Second season approaching for Purdy

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Kyler Propps and the Purdy basketball team begin the defense of their district title on Tuesday. Jared Lankford/

Area teams’ district seeds announced

Only a handful of games remain on the regular season schedules for the small school basketball teams in the area.

On Wednesday, Class 1 and Class 2 schools found out their district seed and first round opponents for the win-and-move-on tournament.

For Class 2, District 12, a field where four of the eight teams are from the bi-county area, the action begins on Monday at Webb City High School.

On the boys’ side, Pierce City played its way to a No. 1 seed. Thomas Jefferson claimed the No. 2 seed, followed by College Heights as the No. 3 and Liberal the No. 4.

Purdy was voted the No. 5 seed, with Jasper the No. 6, Wheaton the No. 7 and Southwest the No. 8.

Action for the boys begins on Tuesday at 4 p.m. with Pierce City and Southwest, followed by Liberal and Purdy at 5:30 p.m.

Thomas Jefferson and Wheaton are scheduled at 7 p.m., and the nightcap will feature College Heights and Jasper.

The semifinal round is slated for Feb. 21. The winners of the Pierce City-Southwest and Purdy-Liberal contests will play at 6 p.m. followed by the Thomas Jefferson-Wheaton and College Heights-Jasper victors at 7:30 p.m.

The boys’ championship game is slated for Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m.

On the girls’ side, College Heights earned the top seed and Wheaton the No. 2. Jasper checked in at the No. 3 slot, and Pierce City claimed the No. 4 seed.

Liberal is the No. 5 seed; followed by Purdy, No. 6; Thomas Jefferson, No. 7; and Southwest, No. 8.

Action begins on Monday at 4 p.m., with College Heights and Southwest battling. Pierce City and Liberal are slated for a 5:30 tip.

Wheaton and Thomas Jefferson will meet at 7:30 p.m., and Jasper and Purdy conclude the opening day with a 8:30 p.m. game time.

The semifinal round is set for Feb. 20. The College Heights-Southwest and Pierce City-Liberal winners will meet at 6 p.m., followed by the Wheaton-Thomas Jefferson and Jasper-Purdy victors at 7:30 p.m.

The championship game will be played at 6 p.m. on Feb. 23.

All games will be played at Webb City High School.

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