JC freshman tourney starts Monday


Staff report

JACKSON CENTER — The 36th annual Jackson Center Freshman Boys Basketball Tournament will be held starting on Monday of next week, it was announced Thursday.

Seven other schools will send their freshman squads to join Jackson Center in the tournament, including Russia, Fort Loramie, Houston, Anna, Lehman, Fairlawn and Botkins.

The teams were seeded this week and the Russia Raiders took the No. 1 spot, followed by Fort Loramie.

There will be four games in the tournament on Monday starting at 4:30. The last game is scheduled to begin around 8 p.m.

The semifinals will be next Thursday at 6 and 7:15, with the championship and consolation games slated for Monday, Feb. 8.

Following are the seeds and the pairings:

Jackson Center Freshman

Boys Basketball Tournament

Seeds — 1. Russia 2, Fort Loramie, 3. Houston, 4. Anna, 5. Lehman, 6. Fairlawn, 7. Jackson Center, 8. Botkins

Pairings

MONDAY

4:30 — Houston vs. Lehman

5:45 — Botkins vs. Russia

7:00 — Jackson Center vs. Fort Loramie

8:00 — Anna vs. Fairlawn

Semifinals

THURSDAY

6:00 — Houston-Lehman winner vs. Botkins-Russia winner

7:15 — Loramie-Jackson winner vs. Anna-Fairlawn winner

MONDAY (Feb. 8)

5:30 — Consolation game

6:45 — Championship