High School Hoops enters final week of regular season

Thatcher High's Brandon Napier fires a three point attempt against Pima in the EAC Tournament. (photo by Lee Patterson)

Just one week remains in the regular season for Gila Valley high school basketball teams.

2A teams have no more than 3 games remaining before their region tournaments begin. The 2A East Girls Region Tournament will take place on February 10th, 12th and 14th. Each game will be played at the higher seed. The 2A East Boys tournament will be February 11th, 13th and 14th again each game to by played at the higher seed.

Currently Pima is the #1 seed, Thatcher #2, Benson #3 and Bisbee #4 on the boys side. The girls top 4 are Bisbee, Thatcher, Pima, Benson.

The 3A South will not play a region tournament but the top two teams in the regular season standings will get an automatic bid into the state tournament. The 3A will take 24 teams into the tournament.

Currently the Safford boys sit at #26, two spots out of the playoffs and the girls are at 23 and would be in the playoffs.

The 1A East Region Tournament starts tomorrow(February 4th) and will be played entirely at Fort Thomas High School. Tuesday’s schedule is as follows:

2:30pm #1 Fort Thomas vs #4 Ray (girls)

4:00pm #2 Arete Prep vs #3 Cibecue (girls)

5:30pm #1 Fort Thomas vs #4 Arete Prep (boys)

7:00pm #2 Duncan vs #3 Cibecue (boys)

The 1A East Tournament Championship is scheduled for February 7th at Fort Thomas High School. Girls will play at 5:15pm and the boys will follow at 7pm.