Pairings for the first round of the 281 Conference boys' and girls' basketball tournaments were announced recently.
The first rounds of both tournaments will be played at James Valley Christian School and the semifinal and final rounds will be at the Huron Arena.
In the first round of the girls' tournament, No. 2 James Valley takes on No. 7 Wessington Springs at 3:30 p.m. Friday; No. 3 Woonsocket plays No. 6 Sunshine Bible Academy at 5 p.m.; No. 4 Wolsey-Wessington plays No. 5 Hitchcock-Tulare at 6:30 p.m. and Highmore-Harrold, the No. 1 seed, plays No. 8 Iroquois at 8 p.m.
In the first round of the boys' tournament Saturday, No. 2 JVC plays No. 7 Highmore-Harrold at 1 p.m.; No. 3 Wolsey-Wessington takes on No. 6 Woonsocket at 2:30 p.m.; No. 4 Sunshine Bible plays No. 5 Wessington Springs at 4 p.m. and No. 1 Hitchcock-Tulare plays No. 8 Iroquois at 5:30 p.m.
The semifinals of the girls' tournament are Monday at 3:30 p.m. at the Huron Arena starting with the loser's bracket. The boys' semifinals are Tuesday starting at 3:30 p.m. with the loser's bracket.
The final day of the tournament is Thursday, Jan. 21, with the seventh-place girls' game starting at 9:30 a.m. and the championship games in the evening.