The Adair County Lady Indians will enter the 20th District tournament hosted by Marion County with high-expectations after having a wonderful regular season and nearly claiming the number one seed for this tournament.
The Lady Indians will be the number two seed in the tournament and will face the number three seed Taylor County.
Adair County will play the second game of the girls’ doubleheader next Tuesday night and the game prior to them will feature the number one seed Marion County versus Campbellsville.
Marion County will come in as the favorite after sweeping the 20th District opponents in the regular season and will enter with a 6-0 district record. Adair County’s record now stands at 4-2 in the district with both losses to Marion County. Taylor County picked up two wins to go 2-4 in the 20th District, with both wins coming against Campbellsville who finished winless in district play at 0-6.
Adair County won by a big margin both times when they played Taylor County during the regular season, winning 67 to 30 at home and 48 to 22 on the road at Taylor County. Assuming that seeds play true, the Lady Indians would be faced against Marion County Friday night, Feb. 28, at 6 p.m. CST for the 20th District title.
Marion County defeated the Lady Indians 59 to 49 at their place but Adair County battled them very closely last week on the Lady Indians’ home floor. Adair County led most of the game but lost a heartbreaker 53 to 51 that gave the Lady Knights the number one seed for the tournament.
In order to advance to the 5th Region tournament, the Lady Indians would need to win their first game for sure but a 20th District championship could give them an easier opponent in the 5th Region tournament as they would get to play a runner-up instead of a district champion.