Prep Talk | Updated playoff scenarios for area hoops teams, Feb. 6
02/06/2013 12:45 PM
02/06/2013 12:55 PM
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 region’s 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 region’s No. 1 seed. (Monday home game)
Myrtle Beach – at Georgetown Tuesday, vs. North Myrtle Beach Thursday – Will be region’s No. 2 seed (Monday home game)
Socastee – vs. St. James Thursday – Will be Region’s No. 3 seed (Monday road game)
Georgetown – at Wilson Thursday – Winner earns region’s 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 region’s 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 region’s 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. Scott’s 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.
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