District picture becoming clearer
by Scott Brown, Sports Editor Email Scott
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Trigg County knows which nights they will play in the Fifth District Basketball Tournament that begins later this month at Wildcat Gym. After this week, they will know who they play.

The boys seeding should become clear this week when Trigg County plays at Crittenden County Friday and Caldwell County hosts Livingston Central.

The Wildcats can’t claim the top seed in the tournament and could drop as low as the third seed. A pair of losses to Caldwell County by a total of three points sealed their fate last month.

Either way, Trigg will play in the Thursday semi-final against either Caldwell or Crittenden County.

If Trigg (5-2) beats Crittenden (4-2) Friday, it locks up the top seed for Caldwell (6-1) and assures the Wildcats a tourney game with the Rockets in the semifinals, with the Wildcats being the two seed.

Trigg County already owns a 61-57 win over the Rockets Jan. 18 in Cadiz.

If Crittenden beats Trigg Friday and Lyon Tuesday, and Caldwell loses to Livingston Friday, a coin toss between Caldwell and Crittenden would determine the top seed. Trigg would face the loser of the coin toss.

Livingston Central (2-5) has already sewn up the fourth seed and will play five seed Lyon County (0-7) on the first night of the tournament.

On the girls side, Trigg County (0-6) will open the tournament against Crittenden County (1-5), with only the bearer of the home uniform still in doubt.

Crittenden County’s only district win to date was a 50-47 overtime win over Trigg County Dec. 17 in Cadiz. The two teams will meet again Friday in Marion.

If Trigg beats Crittenden County and then knocks off Livingston Central Feb. 17 in Smithland, the Lady Wildcats could claim the four seed if Crittenden loses out.

Regardless, Livingston Central (3-3) has claimed the three seed and waits to see who they will play in the semifinal.

Both Lyon County and Caldwell County own 6-1 district records, with each team handing the other their only district loss.

If Caldwell beats Livingston Friday, it would force a coin toss to determine the top seed in the tournament. The loser of the coin toss would face Livingston Central.

The Fifth District Tournament begins Feb. 28 at Wildcat Gym.

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Unlike the Fifth District that seeds their games, the Seventh District still draws for their bracket slots in the district tournament.

In both tournaments, Hopkins County Central drew Madisonville in the first round, while Dawson Springs and Providence will be the other first round game.

On the boys side, Hopkins Central entered the week with a 10-13 record, while Madisonville was 12-10.

Either Providence (6-12) or Dawson Springs (5-14) are guaranteed a trip to the Second Region Tournament.

On the girls side, Hopkins Central (11-8) is the only Seventh District team that entered the week with a winning record. Madisonville, their first round opponent, is suffering through a 4-12 season so far.

Like the boys, either Dawson Springs (6-11) or Providence (1-16) is guaranteed a trip to the Second Region Tournament.
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