State Tournament approaches for Central Mountain

Following the conclusion of the district playoffs, three local teams return to the court this weekend and begin their state-playoff run.

In the boys division, the Central Mountain Wildcats open the state playoffs Friday, March 10. In the girls division- the Jersey Shore Bulldogs also begin their run on March 10, while the Bellefonte Raiders will return to action on Saturday, March 11.

In the first round of the class 5A boys playoffs, district 6 champion Central Mountain (17-8) will face off against the Cathedral Prep Ramblers (13-12) of Erie,PA. ranks Cathedral Prep as the 125th best team in the state. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Bald Eagle Area High School–located in Wingate,PA.

In the opening round of the class 5A girls playoffs,the Bellefonte Red Raiders (12-12) will meet the Trinity Hillers (22-3). Tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m Saturday at neutral site Bald Eagle Area High School.

And in the class 4A girls playoffs, the Jersey Shore Bulldogs (19-6) will face the Berwick Bulldogs (16-9). The contest begins promptly at 5 p.m at Wilkes University–in Wilkes Barre,PA.