Both Hillsboro High School basketball teams will open sub-state play next week with home games while both Marion teams will play on the road.
The girls? team, with a 16-4 record, was assured of a first game at Brown Gymnasium as one of the four teams with the best won-loss record. The Trojans, seeded No. 2, will play Lyons, seeded seventh at 5-13, for the fourth time this season at 7 p.m. Monday. HHS has won the first three contests.
The other Monday night opening match-ups for the girls? bracket are:
No. 1 Remington (18-2) will host No. 8 Halstead (1-19).
No. 3 Hutch Trinity (12-7) will host No. 6 Marion (6-12)
No. 4 Sedgwick (11-9) will host No. 5 Sterling (9-10)
If Hillsboro wins Monday, the Trojans would play the winner of Trinity and Marion Thursday at Halstead.
The assignment of the Hillsboro boys was in question until today. The two teams finished the regular season with identical 11-9 records to tie for the fourth/fifth seed. A coin toss gave the home-court nod to Hillsboro as the fourth seed. The Trojans and Dragons split their two previous games this season. The Dragons won at Halstead in early January, 50-18, while Hillsboro won, 72-63, Feb. 15 at Brown Gymnasium.
For the boys? bracket, the other Tuesday match-ups are:
No. 1 Hutch Trinity (15-4) will host No. 8 Lyons (5-13)
No. 2 Sterling (14-5) will host Marion (6-12)
No. 3 Remington (13-7) will host No. 6 Sedgwick (9-11)
If Hillsboro wins its first game, the Trojans would play the winner of Trinity and Lyons on Friday. If Marion wins its game on Tuesday, the Warriors would play the winner of Remington and Sedgwick.
FOR BOTH BRACKETS, all games beyond the first round will be played at Halstead with the championship planned for Saturday evening.