Blue Devils to host district game Feb. 19

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

The Greencastle-Antrim High School boys’ basketball team is officially into the postseason with the release of the District 3-AAA bracket today.

In an 18-team tournament, numbers eight and nine are bound to be close, but the Blue Devils will collect the initial spoils by grabbing the eighth spot and a home game. Eighth-seeded G-A will host nine seed Northeastern at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, in the G-AHS gym. The Devils come into the tournament with a 16-5 record, while Northeastern is at 15-6. The two teams had been scheduled to play during the regular season, but the game had to be canceled.

At stake is, most importantly, moving on in the tournament rather than an end to the season, but the winner will get to the quarterfinal round to be played in the Giant Center in Hershey Feb. 22. The down side to that is the likely opponent would be top-seeded Susquehanna Township at 21-1. Still District 3 gets seven bids into the PIAA Championships so advancing to the quarterfinals is key.

The semifinal and playback rounds are set for Feb. 25 with the championship final and consolation games Feb. 28.

The G-AHS girls’ basketball team just missed qualifying for districts, finishing 21st in the power ranking with the top 18 making the bracket.