Gar­net Val­ley, Spring­field earn top seeds

Daily Times (Primos, PA) - - SPORTS - By Matt Smith matt­[email protected]­tu­ry­ @DTMat­tSmith on Twit­ter

Gar­net Val­ley and Spring­field, who will play for the Cen­tral League cham­pi­onship Mon­day night, earned the high­est seeds in their re­spec­tive Dis­trict

1 girls bas­ket­ball tour­na­ments. The Dis­trict 1 tour­na­ment pair­ings re­main sub­ject to change as all match-ups are con­sid­ered un­of­fi­cial un­til Mon­day.

Gar­net Val­ley (21-1) is the No.

1 team in the Class 6A tour­na­ment and will re­ceive a firstround bye. The Jaguars play the win­ner of No. 17 Cen­tral Bucks East (13-9) and 16th-seeded Ken­nett (15-7) in the sec­ond round on Wed., Feb. 20.

Up­per Darby (13-9) is set to re­turn to the dis­trict play­offs for the first time since the 2012-13 cam­paign. The Roy­als are the

19th seed and will travel to No.

14 Cen­tral Bucks West (14-8). Haver­ford (16-7) is the No.

13 seed in the Class 6A tour­na­ment and will host No. 20 North Penn (10-12). The Fords are com­ing off a loss to Spring­field in the Cen­tral League semi­fi­nals for the sec­ond year in a row.

Gar­net Val­ley, Haver­ford and Up­per Darby are the only Delco teams to qual­ify for the Class

6A tour­ney, which be­gins Fri­day. Six of the 24 dis­trict qual­i­fiers own los­ing records. Eleven teams ad­vance to the PIAA tour­na­ment.

Spring­field (21-2) cap­tured the Dis­trict 1 Class 5A tour­na­ment two years ago when se­nior cap­tains Jor­dan D’Am­bro­sio and Belle Mas­tropi­etro were sopho­more starters. The Cougars are slated to host 16thseeded Wis­sahickon (8-14), which edged Del Val League cocham­pion Academy Park (11-11) for the fi­nal slot, de­spite hav­ing three fewer wins.

There is one all-Delaware County pair­ing in the open­ing round. No. 4 Radnor (17-5), which claimed fourth place in the Cen­tral League, takes on Del Val League co-cham­pion and 13th-seeded Penn Wood


Strath Haven re­turns to the dis­trict play­offs for the first time since 2014-15. The eighth­seeded Pan­thers (14-8) hosts No. 9 West Ch­ester East (148). Haven de­feated W.C. East,

60-48, last month. The win­ner will play ei­ther Wis­sahickon or Spring­field in the quar­ter­fi­nals.

The Class 5A tour­na­ment be­gins Tues­day, Feb. 19. Three of the 16 par­tic­i­pants have los­ing records. Six teams qual­ify for the PIAA tour­na­ment.

In the Class 2A bracket, No. 1 seed Sa­cred Heart (13-8) is aim­ing for a sec­ond straight dis­trict ti­tle. The Lions will play a in the semi­fi­nal round Wed­nes­day, Feb. 20. All four Class 2A teams qual­i­fied for the play­offs. Only one team, the dis­trict cham­pion, will ad­vance to states.

In only its third sea­son as a var­sity pro­gram, third-seeded Ch­ester Char­ter School for the Arts (18-2) gets a first-round bye in the Dis­trict 1/12 Class A tour­na­ment. The Sabers are sched­uled to play sec­ond­seeded The Chris­tian Academy Sat., Feb. 23. The Cru­saders (17-4) will com­pete in the Bi­cen­ten­nial League play­offs this week.

Jenk­in­town, the reign­ing dis­trict and state cham­pion in Class A, earned the top seed fol­low­ing a 21-1 reg­u­lar sea­son.

Three Dis­trict 1/12 Class A pro­grams move on to the state tour­na­ment.

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