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MIddle school tournament kicks off tonight

The Southside Middle School Basketball Tournament kicks off tonight, with both the Lions’ boy’s and girl’s basketball teams hosting West Division opponents in quarterfinal action. The Lions’ girl’s basketball team (5-3 SMSC, 10-4), the two seed in the East Division, plays Lunenburg, the three seed from the West Division at 5 p.m., followed by a game between East one seed Halifax County (8-0 SMSC, 10-5) and West four seed Nottoway, scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m.

The semifinals and finals are set for Nottoway Friday and Saturday, with the Lady Lions scheduled to play at 6 p.m. Friday against Bluestone or Nottoway if they win their quarterfinal matchup.

The Lions’ boy’s basketball team would play the Bluestone-Powhatan winner at 4:30 p.m. Friday in the tournament semifinals if they get past Nottoway.

The championship games are set for Saturday, with the girl’s championship game at 5 p.m. and the boy’s championship game at 6:30 p.m.