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Hartford Girls, Argyle Boys Nab #1 Seed As Section II Tournament Pairings Are Announced
This has always been my favorite time of year as a hoops fan. The sectionals. The NCAA Tournament. You can't beat it in my opinion. Wednesday, after a one year hiatus Section II announced the pairings for their high school baskeball championships. The Hartford girls basketball team was named the #1 seed in Class D and will be the overwhelming favorite to take the crown. Argyle, fresh of their ADK title game win over Lake George was named the #1 seed for the Class D boys tournament and also should prove very tough to beat.
Several other Adirondack League teams will also head into sectional play with high hopes of advancing to the regionals and states.
In the Class D girls event Hartford will host a quarterfinal double header on Tuesday. The Tanagers will meet #8 Germantown at 7:30 p.m. #4 Northville and #5 Salem will meet at 5:30 p.m.
North Warren is the #2 seed and will also host a Tuesday quarterfinal twinbill. The Cougars will meet #7 Bishop Gibbons in the 7:30 p.m. nightcap. #3 Spa Catholic will play #6 Argyle at 6 p.m.
In boys Class D, top seed Argyle received a bye straight to the semifinals. The Scots will face the winner of #8 Germantown and #9 Heatly on February 27th at 5 p.m. at Stillwater.
Four ADK teams will meet each other in the quarterfinals. #6 Hartford will host #11 Fort Edward Wednesday at 7 p.m. A win would send Hartford against North Warren February 27th at Stillwater at 1:30 p.m. #7 Fort Ann will play home against #10 Salem Wednesday at 6 p.m. The winner draws #2 Northville Febraury 27th at Stillwater at 3:30 p.m.
In Class C girls, Adirondack League champion Corinth is seeded 4th. The Tomahawks will host #13 Hoosick Valley Saturday at 6 p.m. A win put them up against the winner of #5 Maple Hill and #13 Hoosick Falls Wednesday.
#6 Whitehall will meet #11 Schoharie Saturday at 6 p.m. on their home court. A win would pit the Railroaders against the winner of #3 Berne-Knox and #14 Renssealer on Wednesday.
Warrensburg is seeded #10 and will play at #7 Chatham on Saturday at 6 p.m. #2 Greenwcih could be in the Burghers path in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.
In boys Class C, Whitehall is the #6 seed and will host #11 Cambridge on Tuesday. A win would put the Railroaders against #3 Berne-Knox February 26th at Shenendehowa at 1:30 p.m. #8 Hadley-Luzerne will play host to #9 Galway on Tuesday. A win sends the Eagles to the quarterfinals against #1 Maple Hill at Shenendehowa February 26th at 5 p.m.
In Class CC, Lake George is the #3 seed and receives a first round bye. The Warriors will meet the winner of #6 Greenwich vs. #11 Rensselaer February 26th at Saratoga at 1:30 p.m.
Granville is seeded #8 and will host #9 Saratoga Catholic Tuesday at 7 p.m. A win places the Golden Horde in the quartefinals against #1 Stillwater February 26th at Saratoga at 5 p.m.
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With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.
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