Lone Star upset highlights District 5 quarterfinals

The Class 1A District 5 Tournament moves to Brush for its last two rounds on Friday and Saturday after playing quarterfinals earlier this week at the top two seeds. The quarterfinal round included a shocking upset on the boys side, Wednesday night.

The girls’ quarterfinals were played Tuesday at top-seed Stratton and second-seed Idalia.

In Stratton, fourth-seed Arickaree played fifth-seed Otis. The Bulldogs beat Arickaree 36-29, followed by Stratton knocking off eighth-seed Bethune.

Stratton and Otis play in the 1 p.m. semifinal Friday at Brush High school.

At Idalia, third-seed Hi-Plains beat sixth-seed Flagler 43-35, while Idalia took care of seventh-seed Lone Star 42-32. Idalia and Hi-Plains play in the 10 a.m. semifinal Friday.

The boys’ quarterfinals were played this past Wednesday at top-seed Stratton and second-seed Arickaree.

Fourth-seed Otis beat fifth-seed Hi-Plains 61-29 at Stratton, followed by the host team beating eighth-seed Bethune 75-26. Otis and Stratton play in the 2:30 p.m. semifinal on Friday.

The surprise came at Arickaree, where the Bison were upset by seventh-seed Lone Star 63-61. Third-seed Idalia took care of sixth-seed Flagler 84-29. Idalia and Lone Star meet in the 11:30 a.m. semifinal.

The semifinal winners meet in the championship games Saturday, with the girls final at 5 p.m. followed by the boys.

The district winners automatically qualify for next week’s regional, but must be in the top 16 of the Class 1A CHSAA Selection & Seeding Index in order to host a regional. Besides the district winners, the next 24 teams in the Index qualify for regional, which will be played at the top eight seeds next weekend.