Brentwood gets byes in District 11-AAA basketball
By Joe Williams, Sports Editor
If comedian Steve Martin were a Wilco prep basketball fan, he would have called Friday’s action, “…a wild and crazy night!”
On the final night of the regular season in District 11-AAA, second place Ravenwood was upset on the road by sixth place Dickson County and Franklin secured the second spot with a surprisingly easy win over Independence.
With the final contests of the regular season, brackets for the district tournament are set with action all this week.
The girls take center stage first, with Brentwood, as district champs, getting a bye in the first round. On Wednesday, number three Dickson County will host Summit and Ravenwood will welcome Independence. Both games are set for a 7 p.m. tip-off.
Franklin, which finished third in the boys and second in the girls standings, will play Centennial in both brackets. The Rebels look of keep things on an even keel and will play both games on Wednesday night, with the girls tipping at 6 p.m. and the boys at 7:30 p.m.
On the boys side, top seed Brentwood gets a free pass to the semi-finals after posting an 11-1 record against the other six teams in the district.
Second seed Ravenwood will be at home against Summit and fourth seed Independence will host Dickson County, both at 7 p.m.
Losers of first round games will see their seasons end, while the winners, along with both Brentwood squads, will move to the district semi’s to be played at Independence on Saturday. A basketball junky’s favorite day of the year, the four game rotation will have the Lady Bruins playing the winner of the Ravenwood/Independence game at 2 p.m., with Brentwood playing the winner of the Independence/Dickson County boys game at 3:45.
The winner’s of the Franklin/Centennial and Dickson County/Summit girls contests will face off at 5:30 with the winners of the Ravenwood/Summit and Franklin/Centennial boys contests in the night cap at 7:15 p.m.
The losers of the girls and boys games on Saturday will play at Independence on Monday night in consolation events at 6 and 7:30 p.m., while the winners on Saturday will meet for the district title on Tuesday night, also at Independence, at 6 and 7:30 p.m.
Teams that make it to Saturday are guaranteed to continue their season the following week in the Region 6-AAA tournament at Glencliffe.
Posted on: 2/10/2014