PREBLE COUNTY — The postseason for area girls’ basketball teams will tip-off this week, beginning Wednesday evening, Feb. 15.
Talawanda (16-6), the No. 14 seed in the Cincinnati I upper bracket, will play No. 6 Ursuline on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m. The game will be played at Lakata East High School. The winner will meet No. 21 Hamilton on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 6 p.m. The sectional final is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 27, at 6 p.m. against either No. 11 Little Miami, No. 13 St. Ursula or No. 5 Walnut Hills.
In Division III, National Trail, the No. 9 seed in the Franklin-Monroe 3 upper bracket, will battle with Cross County Conference opponent and No. 10 seed Miami East on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m. The winner will advance to play No. 11 seed Dayton Christian on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 6 p.m. The sectional final is set for Saturday, Feb. 25, at 11 a.m., against either No. 17 Triad, No. 2 Versailles or No. 18 Dayton Northridge.
In the Division III, Franklin-Monroe 2 bracket, No. 7 Preble Shawnee (12-10) opens tournament play against No. 6 seed Carlisle on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 3:30 p.m. The winner will play either No. 4 Milton-Union or No. 8 Anna on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m. The sectional final is set for Saturday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m., against either No. 3 Arcanum, No. 15 Indian Lake or No. 14 Springfield Northwestern.
In Division II, Eaton (6-16) will begin its postseason journey in the Tecumseh sectional on Monday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m. The No. 11-seeded Eagles will play No. 4 Kenton Ridge. The winner will meet either No. 5 Benjamin Logan or No. 8 Bellefontaine in the second round on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m. The sectional final will be played on Feb. 25, at 1:30 p.m. against either No. 1 Carroll, No. 13 Meadowdale or No. 14 Belmont.
In Division IV, No. 10-seeded Tri-County North will battle No. 5 Newton in the first round on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 12:30 p.m. in the Brookville sectional. The winner will play either No. 6 Franklin-Monroe or No. 7 Legacy Christian on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the second round. The sectional final will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 1:30 p.m., against either No. 1 Tri-Village, No. 13 Dayton Jefferson or No. 13 Catholic Central.
Reach Eddie Mowen Jr. at 937-683-4056 or on Twitter @emowen_RH