Defending its district title got a lot tougher for the Scotland County girls thanks to redistricting in 2017 and the Tigers didn’t benefit from the move either, as the Class 2 District 6 brackets were released this week.
The boys’ bracket features seven out of eight teams with winning records in 2016-17.
Despite posting a 20-1 record and a #7 ranking in the state, the Scotland County girls will enter next week’s district tourney as an underdog. Clopton, the #1 ranked girls team in Class 2 will be the top seed in the district tournament, which will be hosted by the Clarksville, MO school, which is located south of Hannibal.
The host school will face #8 seed Louisiana (1-19) in the opening round on February 20th at 4 p.m.
The #2 seeded Lady Tigers will take on #7 Van-Far (6-14) at 5:30 p.m.
The third opening round game on Monday night will pit #4 Knox County vs. #5 South Shelby before the girls finale at 9 p.m. featuring #3 Paris vs. #6 Canton.
The boys will take the court Tuesday with #3 Louisiana (16-5) vs. #6 South Shelby (14-8) at 4 p.m.
Top seed Knox County (17-4) will then take on #8 Paris (8-12) at 5:30 p.m.
Scotland County, the #7 seed will be in action at 7 p.m. versus #2 seed Canton (15-6). The final game will pit #4 Clopton (15-6) against #5 Van-Far (13-7) at 9 p.m.
The girls semifinals will be played at 5:30 and 7 p.m. on Wednesday night. If the Lady Tigers take care of business in the opening round, they would advance to play the winner of Paris vs. Canton, in the 7 p.m. contest.
The girls’ championship game is set for 6 p.m. on Saturday, February 25th.
The boys’ semifinals are set for 5;30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 23rd. An opening round win for the tigers would advance them to play the winner of Louisiana and South Shelby in the 7 p.m. game.
The boys’ championship game will be played at 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 25th.