BATESVILLE, Ark. (LyonScots.com) – Poor weather conditions and chilling temperatures have forced the delay of the opening of the Lyon College-Mark Martin Automotive High School Invitational Basketball Tournament, according to Lyon Director of Athletics Kevin Jenkins.
The 32-team, 30-game tournament, which was to begin on Saturday with nine games, has now been pushed back and will open on Monday, with two venues splitting the opening day's contests. The preliminary round will be held Monday (9 games starting at 3:30 p.m.), Wednesday (5 games starting at 3:30 p.m.) and part of Thursday (2 games starting at 3:30 p.m.). The second round will get underway on Thursday (3 games starting at 6 p.m.) and Friday (5 games starting at 3:30 p.m.), with the boys and girls semifinals taking place on Saturday and getting underway at 4:30 p.m. All games after Monday will be played in Lyon College's James C. Becknell Gymnasium.
Because the delay in the tournament the championship games will be played at Lyon on a date yet to be determined.
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.
There will be five games on Monday at Lyon College, including: Cedar Ridge girls facing Mountain View at 3:30 p.m.; Salem girls battling Viola at 4:45 p.m.; Southside boys taking on Salem at 6 p.m.; Southside girls squaring off against Mammoth Spring at 7:15 p.m.; and Cedar Ridge boys playing Midland at 8:30 p.m.
Monday's games at Southside High School include: Heber Springs girls taking on Midland at 3:30 p.m.; Mountain View boys battling Heber Springs at 4:45 p.m.; Riverview girls taking on Highland at 6 p.m.; and Pocahontas boys squaring off against Melbourne at 7:15 p.m.
2013 LYON COLLEGE-MARK MARTIN AUTOMOTIVE
INVITATIONAL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
Schedule of Games
MONDAY, DEC. 9
Game 1 - GIRLS - Heber Springs vs. Midland, 3:30 p.m. (at Southside HS)
Game 2 - GIRLS - Cedar Ridge vs. Mountain View, 3:30 p.m. (at Lyon)
Game 3 - BOYS - Mountain View vs. Heber Springs, 4:45 p.m. (at Southside HS)
Game 4 - GIRLS - Salem vs. Viola, 4:45 p.m. (at Lyon)
Game 5 - GIRLS - Riverview vs. Highland, 6 p.m. (at Southside HS)
Game 6 - BOYS - Southside vs. Salem, 6 p.m. (at Lyon)
Game 7 - GIRLS - Southside vs. Mammoth Spring, 7:15 p.m. (at Lyon)
Game 8 - BOYS - Pocahontas vs. Melbourne, 7:15 p.m. (at Southside HS)
Game 9 - BOYS - Cedar Ridge vs. Midland, 8:30 p.m. (at Lyon)
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11 (NOTE: The rest of schedule will be played at Lyon)
Game 10 - BOYS - Calico Rock vs. Highland, 3:30 p.m.
Game 11 - GIRLS - Pocahontas vs. Concord, 4:45 p.m.
Game 12 - BOYS - Cave City vs. Harding Academy, 6 p.m.
Game 13 - GIRLS - Cave City vs. Calico Rock, 7:15 p.m.
Game 14 - BOYS - Concord vs. Mammoth Spring, 8:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, DEC. 12
Game 15 - GIRLS - Melbourne vs. Greers Ferry Westside, 3:30 p.m.
Game 16 - BOYS - Riverview vs. Greers Ferry Westside, 4:45 p.m.
Game 17 - GIRLS - Winner of Gm 13 vs. Winner of Gm 2, 6 p.m.
Game 18 - BOYS - Winner of Gm 9 vs. Winner of Gm 3, 7:15 p.m.
Game 19 - GIRLS - Winner of Gm 1 vs. Winner of Gm 5, 8:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, DEC. 13
Game 20 - BOYS - Winner of Gm 16 vs. Winner of Gm 12, 3:30 p.m.
Game 21 - GIRLS - Winner of Gm 15 vs. Winner of Gm 11, 4:45 p.m.
Game 22 - BOYS - Winner of Gm 14 vs. Winner of Gm 10, 6 p.m.
Game 23 - GIRLS - Winner of Gm 7 vs. Winner of Gm 4, 7:15 p.m.
Game 24 - BOYS - Winner of Gm 8 vs. Winner of Gm 6, 8:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, DEC. 14
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.
(DATE TO BE DETERMINED)
Game 29 - GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP - Winner of Gm 25 vs. Winner of Gm 27, 6:30 p.m.
Game 30 - BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP - Winner of Gm 26 vs. Winner of Gm 28, 7:45 p.m.