FALL RIVER: A new girls and boys champion will be crowned at the Bill Dompierre Memorial Basketball Tournament, set for this weekend hosted by Lockview High in Fall River.
Both Moncton High, the girls champions from last year, and Dartmouth High, the champions in the boys division in 2018, are not entered this time around.
That leaves the door open to all 12 teams who are set to hit the court at Lockview High and Gordon R. Snow Community Centre in Fall River from Jan. 11-12. The tournament honours the late Bill Dompierre and raises money for Kidney Cancer Canada.
The Lockview High Dragon girls kick action off at 12 p.m. in the School Spirit Game against North Nova; at 2 p.m. Lockview’s boys team will duel with Hants East Rural High Tigers; at 4 p.m. the HERE Girls team will face rival CEC . Those games are at Lockview High.
At the Snow Centre, C.P. Allen High and CEC will play at 12 p.m.; Prince Andrew High and Sir John A boys will tip off at 2 p.m., while Memorial and North Nova girls face one another at 4 p.m.
Opening ceremonies will occur at Lockview High at 6 p.m., followed by the skills competition.
Action picks-up at 7 p.m. as Shelburne and Prince Andrew battle in boys action, while at the Snow Centre it will be Sydney Academy and Lockview High tipping off at 7 p.m.
Saturday morning, Jan. 12, action gets underway at 9 a.m. as C.P. Allen and HERH girls battle it out at Lockview High; while the LHS girls play Memorial at the Snow Centre.
At 10:45 a.m., the HERH boys and Sydney Academy will face each other at the home of the Dragons, while at the Snow Centre Sir John A and Shelburne have a date with one another.
Playoff action begins at 12:30 p.m. with the girls third place game at Lockview; and the fifth place girls game at the Snow Centre. The boys third place game will be at 2:15 p.m. at LHS; the fifth place game at 2:15 at the Snow Centre.
At 4 p.m. the championship game for the girls will take the court at Lockview High, while the boys wrap things up at 6 p.m. with their championship game.