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.
For the first time, all games of the tournament will be streamed live on the Scot Athletics Game Central website (www.LyonScots.com). The cost is $7.95 for a single game and $29.95 to watch all 30 games. The direct link to the streaming is: http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/lyon.portal#.
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.
For the updated brackets and schedule throughout the tournament, visit the following link: http://www.lyonscots.com/f/2013_Lyon_College_High_School_Tournament.php.
2013 LYON COLLEGE-MARK MARTIN AUTOMOTIVE
INVITATIONAL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
Schedule of Games