Boys hoops season tips off this week - Republic-Times | News

Boys hoops season tips off this week

By on November 26, 2013 at 4:00 pm

The boys high school basketball season begins this week, with local teams competing in Thanksgiving tournaments around the area. Below are the local tournament schedules and pairings.

Columbia will play in the Lebanon Tournament Nov. 29 through Dec. 7. The Lebanon Tournament is in its 16th year. Columbia previously won the tourney in 1999 and 2007.

Gibault, Valmeyer and Dupo will all travel to Edwardsville to play in the Metro East Lutheran Turkey Tip-Off Nov. 25 through 30. On Monday, Gibault defeated Mount Olive, Dupo took on Metro East Lutheran and Valmeyer paired up with Gillespie. In Tuesday’s local action, Gibault will take on Gillespie.

Waterloo will host its own Thanksgiving Tournament Nov. 25-30. The round robin tourney tipped off Monday when Highland took on Gateway Tech. On Tuesday, Mater Dei will face Gateway, followed by Waterloo and Edwardsville.

For updated scores on all the local basketball action this week, visit the Sports Page to view the Recent Sport Scores ticker on the right side of the page.

Tourney Schedules:

Andrea F.D. Saathoff

Andrea is a graduate of Gibault High School and the University of Missouri School of Journalism, the University of Missouri Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville College of Education. She lives in Columbia with her husband and their twin toddler sons. When she isn't cheering on St. Louis Cardinals baseball or riding the emotional roller coaster of Mizzou Tigers football, she enjoys attending and participating in the many family events the county has to offer. email: