BATESVILLE, Ark. (LyonScots.com) – The Lyon College high school basketball tourney has a new title sponsor, but the competition will be heated as usual when the 2013 Lyon College-Mark Martin Automotive Invitational Basketball Tournament opens Saturday with nine games in James C. Becknell Gymnasium.
This year's eight-day event will include 16 boys' teams and 16 girls' teams playing 30 games for a pair of championships, which will be played on Saturday, Dec. 14.
Admission to the tournament is $5 per day for adults and $3 for students 18-and-under. Lyon College students are admitted free with their college identification and children 5-and-under will be admitted free.
Boys' teams making up the field include Cedar Ridge, Midland, Mountain View, Heber Springs, Riverview, Greers Ferry Westside, Cave City, Harding Academy, Concord, Mammoth Spring, Calico Rock, Highland, Pocahontas, Melbourne, Southside and Salem.
The teams making up the girls' bracket include Cave City, Calico Rock, Cedar Ridge, Mountain View, Heber Springs, Midland, Riverview, Highland, Melbourne, Greers Ferry Westside, Pocahontas, Concord, Southside, Mammoth Spring, Salem and Viola.
The single-elimination tourney will begin on Saturday with the following schedule: Cave City boys vs. Harding Academy at 10 a.m.; Cave City girls battling Calico Rock at 11:15 a.m.; Calico Rock boys vs. Highland at 12:30 p.m.; Riverview girls facing Highland at 1:45 p.m.; Southside boys taking on Salem at 3 p.m.; Heber Springs girls tackling Midland at 4:15 p.m.; Mountain View boys squaring off against Heber Springs at 5:30 p.m.; Cedar Ridge girls facing Mountain View at 6:45 p.m. and Riverview boys meeting Greers Ferry Westside at 8 p.m.
The tournament will continue with five games on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, beginning at 3:30 p.m. each day.
The semifinals will begin at 4:30 p.m. Friday, with four games scheduled. The title games will be played next Saturday, Dec. 14, with the girls' championship set for 6:30 p.m. and the boys' title contest at 7:45 p.m. Those two games will follow a Lyon College men's basketball game at 4 p.m. between the Scots and Blue Mountain College.
2013 LYON COLLEGE-MARK MARTIN AUTOMOTIVE
INVITATIONAL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
Schedule of Games
SATURDAY, DEC. 7
Game 1 - BOYS - Cave City vs. Harding Academy, 10 a.m.
Game 2 - GIRLS - Cave City vs. Calico Rock, 11:15 a.m.
Game 3 - BOYS - Calico Rock vs. Highland, 12:30 p.m.
Game 4 - GIRLS - Riverview vs. Highland, 1:45 p.m.
Game 5 - BOYS - Southside vs. Salem, 3 p.m.
Game 6 - GIRLS - Heber Springs vs. Midland, 4:15 p.m.
Game 7 - BOYS - Mountain View vs. Heber Springs, 5:30 p.m.
Game 8 - GIRLS - Cedar Ridge vs. Mountain View, 6:45 p.m.
Game 9 - BOYS - Riverview vs. Greers Ferry Westside, 8 p.m.
MONDAY, DEC. 9
Game 10 - GIRLS - Salem vs. Viola, 3:30 p.m.
Game 11 - BOYS - Cedar Ridge vs. Midland, 4:45 p.m.
Game 12 - GIRLS - Southside vs. Mammoth Spring, 6 p.m.
Game 13 - BOYS - Concord vs. Mammoth Spring, 7:15 p.m.
Game 14 - GIRLS - Pocahontas vs. Concord, 8:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11
Game 15 - GIRLS - Melbourne vs. Greers Ferry Westside, 3:30 p.m.
Game 16 - BOYS - Pocahontas vs. Melbourne, 4:45 p.m.
Game 17 - GIRLS - Winner of Gm 2 vs. Winner of Gm 8, 6 p.m.
Game 18 - BOYS - Winner of Gm 11 vs. Winner of Gm 7, 7:15 p.m.
Game 19 - GIRLS - Winner of Gm 6 vs. Winner of Gm 4, 8:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, DEC. 12
Game 20 - BOYS - Winner of Gm 9 vs. Winner of Gm 1, 3:30 p.m.
Game 21 - GIRLS - Winner of Gm 15 vs. Winner of Gm 14, 4:45 p.m.
Game 22 - BOYS - Winner of Gm 13 vs. Winner of Gm 3, 6 p.m.
Game 23 - GIRLS - Winner of Gm 12 vs. Winner of Gm 10, 7:15 p.m.
Game 24 - BOYS - Winner of Gm 16 vs. Winner of Gm 5, 8:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, DEC. 13
Game 25 - GIRLS SEMIFINAL - Winner of Gm 17 vs. Winner of Gm 19, 4:30 p.m.
Game 26 - BOYS SEMIFINAL - Winner of Gm 18 vs. Winner of Gm 20, 5:45 p.m.
Game 27 - GIRLS SEMIFINAL - Winner of Gm 21 vs. Winner of Gm 23, 7 p.m.
Game 28 - BOYS SEMIFINAL - Winner of Gm 22 vs. Winner of Gm 24, 8:15 p.m.
SATURDAY, DEC. 14
Game 29 - GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP - Winner of Gm 25 vs. Winner of Gm 27, 6:30 p.m.
Game 30 - BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP - Winner of Gme 26 vs. Winner of Gm 28, 7:45 p.m.