By CAREY FOX
Times Sports Editor
Teams around the state received their sectional paths on Sunday night and both Northview and Clay City will see action on the opening night (March 1).
The Knights have the added bonus of playing at home and will play in the second game that night following a match-up between Mooresville and Terre Haute North at 6 p.m. Northview takes on Martinsville, a team that they don't face during the regular season, at approximately 7:30 p.m.
Terre Haute South received the bye along with Plainfield and the teams open postseason play on Friday night. The Braves will face the winner between the Patriots and Pioneers while the Quakers will take on the winner of the Artesians game with the Knights.
Martinsville is the defending champion and is 2-0 against sectional foes this season. However, the Patriots have compiled a 5-0 mark against teams in the sectional.
The Knights are 1-3 this season against sectional opponents, scoring a 44-42 win against the Pioneers back on Jan. 15. Northview his the road tonight to take on Plainfield
The Class A White River Valley Sectional features six teams that are very familiar with each other.
The host Wolverines face defending champion North Central in the 6 p.m. game followed by Clay City taking on Eminence. On Friday night, Union (Dugger) takes on the winner of the first game and Shakamak squares off against the winner of game two.
WRV is a perfect 6-0 against sectional foes while the Lakers have won five of their seven games against teams in the sectional.
On paper, the sectional appears to be wide open as just two teams have winning marks for the season. White River Valley has posted a 10-9 mark while Eminence is 10-8 overall.
Clay City owns a 3-3 mark against the rest of the sectional and took a 61-60 decision over Eminence back on Dec. 11.
Area Boys Sectional pairings
Class 4A Northview Sectional
Tuesday, March 1: Mooresville (10-8) vs. T.H. North 14-6), 6 p.m.; Northview (11-9) vs. Martinsville (13-6), 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 4: T.H. South (12-7) vs. Mooresville (10-8), 6 p.m.; Winner of game one vs. winner of game two, 7:30 p.m.
Class A White River Valley Sectional
Tuesday, March 1: White River Valley vs. North Central, 6 p.m.; Clay City vs. Eminence, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 4: Union (Dugger) vs. winner between WRV vs. North Central, 6 p.m.; Shakamak vs. winner between Clay City vs. Eminence, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 5: Championship game, 7:30 p.m.