The Seymour High School boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball teams last Thursday learned their seeding fate in the upcoming Class 2 District 10 Tournament, which gets under way later this week.
Seymour’s girls are the No. 3 seed in the six-team event.
The Tiger boys are the No. 4 seed in a field that also has six schools.
District coaches voted to set the seedings.
First to play are Seymour’s girls, who will take on No. 6 Norwood in first-round action set for 3 p.m. this Saturday afternoon at the Seymour High School gymnasium.
Seymour’s record was 9-12 when seeds were determined.
“We got a fair seed ... the seed that we deserved,” Seymour head girls’ coach Derrick Jessen said.
“We knew that Gainesville and Dora would earn the first and second seeds based on their records.”
Gainesville is the top seed with a 12-9 record, while Dora at 13-10 is the second seed.
Seymour is the third seed, followed by Bakersfield in the fourth spot with a 4-10 mark. Summersville (3-13) is seeded fifth, while Norwood is sixth at 1-20.
The Seymour boys will play in first-round home action at 6 p.m. next Monday against No. 5 Summersville.
Seymour’s record was 8-13 when seeds were set.
Tiger head boys’ coach Chris Hastings said that because of the COVID-19 pandemic, first-round district games are being played on the home court of the higher-seeded team, hence Seymour’s two teams playing host to games in the opening round.
“Our district seed could’ve been anywhere from third to sixth,” Hastings said.
“I’m happy with the No. 4 seed.”
For the boys, Norwood is the top seed with a 17-4 record.
Gainesville is the second seed at 15-7.
In the third spot is Bakersfield with an 8-7 mark, followed by Seymour as the fourth seed.
Summersville earned the fi fth seed at 6-14, while Dora is the No. 6 seed with an 8-16 record.
The district’s semifinal games and championship game for both the boys and girls will be played at the Norwood High School gymnasium.
The girls’ championship game is scheduled for next Thursday, Feb. 25, while the boys’ title game will be played on Friday, Feb. 26.
Complete brackets are available at no charge upon request at the Webster County Citizen office, located on the west side of the Seymour square.
They also can be found online at the Citizen’s website, www.webstercountycitizen.com.