McIntosh and sixth-ranked Mount Zion-Jonesboro, the boys regular-season subregion champions in 4-AAAAA, were upset in the region tournament quarterfinals at Ola on Monday and will not advance to the state tournament.
Subregion A champion Mount Zion was knocked off 62-57 by Creekside, the No. 4 seed from subregion B. Mount Zion won 71-62 when the teams met during the regular season on Dec. 4.
McIntosh, the top seed from subregion B, lost 40-33 to Northgate, the No. 5 seed from subregion B. McIntosh beat Northgate twice during the regular season by a combined 22 points.
Creekside (9-15) and Northgate (9-15) both won two games in three days to reach the semifinals.
Starr’s Mill is the highest seed remaining in the tournament. The Panthers, the No. 2 seed behind McIntosh in subregion B, will face Creekside in the semifinals at 8:30 p.m. Friday. Northgate will face Whitewater in the other semifinal at 5:30 p.m. Friday. All four teams will advance to the state tournament.
Whitewater, the No. 3 seed from subregion B, advanced with a 73-48 upset of subregion A No. 2 seed Drew on Monday.