- Last Updated on 08:28 AM 12/23/09
- BY Joe Chandler
The Bluestone High School varsity girls basketball team and the Park View High School varsity boys teams have been added to the field for this year’s edition of the Halifax County High School Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament. This year’s Holiday Classic Tournament will be played Tuesday, Dec. 29 and Wednesday, Dec. 30 at Halifax County High School.
Admission will be $5 per person per day.
In the girls tournament, the Halifax County High School varsity girls will face Bluestone at 6 p.m. in Tuesday’s opening-round games.
The Comets boys basketball team will face Durham (N.C.) Hillside High School at 7:30 p.m. in Tuesday’s nightcap.
Championship games and consolation games will be played the next night with the girls championship game starting at 6 p.m. and the boys championship game scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
The field for this year’s Holiday Classic will be a little different than in years past. Bassett High School, which has been a long-time participant in the holiday basketball tournament, recently withdrew from the event.
Durham Hillside will replace the Bassett High School boys team and will be making its first-ever appearance in the tournament.
Park View High School of South Hill is replacing the Gretna High School boys team in the field. Gretna High School’s boys team had been a part of the Holiday Classic field since 2002.
This will mark the first time that a Park View High School boys team has participated in the tournament since 1994.
As far as the field for the girls tournament is concerned, this year’s event has only a minor change in the field.
Gretna High School, which had participated in the tournament every year except last year, returns to the field this year. Bluestone High School returns for this year’s tournament after having appeared in the tournament for the first time last year.
Bassett High School, which has been a long-time participant in the tournament, recently withdrew from the event.
This year’s tournament will be the 16th year for the boys tournament and the seventh year for the girls tournament.
Games Tues. Dec. 29
• Person (N.C.) High School Vs. Gretna High School – Girls Game – 3 p.m.
• Person (N.C.) High School Vs. Park View High School – Boys Game - 4:30 p.m.
• Bluestone High School Vs. Halifax County High School – Girls Game – 6 p.m.
• Durham (N.C.) Hillside High School Vs. Halifax County High School – Boys Game – 7:30 p.m.
Wed. Dec. 30 Games
• Girls Consolation Game (losers of the two Tues. games)– 3 p.m.
• Boys Consolation Game (losers of the two Tues. games) – 4:30 p.m.
• Girls Championship Game (winners of the two Tues. games) – 6 p.m.
• Boys Championship Game (winners of the two Tues. games) – 7:30 p.m.