With the post-season just around the corner, teams are jockeying for position for seeding of the district tournament playoffs.

But, if you are playing in the 62nd district, the playoffs started at the beginning of the season.

For the boys, Elliott County (21-2), West Carter (15-5), Morgan County (13-7) and East Carter (10-7) proves to be the toughest region in the 16th region. With the Lions advancing to the State Tournament for the past two seasons, the district has become more competitive and the records show it. Collectively, the district is 49-21. The closest overall record within the 16th Region is the 61st with a record of 41-38.

For the girls, it is a little closer, but the 62nd has an overall record of 46-41, with East Carter leading the way with a tally of 17-5 after their Monday night win over Rowan Co. 52-48. The three other districts do not have a winning record collectively. The closest is the 61st district at 38-41.

In the past five years, the 62nd district has represented the 16th region in the state tournament three times on the boy's side. Morgan County played in Lexington in 2004 and Elliott County did it in 2007 and 2008. The girl's side of the 62nd has not been represented at the state tournament since 2004 when East Carter made the trip to Bowling Green.

With the level of play in the 62nd district, the teams should be primed for deep runs in the 16th region tournament to possibly play for a shot at playing in the Sweet 16 State Tournaments.

The 62nd district will have its tough match ups all the way through the post-season, when the two teams from there advance to the 16th Region tournament, they should be battle-hardened for a shot at reaching the State Tournament.

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