LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Southwest Louisiana was well represented Monday when the Louisiana High School Athletic Association released the girls basketball playoff pairings.
Thirty-two teams from the Lake Area teams made it into the playoffs with many scoring home games. The first round begins Wednesday and the regional round is set for Feb. 24. Quarterfinal games will be played Feb. 27.
The semifinals and finals will be played at Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles March 4-8. The full pairings can be viewed HERE.
In Class 5A, the Sulphur Lady Tors grabbed the No. 4 seed and will host Higgins in the first round. Sam Houston will travel to play ninth-seeded Mount Carmel.
In Class 4A, No. 3 DeRidder hosts No. 30 Washington-Marion.
In Class 3A, South Beauregard, Iota and St. Louis made the postseason.
In Class 2A, Lake Arthur grabbed the No. 2 seed and Pickering took the No. 4 seed to secure home games. Oakdale, Kinder, Rosepine and Welsh will open the playoffs on the road.
In Class 1A, Merryville was awarded the No. 3 seed and East Beauregard grabbed the ninth seed and will play at home in the first round. Oberlin, Basile and Grand Lake will open the playoffs on the road.
In Class B, Fairview earned the No. 1 seed while Lacassine was No. 3 and Anacoco No. 4. Bell City, Hornbeck, Pitkin, Hicks and Hathaway also made the postseason.
In Class C, Hackberry and Elizabeth grabbed the top two seeds and will get byes through to the regional round. Singer, Johnson Bayou, Reeves and Starks also made the postseason.
No. 29 Higgins at No. 4 Sulphur
No. 24 Sam Houston at No. 9 Mount Carmel
No. 30 Washington-Marion at No. 3 DeRidder
No. 26 Bogalusa at No. 7 South Beauregard
No. 25 Church Point at No. 8 Iota
No. 27 St Louis at No. 6 Mansfield
No. 24 Kinder at No. 9 Mamou
No. 28 Welsh at No. 5 Jonesboro-Hodge
No. 20 Oakdale at No. 13 Dunham
No. 29 Runnels at No. 4 Pickering
No. 27 Rosepine at No. 6 Rapides
No. 31 Ferriday at No. 2 Lake Arthur
No. 17 Oberlin at No. 16 Varnado
No. 24 White Castle at No. 9 East Beauregard
No. 30 Ascension Catholic at No. 3 Merryville
No. 22 Basile at No. 11 Metairie Park Country Day
No. 23 Grand Lake at No. 10 Ouachita Christian
No. 32 Avoyelles Public Charter at No. 1 Fairview
No. 17 Bell City at No. 16 Harrisburg
No. 20 Glenmora at No. 13 Hornbeck
No. 29 Simpson at No. 4 Anacoco
No. 30 Forest at No. 3 Lacassine
No. 19 Monterey at No. 14 Pitkin
No. 26 Hicks at No. 7 Simsboro
No. 18 Hathaway at No. 15 Doyline
No. 1 Hackberry, bye
No. 21 Claiborne Christian at No. 12 Singer
No. 20 Phoenix at No. 13 Johnson Bayou
No. 19 Reeves at No. 14 St Joseph's Plaucheville
No. 18 Georgetown at No. 15 Starks
No. 2 Elizabeth, bye