5A Area 15 will be well represented at the regional basketball tournament at Jacksonville State University today.
Guntersville defeated Douglas 89-68 Tuesday night to advance to Jacksonville. They will play Springville today (Saturday) at 10:30 a.m. The Wildcats were the 5A Area 15 champions.
Arab defeated Crossville 69-50 Tuesday night to advance. The Knights were the 5A Area 15 runners-up. They will play Center Point today at 1:30 p.m. at Jacksonville.
If both the Wildcats and the Knights were to win, they would meet in a rematch of the area championship game on Wednesday morning at 10:45 a.m. with a berth in the Final 4 state tournament in Birmingham on the line.
The regional tournament is the high school equivalent of the Sweet 16.
It’s pretty special for 2 teams from the same county and same area to both advance in the same classification.
Today’s games are certain to be tough ones for both teams.
Springville is 21-6 on the season and currently riding a 13-game winning streak. Guntersville, by comparison, is 21-8 and riding a 3-game winning streak.
Arab is 19-10 on the season. Center Point is 13-14.