Pairings released for prep girls basketball tournament

The pairings for the upcoming WIAA Girls High School Basketball Tournament were released Sunday.

Prescott is the No. 2 seed in its part of the WIAA Division 3 Altoona Sectional Tournament bracket. The Cardinals have a first round bye and will play its first tournament game Friday, Feb. 22 vs. the winner of the No. 7 seed Osceola and No. 10 seeded Barron in the regional tournament semifinals. If they win, they will host the regional finals Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m.

The other top seeded teams in the sectional half-bracket are No. 1 seed and No. 7 ranked Amery, No. 3 seed Bloomer and No. 4 seed Hayward.

The winner of the regional tournament moves on to the sectional semifinals held Thursday, Feb. 28 at New Richmond.