Tough postseason road awaits Mason County girls


By Bryan Walters - bwalters@civitasmedia.com



Wahama senior Olivia Hill dribbles past a Belpre defender during a February 1 TVC Hocking girls basketball contest at Gary Clark Court in Mason, W.Va.


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It won’t be easy, but nothing is suppose to be simple in regards to the postseason.

A trio of Mason County teams now know their respective postseason trails as the 2016 WVSSAC girls basketball tournament begins Monday in the Mountain State.

Point Pleasant (3-16) — the lone Class AAA program from Mason County — begins it tournament run on Monday night when the Lady Knights travel to Nitro for a play-in game at 7 p.m. PPHS has twice lost to Nitro during the regular season, but the Lady Knights will be aiming to make the third time a charm.

The winner of that contest moves on to the Region IV, Section 1 semifinal round and will travel to a yet unknown destination later in the week.

Both Hannan (6-13) and Wahama (0-22) will participate in the Class A Region IV, Section 3 tournament on different dates.

The Lady Falcons are the five seed and will travel to fourth-seeded Buffalo on Tuesday night for a 7 p.m. affair in the play-in game. The winner advances to Thursday’s semifinal round and will face top-seeded Huntington Saint Joseph at St. Joe at 7 p.m.

The Lady Cats earned the three seed and will travel to Charleston Catholic for a 7 p.m. semifinal matchup on Thursday. The winners of the two semifinal contests will meet on over the weekend for the Region IV, Section 1 title.

All teams reaching the sectional final game — both winners and runners-up — will appear in the regional tournament the following week, all with the hopes of advancing to the state tournament.

Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.

Wahama senior Olivia Hill dribbles past a Belpre defender during a February 1 TVC Hocking girls basketball contest at Gary Clark Court in Mason, W.Va.
http://mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_2.20-WAH-Hill.jpgWahama senior Olivia Hill dribbles past a Belpre defender during a February 1 TVC Hocking girls basketball contest at Gary Clark Court in Mason, W.Va. Bryan Walters/OVP Sports

By Bryan Walters

bwalters@civitasmedia.com

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