District 4 basketball playoff pairings released

Higher seeds will host first-round and quarterfinal games this week in the District 4 boys and girls basketball playoffs, as released Sunday afternoon. The tournament runs through Saturday, March 1.

Seedings were based on winning percentage, with league records and then coin flips breaking ties. Tournament and other playoff games, such as the HAC championships Monday night at Montoursville (Warrior Run vs. Mount Carmel girls at 6 and St. John Neumann vs. Loyalsock at 7:30) are not counted.

Semifinals and finals will be played next week at neutral sites to be determined.

The top two District 4 finishers in Class AAA and top 3 in Class AA and Class A will advance to the PIAA playoffs in March.

Unbeaten St. John Neumann earned the top seed in Class A boys, and will host the Muncy/Cowanesque Valley winner Friday, Feb. 21 at 7. Unbeaten Loyalsock has the No. 2 seed in Class AA boys and hosts No. 7 Williamson Saturday, Feb. 22 at 1.

Other first-round and quarterfinal games are listed below.

Class AAAA Williamsport qualfies for the PIAAs through the District 2-4 playoffs. Pairings were expected Sunday and will be updated when received at the Sun-Gazette.

One note about the Class AA boys field: Mount Carmel only qualifies should it win tonight’s regular-season finale. Should it lose, No. 8 Southern earns a bye to play No. 1 East Juniata on Saturday.

Tuesday, Feb. 18

Class A boys

No. 9 Cowanesque Valley at No. 8 Muncy, 7 p.m.

No. 10 Millville at No. 7 Sayre, 7

No. 11 Lourdes at No. 6 Meadowbrook Christian, 7

Wednesday, Feb. 19

Class AA boys

No. 9 Mount Carmel at No. 8 Southern Columbia, 9

Thursday, Feb. 20

Class AAA girls

No. 5 Shamokin at No. 4 Shikellamy, 7

No. 6 Jersey Shore at No. 3 Mifflinburg, 7

Byes for No. 1 Danville, No. Athens

Class A girls

No. 7 East Juniata at No. 2 Mansfield, 7

Class AA girls

No. 6 Central Columbia at No. 3 Muncy, 7

Friday, Feb. 21

Class A boys

Muncy/Cowanesque Valley winner at No. 1 St. John Neumann, 7

No. 5 North Penn at No. 4 Mansfield, 7

Sayre/Millville winner at No. 2 Galeton, 7

Lourdes/Meadowbrook winner at No.3 Sullivan County, 7

Class AAA boys

No. 1 Shamokin, bye

No. 5 Milton at No. 4 Jersey Shore, 7

No. 7 Shikellamy at No. 2 Central Columbia, 7

No. 6 Athens at No. 3 Danville, 7

Class AA girls

No. 8 South Williamsport at No. 1 Mount Carmel, 7

No. 5 Montoursville at No. 4 Wyalusing, 7

No. 7 Southern Columbia at No. 2 Warrior Run, 7

Saturday, Feb. 22

Class AA boys

MCA/Southern winner at No. 1 East Juniata, 1

No. 5 Wellsboro at No. 4 Lewisburg, 1

No. 7 Williamson at No. 2 Loyalsock, 1

No. 6 South Williamsport at No. 3 Towanda, 1

Class A girls

No. 8 Lourdes at No. 1 Millville

No. 5 St. John Neumann at No. 4 Sayre

No. 6 Bucktail at No. 3 NE Bradford, 1