Two area girls teams received byes in the first round of the playoffs as nine Vernon Parish teams aim for a state championship.

Class B's No. 3 seed Anacoco and Class C No. 4 Simpson have first-round byes and will play Monday.

Anacoco finished the season 32-4 and 9-1in the district as it finished No. 3 behind No. 1 Holden and No. 2 Fairview.

The Indians, led by Cammy Hooks, Korie Kreps and Annebelle Sellers, will play the winner of No. 14 Hathaway and No. 19 Oak Hill on Monday at home.

During the regular season, Anacoco defeated both Hathaway and Oak Hill.

Last season, the Indians fell to Florien in the state championship as the No. 3 overall seed.

Despite not having many bodies on the bench, Simpson finished the year 20-14 and 6-0 in the district. Simpson takes on the winner of the No. 13 Pleasant Hill and No. 20 Grand Isle Monday at home.

The versatility of the Broncos forwards Ally Berry and Payton Miller were the strength of the Simpson offense throughout the year.

Simpson blew out Pleasant Hill twice in the regular season, but did not have a game against Grand Isle.

In 2017, Simpson made it to the state quarterfinals before falling to Atlanta.

In Class B, No. 4 Hicks opens up the postseason against No. 29 JS Clark Leadership Academy on Thursday.

Chloe Wilbanks, Daci Warren and Lauren Quinn led Hicks to a 29-8 record and a 5-5 district record.

If the Pirates get past JS Clark, they will play the winner of Zwolle and Castor on Monday, also at home.

Hicks lost in the second round last year as the No. 13 seed in the tournament

Hornbeck enters the LHSAA Girl's March Madness Tournament as the No. 12 seed and will face No. 21 Monterey.

If the Hornets get past Monterey on Thursday, it could play No. 5 Stanley in the second round, which defeated them last season in the same round.

Hornbeck is led by Carolina Jara-Selvage, who led the Hornets to a 14-17 overall record this season.

No. 17 Pitkin goes on the road in the first round to take on No. 16 Converse in round one.

The Tigers to Converse 64-57 on December 21, en route to a 12-22 season.

Pitkin was the No. 17 seed last season, too, and lost in the first round to Midland.

In Class C, No. 14 Evans hosts No. 19 Georgetown on Thursday. The two did not have a regular season matchup this year.

The winner takes on No. 3 Summerfield on the road Monday night in the second round.

Evans finished the year 7-19 and 2-4 in the district.

The Eagles were bounced in the first round last year 56-23 to Starks in the first round.

Leesville claimed the No. 14 seed after an 18-13 season and improved its play at the end of the season.

The Wampus Cats are led by senior guards Kerrigan Small and Zakayla Collins and first-year head coach Kristi Perkins.

Leesville plays No. 19 Woodlawn-Shreveport at 6 p.m. Thursday at home.

The Knights finished the season 13-16 in a tough Class 4A, District 1.

The Wampus Cats fell in the first round last season to Huntington as the No. 26 seed in the playoffs.

Rosepine finished the year as the No. 14 seed in the Class 2A tournament and will host DeQuincy Thursday night.

In her first year as head coach Taylor Maricle, who has instilled a fast paced offense and a hounding defense, has Rosepine set up for a different result from last season.

In the 2017 playoffs, Rosepine was the No. 14 seed and faced DeQuincy in the first round. DeQuincy defeated the Eagles 51-43 in the postseason matchup last year.

However, Rosepine knocked off DeQuincy twice in the regular season this year, 61-58 on January 19 and 55-45 on February 6.

Behind the play of guards Alexis Sargent, Cheyenne Vander and Zayda English, Rosepine finished the year with a 14-12 record.

Pickering has an uphill battle if it wants to make a deep postseason run, starting the playoffs on the road against No. 11 Kinder Thursday night.

The Red Devils finished the year 11-16 and 3-7 in district play, and Pickering will take on the winner of No. 6 Rapides and No. 27 Lakeview if it gets past Kinder.

Mahogany Griffin averaged 16 points per game and Moriah Jones put up 11.3 points a game as the go-to scorers for Pickering this season.

The Red Devils fell to Sterlington last season in the first round.