That's because Carpenter and the Tigers (19-3) earned the right to host the Class 1A, Area 12 boys basketball tournament thanks to winning a coin flip with Gaston (14-6) at Spring Garden on Tuesday.
The coin flip was the result of the fourth-ranked Tigers’ 59-53 loss to Gaston on Monday, giving both teams an identical 9-1 area record.
Cedar Bluff will play the winner of No. 4 Asbury and No. 5 Collinsville on Feb. 5 at 5:30 p.m. The Asbury-Collinsville game is scheduled for Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Cedar Bluff.
Gaston faces the winner of No. 3 Spring Garden and No. 6 Gaylesville Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. The Spring Garden-Gaylesville game is set for Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Cedar Bluff.
The Area 12 championship game will be Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. at Cedar Bluff, with the winner and runner-up advancing to the sub-regionals on Feb. 12.
The Class 1A, Area 12 girls tournament will be hosted by Gaston. The Lady Bulldogs play next Thursday at 5:30 p.m. and will face the winner of No. 4 Collinsville and No. 5 Asbury. That game is set for Monday at 5:30 p.m.
The No. 2 seed Spring Garden Lady Panthers await the winner of Monday's 7 p.m. battle between No. 3 Cedar Bluff and No. 6 Gaylesville. Spring Garden plays the winner next Thursday at 7 p.m. at Gaston.
The Area 12 girls championship is set for Feb. 6 at 7 p.m.
Admission to both the boys and girls tournaments is $6.