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McDonald’s Classic begins Dec. 27

Peebles, Manchester will be 2016 hosts –

By Mark Carpenter –

One of the highlights of the year for local basketball fans returns next week as the annual McDonald’s Classic begins on Tuesday, Dec. 27.  The four Adams County schools will battle it out to earn a year of bragging rights and this year’s hosts will be Peebles for the varsity tournament and Manchester for the JV action.
The 2016 Classic kicks off with the JV play on Dec. 27 at MHS with North Adams battling Minford at 10 a.m. (Minford is replacing West Union in the JV girls tourney.)  At 11:15 a.m., North Adams will battle West Union in JV boys action, followed by another JV girls battle between Peebles and Manchester at 12:30 p.m.  The final JV game of the day will begin at 1:45 and match Peebles vs. Manchester.
That same evening the action moves to Peebles High School for the semi-final round of the varsity tournament.  At 6 p.m., North Adams will tangle with West Union in varsity girls action, with the same two schools matching up in a boys varsity game set for 7:30 p.m.
The JV tournaments finish up on Wednesday, Dec. 28 in Manchester, beginning with the girls consolation game at 10 a.m., followed by the boys consolation game at 11:15 a.m.  The JV girls championship game is scheduled for 12:30 p.m., with the final game of the afternoon being the JV boys title game, beginning at 1:45 p.m.
The night of Dec. 28 sees another semi-final round at Peebles as the host Indians will take the floor, first in a varsity girls game against Manchester at 6 p.m., then the Peebles varsity boys will face off with the Greyhounds at 7:30 p.m.
On Thursday, Dec. 29 at PHS, the varsity girls consolation game begins at 6 p.m., with the varsity boys consolation contest following at 7:30 p.m.
The always entertaining Championship Night will come to Peebles on Friday, Dec. 30.   Two champions will be crowned as well as the All-Tournament Teams named.  The night begins with the varsity girls title game at 6 p.m., followed by the boys title matchup at 7:30 p.m., before what is expected to be a full house of excited basketball fans.
North Adams is the defending varsity girls champion and the Peebles boys varsity will be looking to defend their title on their home court.

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