Boys hoops district tourneys begin tonight

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Now, it’s the boys’ turn.

The 2016 boys basketball state tournament begins tonight around the state, with district quarterfinals.

Two schools, Brighton and Fowlerville, are playing host to tournaments in Class A and B, respectively.

There’s no guarantee, but it looks likely that at least one Livingston County team will advance to next week’s regionals.

It’s likely that team will come from the Brighton district, which begins tonight with a game between the host Bulldogs and South Lyon, which will be played at 6 p.m. and will be broadcast on The Livingston Post.

Listen to the game here!

The  Bulldogs (10-10 overall) went 3-7 in the KLAA West and finished last on tiebreakers, but were 7-3 outside the conference.

Brighton will take on a South Lyon team that finished 7-13 while finishing third in the KLAA Central.

The winner will take on South Lyon East (2-18) in Wednesday’s second semifinal.

In the other semifinal, Hartland (8-11) and Howell (13-7) will square off for the third time this season. The Eagles are coming off a late-season surge which saw them reach the Lakes Conference championship game, while Howell will be looking to atone for a loss to the Eagles in the Lakes Conference semifinals.

The winners play Friday at 6 p.m.

Pinckney, the fourth Class A team in the county, finished 8-12 and will take on 9-11 Dexter on the Dreadnaughts’ home floor tonight at 7 p.m.

The winner takes on 15-4 Ann Arbor Huron in Wednesday’s second semifinal. The other two Ann Arbor schools in the bracket, Pioneer (16-4) and Skyline (13-7) play in the other game.

The championship game in Dexter will be Friday at 7 p.m.

In Class B, Fowlerville plays host to its own district. Tonight, Lansing Sexton (4-16) and Perry (10-9) face off at 6 p.m.

The winner of that game will play Williamston (16-3) in the first game of a Wednesday doubleheader, while the host Gladiators (12-8) take on a 17-1 Lansing Catholic squad in the second game.

That district’s championship game will be played Friday at 7 p.m.

In Class D, two of the smallest schools in the state will compete in a district at Morrice.

In tonight’s doubleheader, Potterville will take on Webberville, while in the second game, Charyl Stockwell Academy, in its first season in the MHSAA, will take on Lansing Christian.

The Charyl Stockwell-Lansing Christian winner will take on Livingston Christian (10-9) in the first half of a semifinal doubleheader on Wednesday. The Potterville-Webberville winner will play Morrice in the nightcap.

The semifinal winners meet at 7 p.m. Friday for the district title.