The 2014 Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex basketball tournament seeds were released Monday. On the girls’ side, defending champ Phillipsburg is the top Hunterdon/Warren seed and Newton is the top Sussex seed. On the boys’ side, defending champ Pope John XXIII is the top Sussex seed and Hackettstown is the top Hunterdon/Warren seed.
Action gets underway Tuesday and Wednesday with preliminary round games, with the first full round slated for Saturday, all at the higher seed. The quarterfinals are scheduled for Feb. 15, the semifinals for Feb. 22 and the championship game Friday, Feb. 28 at North Hunterdon High School, with the boys playing at 5 p.m. and the girls going at 7 p.m.
Here are the preliminary and first-round matchups:
GIRLS: 9A-Hopatcong at 8B-Voorhees, winner at 1A Newton; 5A-Pope John at 4B-North Hunterdon; 10B-Hackettstown at 7A-Wallkill Valley, winner at 2B-Delaware Valley; 6B-Belvidere at 3A-Sparta; 10A-Sussex Tech at 7B-North Warren, winner at 2A-High Point; 6A-Lenape Valley at 3B-Hunterdon Central; 9B-Warren Hills at 8A-Vernon, winner at 1B-Phillipsburg; 5B-South Hunterdon at 4A-Kittatinny.
BOYS: 9A-Wallkill Valley at 8B-Phillipsburg, winner at 1A-Pope John XXIII; 5A-Hopatcong at 4B-North Warren; 10B-Belvidere at 7A-Vernon, winner at 2B-South Hunterdon; 6B-North Hunterdon at 3A-High Point; 10A-Sussex Tech at 7B-Warrren Hills, winner at 2A-Sparta; 6A-Kittatinny at 3B-Hunterdon Central; 9B-Voorhees at 8A-Lenape Valley, winner at 1B-Hackettstown; 5B-Delaware Valley at 4A-Newton.