Lady Mustangs seeded third, boys seventh in district tourney

The Marion County R-II girls basketball team received the third seed and the boys the seventh seed in the Class 1, District 11 Tournament next week.

The event’s format has been changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Lady Mustangs (11-8)will open tournament play Monday, Feb. 22, when they host sixth-seeded Brashear (4-9) at 6:30 p.m.

The winner will advance to the semifinals Wednesday and play the winner of Monday’s game between second-seeded LaPlata (10-7) and seventh-seeded Novinger (2-13).

The other quarterfinal game Monday feature fourth-seeded Atlanta (12-6) against fifth-seeded Green City (12-9).

Top-seeded North Shelby (14-5) received a first-round bye.

The championship game is scheduled for Feb. 26.

The Mustangs (1-17) will start district play at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at second-seeded Green City (18-4).

The winner will advance to the semifinals and play Tuesday, Feb. 23, against the winner of Saturday’s game between third-seeded Atlanta (12-7) and sixth-seeded LaPlata (6-11).

The other quarterfinal game Monday is between fourth-seeded North Shelby (10-9) and fifth-seeded Brashear (4-8).

Top-seeded Novinger (11-4) received a first-round bye.

The championship game is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 26.