Friday, November 8, 2013

Major preseason basketball tournaments at Olympic High, Providence Day Saturday

There are two large preseason basketball events in Charlotte Saturday.

-- Olympic High, the reigning N.C. 4A boys basketball champion, will host the 6th annual Olympic High School Scrimmage Jamboree. There are 12 teams and multiple college coaches expected. Admission is $10. Key games include Olympic facing 2012-13 N.C. 2A semifinalist Shelby at 10:30 a.m.; Greensboro Dudley vs. Independence at noon; and Vance vs. Mount Tabor at 1:30 p.m.

The schedule (two games will be played at once): 9 a.m. (Vance-East Forsyth; Mount Tabor-Berry); 10:30 a.m. (Olympic-Shelby); noon (Hillside-Hough; Dudley-Independence); 1:30 p.m. (Vance-Mount Tabor; Berry-East Forsyth); 3 p.m. (Concord-Olympic; Catholic-Shelby); 4:30 (Hough-Dudley; Independence-Hillside).

-- At Providence Day, 24 of the region’s top girls basketball teams will play in 36 games beginning at 8:30 a.m. The last game tips off at 5:40 p.m. There will be three games going on simultaneously.

Last season, more than 40 college coaches and several national recruiting services attended the event. Admission is $5. Key games include Providence Day vs. Durham Hillside, 11 a.m.; Carolina Day vs. Greensboro Dudley, 11 a.m.; and Riverdale Baptist vs. Providence Day, 5:40 p.m.

The schedule:
8:30 a.m. (Latin-Freedom; Hickory Grove-Wilkes Central; Charlotte Christian-RJ Reynolds); 9:20 a.m. (Greensboro Day-East Burke; Atkins-E. Rutherford; Mt Tabor-Alexander Central); 10:10 a.m. (Southlake-Watauga; New Hope-Riverdale; Covenant Day-Trinity); 11 a.m. (Providence Day-Hillside; Carolina Day-Dudley; Bishop-Forestview); 11:50 a.m. (Mt Tabor-Greensboro Day; Atkins-Freedom; Latin-E. Rutherford); 12:40 p.m. (Hickory Grove-Reynolds; Alex. Central-Covenant Day; Wilkes-Char. Christian); 1:30 p.m. (New Hope-Carolina Day; Trinity-SouthLake; E. Burke-Watauga); 2:20 (Bishop-Riverdale; Providence Day-Forestview; Hillside-Dudley); 3:10 (Freedom-E. Rutherford; Mt Tabor-Covenant Day; Latin-Atkins); 4 p.m. (Wilkes-Reynolds; Hickory Grove-Christian; Alex. Central-Greensboro Day); 4:50 (New Hope-Dudley; E. Burke-SouthLake; Trinity-Watauga); 5:40 (Riverdale-Providence Day; Carolina Day-Forestview; Bishop-Hillside)