Western Brown to host freshman tournaments

MT. ORAB — Western Brown High School will host a pair of freshman basketball tournaments next week.

The boys’ action gets started with a full day of matchups on Monday, Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. Bethel-Tate will square off with Indian Hill in the auxilary gym while third-seeded Fairfield battles Clermont Northeastern in the main gym.

The next set of matchups sees a pair of Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic teams go head-to-head. Batavia will square off against New Richmond in the main gym while Amelia battles East Clinton in the auxilary gym. Those matchups are scheduled to begin at 11:15 a.m.

At 12:30 p.m., the host Broncos get in on the action. Western Brown will battle Manchester while a pair of Southern Hills Athletic Conference teams battle. Fourth-seeded Eastern and Fayetteville will square off in the small gym.

The day ends with top-seed Blanchester facing Ripley in the auxilary gym at 1:45 p.m. while North Adams battles Goshen in the large gym.

The four-day tournament continues on Tuesday, Feb. 16 with the winners from the night before meeting in the main gym starting at 4 p.m. The semi-finals will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. with the consolation championship game and consolation game scheduled the next day, beginning at 7 p.m.

The girls’ tournament isn’t nearly as big as the boys, but the games will be just as action-packed. The Lady Broncos face Little Miami on Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. in the auxiliary gym. Turpin will face Anderson following that game.

The championship match and consolation game for the girls’ tournament will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19.

By Garth Shanklin

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