PARKERSBURG -If you want to see any of the Mid-Ohio Valley's three representatives compete in next week's West Virginia State High School Girls Basketball Tournament at the Charleston Civic Center, plan on either an early morning or a late night trip to the capital city.
St. Marys, seeded No. 3 in the Class A tournament, will open the 24-team event when it takes on No. 6 seed Tygarts Valley at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the area's other small school representative, No. 5 seeded Williamstown, will play the sixth and final game on Wednesday, set for a 9 p.m. tipoff against Tucker County.
In Class AAA, No. 3 Parkersburg South will meet No. 6 Hedgesville at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday.
Looking at the tournament pairings, the St. Marys-Tygarts Valley winner will face the winner of No. 2 Wheeling Central vs. No. 7 Valley Fayette in the first of six semifinal games set for Friday.
Tipoff will be at 9:30 a.m. Meanwhile, the Williamstown-Tucker County winner will meet the winner of No. 1 Huntington St. Joe vs. No. 8 Man at 1 p.m. on Friday.
West Virginia Girls State Tournament Pairings
Pairings for next week's girls state high school basketball tournament at the Charleston Civic Center:
No. 2 Morgantown (19-5) vs. No. 7 Martinsburg (15-6), 11:15 a.m.
No. 1 Spring Valley (22-3) vs. No. 8 Capital (10-13), 7:15 p.m.
No. 4 Princeton (19-5) vs. No. 5 Logan (15-9), 11:15 a.m.
No. 3 Parkersburg South (17-7) vs. No. 6 Hedgesville (17-8), 7:15 p.m.
Princeton-Logan winner vs. Spring Valley-Capital winner, 5:30 p.m.
Morgantown-Martinsburg winner vs. Parkersburg South-Hedgesville winner, 9 p.m.
Semifinals winners, 7:15 p.m.
No. 3 Nicholas County (20-3) vs. No. 6 North Marion (18-4), 9:30 a.m.
No. 2 Bridgeport (22-2) vs. No. 7 Lincoln (16-9), 1 p.m.
No. 1 Westside (23-1) vs. No. 8 PikeView (14-10), 5:30 p.m.
No. 4 Clay County (18-6) vs. No. 5 Fairmont Senior (18-6), 9 p.m.
Nicholas County-North Marion winner vs. Bridgeport-Lincoln winner, 11:15 a.m.
Westside-PikeView winner vs. Clay County-Fairmont Senior winner, 7:15 p.m.
Semifinal winners, 2:30 p.m.
No. 3 St. Marys (23-1) vs. No. 6 Tygarts Valley (17-7), 9:30 a.m.
No. 2 Wheeling Central (21-4) vs. No. 7 Valley Fayette (13-7), 1 p.m.
No. 1 St. Joseph (22-1) vs. No. 8 Man (15-10), 5:30 p.m.
No. 4 Tucker County (19-5) vs. No. 5 Williamstown (14-9), 9 p.m.
St. Marys-Tygarts Valley winner vs. Wheeling Central-Valley Fayette winner, 9:30 a.m.
St. Joseph-Man winner vs. Tucker County-Williamstown winner, 1 p.m.
Semifinals winners, noon
Should Parkersburg South advance to Friday's semifinal round, the Patriots would be paired against the winner of Wednesday morning's quarterfinal between No. 2 Morgantown and No. 7 Martinsburg. South would play in the sixth and final game of the day on Friday, with the tipoff set at 9 p.m.
The Class AAA field was turned upside down when Capital stunned defending state championship and top-ranked Greenbrier East. Capital ended up as the No. 8 seed and was paired against top-seeded Spring Valley at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday.
In addition to Spring Valley in Class AAA and Huntington St. Joe in Class A, the other top seed was Westside in Class AA. Westside will meet No. 8 Pikeview in an opening-round game at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday.
The Little Kanawha Conference did place a representative in Class AA, as Clay County is the No. 4 seed and will meet No. 5 Fairmont Senior -competing in Class AA for the first time -at 9 p.m. on Thursday.