PHOTOS BY DALTON BARRETT
It's a sweep for District 7-Triple-A teams in the opening round of the region tournament, eliminating District 8-Triple-A. It also brings both the girls and boys tournaments back to Murfreesboro, all games to be played at Siegel High School this week. WGNS' Bryan Barrett has more...
Following Friday night's sweep, the pressure was on the boys teams to bring the entire 4-Triple-A Tournament back to Siegel. All four teams followed through. On WGNS, the Siegel boys dominated Lawrence County 73-38. The Stars were up one at the end of the first quarter, but came out in the second on fire. They won the second quarter 26-to-7 and never looked back. Despite playing against the 6-6 and 6-4 Wildcat post players, Siegel dominated the board, outrebounding Lawrence County 39-14. Senior Ryan Jones led the Stars with 19 points. Braxton Eddings had 12. Dominique Gooch and Aden Burton each had 10 points.
Siegel's win, coupled with Smyrna's 75-65 win at Columbia pit the two district foes against each other Tuesday night. Blackman cruised to a 69-41 win over Coffee County and La Vergne went to Franklin County and dominated the Rebels 76-43. The Blaze and Wolverines will play for the sixth time this season Tuesday.
Coming up on WGNS, on Monday, it's the girls region semifinals. Coverage begins at 5:50 with a tipoff in the Oakland / Smyrna game at 6. It will be followed at 7:30 by Blackman versus Riverdale. The Tuesday night boys semifinals will be a rematch of the district semis. Siegel versus Smyrna at 6, followed by Blackman versus La Vergne. WGNS pregame coverage begins at 5:50, right after All Sports Talk. Semifinal winners will play in the region finals and will receive a sectional tournament berth, just one game away from playing in the Blue Cross Basketball Championships.