Hendrix at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4. The finals will be played on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 6:45 p.m.
Junior boys action will kick off on Monday at 5:15 p.m. when number four Sloan-Hendrix will face number five Black Rock. The winner will advance to play Hoxie, the top seed in the tournament, at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4. The other semifinal game will be held Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. when second-seeded Hillcrest faces third-seeded Walnut Ridge. The finals are set for Friday, Feb. 5, at 6:45 p.m.
Senior girls action will begin on Monday at 6:30 when fourth-seeded Walnut Ridge and fifth-seeded Sloan-Hendrix vie for a chance to take on the number one seed, Hillcrest, on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 6:30 p.m. Number two Black Rock and number three Hoxie will compete on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. for the other spot in the finals, which will be held on Friday, Feb. 5, at 8 p.m.
In senior boys action, number four Walnut Ridge and number five Sloan-Hendrix will play Monday at 7:45 p.m. with the winner advancing to face number one Black Rock on Tuesday at 7:45 p.m. The other semifinal game will pit second-seeded Hoxie against third-seeded Hillcrest at 7:45 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4. The finals will be played on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 8 p.m.