Murrah out of Region 4-6A boys’ tournament; WC advances to Class 6A playoffs

Published 10:19 am Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Warren Central’s boys’ basketball team advanced to the MHSAA Class 6A playoffs without even taking a shot.

Murrah was forced to bow out of the Region 4-6A tournament Tuesday morning because of COVID-19 issues among its roster, ending its season and sending the other three teams in the region — Warren Central, Clinton and Madison Central — on to the state tournament.

The top three finishers in each four-team region advance to the state tournament.

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Murrah was scheduled to play Madison Central in the first round of the region tournament Tuesday evening. Instead, the Mississippi High School Activities Association has declared that game a forfeit and Madison Central will advance to Friday’s championship game.

Clinton and Warren Central will still play in the other first-round game Tuesday, although the time has been moved up to 6 p.m. The winner will play Madison Central in the championship game, and the loser will fill the third-place slot from Region 4-6A in the state playoffs.

Murrah’s girls’ team was not affected. It lost its first-round game against Madison Central on Monday, 43-21, and will face Warren Central in the consolation game on Thursday. The time of that game has been moved, however, to 6 p.m.

All Region 4-6A tournament games are being played at Warren Central Junior High.

At Warren Central Junior High
Clinton 56, Warren Central 45
Madison Central 43, Murrah 21
6 p.m. – Warren Central vs. Murrah, consolation game
5 p.m. – Clinton vs. Madison Central, championship game
Madison Central def. Murrah, forfeit
6 p.m. – Warren Central vs. Clinton
7:30 p.m. – Championship game

About Ernest Bowker

Ernest Bowker is The Vicksburg Post's sports editor. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post's sports staff since 1998, making him one of the longest-tenured reporters in the paper's 140-year history. The New Jersey native is a graduate of LSU. In his career, he has won more than 50 awards from the Mississippi Press Association and Associated Press for his coverage of local sports in Vicksburg.

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