Middle school basketball brackets
by Steve Behr Sports Editor
The brackets for the middle school basketball tournaments are complete. All first round games in the girls' bracket are a 4 p.m. Feb. 6., while the boys' games start at 5 p.m. on Feb. 6.
All of the games are
being played at the higher-seeded team's home court.
In the girls' bracket, No. 1 seeded Hardin Park hosts No. 8 Valle Crucis.
No. 2 Blowing Rock hosts No. 7 Mabel, No. 3 Bethel is hosting No. 6 Cove Creek and No. 4 Green Valley hosts No. 5 Parkway.
The semifinals are Feb. 10 at Watauga High School's Lentz-Eggers Gym. The final is 5:30 p.m. at Lentz-Eggers Gym.
In the boys' bracket, No. 1 seeded Hardin Park hosts No. 8 Cove Creek, No. 2 Parkway hosts No. 7 Blowing Rock, No. 3 Mabel hosts No. 6 Bethel and No. 4 Green Valley hosts No. 5 Valle Crucis.
The semifinals are Feb. 10 at Watauga High School. The finals are at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 13 at Lentz-Eggers Gym.
Mabel's two teams swept Parkway in the final games of the regular season.
Mabel's girls' team won its game 21-16, while the Mustangs' boys' team took a 44-29 decision. Both games were played Tuesday.
The other six schools played their final regular season games on Monday. In girls' games, Green Valley beat Valle Crucis 31-13, Hardin Park beat Cove Creek 39-10 and Blowing Rock beat Bethel 25-14.
In boys' games, Green Valley beat Valle Crucis 40-36, Hardin Park beat Cove Creek 49-6 and Bethel beat Blowing Rock 51-29.
Hardin Park 14-0
Blowing Rock 10-4
Green Valley 8-6
Cove Creek 4-10
Valle Crucis 2-14
Hardin Park 13-1
Valle Crucis 7-7
Blowing Rock 2-12
Cove Creek 0-14