Saturday, November 16, 2013

ECCC Hosts Junior High Basketball Tournament

Several area junior high school basketball teams will have an opportunity to showcase their talents by participating in tournament competition scheduled Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at East Central Community College in Decatur.

The double-elimination event will be held in the Brackeen-Wood Physical Education Building and South Campus gym.

In the girls’ bracket, first-round action includes Magnolia vs. Louisville at 9 a.m. (Brackeen-Wood); Bay Springs vs. Northwest at 9:45 a.m. (South Campus); Morton vs. Carver at 10:30 a.m.(Brackeen-Wood); and Newton vs. Lake at 11:15 a.m. (South Campus).

The championship game is set for 4:30 p.m. and will be followed by consolation bracket finals at 5:15 p.m., both in Brackeen-Wood.

In the boys’ bracket, competition begins with Magnolia vs. Southeast Lauderdale at 9 a.m. (South Campus), followed by Lake vs. Northwest at 9:45 a.m. (Brackeen-Wood); Bay Springs vs. Carver at 10:30 a.m. (South Campus); and Louisville vs. Morton at 11:15 a.m. (Brackeen-Wood).

The Magnolia/Southeast Lauderdale winner will battle Newton at1:30 p.m. (Brackeen-Wood), and the Lake/Northwest victor takes on West Lauderdale at 2:15 a.m. (South Campus).

Consolation finals are set for 6 p.m. and will be followed by the championship matchup at 6:45 p.m., both in Brackeen-Wood.

Admission is $6.
For more information, contact Robert Thompson, ECCC men’s head basketball coach, at 601-635-6243 or call toll free, 877-462-3222, ext. 243. His e-mail address is