Boys holiday hoops tourneys tip off after Christmas

Pictured, Columbia’s Korbin Farmer battles with a Freeburg player in a game earlier this season. Farmer currently leads the team with 67 points, averaging almost 14 points per game. (Corey Saathoff photo)

Tournament scores/results will be posted to the R-T Sports Page “Recent Sports Scores” ticker as they become available.

Boys basketball players won’t have had much time to recover from Christmas indulgence when they begin tournament play Dec. 26 and 27 across the region.

The Columbia-Freeburg Holiday Tournament is being held in Columbia this year and sees teams from Columbia (3- 2), Waterloo (2-3), Dupo (1-5), Marquette (3-2), Lovejoy (2-4) Civic Memorial (2-5), Hillsboro (4-0), Freeburg (2-5), Metro-East Lutheran (4-5) and Lebanon (2-4) meeting up on the hardwood starting Dec. 26, at 11 a.m., when MEL takes on Lebanon.

In the second game, Dupo and Lovejoy will play at 12:30 p.m., followed by Freeburg and Civic Memorial at 2 p.m., Columbia and Hillsboro at 3:30 p.m., Waterloo and the winner of the MEL vs. Lebanon game at 6 p.m., and Marquette against the winner of the Dupo vs. Lovejoy game at 7:30 p.m.

The second round of games will begin Dec. 27, at 11 a.m., with the championship game set for Dec. 28, at 8 p.m.

Here is a complete bracket to view and print>>> Columbia Freeburg Holiday Tourney 2013.

Gibault (6-0) is playing in the Duster Thomas Hoops Classic at Pinckneyville High School Dec. 27-28.

The Hawks will take on Benton on the first day of action at 10:30 a.m., and a team from Lyon County, Ky., at 8:30 p.m.

They will resume play Dec. 28, and the tournament’s championship game will be played that evening at 8 p.m.

Here is a complete tourney schedule to view and print>>> Duster Thomas Hoops Classic

Valmeyer (1-8) will travel to Sesser-Valier High School to play in their holiday tournament Dec. 26-30.

They are set to play Woodlawn in their first game, at 10:30 a.m. The tournament will wrap up Dec. 30, at 7 p.m.

Here is a complete tourney schedule to view and print>>> Sesser-Valier Holiday Tourney

The annual SPPCS jr. high basketball tournament will also take place over the holiday break. Here is a complete bracket to view and print>>> SPPCS Holiday Tourney 2013

This story and associated tournament schedules/brackets are featured in the Dec. 25 edition of the Republic-Times Newspaper as well.

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