MAIS Class 2A State Tournament Pairings
Making its first MAIS Class 2A State Tournament appearance since 2006, Prairie View is paired against Holly Springs Marshall in the first round on Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. in Brookhaven, Miss.
Prairie View, the District 5-2A champion, is the No. 4 seed from the South. At last week's South State Tournament in Minden, the Spartans (12-12) defeated Ben's Ford Christian 51-42, lost a tough 46-44 decision to Clinton Christian in the semifinals and fell to Lamar Christian in the consolation game.
Marshall, the third place team from District 1, upset pre-tournament favorite Greenville St. Joseph 46-43 in the North State Tournament finals. The Patriots also posted wins over Greenville Christian (37-24) and Tri-County (61-47) at North State.
Prairie View is the lone Louisiana school represented in the eight-team field.
Other first-round pairings include Clinton Christian vs. Manchester on Tuesday at 5:15 p.m., St. Joseph vs. Lamar Christian on Tuesday at 7:45 p.m., and tournament host Brookhaven Academy vs. Tri-County on Wednesday at 7:45 p.m.
Wednesday's Prairie View-Marshall winner will play the Clinton Christian-Manchester winner in the semifinals on Friday at 7:15 p.m.
First round winners advance to the Overall State Tournament, which starts Feb. 26 at Mississippi College in Clinton.
The complete South State Tournament schedule:
Tuesday, Feb. 20
Game 1 — Clinton Christian (South 2) vs. Manchester (North 3), 5:15 p.m.
Game 2 — St. Joseph (N-2) vs. Lamar Christian (S-3), 7:45 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 21
Game 3 — Marshall (N-1) vs. Prairie View (S-4), 5:15 p.m.
Game 4 — Brookhaven (S-1) vs. Tri-County (N-4), 7:45 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 23
Game 5 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 1 winner, 6 p.m.
Game 6 — Game 4 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 7:15 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 24
Game 7 — Game 5 loser vs. Game 6 loser (third place), 6 p.m.
Game 8 — Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner (championship), 7:15 p.m.