Resident Press has just learned that the 3A-4 basketball district tournament has been cancelled and the top four seeded teams will move on to the regional tournament in Bergman next week. The decision ends the season for any remaining team in the tournament that was seeded fifth or lower at the start of the tournament.
In the girls bracket, the four teams that will go to regionals are Danville, Cossatot River, Cedarville, and Charleston. In the boys bracket, Waldron, Charleston, Cedarville, and Booneville. The teams will be seeded into the regional brackets and play will begin next week.
In a statement released by the Paris school district, the district announced the cancellation of the remainder of the district tournament by saying, “The 3A-4 district tournament has been cancelled. There was a vote in front of the superintendents to continue the tournament but it didn’t receive enough votes to continue. Teams advancing to regionals will be the ones who finished in the top four in the final conference standings. We are disappointed the season is over for our teams, but glad to know that they both ended the season with a win on their home court.”
As soon as regional tournament brackets are available, Resident Press will publish it for our readers.