Seven basketball teams from Franklin County now know their path in the District 3 Tournament.
The district released its tournament pairings on Thursday morning and games begin Monday.
In Class 6A boys, Chambersburg (13-9) holds the No. 8 seed and will host No. 9 Carlisle (13-9) on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The winner plays next Friday at No. 1 seed Reading (21-0) in a quarterfinal game.
Tuesday’s loser is eliminated, while Friday’s loser enters the consolation bracket. The top seven teams in the district receive an entry into the PIAA Tournament.
Also in 6A, Waynesboro (19-3) is the No. 5 seed and will host No. 12 Red Lion (11-11) on Tuesday. The winner plays at No. 4 William Penn (18-4) on Friday.
Two area teams made the bracket in Class 5A boys. No. 13 Greencastle-Antrim (13-8) will play at No. 4 Mechanicsburg (16-6) on Monday at 7 p.m. The winner plays in a quarterfinal game Thursday against the winner of No. 5 Warwick (15-6) vs. No. 12 Donegal (14-8).
Shippensburg (12-7) is the No. 14 seed and will play at No. 3 Exeter Township (17-5) on Monday at 7 p.m. The winner moves on to play Thursday against the winner of No. 6 Milton Hershey (17-5) vs. No. 11 Red Land (14-8).
First-round losers in 5A are eliminated. Quarterfinal losers are still guaranteed a spot in states because the top eight advance.
Greencastle-Antrim (20-2) is the No. 1 seed in girls 5A and received a first-round bye. The Blue Devils will host a quarterfinal game next Friday at 7 p.m. against the winner of No. 8 Lampeter-Strasburg (12-10) vs. No. 9 Susquehannock (12-10).
Also in 5A, Shippensburg (12-10) gained the No. 11 seed and will play on Tuesday at No. 6 York Suburban (15-7) at 7 p.m. The winner will play a quarterfinal next Friday against the winner of No. 3 Manheim Central (19-3) vs. No. 14 Warwick (10-12).
G-A is already assured a place in the state tournament, while Ship must win in the first round to qualify.
In girls Class 4A, James Buchanan (15-7) secured the No. 5 seed. The Rockets have a bye in the first round and will play at No. 4 Eastern York (16-6) on Friday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m.
The losing team drops into the consolation round; the top six teams in 4A advance to the PIAA Tournament.