For three boys teams, they live to play another day. For another, their season comes to an end. Siegel defeated Lincoln County 66-52 to advance to play Lawrence County in the semifinals. The Wildcats ended Oakland's season with a 60-46 win.
Blackman downed Shelbyville 71-36 to advance to play Stewarts Creek. The Red Hawks went to Columbia and defeated the Lions 65-50.
Games in the 4-AAA semifinal will begin at 4pm, with airtime on NewsRadio WGNS State Farm Prep Basketball at 3:45. Blackman girls will play Lawrence County. The 5:30 boys game will feature Siegel and Lawrence County. At 7, it's Oakland vs. Tullahoma girls. The nightcap will be Blackman boys vs. Stewarts Creek.
There are two other region games involving Rutherford County teams. The Central Magnet Lady Tigers travel to Cookeville to battle Livingston Academy in the 4-AA semifinal. Game time is 6pm. Then at Eagleville, it's the Region 5-A semifinal battle between MTCS and Houston County girls. Game time is 7pm.
Winners of region semifinal games advance to the region championship AND will be in the sectional tournament, the state's final 16, in high school basketball.
Wednesday, February 25th (Region Semifinals)
4AAA: Blackman vs. Lawrence Co. (4:00pm)
4AAA: Oakland vs. Tullahoma (7:00pm)
4AA: Central Magnet vs. Livingston Academy (6:00pm)
5A: MTCS vs. Houston Co. (7:00pm)
4AAA: Siegel vs. Lawrence Co. (5:30pm)
4AAA: Blackman vs. Stewarts Creek (8:30pm)