NC-sponsored Tribune Tournament tips off Jan. 6

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Pictured above, from left: NC athletics facilities coordinator and Tribune Tournament committee member Mike Hurley; Tribune Tournament co-chair Don Larman, and Matthew Davies, NC director of Athletics and Recreation.

The 61st Annual Welland Tribune Boy’s Basketball Tournament, sponsored by Niagara College, tips off Jan. 6 with 16 local teams competing in Ontario’s oldest high school basketball tournament.

“Our committee is looking forward to another exciting tournament. This is a great opportunity for local high school players to showcase their skills at the best high school basketball tournament in Ontario,” said Don Larman, Co-chair of the tournament. “We would also like to thank our title sponsor, Niagara College, for their generous support for a fantastic community event.”

Participating teams will include Notre Dame College School; Jean Vanier; Centennial Secondary School; E. L. Crossley; Thorold Secondary School; Port Colborne High School; Lakeshore Catholic High School; Niagara Christian College; Westlane Secondary School; A. N. Myer Secondary School; Holy Cross; Denis Morris; Sir Winston Churchill; Eden; St. Michael’s Catholic High School; and Ridgeway-Crystal Beach High School.

“We’re pleased to support such an important local sporting tradition as lead sponsor,” said Matthew Davies, Niagara College’s director of Athletics and Recreation. “We’re also pleased to welcome high school athletes and their families to our campus, where they can learn about the many academic and athletic opportunities available at Niagara College.”

The tournament tips off on Wednesday, Jan. 6 with games at Notre Dame (3:30 pm, 5 pm, 6:30 pm and 8 pm); Centennial (1:30 pm, 3 pm) and Jean Vanier (5 pm and 6:30 pm). Second round games take place Thursday, Jan. 7 with games at Jean Vanier (12:45 pm and 2:15 pm) and Centennial (3:30 pm and 5 pm) on the consolation side and at Niagara College (Welland Campus Athletic Centre) at 3:30 pm, 5 pm, 6:30 pm and 8 pm on the championship side. The semi-finals take place at Notre Dame on Friday, Jan. 8, with the consolation semi-finals at 3:30 pm and 5 pm, and championship semi-finals at 6:30 pm and 8 pm. The consolation championship game is at Notre Dame on Saturday, Jan. 9 at 5:30 pm, and the championship game follows at 7:30 pm.

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