For the Boone and Crockett girls and boys basketball teams, the 2014-15 regular season is now in the books after the conclusion of last weeks games. Now a new season has begun with the tip-off of the district tournament on Feb. 9 summoning the beginning of postseason play.
In the final week of regular season action, the Pioneers and Lady Pioneers opened play in Johnson County on Feb. 4 with the Crockett girls capturing the early contest in dominant fashion with a 74-38 win. In the nightcap, the Crockett boys fell to Johnson County with a final tally of 65-55.
The Pioneers concluded their regular season slate on Feb. 6 in Jonesborough against Unicoi County. The girls dropped the early contest 65-61, and the boys captured the late game 66-52.
With the loss, the Lady Pioneers wrapped up the regular season with a 9-17 overall record and a 5-7 conference mark, good enough for a fourth-place tie with Daniel Boone and Volunteer in the Big 7.
Crockett was scheduled to tip off the district tournament on Feb. 9 as a fourth seed against the five-seed Lady Blazers.
The Crockett boys finish the regular season at 21-6 overall and a 10-2 record in the conference. They hold the second seed in the Big 7 and will begin their pursuit of a district tournament crown on Feb. 11 against Sullivan Central.
The Trailblazers of Daniel Boone also concluded the regular season last week with both the Blazers and Lady Blazers traveling to Dobyns-Bennett on Feb. 3 and Sullivan South on Feb. 6.
The Boone boys dropped both of their contest, falling first to Dobyns-Bennett 73-48 and two days later to South, 73-47.
The Blazers finish the season at 8-21 overall with a 2-10 record in the Big 7. They will enter the district tournament as the sixth seed and will open with Science Hill on Feb. 11.
The Lady Blazers split their final contests of the regular season, falling narrowly to Dobyns-Bennett 49-45, but responded two days later by handedly beating Sullivan South, 53-39 to wrap up their regular season.
The Lady Blazers finish the 2014-15 season with a 13-16 overall record and in a fourth-place tie with Crockett and Volunteer in the conference after a 5-7 record in the Big 7.
The two rivals opened the district tournament on Feb. 9 in Kingsport with the Lady Pioneers upsetting the Lady Blazers, 48-47 on a Maddie Grindstaff free throw with 13 seconds left.
The Lady Pioneers will play Science Hill in the second round on Feb. 12 and with the win have already punched their spot in the regional for the first time in 18 years.
The boys and girls district tournament schedule is as follows:
Girls District I-AAA Tournament at Dobyns-Bennett High School
Monday, Feb. 9
(4) David Crockett 48 vs. (5) Daniel Boone, 47
Tuesday, Feb. 10
(2) Tennessee High vs. (7) Sullivan Central, 6 p.m.
(3) Dobyns-Bennett vs. (6) Volunteer, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 12
(1) Science Hill vs. Crockett/Boone winner, 6 p.m.
Tennessee High/Central winner vs. D-B/Volunteer winner, 7:30 p.m.
Consolation, 3 p.m.
Championship, 6 p.m.
Boys District 1-AAA Tournament at Dobyns-Bennett High School
Monday, Feb. 9
(4) Tennessee High 45 vs. (5) Volunteer 34
Wednesday, Feb. 11
(2) David Crockett vs. (7) Sullivan Central, 6 p.m.
(3) Science Hill vs. (6) Daniel Boone, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 13 Semifinals
(1) Dobyns-Bennett vs. THS/Volunteer winner, 6 p.m.
Crockett-Central vs. Science Hill/Boone winner, 7:30 p.m.
Boys consolation, 4:30 p.m.
Boys championship, 7:30 p.m.