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

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.

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.

MHSAA REGION 4-6A TOURNAMENT
At Warren Central Junior High
Girls
Monday
Clinton 56, Warren Central 45
Madison Central 43, Murrah 21
Thursday
6 p.m. – Warren Central vs. Murrah, consolation game
Friday
5 p.m. – Clinton vs. Madison Central, championship game
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Boys
Tuesday
Madison Central def. Murrah, forfeit
6 p.m. – Warren Central vs. Clinton
Friday
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 sports reporters in the paper's 137-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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