The top-seeded Mercer girls and second-seeded Mercer boys had little trouble finding the win column on Tuesday night, with both teams moving into the HDC Tournament's semifinal games in Jamesport.
The Lady Cardinals drilled Newtown-Harris by a final score of 72-26, moving into a Thursday night semifinal with the Gilman City Ladyhawks. Gilman City earned a measure of revenge against Winston, beating the Lady Redbirds 53-33 on Tuesday night, just two weeks after Winston downed Gilman City in the Gallatin Tournament.
In boy's quarterfinal action on Tuesday night, the North Mercer boys walloped Pattonsburg by a final score of 66-16, as the Cardinals earned their first victory of the season (in game three). Sophomore guard Trey Wilson led the Cardinals with 20 points. Mercer plays Winston on Thursday night at 8:45 in the semifinals, after the Redbirds took apart Newtown-Harris, 62-31.
Here is the WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY night schedule from the Tri-County High School gymnasium.
GIRLS CONSOLATION SEMIFINAL at 5:00 PM : Newtown-Harris vs. Winston
BOYS CONSOLATION SEMIFINAL at 6:15 PM : Pattonsburg vs. Newtown-Harris
GIRLS SEMIFINAL at 7:30 PM : Pattonsburg vs. North Harrison
BOYS SEMIFINAL at 8:45 PM : East Harrison vs. Grundy R-5
GIRLS CONSOLATION SEMIFINAL at 5:00 PM : Grundy R-5 vs. East Harrison
BOYS CONSOLATION SEMIFINAL at 6:15 PM : Tri-County vs. North Harrison
GIRLS SEMIFINAL at 7:30 PM : North Mercer vs. Gilman City
BOYS SEMIFINAL at 8:45 PM : North Mercer vs. Winston