Eli Boyce

Conneaut Area’s Eli Boyce goes up for a bucket during a recent game against Greenville. Boyce and the Eagles will open up the District 10 Class 4A playoffs Friday, hosting Oil City. 

On Wednesday, District 10 released the both the boys and girls postseason basketball brackets and the local teams now know their routes to championships and trophies. Here’s a summary of what to expect in the playoffs for the local teams.

 

Boys’ Basketball

 

Class 2A

Class 2A gets started this Friday with four local teams beginning their playoff runs.

Maplewood (8-14) hosts West Middlesex (9-13) with the winner meeting the Region 2 champion Farrell (14-7) on Feb. 21.

Union City (8-14) travels south to take on Wilmington (9-13). The Bears and Greyhounds fight for the right to take on Region 3’s winner Cambridge Springs (19-3).

Also in the opening round, Lakeview (14-8) hosts Saegertown (8-14). The winner in that contest moves on to face Cochranton (7-15) in the quarterfinals.

 

Class 4A

In Class 4A, Conneaut (8-14) returns to the postseason Friday as the third seed out of Region 5. The Eagles play host to Region 6’s sixth seed Oil City (9-13). 

Earlier this season on Dec. 28, 2019 at the CASH Holiday Hoops Tournament, the Oilers won a close one over the Eagles 65-60.

 

Class 5A

The first boys champion is crowned on Feb. 18 in Class 5A. Meadville and Cathedral Prep meet at Edinboro University. Tip-off for that contest is set for 7 p.m.

The Ramblers won both meetings this year by a combined score of 151-97.

 

Class 1A

Class 1A boys won’t know its winner until Feb. 28 when the Region 1 champion Jamestown (9-13) matches up once again with Commodore Perry. The Muskies beat the Panthers 47-33 for the school’s first ever District 10 crown last year.

Jamestown’s success continued into this season with a series sweep and a combined score advantage of 94-68.

 

Girls’ Basketball

 

Class 2A

In Class 2A, the girls tournament gets started on Saturday with Cochranton (13-8) traveling to Hadley to take on Commodore Perry (10-11). The winner takes on Region 4 champion Sharpsville on Feb. 22.

Region 2 champion Maplewood along with Saegertown and Cambridge Springs all received byes to the quarterfinals.

 

Class 5A

Class 5A also begins Saturday with Meadville (8-14) beginning its playoff campaign against Franklin (7-15). That matchup is at Cochranton High School and tips off at 3 p.m. Region 6 champion Warren awaits the victor in the quarterfinals.

Meadville won both matchups with their region rival this season. On Dec. 12, the ‘Dogs won 57-31 at Franklin. Then on Jan. 16, the Bulldogs won the home game 55-32.

 

Class 3A

In 3A girls, Lakeview placed second out of Region 4. The Sailors (17-4) earned a bye to the quarterfinals on Feb. 22. There, they’ll take on Girard (16-6), the third seed out of Region 3.

The two teams met back on Dec. 21 with the Yellowjackets taking the win 36-30 in a defensive battle.

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