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Prep Regular Season Nears Conclusion

Originally published: 2013-02-05 10:54:04
Last modified: 2013-02-05 10:54:48

Seven days. That's all that remains in the 2012-13 high school basketball regular season - if Mother Nature cooperates of course.

Several of the seeds are already locked up in both District 2-AA and District 1-A, but a week from tonight, the picture will be crystal clear. District tournaments are set to begin later next week.

In the District 2-AA girls' race, Grainger - the state's No. 1 ranked team - has already locked up the top seed for the tournament with a perfect 11-0 record in the league, 26-0 overall.

Right behind the Lady Grizzlies, South Greene will finish second with a 9-2 mark (19-7). The Lady Rebels are set to close out their conference schedule Saturday when they host West Greene.

The Chuckey-Doak and Greeneville girls are currently battling for the third seed.

The Lady Knights currently lead by a half-game (6-4, 10-13) but must take on Grainger tonight. Chuckey-Doak also has a home game against last place Cumberland Gap Saturday.

Greeneville (6-5, 9-16) hosts West Greene tonight to close out its district slate.

West Greene and Claiborne are battling for the fifth spot.

The Lady Buffaloes (3-7, 7-16) go to Greeneville tonight and South Greene Saturday.

Claiborne (3-9, 7-14) has concluded its district schedule. Cumberland Gap is assured to finish in last place with an 0-11 league mark.

On the boys' side, Greeneville has already wrapped up the regular season championship. The Devils are a perfect 11-0 in the district and 19-8 overall.

Cumberland Gap and Chuckey-Doak both have three district losses. The Black Knights (7-3, 13-9) have a key home game against Grainger (6-5, 14-12) tonight, and the second seed could come down to Saturday's Cumberland Gap at Chuckey-Doak tilt.

Grainger needs a win tonight against the Black Knights to have any hopes of finishing better than fourth.

South Greene and Claiborne both have three district wins, but the Rebels have one district game remaining. The Rebels to lock up the fifth seed with a victory over last-place West Greene this Saturday.

The Buffaloes are 0-10 in the league and 2-16 overall.

The District 2-AA tournament will be held at Claiborne High School this year. Dates and times will be finalized at a coaches' meeting Thursday morning.

Taking a look at the District 1-A races, the top spot in both the girls' and boys' standings remains up for grabs.

On the girls' side, Cloudland and Hampton both have 5-1 marks in the league.

Hampton has to play Noth Greene tonight, while Cloudland is at Unaka.

Hampton and Cloudland will then meet Friday night to close out the regular season. Cloudland won the first meeting between the two schools, 39-38, last month.

The North Greene girls (4-3 district), who are ranked ahead of both Hampton and Cloudland in this week's AP Class A girls' state poll (No. 6) could finish second in the standings with a win tonight and some help from Cloudland Friday.

Unaka (2-4, 10-14) is locked into the fourth spot and University High fifth (0-7, 8-11).

Cloudland also sits atop the boys' standings with a 5-1 league mark. The Highlanders lead tonight's opponent, Unaka, by one game.

University High and Hampton both have three district losses apiece. The Bucs wrap up their schedule Friday at Unaka.

Hampton takes on last place North Greene (0-7 district) tonight before Friday's showdown with rival Cloudland.

The District 1-A tournament will begin next Friday.

For more information and stories, see The Greeneville Sun.

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