Just because the holidays are here, that doesn’t mean local boys’ and girls’ basketball teams are taking a break.
Nocona High School’s boys and girls and Bellevue’s boys will all be competing in the Windthorst 2014 Christmas Tournament set for Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 29-30.
On the girls’ side, Nocona will take on Wichita Falls Hirschi on Dec. 29, at 11:30 a.m. in the old gymnasium.
Nocona will then either play the winner or the loser of the game between Windthorst and Throckmorton at 5:30 p.m. If the Lady Indians win, they will play in the new gymnasium. If Nocona loses, it will play in the old gymnasium.
The championship game on the girls’ side is set for 4 p.m. on Tuesday. The third-place game is at 1 p.m. The consolation and seventh-place games are set for 10 a.m. on Tuesday, with the consolation championship in the new gym.
Nocona’s boys will play Alvord at 1 p.m. on Dec. 29 in the old gym.
The Indians will then play the winner of the came between Newcastle and Windthorst at 7 p.m.
If Nocona wins, it will play in the new gym. If Nocona loses, it will play in the old gym.
As for Bellevue, it will play Millsap at 10 a.m. on Dec. 29, in the new gym.
The Eagles will then play either the winner or the loser of the game between Electra and Henrietta.
If Bellevue wins, it will play in the new gym at 2:30 p.m. Should Bellevue lose, it will play in the old gym at 4 p.m.
The championship game is set for 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
The third-place game will be at 2:30 p.m. The consolation and seventh-place games are set for 11:30 a.m., with the consolation championship in the new gym.
Gold-Burg in action
The Gold-Burg High School boys and girls will play in the Bryson Tournament.
The boys’ side of the draw features the Bears, host Bryson and the Wichita Falls Heat homeschooled team, Wichita Christian and Wichita Falls Notre Dame.
Gold-Burg will open with Bryson at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 30, followed by the Wichita Falls Heat later in the day at 1:30 p.m. The Bears will take on Wichita Christian at 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 31.
The Lady Bears will play Wichita Christian at 9 a.m. on Dec. 30, and then Priddy later in the day. Gold-Burg will square off with Bryson on Dec. 31 at 8 a.m.
Saint Jo boys play
The Saint Jo High School boys’ basketball team will also play over the holiday break on Tuesday, Dec. 30, at Perrin-Whitt.
The varsity game is scheduled for 1 p.m.
Prairie Valley off
Prairie Valley’s girls were originally scheduled to play in Muenster over the break as well.
However, Muenster Sacred Heart is playing in the North Central Texas College Holiday Tournament and Muenster High is playing at the Pilot Point Tournament.
Basketball. (Metro graphic)