JDHS boys, girls basketball teams both seeded second for state tournament

Posted: Monday, March 12, 2007

Selection Sunday wasn't limited to NCAA men's basketball teams as Alaska's high school basketball teams found out who they will play at the state tournament.

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The Alaska School Activities Association released the seeds and matchups for this year's state tournament.

In the boys' Class 4A bracket, Southeast Conference champion Juneau-Douglas High School picked up a second seed and will face seventh-seeded Colony High School of Palmer on March 22. The Knights fell to Wasilla in the Northern Lights Conference final.

Either the Crimson Bears or Knights will face Cook Inlet Conference champion East or Mid-Alaska Conference champion Lathrop in the semifinals.

On the other side of the bracket, top-seeded Wasilla faces Palmer, while Dimond takes on Service High School of Anchorage.

The Juneau-Douglas girls also received a second seed and will face Mid-Alaska Conference champion West Valley in the quarterfinals.

Either JDHS or the Wolfpack will play either third-seeded East or sixth-seeded Palmer.

Top-seeded Wasilla draws South Anchorage in the first round while Chugiak and Soldotna will square off in the other quarterfinal.

Seeds are assigned according to a team's ranking in the Winning Percentage Index. The WPI is a mathematical formula which gauges teams based on overall record and strength of schedule against Class 4A opponents.

The Class 4A tournament will take place March 22-24. The first-round games will take place at Service High School with the semifinals and title game happening at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage.

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