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High school basketball postseason update

High school basketball’s postseason continued Tuesday with the boys’ Region semifinals.

The Region 2AAA semis were played at Bearden High School, and in game one, the Powell Panthers downed Maryville 65-55 in overtime, while in game two, the homestanding Bearden Bulldogs (now 35-1 and #2 in the state) eliminated Oak Ridge 71-57. The Wildcats’ season ends with a record of 21-8. Powell and Bearden both advanced to the substate round, homecourt advantage for which will be decided by the Region championship game on Thursday at Bearden.

At Alcoa, the Region 2AA semifinals saw Fulton knock out Carter, 60-52, while Alcoa took game two, 66-49, over Union County. Fulton will play at Alcoa Thursday night at 7 pm for the championship.

The Region 2A tournament is being played at Roane State in Harriman, and Tuesday Oakdale knocked off Rockwood 78-71, while Coalfield continued its somewhat surprising run through the postseason with a 70-60 win over Harriman. Oakdale and Coalfield square off Thursday for the title.

Tonight is Region championship night for the girls.

The Region 2AAA championship will be decided tonight when the 25-5 Oak Ridge Lady Wildcats play at 26-7 Bearden. Tip off is set for 7 pm.

The Region 2AA championship will be decided when Gatlinburg-Pittman plays at Alcoa.

The Region 2A title game matches 21-7 Wartburg and 29-2 Tellico Plains at Tellico Plains.

Again, the winners tonight will host their respective Region 1 runners-up, while tonight’s losers travel to the Region 1 champs.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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