Mitchell boys' team eyeing 3rd seed in District 3AAWith one regular-season game left, the Mitchell High School boys’ basketball team can still move to become the third seed for the District 3AA tournament.
By: Brooke Cersosimo, The Daily Republic
With one regular-season game left, the Mitchell High School boys’ basketball team can still move to become the third seed for the District 3AA tournament.
The Kernels and Aberdeen Central are tied in terms of seed points. For seed point averages, each team earns 50 points for a victory over a Class AA varsity opponent and does not receive points for a loss to a Class AA opponent.
The total number of points divided by the total number of regular-season point-producing games against Class AA opponents determines a school’s seed point average.
Although the teams are tied, the Golden Eagles sit in third as they come out on top through the tie-breaking procedure.
The Kernels are 3-10 in the Eastern South Dakota Conference and 5-14 overall.
For the Kernels to move into the third spot they must win and Aberdeen Central has to lose in its final regular-season games.
Both schools play Eastern South Dakota Conference teams tonight.
Aberdeen Central hosts No. 3 Pierre at 7:30 p.m., while Mitchell travels to play Yankton as a part of a doubleheader with the girls’ teams. The Mitchell girls were ranked No. 1 in this week’s South Dakota Sportswriters poll.
The Mitchell vs. Yankton game was originally scheduled for Thursday, but due to the impending snow storm forecast for later in the week, the game has been moved up to tonight.
The girls’ matchup is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. and the boys’ game will immediately follow and is set for 8 p.m.
The first round of the District 3AA tournament is Feb. 26.