It's almost Christmas and that means holiday high school basketball tournaments. Naturally, the Eastern Carolina Classic is the granddaddy of them all, now in its 32nd year for the boys tournament and 30th year for the girls.
I'll have a lot of stuff here on the blog during the tournament, including photos from Fike High School. In addition, I'll have previews for the girls and boys tournaments in the print and online editions of The Wilson Daily Times this week.
The action begins Saturday at 5 p.m. with the Hunt-Beddingfield girls game.
Here's the rest of the schedule:
6:30 p.m. — Fike vs. Greene Central (GIRLS)
8 p.m. — Fike vs. Greene Central (BOYS)
6 p.m. — Girls consolation game
7:30 p.m. — Hunt vs. Beddingfield (BOYS)
5 p.m. — Boys consolation game
6:30 p.m. — Girls championship
8 p.m. — Boys championship
If you plan to go, make sure you get there early because Fike's gym is, well, 50 years old and not that big and there is sure to be a large crowd each night. Also, metal detectors will be in place at the gates so dress warmly because you may have to stand in line if you get there late.
Admission is $7 for each day.