The TSSAA basketball district tournaments were supposed to get started last week, but, as everybody is aware, they didn’t.
This delay, like many others, had nothing to do with COVID. As much as six inches of snow fell in West Tennessee, making travel impossible.
The roads are clear now so the postseason gets started today for Tipton County and West Tennessee schools.
In District 15-AA, the Covington girls are seeded first and will play a semifinal game Tuesday at home at 7 p.m. against the winner of Millington and Bolivar, which play today. The title game is Thursday at 7 p.m. at the home of the highest-seeded team.
“I will say that the first day back after being off a week was rough,” Covington girls’ coach Katrisha Glass said Monday morning. “We had to do a lot of conditioning at first. The last couple of days have been just getting ready to play. They all seem to be focused and just very anxious to play. As crazy as it may sound, they were all hoping that school would be in session today because they were afraid if it wasn’t, their game would be delayed again. But, overall, they understand what time of the season it is, so they are working to get ready.”
Covington’s boys, seeded fourth, host fifth-seeded Ripley today at 7 p.m. in an elimination game. if the Chargers win they play at top-seeded Bolivar on Wednesday at 6 p.m. The consolation and title games are Friday.
In District 13-AAA, Munford’s boys are the top seed and will host the Liberty-Dyer County winner Wednesday at 6 p.m. in a semifinal game. Brighton’s boys, the three seed, travel to Hardin County on Wednesday for a 6 p.m. semifinal game. The title and consolation games are Friday at higher-seeded teams.
Brighton’s girls play at Liberty today at 6 p.m. in a play-in game. The winner moves on to play at Hardin County Tuesday at 6 p.m. in a semifinal game. Munford’s girls, seeded third, play at second-seeded Dyer County Tuesday at 6 p.m. in a semifinal game. Title and consolation games are Thursday.
The top four teams from each district move on to region play.
In DII-A West region action, the Tipton-Rosemark boys and girls have advanced to the semifinals. The boys play at First Assembly Christian School today at 8 p.m. and the girls play today at Northpoint at 5 p.m. Both teams have already qualified for sub-state.
You can find more postseason information here.