As promised to our readers in Saturday’s article, Resident Press is happy to update Paris fans on tonight’s district basketball tournament game that will be held at Lamar High School.
The Paris Eagles senior boys team will play the last game tonight of the first session of the senior high district basketball tournament. The Eagles will play Booneville at 8:30 p.m. Paris, the #7 seed in this year’s tournament, will take on the #5 seed Bearcats. If the Eagles win, they will play again at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday versus Atkins.
Tomorrow, February 18, the Paris Lady Eagles will open the district tournament after earning a bye in today’s first round. The Lady Eagles await the outcome of today’s first round match-up between the #8 seed Fountain Lake Lady Cobras and the #5 seed Atkins Lady Red Devils. Those teams will play today at 4 p.m. Paris will play the winner of this game at 4 p.m. on Tuesday. If the Lady Eagles win tomorrow afternoon, they will play the host school and top-seeded Lamar Lady Warriors on Thursday at 4 p.m.
Both Paris teams are hoping to qualify this week for next week’s regional tournament that will be held in Rose Bud. To advance to the regionals, both teams have to reach the semi-finals of the district tournament. For the Lady Eagles, this means that they must win tomorrow. For the boys, the Eagles must win two games to qualify for the regional tournament.
Qualifiers from the regional tournament will advance to the state tournament that will be held in Charleston in two weeks.
Resident Press will provide updates throughout the week on both Paris teams as they compete in the district tournament. Good luck to the Eagles and Lady Eagles as they compete for a district tournament championship!