KEARNEY, Neb. — The Kearney boys basketball team will host a Class A district tournament.

The Nebraska School Activities Association released the district brackets for Class A and the subdistrict brackets for Class B on Tuesday. Kearney (16-6) finished the regular season seventh in power points, which was good enough to claim the final number one seed for a district tournament. As a top seed, the Bearcats will host a semifinal game and, if they win the semifinal, a district final game. KHS edged out Gretna for the seventh number-one seed by .089 in average wild card points.

The Kearney boys are trying to qualify for state for the first time since 2019. The Bearcats will play rival Grand Island on Saturday in the district semifinal game. That game will be broadcast on ESPN Tri-Cities.

In Class A, the seven district winners and the top non-district winner in power points qualify for the state tournament.

In Class B, the Hastings (9-12) boys basketball team is the two-seed in the B-7 subdistrict, which is hosted by York. The Tigers face three-seed Northwest in the semifinal round on Wednesday in a game that will be broadcast on KHAS Radio. Hastings is 3-0 against teams in its subdistrict this season.

In Class B, the eight subdistrict winners and eight non-subdistrict winners with the highest power points advance to a district final game. The district final games are seeded based on power points. The eight district final winners advance to the state tournament. Hastings last made it to state in 2020.