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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 8:00 am | Updated: 8:37 am, Wed Feb 26, 2014.

Postseason play in basketball is here.

District tournaments are taking place this week in Classes 1-3. The larger schools, Classes 4-5, run next week.

Class 2 District 4

Being played at New Haven, the boys side appears to be a two-horse race between top-seeded Elsberry and second-seeded New Haven.

Elsberry owned a 17-7 record going into the week and has a 6-8 junior named Kenny Lesley, who’s being heavily recruited. New Haven had a 17-8 record.

The Shamrocks likely will have to beat both Valle Catholic and Elsberry to win the district. As we all know, they’re tough to beat on their home floor.

Pick: New Haven

Sleeper: Crossroads

On the girls side, New Haven is the top seed and the team to beat. The Lady Shamrocks have lost the Class 2 state championship game in each of the last two seasons and want to finish the journey this season.

Crystal City is seeded second and Elsberry is third. It would be a big surprise if New Haven doesn’t take the district.

Pick: New Haven

Sleeper: Elsberry

Class 3 District 6

Being played at Hermann, Montgomery County is the top boys seed followed by two solid squads, South Callaway and O’Fallon Christian. Hermann is seeded sixth and meets O’Fallon Christian in the opening round.

Pick: South Callaway

Sleeper: Hermann

On the girls side, it appears it will be the top two seeds who will decide it.

Hermann is the No. 1 seed and the favorite to win. Second-seeded North Callaway gave Hermann a run for its money earlier in the season.

Pick: Hermann

Sleeper: North Callaway

Class 3 District 9

Being played at School of the Osage, Fatima is the top boys seed followed by St. James and Cuba. It looks like it will come down to Fatima and St. James.

Pick: Fatima

Sleeper: Cuba

On the girls side, top-seeded St. James is the favorite, but Fatima and Osage cannot be overlooked.

The Lady Tigers always seem to rise to the occasion in the postseason.

Pick: St. James

Sleeper: Osage

Class 4 District 9

Hosted by Borgia, Pacific is the top seed on the boys side followed by Borgia, Sullivan, St. Clair, Union and Owensville.

The top three seeds all have a legitimate shot to win, but watch out for St. Clair, a team that could sneak up and do some damage.

In the end, I see it coming down to a third meeting between Pacific and Borgia.

Pick: Pacific

Sleeper: St. Clair

On the girls side, it looks like it will come down to the top three seeds, Borgia, Sullivan and Owensville.

All three teams are having great seasons. I can see Borgia and Sullivan meeting for the title.

Pick: Borgia

Sleeper: Owensville

Class 5 District 10

Hosted by Northwest, it’s a three-team race on the boys side between top-seeded Waynesville, second-seeded Rolla and third-seeded Washington.

The Blue Jays defeated Waynesville in last year’s district title contest.

With just two losses, Waynesville is the team to beat. Rolla has a solid team and if the Blue Jays hit their three-pointers, they can win the district.

Pick: Waynesville

Sleeper: Washington

The girls bracket likely will come down to Washington and Waynesville.

Somehow, Waynesville (11-11) is the top seed and Washington (19-4) is seeded second.

I realize Waynesville defeated Washington 50-48 early in the season at the Sullivan Tournament, but why are we putting that much stock in a two-point game?

You better believe the Lady Jays are using that for motivation.

Pick: Washington

Sleeper: Northwest.

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Area Scoreboard

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North

Normandy

Carnahan

Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter

Pacific

Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1

CBC

Soldan

Washington

Pool 2

Borgia

North Tech

Union

Monday, Nov. 24

CBC 77, Washington 52

Tuesday, Nov. 25

Cardinal Ritter vs. Rockwood Summit, PPD

Washington 63, Soldan 62

Borgia 83, Union 50

Wednesday, Nov. 26

Carnahan 71, Normandy 46

Pacific 64, Rockwood Summit 22

North Tech 67, Union 37

Thursday, Nov. 27

McCluer North 95 Carnahan 68

CBC 82, Soldan 55

Borgia 50, North Tech 45

Friday, Nov. 28

McCluer North 93, Normandy 39

Pacific 70, Cardinal Ritter 57

Saturday, Nov. 29

Blue Consolation — Rockwood Summit 47, Normandy 38

Gold Consolation — Soldan 78, Union 59

Gold Third Place — North Tech 63, Washington 57

Blue Third Place — Cardinal Ritter 71, Carnahan 46

Blue Championship — McCluer North 64, Pacific 58 (OT)

Gold Championship — CBC 67, Borgia 66

Boys Basketball

Monday, Dec. 8

Lutheran S 64, St. Clair 48

Borgia 61, Carnahan 51

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Lafayette 44, Washington 35

Friday, Dec. 12

Potosi 72, St. Clair 45

*Washington 69, Ft. Zumwalt North 65

Montgomery Co 62, New Haven 61

*St. Mary’s at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Bourbon 75, Union 74

Glendale 63, Pacific 46

Saturday, Dec. 13

New Haven 46, Barat 40

Nixa 56, Pacific 46

Tuesday, Dec. 16

*Pacific 70, New Haven 35

*Hermann 67, St. Clair 49

*Ft. Zumwalt South 61, Washington 50

*Union 81, St. James 74

Friday, Dec. 19

*Owensville at St. Clair    4 p.m.

Washington vs. Parkway Central, GAC/Suburban Shootout, St. Charles Family Arena, 5:30 p.m.

*St. James at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific at Union    7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 20

Sullivan Shootout

Owensville vs. Rockwood Summit, 11:30 a.m.

St. Clair vs. Lindbergh, 1 p.m.

Jefferson City vs. Jackson, 2:30 p.m.

Washington vs. Lutheran South, 4 p.m.

Borgia vs. Poplar Bluff, 5:30 p.m.

Sullivan vs. Affton, 7 p.m.

Girls Basketball

Saturday, Dec. 6

Cor Jesu 63, Borgia 60

New Haven 46, Moberly 39

Monday, Dec. 8

Pacific 73, Rolla 40

St. Clair 68, Dixon 37

Washington 54, New Haven 15

Tuesday, Dec. 9

*Borgia 59, Rosati-Kain 38

Union 53, Northwest 44

Thursday, Dec. 11

*Borgia 60, Notre Dame 53

Union 81, Bourbon 53

Friday, Dec. 12

New Haven 45, Principia 30

*Washington 59, Ft. Zumwalt North 32

Saturday, Dec. 13

West Plains 76, Pacific 37

Monday, Dec. 15

*Pacific 46, New Haven 28

*St. Clair 59, Hermann 50

*St. James 64, Union 37

Sullivan Tournament

Cuba 48, Principia 27

Borgia 68, Patriettes 29

Sullivan 56, Pattonville 43

Owensville 78, Farmington 54

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Sullivan Tournament

Farmington 61, Pattonville 39

Sullivan 68, Owensville 64

Principia 55, St. Louis Patriettes 42

Borgia 56, Cuba 38

Thursday, Dec. 18

*St. James 72, New Haven 21

*Union 49, Pacific 48

Friday, Dec. 19

Washington at Francis Howell    7 p.m.

Sullivan Tournament

Seventh Place — Pattonville vs. St. Louis Patriettes, 4 p.m.

Consolation — Farmington vs. Principia, 5:30 p.m.

Third Place — Owensville vs. Cuba, 7 p.m.

Championship — Borgia vs. Sullivan, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 20

Union at Waynesville    5 p.m.

Wrestling

Monday, Dec. 8

Maplewood 48, Borgia 30

Brentwood 47, Borgia 36

Winfield 48, St. Clair 36

St. Clair 42, St. James 40

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Pacific 55, North County 10

Jackson 63, Washington 12

Farmington 63, Washington 6

Wednesday, Dec. 10

Borgia 36, Lutheran St. Charles 34

Winfield 54, Borgia 30

Thursday, Dec. 11

Union 72, Ft. Zumwalt East 9

Union 52, Principia 30

Union 54, Winfield 27

Saturday, Dec. 13

Union Tournament    9 a.m.

Borgia at McCluer S-Berkeley Tny    9 a.m.

Pacific at Farmington Tny    9 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 16

Owensville 61, St. Clair 16

Union 48, Owensville 27

Union 65, St. Clair 18

Friday, Dec. 19

Washington at Raytown S Tny    TBA

Union at Cape Central Tny    TBA

Pacific at Ft. Zumwalt E Tny    TBA

Saturday, Dec. 20

Washington at Raytown S Tny    TBA

Union at Cape Central Tny    TBA

Pacific at Ft. Zumwalt E Tny    TBA

Girls Swimming

Monday, Dec. 8

Washington at Eureka    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Washington at Nerinx Hall    4 p.m.

LSC/OFC 134, Borgia 101, St. Dominic 83

Monday, Dec. 15

Borgia at Notre Dame (Forest Park)    4 p.m.

Kennedy 88, Washington 84

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Lindbergh 128, Washington 48

*Conference Games

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