No. 3 Dresden (17-8) vs. No.2 West Carroll (17-10) (District 13-A boys’ semifinal)
Time: 7:30 p.m. at Huntingdon
Previous meetings: Two teams split (Dresden won 65-61; West Carroll won 52-47)
Players to watch: Dresden guard Brock Dilday; West Carroll guard Letrell Huff
Next opponent: Winner plays the McKenzie/Huntingdon winner in the District 13-A championship
What to know: The Lions have won seven of their last nine games, and Dresden is the defending District 13-A champion. The War Eagles have won eight of their last 10 games. But only one will keep the winning going into the district championship. Win this one and you also get to host a region quarterfinal instead of going on the road to a location like Humboldt or Union City
No. 7 Lake County (5-20) vs. No. 3 Humboldt (20-6) (District 14-A boys’ semifinal)
Time: 7:30 p.m. at Trenton Peabody
Previous meetings: The two teams split (Lake County winning 55-50 in OT; Humboldt won 83-72)
Players to watch: Lake County guard Zay Coleman; Humboldt guard De’Sonta Bradford
Next opponent: Winner plays the Union City/South Fulton winner in the District 14-A championship
What to know: Lake County fell into the No. 7 seed after forfeiting four victories from earlier in the season. The Falcons are coming off a big win over No. 2 seed Greenfield. Humboldt has won nine of its last 11 games. The Vikings have the potential to go on a deep run in the postseason, but that means they have to win here to avoid Union City in the region semifinals.
No. 1 Westview (26-4) vs. No. 4 Ripley (16-10) (District 13-AA boys’ semifinal)
Time: 6:30 p.m. at Dyersburg
Previous meetings: Westview swept (73-62; 81-72)
Players to watch: Westview guard Antonio Hogard; Ripley guard Chad Culbreath
Next opponent: Winner plays the Crockett County/Haywood winner in the District 13-AA championship
What to know: Westview picked up a big win in the quarterfinals, beating state-ranked Covington. The Chargers have to now be ready to keep winning if they want to win the District 13-AA tournament. Westview beat Ripley twice this season, but the Chargers didn’t run away with either. Ripley beat Dyersburg twice to earn a spot in the semifinals and a berth in the region tournament.
No. 2 Crockett County (21-7) vs. No. 3 Haywood (21-8) (District 13-AA boys’ semifinal)
Time: 8 p.m. at Dyersburg
Previous meetings: Split two games (Crockett County won 57-55; Haywood won 78-62)
Players to watch: Crockett County forward William Edwards; Haywood forward Sadarius Delk
Next opponent: Winner plays the Westview/Ripley winner in the District 13-AA championship
What to know: These two teams have battled in two meetings this season, and this one should be no different. The Cavaliers have won 10 of their last 12 games, and that included a seven-game winning streak. Haywood is on a seven-game winning streak and hasn’t lost since Jaan. 19 to Fayette-Ware.
No. 2 Middleton (19-8) vs. No. 3 Madison (20-9) (District 15-A girls’ semifinal)
Time: 7:30 p.m. at Middleton
Previous meetings: Middleton swept (63-46; 58-41)
Players to watch: Middleton guard Averyale Joy; Madison guard Cayla Sheets
Next opponent: Winner plays the Scotts Hill/Riverside winner in the District 15-A championship
What to know: Middleton won both matchups during the regular season by 17 points, but the Lady Tigers can’t expect this one to be as easy. Middleton is hard to beat at home, as they have only lost once at home this season and that was early in the season against McNairy Central. Madison has won nine of its last 10 games and is playing consistent right now.
No. 1 Bolivar (19-6) vs. No. 5 South Side (16-10) (District 14-AA girls’ semifinal)
Time: 6 p.m. at Chester County
Previous meetings: Bolivar swept both meetings (52-47; 67-42)
Players to watch: Bolivar guard Tionne Herron; South Side guard Ke’Shunan James
Next opponent: Winner plays the Chester County/McNairy Central winner in the District 14-AA championship
What to know: Bolivar has sat in the No. 1 spot in the district all season, and the Lady Tigers are one win away from a berth in the district championship game. The Lady Tigers have won six of their last seven games. South Side is 5-5 in its last 10 games. Bolivar won the last meeting by 25 points, so the Lady Hawks are going to have to try and find a way to stay closer this time around.
No. 3 Chester County (19-9) vs. No. 2 McNairy Central (21-6) (District 14-AA girls’ semifinal)
Time: 7:30 p.m. at Chester County
Previous meetings: Split two meetings (Chester County won 42-37; McNairy Central won 39-31)
Players to watch: Chester County post Iesha Sims; McNairy Central post Mallorie Sweat
Next opponent: Winner plays the Bolivar/South Side winner in the District 14-AA championship
What to know: Both meetings have been a defensive showcase, and this one should be another display of tough defense. In the first meeting, Chester County’s press created turnovers and easy baskets. McNairy Central returned the favor in the second meeting, holding the Eaglettes to 31 points.
No. 2 Dyer County (17-8) vs. No. 3 Hardin County (16-8) (District 13-AAA girls’ semifinal)
Time: 7:30 p.m. at Munford
Previous meetings: Dyer Count swept (52-48; 66-57)
Players to watch: Hardin County guard Katie Terry
Next opponent: Winner plays the Munford/North Side winner in the District 13-AAA championshipWhat to know: Hardin County lost both matchups against the Lady Choctaws during the regular season, but this might be the one that the Lady Tigers win. Hardin County has won six of its last nine games. The Lady Tigers have a strong post presence with Emily Gray and solid guard surrounding her. Dyer County will try to use their pressure defense to create turnovers.