Wabash County Basketball Tourney Drawn

By Bill Barrows

The pairings for the 2017 Wabash County Basketball Tourney, to take place at Wabash High School on Dec. 29-30, have been announced.

This tourney has been held in the current format for some 20-plus years and have never been drawn where the entire first round of games pits the same schools against each other in both JV and varsity and in both girls and boys. Here is how it shakes out:

On Dec. 29, at 9am, Northfield vs Southwood in the Girls JV tipoff. That will be followed at 10:30 a.m. by the Northfield Boys JV taking on Southwood. At Noon, Manchester and Wabash Girls JV teams will play followed at 1:30pm by the Manchester vs Wabash Boys JV contest.

At 3 p.m., the Varsity Tourney begins as Lady Knights of Southwood play the Lady Norse of Northfield, at 4:45pm, the Southwood Boys face off against the Northfield Boys. Back to the girls for the 6:30 p.m. game as Wabash takes on Manchester followed at 8:15 p.m. by the final game of the day as the same matchup plays out on the boy’s side. All eight of the first round games are at Coolman Gymnasium.

Saturday’s junior varsity action gets underway at 10 a.m. as the Girls Championship Game in Coolman, while the Boys Consolation is held in the High School Gym across the way. At 11:45am, the Boys JV Championship Game is played in Coolman while the Girls Consolation game is played at the High School.

Then starting at 3 p.m., the varsity girls consolation begins, as all varsity games will continue in Coolman Gym. At 4:45pm, the boys varsity consolation followed by the girls final game at 6:30 p.m. and the boys final at 8:30 p.m.

During the championship session on Saturday afternoon and evening, the Bill Rogge Sportsmanship Awards will be announced and the All-Tourney teams for both girls and boys handed out during breaks in the games. All session tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and can be purchased at the athletic departments at each school.

Posted on 2017 Dec 12