Top seeds Cheatham County Central and East Nashville breezed to victories as the Region 5AA Girls Tournament got underway.
9AA #1 Seed Cheatham (24-3) ran away from visting 10AA #4 Seed Pearl-Cohn very early, and played their reserves for most of the second half, winning 68-34. (A video interview with head coach Jim Gibbs will be posted soon).
10AA #1 Seed East Nashville (26-3) had little trouble with 9AA #4 Seed Greenbrier (15-16), winning 60-24, and advancing to the Semifinals which will be played Monday at Greenbrier.
Cheatham’s opponent will be 10AA #2 Seed Maplewood (20-5) who disposed of 9AA #3 Seed Westmoreland (20-9) 51-36. They square off in the first game on Monday at 6 PM.
The second game at 7:45 PM will be East Nashville and White House Heritage (20-9) who beat Martin Luther King (6-11) 52-48.