'Cats open district play Monday
Cassville, Carthage to tangle in the first round of tourney
The Cassville boys basketball team opens play in the Class 4, District 12 tournament on Tuesday against a familiar foe in Carthage.
The two teams met on Dec. 19, with the Tigers scoring a 66-40 victory.
The rematch on Tuesday has far greater implications, as the losing team's season will come to an end.
McDonald County earned the No. 1 seed and Webb City the No. 2, and both teams earned a first -round bye in the six-team field.
Carthage picked up the No. 3 seed, followed by Carl Junction as the No. 4
Monett and Cassville were seeded Nos. 5 and 6, respectively.
Carl Junction and Monett kickoff the Class 4, District 12 tourney at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The winner advances to the semifinal on March 5 at 7 p.m. against McDonald County.
Carthage and Cassville compete in the nightcap of the opening round Tuesday. The winner plays Carl Junction on March 5 at 8:30 p.m.
The championship game is slated for 7:30 p.m. on March 7.