WALNUT RIDGE, AR (Lawrence County Times Dispatch) - Walnut Ridge's Sharum Gymnasium will be the site of the 2011 Lawrence County Basketball Tournament, which begins on Saturday. The tournament will run through Feb. 5, with games scheduled for each night, except Wednesday.
Matchups and times are as follows:
Saturday, Jan. 29
The tourney will tip-off with three seventh-grade games. The Hoxie and Sloan-Hendrix seventh-grade boys will open the tourney at 10 a.m., followed by the Walnut Ridge and Hoxie girls at 11. The Walnut Ridge and Hillcrest boys will conclude the day's action with a noon contest. The Sloan-Hendrix seventh-grade girls received a bye into the finals and will meet the winner of the Walnut Ridge-Hoxie game on Feb. 4 at 5 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 31
The Sloan-Hendrix and Black Rock junior girls will tip off at 4 p.m., followed by the Walnut Ridge and Sloan-Hendrix junior boys at 5:15. The Black Rock and Sloan-Hendrix senior girls will play at 6:30. The Sloan-Hendrix senior boys will face host Walnut Ridge at 7:45.
Tuesday, Feb. 1
Semifinal action will get underway, as the Walnut Ridge junior high girls will face the winner of Monday's Sloan-Hendrix- Black Rock contest at 4 p.m. The Hillcrest and Black Rock junior boys will tip off at 5:15. Hoxie and Walnut Ridge will square off in a senior high girls match at 6:30. The Hoxie and Hillcrest senior boys will play at 7:45.
Thursday, Feb. 3
The semifinals continue, as the Hillcrest and Hoxie junior girls meet at 4 p.m. The Hoxie junior boys will play the winner of Monday's Walnut Ridge-Sloan-Hendrix match at 5:15. The Hillcrest senior girls will face the winner of Monday's Black Rock - Sloan-Hendrix game at 6:30. The Black Rock senior boys will take on the winner of Monday's Sloan-Hendrix - Walnut Ridge game.
Friday, Feb. 4
Champions will be crowned in three divisions. The seventh-grade girls finals begins at 5 p.m. The junior high boys final will begin at 6:15, followed by the senior girls final at 7:30.
Saturday, Feb. 5
Winners will be determined in the remaining divisions. The seventh-grade boys final tips off at 5, followed by the junior girls title game at 6:15. The senior boys final is scheduled for 7:30.