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Two weeks left in high school hoops postseason

The high school basketball postseason has worked its way into its final two weeks, with girls’ state championships decided this week and boys’ titles next week, at MTSU in Murfreesboro.

Saturday night was Substate, or Sectional, Round Night for the girls and here is how things shook out in East Tennessee.

AAA: Daniel Boone 62 Oak Ridge 51…Lady Wildcats denied a third straight trip to state tournament, end season 25-7….Bearden 55 Jefferson County 39.

AA: Alcoa 68 Greeneville 56…Gatlinburg-Pittman 73 Chuckey Doak 67.

A: Wartburg 47 Cloudland 43…Unaka 53 Tellico Plains 45.

Local teams’ draws for Girls’ Division I State Tournament:

Wednesday March 7 at 12:30 pm ET, (AAA) Bearden vs. Arlington.

Thursday March 8 at 11 am ET, (A) Wartburg vs. Unaka.

Thursday March 8, at 2:15 ET, Alcoa vs. Westview…7 pm ET, Gatlinburg-Pittman vs. Haywood.

The boys’ participants for the state tournament that begins in Murfreesboro on March 14th will be decided tonight in substate action.

In Class AAA, Bearden will be home for Dobyns-Bennett, while Powell travels to Johnson City to face Science Hill.

In Class AA, Fulton will play host to Unicoi County, with Alcoa on the road at Grainger.

In Class A, the surprising Coalfield boys take their show on the road to North Greene as they look to secure a berth in the state tournament for the first time in school history, while Oakdale plays host to Sullivan North.

All of Monday’s games tip off at 7 pm ET.

Saturday, at the Division II-A Boys’ Championship, Knoxville’s Grace Christian defeated Webb School of Knoxville 48-46 to claim the state championship.

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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