The pairings have now been set.
Both the Chapmanville Regional and Logan High School girls’ basketball teams have been awarded No. 3 seeds for next week’s Class AA and Class AAA sectional tournaments.
Both the Lady Cats and Lady Tigers are scheduled to play next Wednesday in sectional semifinal round action.
Chapmanville Regional, 11-9 heading into Thursday night’s game at Logan, is slated to play rival Scott next Wednesday at 8 p.m. at Logan’s Willie Akers Arena. The No. 2 seed Lady Hawks (11-8) beat Chapmanville twice this season by 45-42 and 41-37 scores.
At 6 p.m. on Wednesday, No. 1 seed Tolsia (15-3) is scheduled to play the winner of the game pitting No. 4 Mingo Central (10-10) and No. 5 Wayne. The Miners and Pioneers are slated to open the sectionals with the play-in game on Monday at 7 p.m. at Logan.
The two semifinal winners are set to advance to the sectional championship game on Friday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. at Logan. Both the winner and runner-up would then move on to the Class AA regional tourney the following week.
In Class AAA, Logan (12-7) has been seeded third and is scheduled to play No. 2 seed Huntington (17-4) on Wednesday at 8 p.m. at Huntington High School. Logan upset the Lady Highlanders earlier in the season, 56-55, on the same Huntington floor. Huntington’s only other losses this season were to Spring Valley (61-57), Marietta, Ohio (49-48) and Ironton, Ohio (64-61) on Feb. 7.
The 6 p.m. sectional game on Wednesday at Huntington has No. 1 seed Spring Valley (18-3) taking on the winner of the contest between No. 5 Lincoln County (2-14) and No. 4 Cabell Midland (16-5). The Lady Panthers and Knights are set to open the sectionals with the play-in game on Monday at 7 p.m. at Huntington High School.
Logan, which did not play Cabell Midland this season, squeaked ahead of the Knights for the No. 3 seed. Logan went 3-1 against sectional foes this season with the only defeat coming at the hands of No. 1 Spring Valley, 76-47, on Feb. 6. The Lady Cats also routed Lincoln County twice.
Spring Valley started off the season 0-2 with losses to Boyd County, Ky. (69-56) and Morgantown (67-49). The Lady Wolves also lost 66-57 at home to sectional foe Huntington on Jan. 25.
The two Class AAA sectional semifinal winners advance to play each other in the championship game on Friday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m., also at Huntington.
Man High School’s girls are scheduled to play in next week’s Class A sectional tourney but the pairings have not yet been released.