Jonesboro (KAIT) - The NEA Tournament reached the penultimate stage Wednesday, with eight semifinals.
In the Boys Upper Division (4A-5A-6A), Jonesboro routed Valley View 82-51. The Hurricane will have a rematch with Westside for the title. The defending champion Warriors edged Osceola 67-63. J.T. Nortier had a game-winning four-point play with less than a minute to go.
In the Boys Lower Division (1A-2A-3A), EPC beat Augusta 85-58. Ky Madden had 29 points in the Warriors victory. They'll go for their second straight title Friday night.
EPC will face Rivercrest for the title. The Colts knocked off Bay 50-48 in the other semifinal.
The Nettleton Lady Raiders will try to go for their third straight Girls Upper Division Title. They beat crosstown foe Westside 58-42.
NHS will play JHS for the second straight year for the championship. The Lady Hurricane beat Valley View 52-41.
The times for Friday's championship games are below.
2010 NEA Tournament - Friday
Girls Lower Division (1A-2A-3A) - 4:30pm
Buffalo Island Central vs. East Poinsett County
Girls Upper Division (4A-5A-6A) - 6:00pm
Jonesboro vs. Nettleton
Boys Lower Division (1A-2A-3A) - 7:30pm
East Poinsett County vs. Rivercrest
Boys Upper Division (4A-5A-6A) - 9:00pm
Jonesboro vs. Westside