Braham's AD and girls' coach Tim Malone has just sent me an update on the current point total for the boys' teams. He's sent it to all the coaches in the section for review and a check for accuracy.
Right now, Braham and ML-WR have piled up 57 points by earning 5 points for a win over a Class AAAA school, 4 points for each win over a Class AAA school, 3 points for each win over a Class AA school and 1 point for each win over a Class A school. Esko has 49 points. EAch team has 2 games to play.
ML-WR must play two Class AA schools yet, while Braham plays one A and one AA. Thus, if both teams win their remaining two games, the Rebels will earn the #1 seed by virtue of having one more point. Of course, if the Rebels and/or Braham should lose a game or two, things can be different. If they should end up tied in point totals, Braham would be #1 by virtue of the head-to-head win, which is the first tie-breaker. However, I don't expect ML-WR to lose to Proctor or to HF. Esko will be the three seed in the south (they're too far back to catch the #2), which means Esko vs Braham is the likely second round match on Saturday, 12th.
In the north, VA and IF have locks on 1 and 2 seeds, respectively. #3 DR is too far back to catch IF, and IF is too far back to catch VA.
Thus the winner of the anticipated Braham vs Esko game would then play the top seed left in the north after the second game. That would seem to be VA.
And, if the Rebels are the #1 seed in the south and win their first two games (that seems likely), they would play the 2nd high seed remaining from the north in the section semis, and that would seem to be IF.
For Braham to play ML-WR in the section tourney, regardless of which of them is #1 and which is #2 in the south, it would have to be the section finals.
This will be a great tournament (again)! Good luck to all teams!