Basketball season about to start

By Thomas Grant Jr.

High school basketball season is back.

This weekend will see the first of three preseason tournaments taking place in Lexington County. It starts with the inaugural Preview Jamboree Saturday at the new Gray Collegiate Academy gymnasium.

Ten games, including two girls varsity contests, will take place.
On Monday, the Lake Murray Tipoff kicks off at Lexington High School. At the same time, the Tipoff at the Dam will take place at both Chapin and River Bluff high schools.

(At Gray Collegiate Academy)
Dreher vs. Chapin 1:30 pm
Blythewood vs. Lakewood 2:15 pm
Richland Northeast vs. C.A. Johnson 3 pm
Legion Collegiate Academy vs. Clover 3:45 pm
Sumter vs. James Island 4:30 pm
Indian Land vs. Atlantic Collegiate Academy 5:15 pm
A.C. Flora vs. Oceanside Collegiate 6:45 pm
Gray Collegiate vs. Lancaster 8:15 pm
(Girls Games)
Gray Collegiate vs. Goose Creek 6 pm
Lower Richland vs. Westwood 7:30 pm

Monday’s Games
(At New Lexington High School Gym)
Rock Hill vs. Ben Lippen 6:30 pm
Lexington vs. Strom Thurmond 8:15 pm
(At Old Lexington High School Gym)
Westwood vs. Aiken 6:15 pm
Fox Creek vs. Swansea 8: pm

Tuesday’s Games
(At Old Lexington High School Gym)
Consolation Games 6:30 pm and 8:15 pm
(At New Lexington High School Gym)
Semifinal Games 6:30 pm and 8:15 pm

Wednesday’s Games
(At New Lexington High School Gym)
7th place game 9:30 am
5th place game 11 am
3rd place game 12:30 pm
Final 2 pm

Monday’s Games
(Chapin Bracket)
Cross Creek vs. Dutch Fork 6 pm
Gaston Day vs. Chapin 7:30 pm
(River Bluff Bracket)
Wilson vs. Lakewood 6 pm
South Aiken vs. River Bluff 7:30 pm

Tuesday’s Games
Consolation Games 6 pm
Semifinal Games 7:30 pm

Wednesday’s Games
(River Bluff High School)
7th place Game noon/1:30 pm
5th place Game noon/1:30 pm
3rd place Game noon/1:30 pm
Final 1:30 pm

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