Boys Eighth Region pairings announced; Bearcats play Gallatin Thursday

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By John Herndon

Anderson County will play Gallatin County in the first round of the Eighth Region Tournament Thursday, March 6, at Henry County High School. Game time is 6:30 p.m.

The Bearcats defeated Gallatin 68-59 just before Christmas but both are slightly different teams in March.

The contest will match two of the contenders for the Eighth Region championship in what figures to be the marquee game of the opening round. Gallatin and Anderson are the two winningest teams in the region in 2007-08.

The draw appears to be balanced throughout the brackets.

Boys Eighth Region Tournament pairings

(Records in parentheses)

Wednesday, March 5

Shelby County (20-8) vs. Owen County (18-9), 6:30 p.m.

Simon Kenton (14-15) vs. South Oldham (17-13), 8 p.m.

Thursday, March 6

Gallatin County (22-7) vs. Anderson County (20-5), 6:30 p.m.

North Oldham (19-8) vs. Walton-Verona (14-15), 8 p.m.

Monday, March 10

Semifinals, 6:30 and 8 p.m.

Tuesday, March 11

Championship game, 7 p.m.

For complete tournament coverage, see the March 5 edition of The Anderson News.