After their 57-51 win over Waggener, Tiger Basketball will advance to the semifinals of the 2016 7th Region Tournament. The Tigers will face Eastern at Valley on Friday in a rematch from earlier this season. Eastern won at St. X 69-65 on January 26.
“We’re excited to be playing Friday night,” Coach Klein said. “The theme doesn’t change. We want to be 1-0 Friday to try and play for a trophy next Tuesday. We will get back to work. As a coaching staff we will try to give ourselves the best two days of preparation we can have, and these guys are going to have their minds right, and their mental focus is going to be where it needs to be. We look forward to the challenge Eastern poses. It was a heck of game when they came over and played at the Willis Center, and we will be excited to play in the Region semifinals Friday night.”
In the other games, Ballard defeated Central 81-79 in overtime, Trinity won 71-64 over Male and Eastern beat Manual 52-46. Trinity and Ballard will play at Valley in the first game at 6 pm. St. X and Eastern will follow at 7:30 pm.
The 2016 7th Region Tournament will begin next Tuesday, and the winners of each District will host their opening game. St. X defeated Male last Thursday night for the 26th District Championship to give the Tigers a home game vs. Waggener. Waggener defeated St. X in overtime last year in the first round of the 7th Region Tournament.
Here is the schedule breakdown of the 2016 7th Region Tournament:
Quarterfinals – March 1
Ballard @ Central – 7:00 pm
Male @ Trinity – 7:00 pm
Waggener @ Saint Xavier – 7:00 pm
DuPont Manual @ Eastern – 7:00 pm
Semifinals – March 4
Central/Ballard vs. Trinity/Male – 6:00 pm at Valley
Saint Xavier/Waggener vs. Eastern/DuPont Manual – 7:30 pm at Valley
Championship – March 8
7:00 pm at Valley