LINCOLN–(KFOR Feb. 21)–Lincoln East is the only capital city boys basketball team that will host a district tournament, when post season play in Class A begins on Saturday.
The Spartans are the No. 5 overall seed, top-seed in the A-5 district and will await the winner of Friday’s play-in game between Omaha Westview and Omaha Buena Vista in Saturday’s semifinal round game at the East Gym. On the other side of the A-5 bracket, No. 2 seed Lincoln Southwest will host No. 3 seed Millard West in a 5pm Saturday tip off at Southwest. The winners will meet for the A-5 district championship Monday at 7pm.
Elsewhere, Lincoln Northeast is the No. 3 seed in the A-1 district tournament and will play at No. 2 seed Omaha Central on Saturday, with the winner to likely face the overall No. 1 seed and the district’s top-seed Bellevue West Monday at 6pm. The Thunderbirds will play the winner of Friday’s play-in game between Omaha Benson and Grand Island in Saturday’s 6pm game at Bellevue West.
Two-time defending state champion Millard North is the overall No. 2 seed and the top-seed in the A-2 district. The Mustangs await the winner of Friday’s opener between Columbus and Omaha Northwest and will play Saturday at 3:30pm. The other half of the district has No. 2 seed Kearney hosting No. 3 Lincoln Pius X Saturday at 7pm.
Gretna is the No. 1 seed in the A-3 District and third seed overall with a 4pm Saturday game against Friday’s winner of the Fremont-Norfolk game. Lincoln North Star is the No. 2 seed in the district and will host No.3 Omaha Bryan on Saturday. The A-3 District championship is set for Monday at 7pm.
In the A-4 District, Lincoln Southeast is the No. 2 seed and will play No. 3 seed North Platte Saturday at 6pm The winner will play in Monday night’s district championship. The other half of the bracket features top-seed and No. 4 overall seed Creighton Prep scheduled to play Saturday at 4pm against the winner of Friday’s game between Bellevue East and Omaha South.
Lincoln High is the No. 2 seed in the A-6 District and will play Millard South at 5pm Saturday over at the Earl Johnson Gym. The winner will play the winner of Saturday’s 5pm game with Omaha Burke at top-seed and No. 6 overall seed Omaha Westside in Tuesday’s 7pm district final.
Click on the links below to see each bracket.