Newton will be well-represented in this year's South Div. 1 basketball playoffs, as all four teams from Newton North and Newton South are headed to the post-season.
The Newton North girls' team landed the top spot in this year's South Div. 1 tournament with a 19-1 regular season record. The team has a bye in the preliminary round and will play a first round game on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. at Newton North. The No. 1 Tigers will face the winner of a Newton South-Taunton game played earlier in the week.
With an 18-3 regular season record, the Newton North boys' team was seeded in the No. 2 spot in the South Div. 1 tournament and has a bye in the preliminary round. The Tigers will face No. 15 Madison Park (8-8) in a first round match on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at Newton North.
The Newton South boys' team (9-11) is seeded at No. 17 and will face No. 16 West Roxbury (8-9) on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. in West Roxbury.
As for the girls, the Newton South team had a 10-10 regular season record and is also seeded at No. 17. The Lions will face No. 16 Taunton (10-10) in a preliminary round game tonight at 7 p.m. in Taunton.
Aside from the basketball playoffs, Newton also has some representation in the Division 1 girls' ice hockey tournament. The No. 13 Newton North team (11-6-1) will face No. 20 Shrewsbury (11-8-1) tonight at 7 p.m. at the Ryan Rink in Watertown (1 Paramount Pl.)
Information provided by the MIAA tournament website.