JACKSON, Ohio — The high school postseason is just around the corner, but the roads for the southeast district tournament were paved Sunday afternoon at Jackson High School during the 2013-14 OHSAA Southeast District girls basketball tournament selection meeting held in the Apple City.
Six area schools — Gallia Academy, Meigs, River Valley, Southern, South Gallia and Eastern — now know where their opening games will be and who they will be facing in their respective sectional matchups. Two of the six programs also need just one win to advance to the district postseason.
Starting in Division IV, Reedsville Eastern came away with the top overall seed from the bracket of games to be played at Meigs High School. The Lady Eagles (17-1) will play in a sectional final at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, against the winner of the 8-9 matchup between Symmes Valley (7-11) and Miller (3-14).
Racine Southern (12-6) earned a five-seed and will face fourth-seeded Waterford (11-6) at Meigs High School at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, in a sectional final contest.
South Gallia (11-7) came away with the seven-seed and will face 10th-seeded Trimble (2-15) in a sectional semifinal at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Meigs High School. The winner will face second-seeded South Webster (15-2) in a sectional final at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at Larry R. Morrison Gymnasium.
Both local Division III teams will face one another in the opening round of the postseason, as eighth-seeded River Valley (6-10) and ninth-seeded Meigs (4-15) square off in a sectional semifinal at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Athens High School.
The winner of the Lady Marauders-Lady Raiders contest will advance to face top-seeded Nelsonville-York (12-5) in the sectional final at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at McAfee Gymnasium.
In Division II, Gallia Academy (9-11) came away with the seven-seed and will face second-seeded Sheridan (11-8) in a sectional semifinal at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at Logan High School. The GAHS-SHS winner will face either Vinton County (12-6) or Fairfield Union (7-10) in the sectional final at 2:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 at Jim Myers Gymnasium.
Complete pairings for the 2013-14 OHSAA Southeast District girls basketball tournament are available on the web at seodab.org