Scotts Hill (10-1, 2-0) at Chester County (6-2, 3-0) (Girls)
Earlier meeting: Scotts Hill won 46-43
Players to watch: Scotts Hill post Chelsea Wyatt; Chester County post Iesha Sims
What to know: The two teams met Dec. 8 with Scotts Hill taking the close win. Scotts Hill jumped out to a 16-8 lead after the first quarter and extended it to 27-12 at halftime before the Eaglettes made a comeback in the third quarter. Chester County is going to have to find a way to stop the Lady Lions from taking an early lead this time around. Scotts Hill’s Chloe Roberts led all scorers with 16 points last time.
Dresden (5-2, 3-2) at Bradford (3-6, 1-4) (Girls)
Last year: Bradford won 48-45
Players to watch: Dresden guard Carrie Hatchel; Bradford forward Leah Beth Reeves
What to know: These are two teams that are rebuilding from last year. Dresden has found a little more success though thus far. The Lady Lions are led by their two guards in Carrie Hatchel and Amy McAlpin. Bradford is looking for consistency out of their top players. The game is at Bradford, which is a tough place to win at for road teams.
Westview (10-1, 6-0) at Gibson County (7-3, 3-3) (Girls)
Last year: Two teams split four meetings (Westview won 57-55, 54-32 (Dist.); Gibson County won 45-43, 52-46)
Players to watch: Westview guard Kaley Leyhue; Gibson County guard Jasmine Whittemore
What to know: There has been no bigger rivalry in girls’ basketball over the past five years than this one. The battles between Gibson County’s Heather Butler and Heather Griffin against Westview’s Grace Ann Swaim and Amber Rechis were classics. Westview sits atop District 13-AA and Gibson County is not far back. The teams will both play stingy defense, and the winner will probably be the team that limits turnovers. Gibson County is coming off a close district loss to Dyersburg, and the Lady Pioneers want to get back to winning before Christmas.
Dresden (6-1, 4-1) at Bradford (4-5, 0-5) (Boys)
Last year: Dresden won 60-52
Players to watch: Dresden guard Austin Maxey; Bradford guard Tyler McCartney
What to know: Dresden suffered its first loss of the season in double overtime this past week to McKenzie. The Lions are looking to rebound against a team that has suffered a string of losses lately. The Red Devils want to find a way back to winning ways before the Christmas break arrives. Both teams have talented guards and the difference could come down to the team that can establish a post game.