Exeter girls earn No. 4 seed

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Lady Tigers seek to make mark in tough tournament

The Exeter girls basketball team earned the No. 5 seed in the eight-team Class 1, District 4 basketball tournament

Chadwick (14-5) earned the No. 1 seed, with Bradleyville (16-5) claiming the No. 2 spot.

"This is a tough and well-balanced tournament," said Colt Higgs, Exeter coach. "Any team in the top five seeds is capable of winning it. We are going to have to stick to what we do best and be as close to perfect as possible."

Hurley (18-7) was slotted as the No. 3 seed. Exeter (14-9) is the No. 4 seed. New Covenant (11-12) took the No. 5 seed, and School of the Ozarks (5-17) fell to the No. 6 seed.

Niangua (3-18) and Lutie (1-18) round out the tourney field as the Nos. 7 and 8 seeds, respectively.

Lutie and Chadwick will open tournament play at 4 p.m. Saturday at Ozark, followed by Exeter and New Covenant. The winners advance to face each other in the semifinals at 6 p.m. on Feb. 25.

"New Covenant has a really good scoring threat that we will have to deal with," Higgs said. "It is going to be a tough schedule."

Bradleyville and Niangua square off at 7 p.m. Saturday, immediately followed by Hurley and School of the Ozarks. The winners will play in the second semifinal on Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m.

The championship is scheduled for Feb. 27, at 6 p.m.

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