The annual Maysville Traditional kicks off at this time, with basketball groups comprised of among the finest highschool athletes, present and ex-college gamers, and former professionals hitting the courtroom for the honour of bringing dwelling the championship.
The groups have been break up into 4 swimming pools, the John D. Fields pool, comprised of Staff Tokes, OAS, Redeem Staff and Rural Kings, the Johnson Miller Pool, that includes the Ciincy Hoopaholics, 99 General and New Period, the Paul King Pool, with Lex Magic, The Bandits, the South East Proam Traditional and Unhealthy Information Boys and the Pat Moore Pool showcasing the Cincy Bulldogs, the Steppers and Staff Elite.
The primary two video games are scheduled to tip off concurrently at 10:00 a.m., with Cincy Hoopaholics taking up New Period on the Limestone YMCA, and and Staff Tokes dealing with OAS on the Maysville Excessive Faculty Fitness center.
Day one of many match, at this time, will pit the groups and every pool towards one another, with the John D. Fields pool and the Paul King pool working match model, the profitable groups of the primary two video games compete for the primary and second seeds, and the losers competing for the third seed. The shedding crew of the losers bracket might be eradicated. The Johnson Miller pool and the Pat Moore include simply three groups, and as such will all be competing for a seed within the match. Seeding in these swimming pools might be primarily based on wins and losses.
At present’s last 4 video games would be the first spherical of the championship match, with the second and third seeds of every pool competing.
Tomorrows video games will all happen on the Maysville Excessive Faculty Fitness center, with the quarterfinal video games operating from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the semifinals going down at 2:00 p.m. and three:00 p.m., all culminating within the championship recreation at 4:00 p.m.
With the Mason County Royal Chris Lofton led crew Squad Up bringing dwelling the title final 12 months, every crew might be presenting a few of their finest basketball to assert this years’ trophy and cement themselves as one of many greats of the Maysville Traditional.
Lofton is taken into account one of many all-time greats of the Mason County Basketball program, serving to to guide the crew to a state championship in 2003, having a superb profession with College of Tennesee resulting in his being the fifth jersey retired by the college earlier this 12 months. Lofton additionally has a profitable skilled profession abroad, and might be inducted into the Kentucky Sports activities Corridor-of-Fame this 12 months.
The caliber of athletes competing on this match is unmatched, and can undoubtedly be a incredible showcase of excessive stage aggressive basketball.