The fourth day of the Class 3A state basketball tournament in Charleston concluded last night. Today, the tournament comes to an end as two boys teams and two girls teams will punch their tickets to Hot Springs for the state championship finals. Today’s semifinals will be kicked off with the tournament host team, the Charleston Lady Tigers playing the Mountain View Lady Jackets for one of the girls final spots next week.
The Charleston seniors will run out on their home court this afternoon for the final time. It will be the final home game of their high school careers. And the stakes could not be more important than they are today. It could be any senior’s dream to take the floor at home for a chance to go to the state finals. That is the opportunity they have today. It should be a very emotional Lady Tigers team that will play today with everything they have in their final game at Tiger Center for the right to play for the state championship.
But first, here are the results of last night’s evening session quarterfinals games:
Mayflower defeated Monticello Drew Central, 62-50
Mayflower defeated Rose Bud, 53-46
The semifinals will begin today at 12 p.m. when Charleston plays Mountain View. It should be a big crowd to start the day, and Charleston fans will want to get to Tiger Center early to get their seats for this one!
The schedule for Saturday’s semifinals is:
Charleston vs. Mountain View, 12 p.m.
Valley Springs vs. Mayflower, 6 p.m.
Rivercrest vs. Dumas, 1:30 p.m.
Osceola vs. Mayflower, 7:30 p.m.
It has been an exciting week in Charleston as the best boys and girls in Class 3A high school basketball have put on quite a show. In the end, it will be just four teams that will continue on for another week of basketball, and one final game on Friday the 13th. Today should be an exciting ending chapter to what has been a very successful state tournament.
And for the Lady Tigers seniors, today’s last game at Tiger Center will be one that they will never forget.