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A total of eight area basketball teams will be in Harriman this week as Richard Pickell Gymnasium will be the site of the Region 2-A Tournament semifinals and finals.
The tournament actually tipped off over the weekend with first round games being satellite sites with the highest seeded team hosting games.
The girls action tipped off Friday with Harriman visiting Wartburg, Tellico Plains traveling to Oneida, Grace Christian hosting Coalfield, and Midway hosting Oliver Springs in a match-up of Roane County foes.
The four winners from Friday will play Monday evening in Harriman. The winner of the Harriman/Wartburg game will take on the winner from Midway/Oliver Springs at 6 p.m. with the winner of Tellico Plains/Oneida taking on the winner of Coalfield/Grace Christian at 7:30 p.m.
Monday’s winners will play Wednesday in the Region 2-A title game.
Both teams will also play on Saturday in the TSSAA Class A Sectional with berth in the TSSAA Class A State Tournament on the line. The winner of Wednesday’s game will play at home on Saturday while the loser will travel to upper East Tennessee.
The TSSAA Class A Girls State Tournament begins on Wednesday, March 6.
The boys side is set up the same as the girls, with their games taking place on Tuesday and Thursday.
On Saturday, the tournament began with Sunbright hosting Midway, Grace Christian hosting Coalfield, Wartburg hosting Rockwood, and Harriman hosting Oliver Springs in a marquee match-up between Roane County teams.
Tuesday’s first semifinal contest will see the winner of Sunbright/Midway taking on Grace Christian/Coalfield at 6 p.m. The following game will see the winner of Harriman/Oliver Springs meeting the winner of Wartburg/Rockwood.
The Region 2-A title game is set for Thursday at 7 p.m.
Those two teams will also advance to the TSSAA Class A Sectional that will be played on Monday. The winner of Region 2-A will host a sectional contest with the loser hitting the road.
The TSSAA Class A Boys State Tournament begins on Wednesday, March 13.