Once East Columbus and Fairmont completed play Saturday afternoon at Fairmont, the Three Rivers Conference basketball tournament brackets could be finalized. The tournament seeds and match ups follow.
#8 South Robeson @ #1 East Columbus
#7 St. Pauls @ #2 Red Springs
#6 West Columbus @ #3 Whiteville
#5 South Columbus @ #4 Fairmont
#8 South Robeson @ #1 Fairmont
#7 East Columbus @ #2 Whiteville
#6 West Columbus @ #3 St. Pauls
#5 South Columbus @ #4 Red Springs
The conference tournament results do no count toward a team’s record attempting to make the playoffs as an at-large team. However, if a team other than the regular season champion wins the conference tournament, they make the playoffs. They are seeded after the regular season champions and before any qualifying at-large teams.
These teams appear to have state playoff berths.
East Columbus (1A regular season top seed)
Red Springs (2A regular season top seed)
South Columbus (2A at-large)
Fairmont ((2A at-large)
Whiteville (1A at-large)
Fairmont (2A regular season top seed)
Whiteville (1A regular season top seed)
St. Pauls (2A at-large)
Red Springs (2A at-large)
The West Columbus girls are currently a “bubble” team at 7-13. The West Columbus boys appear to fall just short at 7-12. The Vikings were unable to reschedule a game a non-conference game with a winless Green Sea-Floyds, SC team that could have possibly provided an eighth win. East Columbus boys needed an eighth win to be under consideration. The Gators fell to West Columbus at home on Friday and at Fairmont Saturday afternoon.