The District 9-AA Tournament kicked off Monday with the first round, the semifinals will be Tuesday, and consolation and finals are set for Wednesday at the higher seeds.

Awards will be presented at the host school for the consolation and championships games.

Both Sycamore teams sit on the higher end of the bracket and look to take advantage of favorable matchups early in the tournament.

Sycamore’s Lady War Eagles will face Greenbrier in the first round of the tournament, and Sycamore comes into play with two wins over Greenbrier this season. The first time the two teams met, Sycamore won 68-42 and then played Greenbrier a day later for the second time and won 48-29.

Sycamore will then play the winner of the Cheatham County Central versus Harpeth game.

Sycamore’s boys will play host to Westmoreland. Sycamore’s boys also swept Westmoreland in the season series by scores of 39-35 in the first game and 51-41 in the second.

With a win against Westmoreland, Sycamore would then play the winner of White House and Harpeth.

For Cheatham County Central, the Lady Cubs are yet again near the top of their bracket. Westmoreland finished with the best record to grab the first seed and a first-round bye, but Cheatham County Central’s 5-3 record in the district was good enough to it them a second-seed position.

The Lady Cubs will play host to Harpeth in the first round of the district tournament and would face the winner of Sycamore and Greenbrier with a first-round win.

For Cheatham County Central’s boys, they will play host to their first-round game against Greenbrier. Although Cheatham is a higher seed than Greenbrier, the Cubs lost to the Bobcats in both regular season games this year. The first match featured a 53-45 win for Greenbrier, while the second win was 53-52.

Harpeth has the toughest road in the district tournament with both the boys and girls starting the tournament as the seven seeds.

Harpeth’s girls begin the tournament with an in-county foe in Cheatham County Central. Harpeth’s girls had a rough time this year even getting to play games with COVID-19 restrictions. The regular season has no bearing on the district tournament other than seeding, so with a win, the Lady Indians would advance them to face the winner of Sycamore and Greenbrier.

For Harpeth’s boys, they face a strong White House team. In both regular season meetings, White House got wins, 51-43 in the first game and 57-25 in the final regular-season game.

With a win against White House, Harpeth would face the winner of the Sycamore and Westmoreland game.

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