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December 4, 2013

Bland, Celeste basketball tournaments begin today

Bland and Celeste will start their three-day basketball tournaments today.

The Bland Invitational in Merit features eight boys and eight girls teams, tipping off at 9 a.m. with the Campbell girls against Home School Athletic Association. Other girls games pit Leonard against Sulphur Bluff, Detroit vs. Ector and Bland against the Caddo Mills junior varsity at 5 p.m.

Bland’s Tigers will open the boys division at 6:30 p.m. against McKinney Christian. Other boys games pit Community against Dodd City, Leonard vs. Sulphur Bluff and Campbell against Ector.

Bland won the boys division last year with a 48-42 victory in the finals over Ector, while Leonard beat McKinney Christian 42-38 in the girls finals.

The Bland tournament continues through Saturday, with the girls championship at 3:20 p.m., followed by the boys finals at 4:40.

Eight boys and eight girls teams will contend for the championships at the Celeste tournament. It tips off at 4 p.m. today with girls games in the Celeste High School and Junior High gymnasiums.

Celeste opens the boys division at 8:30 tonight against Savoy. Other boys first-round games will pit Tom Bean against Wolfe City, Yantis vs. Boles and Fannindel against Honey Grove.

Celeste’s Lady Devils will play at 7 p.m. against Savoy. Other girls first-round contests pit the Celeste JV against Trenton, Yantis against Boles and Fannindel vs. Honey Grove.

Celeste beat Caddo Mills, 45-23, in the girls finals last year while Honey Grove downed Lone Oak, 35-27.

Bland Invitational Tournament

Today’s schedule

9 a.m. — Girls game: HSAA vs. Campbell

10:20 a.m. — Boys game: Community vs. Dodd City

11:40 a.m. — Girls game: Leonard vs. Sulphur Bluff

1 p.m. — Boys game: Leonard vs. Sulphur Bluff

2:20 p.m. — Girls game: Detroit vs. Ector

3:40 p.m. — Boys game: Campbell vs. Ector

5 p.m. — Girls game: Bland vs. Caddo Mills JV

6:20 p.m. — Boys game: Bland vs. McKinney Christian

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