The PHS girls are seeded first in the upcoming Monroe City Tournament while the boys are seeded second.

The Lady Panthers may or may not open tournament play at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9 against eighth-seeded Louisiana, which was forced to forfeit its game at Palmyra last Monday due to a shortage of players.

A win or a bye would put the Lady Panthers in the semifinals to play at 7 p.m. Thursday against the winner of Monday’s quarterfinal between fourth-seeded South Shelby and fifth-seeded Mark Twain.

The other two girls’ quarterfinals Monday between second-seeded Monroe City and seventh-seeded Van-Far and third-seeded Paris and sixth-seeded Marion County.

The third place game is set for  8 p.m. Friday and the championship game 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Panthers will open the tournament at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday against seventh-seeded Louisiana.

The winner will advance to the semifinals and play at 5:30 p.m. Thursday against the winner of Tuesday’s quarterfinal between third-seeded Van-Far and sixth-seeded South Shelby.

The other two quarterfinals Monday feature top-seeded Monroe City against eighth-seeded Marion County and fourth-seeded Mark Twain against fifth-seeded Paris.

The third-place game is set for 5 p.m. Saturday, and the championship game at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Last year, the Panthers lost the tournament title game to Monroe City, while the girls took third place.