2A East Basketball Regionals in full swing

Michael Greer(22) takes the ball to the hoop against Pima in the EAC Tournament.

With the regular season wrapping up last week, local hoops squads are now preparing for the postseason. The 2A East Region chose to play a region tournament this week to crown its region champion.

The girls started their tournament last night. Each game was played at the higher seed. #1 Bisbee received a first round bye in the tournament. Their only loss this year was to Thatcher.

#2 Thatcher topped #7 Willcox 64-23, #3 Pima beat #6 Tombstone 55-17 and #4 Benson got by #5 Morenci 36-31.

The girls second round will take place Wednesday with games starting at 6pm. #3 Pima will be at #2 Thatcher and #4 Benson will travel to #1 Bisbee.

The 2A East boys tournament will tip off tonight (Tuesday) at 6pm with the high seeds hosting. #1 Pima will not play until Thursday with a bye tonight. They finished the regular season undefeated in the 2A East.

#2 Thatcher will host #7 Tombstone, #3 Bisbee will take on #6 Willcox and #5 Benson will travel to #4 Morenci. The winners will play on Thursday in the semifinals.