Hoosac Girls Seeded First, Boys Second in Western Mass

By Shannon BoyerIBerkshires.com Sports
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- The Western Massachusetts boys and girls basketball playoff seedings and brackets were released Saturday afternoon at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield.
Nine boys and seven girls teams from Berkshire County will be in the running for a Western Mass title as games start this Monday.
The Hoosac Valley girls, who are back-to-back defending champions, received the No.1 seed and a bye in the first round for Division 3. They will play Thursday, Feb.  26, against the winner of No.9 Wahconah and No.8 Mahar who play Monday at 7 p.m.
No.7 Monument will host No.10 Mount Greylock Monday as well. The Mounties lost to Monument in their first meeting of the season, 50-47, they then played them three games later and took away a 56-64 win.
"We sort of knew we'd be playing Monument, so we've already started some preparations," Mount Greylock coach Paul Barrett said. "They're definitely a different team now, as are we."
For Division 2 girls, Pittsfield earned the No.2 seed and will hosts No.7 North Middlesex on Friday at 7 p.m.
Division 4 Mount Everett girls, who were seeded No.8, will host No.9 Lee on Tuesday.
For the Division 4 boys; No.5 Lenox will host No.12 Holyoke Catholic, No.11 McCann will travel to No.6 Granby, and No. 8 Smith will hosts No.9 Mount Everett. These games will all be played Monday at 7 p.m.
Hoosac Valley earned the No.2 seed in Division 3 and they will host No.7 Mount Greylock, No.3 Drury will host No. 6 Renaissance, and No.4 Wahconah will host No.5 Pioneer on Thursday.
"We knew it was going to be tough, it's going to be a great tournament," Wahconah coach Dustin Belcher said. "We're happy to get a home game, but it's going to be a tough one, Pioneer is a good team."
For Division 2 Berkshire County teams, Pittsfield earned the No.3 seed and will play No.6 Quabbin at home on Thursday and No.8 Taconic will Travel to No.1 Longmeadow on Wednesday.
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