THE 5-A LOW-DOWN
By ROBERT HOLMAN, MCN Editor
Moore County will host White House-Heritage in the opening round of the Region 5-A Tournament.
First-round games in Region 5-A will be played at the higher seed at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22. Remaining games will be played at Eagleville, with semifinals on Monday, Feb. 25 and the finals on Wednesday, Feb. 27.
District 9-A Tournament Results: 1. Moore County (27-4); 2. Cascade (19-9); 3. Forrest (15-17); 4. Community (16-13).
District 10-A Tournament Results: 1. Nashville Christian (20-9); 2. Houston County (26-6); 3. McEwen (21-8); 4. White House-Heritage (15-9).
Moore County High School girls basketball coach Bruce Slatton sizes up the Region 5-A tournament:
“It’s pretty easy. I wish we had to play again sooner so we could get back to work. It’s pretty simple. It’s an elimination game Friday night and we will have to be ready to go.
“I’m glad we won and won the district, but we probably have the toughest region (bracket).
“(White House-Heritage) has a couple of real good players. They are not real deep. They don’t play many, but the ones they have are quick and athletic and they play hard. Watching them Saturday night, in their consolation game, they got down big but they actually played harder. They’re not going to lay down. They are going to keep playing.
“(Houston County) is probably one of the more talented teams we will see. They will be a tough team for whoever gets them. I hope it’s us, but Forrest is playing well also.” —MCHS head coach Bruce Slatton