Tuesday's high-school basketball games straightened out what had been a very confusing playoff picture for most of the area schools.
North Myrtle Beach's boys and girls teams clinched Region VII-AAA championships. The Myrtle Beach and Socastee girls locked in their postseason positioning; and Conway's boys team knows it will have a home game next week in the first round of the Class AAAA playoffs.
More will be determined tonight, as the Class AA teams wrap up their regular-season. The rest will be determined on Thursday (Class AAA) and Friday (Class AAAA).
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Below is the list of area regions and where local teams stand in the playoff hunt. (NOTE: Will update missing regions as available.)
Region VI-AAAA Boys
1. Sumter (7-1)
2. Conway (5-2)
3. West Florence (3-4)
4. South Florence (2-5)
5. Carolina Forest (1-6)
Conway vs. Carolina Forest Friday Will be No. 2 seed from region in Class AAAA playoffs (Wednesday home game)
Carolina Forest at Conway Friday Eliminated from playoff contention
Region VI-AAAA Girls
1. Sumter (7-1)
2. Conway (4-3)
3. Carolina Forest (3-4)
4. West Florence (3-4)
5. South Florence (1-6)
Conway at South Florence Tuesday, vs. Carolina Forest Friday Will secure regions No. 2 seed with win Friday (Tuesday home game)
Carolina Forest at Conway Friday Can secure playoff spot with win Friday or West Florence loss Friday (vs. South Florence)
Region VII-AAA Boys
1. North Myrtle Beach (7-2)
2. Myrtle Beach (5-4), Georgetown (5-4), Wilson (5-4)
5. St. James (4-5)
6. Socastee (1-8)
North Myrtle Beach at Myrtle Beach Thursday Won Region VII-AAA title; will have No. 1 seed for Class AAA playoffs. (Tuesday home game)
Myrtle Beach vs. North Myrtle Beach Thursday Can secure playoff spot with win Thursday or St. James loss.
Georgetown at Wilson Thursday Can secure playoff spot with win Thursday
St. James at Socastee Thursday Loss Thursday eliminates Sharks from playoff contention; win would force tie-breaker scenario.
Socastee Eliminated from playoff contention
REGION VII-AAA TIE-BREAKERS:
1. Head to head
2. Record against top of conference down
Region VII-AAA Girls
1. North Myrtle Beach (9-0)
2. Myrtle Beach (7-2)
3. Socastee (5-4)
4. Georgetown (3-6)
5. Wilson (3-6)
6. St. James (0-9)
North Myrtle Beach Myrtle Beach Thursday Won region. Will be regions No. 1 seed. (Monday home game)
Myrtle Beach at Georgetown Tuesday, vs. North Myrtle Beach Thursday Will be regions No. 2 seed (Monday home game)
Socastee vs. St. James Thursday Will be Regions No. 3 seed (Monday road game)
Georgetown at Wilson Thursday Winner earns regions No. 4 seed (Monday road game)
St. James Eliminated from playoff contention.
Region VIII-AA Boys
1. Marion, Dillon (8-1)
3. Mullins (6-3)
4. Waccamaw, Aynor (2-7)
6. Loris (1-8)
Waccamaw at Dillon Wednesday
Aynor at Loris Wednesday
Loris vs. Aynor Wednesday
One of the above three area teams will win the regions fourth playoff spot.
Region VIII-AA Girls
1. Mullins, Dillon (8-1)
3. Marion (6-3)
4. Waccamaw (4-5)
5. Loris (1-8)
6. Aynor (0-9)
Waccamaw at Dillon Wednesday Will enter playoffs as regions No. 4 seed and go on the road to play No. 1 seed from Region VII-AA (Tuesday road game)
Loris vs. Aynor Wednesday Eliminated from playoff contention
Aynor at Loris Wednesday Eliminated from playoff contention
Region VII-A Boys
1. Carvers Bay (8-1)
2. C.E. Murray (7-2)
3. Timmonsville (5-4)
4. Hemingway (4-5)
5. Scotts Branch (3-6)
6. East Clarendon (0-9)
Carvers Bay at Hemingway Thursday Already clinched Region VII-A title and will have home playoff game Tuesday. Will have home-court advantage for first three rounds of Class A playoffs.