Regular season ends, area tournaments begin



Cleveland head coach Conny Lowery checks the scoreboard during a game earlier this year. Lowery’s Panthers tied for the area title but lost the coin flip and will have to travel to Asbury for the tournament this week.

Cleveland head coach Conny Lowery checks the scoreboard during a game earlier this year. Lowery’s Panthers tied for the area title but lost the coin flip and will have to travel to Asbury for the tournament this week.

It’s tournament time in high school basketball. The regular season came to an end either last week or earlier this week and some area tournament have already begun.

Four tournaments will be held in Blount County. Appalachian (girls) will host the 1A Area 12 Tournament, Cleveland (girls) will host the 2A Area 12 Tournament, and the 4A Area 10 tournaments will be held at Oneonta (girls) and Locust Fork (boys).

The Cleveland boys split the 2A Area 12 regular season title with Asbury but lost the coin flip.

The winner and runner-up from each area tournament will advance to next week’s sub-region games – the girls on Monday, Feb. 9, and the boys on Tuesday, Feb. 10.

A win in the sub-region sends a team to the region tournament (Feb. 11-19).

This week’s tournament schedule:

Girls
1A Area 12
at Appalachian
Monday, Feb. 2
5 p.m. – Sacred Heart 50, Donoho 38
Wednesday, Feb. 4
5 p.m. – Faith Christian vs. Ragland
6:30 p.m. – Sacred Heart vs. Appalachian
Friday, Feb. 6
6:30 p.m. – Championship Game
2A Area 11
at Altamont
Thursday, Feb. 5
3:30 p.m. – Altamont vs. Tarrant
5 p.m. – Southeastern vs. Sumiton Christian
Friday, Feb. 6
6 p.m. – Championship Game
2A Area 12
at Cleveland
Tuesday, Feb. 3
5 p.m. – Asbury vs. Cleveland
6:30 p.m. – West End vs. Gaston
Thursday, Feb. 5
6:30 p.m. – Championship Game
3A Area 10
at Holly Pond
Tuesday, Feb. 3
4 p.m. – Susan Moore vs. Hanceville
5:30 p.m. – Vinemont vs. Holly Pond
Thursday, Feb. 5
6 p.m. – Championship Game
4A Area 10
at Oneonta
Wednesday, Feb. 4
6 p.m. – Locust Fork vs. J.B. Pennington
7:30 p.m. – Good Hope vs. Oneonta

Friday, Feb. 6
7 p.m. – Championship Game
5A Area 11
at Mortimer Jordan
Wednesday, Feb. 4
5 p.m. – Hayden vs. Springville
6:30 p.m. – Mortimer Jordan vs. Moody
Friday, Feb. 6
6 p.m. – Championship Game

Boys
1A Area 12
at Sacred Heart
Tuesday, Feb. 3
5 p.m. – Appalachian vs. Donoho
Thursday, Feb. 5
5 p.m. – Appalachian/Donoho vs. Sacred
Heart
6:30 p.m. – Ragland vs. Faith Christian
Saturday, Feb. 7
7 p.m. – Championship Game
2A Area 11
at Altamont
Thursday, Feb. 5
6:30 p.m. – Southeastern vs. Altamont
8 p.m. – Tarrant vs. Sumiton Christian
Friday, Feb. 6
7:30 p.m. – Championship Game
2A Area 12
at Asbury
Wednesday, Feb. 4
5:30 p.m. – Asbury vs. Gaston
7 p.m. – West End vs. Cleveland
Friday, Feb. 6
7 p.m. – Championship Game
3A Area 10
at Holly Pond
Tuesday, Feb. 3
7 p.m. – Hanceville vs. Vinemont
8:30 p.m. – Holly Pond vs. Susan Moore
Thursday, Feb. 5
7:30 p.m. – Championship Game
4A Area 10
at Locust Fork
Thursday, Feb. 5
6 p.m. – Oneonta vs. J.B. Pennington
7:30 p.m. – Locust Fork vs. Good Hope
Saturday, Feb. 7
2 p.m. – Championship Game
5A Area 11
at Springville
Thursday, Feb. 5
6 p.m. – Springville vs. Moody
7:30 p.m. – Hayden vs. Mortimer Jordan
Saturday, Feb. 7
5 p.m. – Championship Game