UPDATE: Revamped Saturday schedule for Hoop Fest
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By David Green



Ten teams will compete in seven games in a revised schedule of games Saturday to complete Marshall County High School’s 18th annual Hoop Fest.

Louisville Ballard will meet Indianapolis Arsenal Technical at noon to open a three-game Session 3. Huntington (W.Va.) Prep will play Atlanta Sports Academy of Dawsonville, Ga., at 1:30 and Marshall County will play Hopkinsville at 3 p.m.

Session 4 begins at 5 p.m. with a matchup between Ballard and Moss Point, Miss., followed by Huntington Prep versus Arsenal Tech at 6:30; Oak Hill Academy of Mouth of Wilson,Va., at 8; and Prime Prep Academy of Dallas versus Quality Education of Winston-Salem, N.C., at 9:30.

Friday's slate of games was been canceled at approximately 1 p.m. after freezing precipitation fell overnight and all morning, making travel hazardous.

Thursday’s opening session got the tourney under way with three games, with a revised schedule after two teams – Dyersburg, Tenn., and Henderson County – canceled plans to participate. Two more teams not scheduled to play on Thursday, Marie Curie of Chicago and Evangelican Christan of Cordova, Tenn., also dropped out.

More teams withdrew from the 18th annual event on Saturday, including Warren Central and three Tennessee teams – Wilson Central of Lebanon, Christ Presbyterian of Nashville and Memphis White Station.

The revised Saturday schedule also deletes McCracken County; Evansville (Ind.) Bosse; Carbondale, Ill.; and South Fulton, Tenn.

Also trimmed from the schedule was the one remaining girls game in the tourney, between Marshall County and Mount Carmel, Ill.

The Marshall County girls defeated Massac County, Ill., 53-41 and Graves County topped Massac's Patriots 75-65 last night. The Marshal boys, who were scheduled to play Dyersburg, were paired with St. Mary, which was to have been Henderson County's opponent. Marshall County won, 53-47.

The Marshall boys are the only team from Thursday night’s schedule to continue playing in the event.

This weekend's games are the first in the 18-year history of the Hoop Fest to be canceled or rescheduled because of weather, according to Steve Woodward, who established the event in 1996 when he was athletic director at Massac County. The event moved to Marshall County with the 2001 event.





Session #3

12:00 p.m.

LOUISVILLE BALLARD, KY VS. ARSENAL TECH, IN

1:30 p.m.

HUNTINGTON PREP, WV VS. ATLANTA SPORTS ACADEMY, GA

3:00 p.m.

MARSHALL VS. HOPKINSVILLE, KY

Session #4

5:00 p.m.

LOUISVILLE BALLARD VS. MOSS POINT, MS

6:30 p.m.

HUNTINGTON PREP, WV VS. ARSENAL TECH, IN

8:00 p.m.

OAK HILL ACADEMY VS. ATLANTA SPORTS ACADEMY, GA

9:30 p.m.

DALLAS PRIME PREP VS.QUALITY EDUCATION, NC

ORIGINAL:

Hoop Fest cancels Friday schedule

by: David Green

Friday's slate of games for the Marshall County Hoop Fest has been

canceled, and a revised schedule for Saturday will be released later today,

athletic director Jeff Stokes announced at midday.

Four more teams that were scheduled to participate have withdrawn from the

18th annual event. Warren Central and three Tennessee teams -- Wilson

Central of Lebanon, Christ Presbyterian of Nashville and Memphis White

Station -- canceled their plans to come to Draffenville because of the

winter storm. That has shuffled the schedule of games for the teams that

had already arrived, and a modified plan is in the works, an MCHS source

said.

Henderson County and Dyersburg, Tenn., opted out of their scheduled games

last night, resulting in a Thursday schedule that was trimmed from four to

three games. The Marshall County girls defeated Massac County, Ill., 53-41

and Graves County topped Massac's Patriots 75-65 last night. The Marshal

boys, who were scheduled to play Dyersburg, were paired with St. Mary,

which was to have been Henderson County's opponent. Marshall County won,

53-47.

This weekend's games are the first in the 18-year history of the Hoop Fest

to be canceled or rescheduled because of weather, according to Steve

Woodward, who established the event in 1996 when he was athletic director

at Massac County. The event moved to Marshall County with the 2001 event.

The revised schedule will be posted when it is released.
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