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Brookfield in holidays tourney at St. Joseph this year

Meadville, Norborne in Salisbury tourney to start new year

By PAUL STURM, LCL Sports Editor
Brookfield High School boys' basketball head coach Carey Davison explains a plan for the Bulldogs during a second-half timeout during their Dec. 14 55-46 come-from-behind home victory over Hamilton: Penney. Both the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs are to participate in next Monday's through Wednesday's Bishop LeBlond Holiday Tournament at St. Joseph.

By PAUL STURM, LCL Sports Editor

Brookfield High School’s varsity basketball teams will make their debut appearance in the Bishop LeBlond Holiday Tournament at St. Joseph next week.

Replacing Chillicothe in the tourney field, BHS’ boys (2-3) will open against North Andrew next Monday (Dec. 28) at 2:30 p.m. and the girls also against North Andrew right before that at 1 p.m.

The tourney will continue each of the two succeeding days. 

A couple of area schools are entered in a tournament to inaugurate the 2021 portion of their high school basketball seasons.

Meadville is among the eight schools entered in the Jan. 4-9 Salisbury Invitational tourney.

As head coach Drew Nier looks on, senior Krysta Meyers of the Meadville High School Lady Eagles prepares to try an outside shot against Green City in the championship game of the Northwestern Invitational Tournament at Mendon Dec. 5. Meadville's fourth-seeded girls and third-seeded boys will participate in the Salisbury Invitational Tournament Jan. 4-9.

Meadville’s girls, despite the C-T area’s most wins to date (seven) and a 7-1 overall record, are seeded only fourth in their gender division. The host Lady Panthers are the top seed, followed by South Shelby and Norborne. Norborne’s girls stand 3-0 on the season after defeating Hale/Bosworth Tuesday, but have not faced any substantial opponents yet.

The boys’ division has Meadville (5-3) as the No. 3 seed behind Cairo and Salisbury. Carrollton is the No. 4 pick.

Meadville’s Eagles, like the Lady Eagles, will start the tourney with a rematch with season-opening victim Glasgow, which uncharacteristically is struggling this season. The girls’ game will be Monday, Jan.4, at 7:30 p.m. The boys’ will be Tuesday, Jan. 5, also at 7:30.