Division High School basketball tournaments get underway this week

By NEMS Daily Journal

When the Division 1-2A high school basketball tournament begins today, the Baldwyn High boys team will be out for revenge.
The Bearcats suffered a disappointing semifinal loss to underdog New Site in last year’s 1-2A tourney.
This year, the Bearcats are presumed to be the favorites again – perhaps this time with Hickory Flat – as they finished the regular season with a 22-4 overall record.
Baldwyn plays Mantachie in today’s first-round game set for 5:30 p.m. at Mantachie High School.
From the same venue as the boys, the Lady Bearcats will play the tournament’s first game at 4 p.m. versus Ashland.
Hickory Flat and East Union girls play the final game of tonight at 7 p.m.
Other division tournaments beginning today are the Division 2-4A Tournament at Lewisburg and the Division 2-1A Tournament at West Union. The rest of the division tourneys get underway on Tuesday.
The division tournaments decide MHSAA North Tournament berths and seeding. The North Tournament starts next Monday and Tuesday.