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Playoff seeding still uncertain with one game left

By Jed Blackwell/The Spartanburg Sports Report

With one game to go in most regions, the SCHSL basketball playoffs are rounding into shape.

Two Spartanburg County teams are in contention for first-place region finishes, as both the Dorman girls and boys teams can clinch first place in Region III-5A with victories over Gaffney on Friday.

In that region’s boys’ race, Dorman would force a tie and a co-championship with a victory over the Indians, and the Cavaliers would receive the No. 1 seed in the playoffs. The loser of that game is No. 2, with the Spartanburg-Byrnes winner taking the No. 3 seed and the loser finishing at No. 4. Boiling Springs has been eliminated from playoff contention.

In the girls’ standings, the Dorman-Gaffney winner is the region champion. Byrnes is the third-place team, with Boiling Springs claiming the No. 4 spot.

In Region III-3A, the boys’ race is decided at the top, with Clinton No. 1 and Chapman at No. 2. Broome and Newberry will play a neutral site tiebreaker at Woodruff on Thursday with the winner taking No. 3 and the loser finishing at No. 4.

In the girls’ race, Newberry has claimed No. 1 with Woodruff finishing at No. 2. Mid-Carolina is third. Broome finished fourth, courtesy of Chapman’s 31-29 victory over Clinton on Wednesday night.

In Region I-2A boys’, the only thing decided is that nothing much is decided.

Blacksburg needs a win over Landrum, which will give the Wildcats the No. 1, with St. Joseph’s No. 2 and Blacksburg third. If Landrum beats Blacksburg, St. Joseph’s will win the region with Blacksburg and Landrum squaring off again on Friday for the second and third spots.

Chesnee and Christ Church will vie for the No. 4 spot. The Eagles need a win on Thursday to claim the spot outright. With a loss, the teams would meet again on Friday to break the tie.

In that region’s girls’ race, Christ Church is clear of the field for the No. 1 spot with Landrum second, St. Joseph’s third and Blacksburg fourth.

The Spartanburg County SCISA teams competing in the 2A classification (Spartanburg Christian, Spartanburg Day School and Oakbrook Prep) will compete in their region tournament for playoff seeding next week.


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