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Elementary Tournament set to resume next week

Published: 2:28 PM, 02/15/2014 Last updated: 2:36 PM, 02/15/2014

Author: Seth Butler
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT—After plaguing much of the last month of the 2013-14 Cocke County Elementary Basketball Association regular season, winter weather reared its ugly head for the postseason as well.

Wednesday’s snow storm wiped out the schedule for this week and tournament officials are aiming to restart the tournament next week, beginning with the remaining quarterfinals on February 20. The postponement of tournament play, comes just after a week that teams scrambled to play four games in a five-day span to complete the regular season. Winter weather wiped out four dates of regular season play in January.

Cocke County Athletics Association rules do not allow for play if the school system is not in session.
Tournament play began on Monday with a pair of opening round games and one quarterfinal game, involving No. 2 girls seed Bridgeport. The remaining top seeds took the court on Tuesday night in their quarterfinal affairs and will now sit and await their semifinal games on February 21.

The remaining quarterfinal games will be played on February 20, beginning at 5 p.m. with the No. 4 Parrottsville Lady Parrotts taking on No. 5 Grassy Fork. The other girls quarterfinal will tipoff at 7:30 p.m. featuring No. 3 Edgemont taking on No. 6 Smoky Mountain.

The remaining boys quarterfinals features No. 4 Edgemont taking on No. 5 Smoky Mountain at 6:15 p.m. and No. 3 Cosby facing No. 6 Centerview at 8:45 p.m.

The semifinal round will be played on Friday night, with four games beginning at 5 p.m.

With the semifinals set for February 21, the consolation games and championship games will be played on February 22.

Games that day will begin at noon with consolation play. The girls championship game will tipoff at 2:30 p.m. and the boys championship tilt at 3:45 p.m.

In previous action on the tournament, in the opening round the Del Rio girls got by Northwest 24-21 and the Grassy Fork boys dispatched Northwest 46-27 to advance to Tuesday’s quarterfinals.

In Monday’s lone quarterfinal tilt, the No. 2 Bridgeport girls got by No. 7 Cosby 55-12.

On Tuesday night in boys quarterfinal play, No. 2 Parrottsville beat No. 7 Del Rio 48-26 and No. 1 Bridgeport got past No. 8 Grassy Fork 52-21 to advance both to the semifinals.

In girls play, No. 1 Centerview topped No. 8 Del Rio 47-8 to get into the semifinal round.

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