The DC State Athletic Association released today its boys’ and girls’ basketball state tournament brackets. Teams in each field were seeded based on regular season record and the record of their opponents. The St. John’s Cadets are the top seed in each of the 12-team brackets; it is important to note that in each tournament, the top four seeds consist of one Catholic school, one private school, one public charter school and one public school.
The boys’ tournament field consists of teams from the DC Interscholastic Athletic Association, Public Charter School Athletic Association, Interstate Athletic Conference and Washington Catholic Athletic Conference.
The girls’ tournament field consists of teams from the DC Interscholastic Athletic Association, Independent School League, Pubic Charter School Athletic Association and Washington Catholic Athletic Conference.
Tournament play begins with first-round games at the higher-seeded team on Thursday. Quarterfinal games will be hosted by the higher seed on Friday. Semifinals will be played on Sunday, March 2 at American University’s Bender Arena and the championship games will be played Thursday, March 6 at Verizon Center.