Western Branch point guard Cameron Edmonds (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruit757)
Western Branch grabs two #1 seeds while Thomas Dale and James River grab one each in the Region 6A tournament brackets
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
This is going to take a minute to explain.
In Region 6A, for the Boys and Girls basketball tournaments, the athletic directors have figured out how to split up 11 teams and keep the teams divided geographically in the play-in and quarterfinal rounds.
Region 6A is spread between the 757 and the 804, plus Franklin County (near Roanoke) is also in the mix. Franklin County is included with the 804 teams to put four teams there and seven teams in the 757. All 757 teams but the #1 seed (Western Branch) have to play their way into the quarterfinal round.
So, there are two sides to each bracket and each bracket has seedings on a West side and an East side. Western Branch has the #1 seed on the East side of each bracket. On the Boys side, Thomas Dale is the top seed in the West. On the Girls side, James River is the top seed in the West.
In the Quarterfinal round, the winners will move forward as they are paired.
Here are the brackets:
Region 6A Boys – Play-in games are on Friday, February 21 (weather permitting)
#E5 Grassfield at #E4 Kellam
#E6 Tallwood at #E3 Landstown
#E7 Ocean Lakes at #E2 Oscar Smith
(Grassfield/Kellam winner) at #E1 Western Branch
#W3 Cosby at #W2 James River
(Tallwood/Landstown winner vs. (Ocean Lakes/Oscar Smith winner) at the home court of the higher seed
#W4 Franklin County at #W1 Thomas Dale
Region 6A Girls – Play-in games are on Friday, February 21 (weather permitting)
#E5 Oscar Smith at #E4 Kellam
#E6 Ocean Lakes at #E3 Grassfield
#E7 Tallwood at #E2 Landstown
(Oscar Smith/Kellam winner) at #E1 Western Branch
#W3 Thomas Dale at #W2 Cosby
(Ocean Lakes/Grassfield winner) vs. (Tallwood/Landstown winner) at the home court of the higher seed
#W4 Franklin County at #W1 James River
The Semifinal rounds of each tournament will be played on Wednesday, February 26 and the championship round will be played on Saturday, February 29.
– Andy Hilton