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Girls brackets set for C-T tourney
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Monday, December 11, 2017
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ASHEBORO — There are so many great traditions when it comes to the holiday season. 

Buying and trimming a Christmas tree, spending quality time with family and friends, writing a wish list to Santa Claus, preparing and hopefully fulfilling a list of resolutions … and, for the past 26 years, enjoying one of the longest-running high school basketball tournaments in the state of North Carolina.

The 27th annual The Courier-Tribune Christmas Invitational is set to tip off on Thursday, Dec. 21, at Asheboro High School. The girls portion of the event is scheduled for Dec. 21-23 with the boys’ portion of the tournament set for the following Thursday through Saturday (Dec. 28-30).

As usual, girls and boys teams from Asheboro, Eastern Randolph, Randleman, Southwestern Randolph, Trinity, Providence Grove, Wheatmore and Jordan-Matthews will compete for the tournament championships.

The Trinity girls, who came into the tournament last year with just two wins, left with five wins and a tournament championship.

“Last year, Trinity put three very impressive games together and won its first title since 2003, so although some may think there is a clear-cut favorite this year in Southwestern Randolph, it takes three strong performances in a row,” said Dennis Garcia, the tournament director. “There are a number of teams who can claim a championship if they play up to its potential.”

There will be four first-round games on Dec. 21 to begin the girls tournament. Asheboro and Providence Grove will begin play at 3 p.m., with Trinity and Randleman following at 4:30 p.m. At 6 p.m., Southwestern Randolph will meet Jordan-Matthews and the nightcap features Wheatmore and Eastern Randolph at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $6 per two-game session, $5 for students. Two-game sessions will begin at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. for the remaining five days of the tournament.

All proceeds from the tournament will be donated to the participating schools. Thus far, this tournament has generated right at $400,000 for the schools.


“We are very proud to have donated this amount of money back to the schools,” Garcia said.

“Basketball in Randolph County is very well supported and this community has done a tremendous job in showing their support for each of the teams in this tournament.”

Sponsorships are still available. For $100, individuals will receive two tickets to the entire girls tournament, two tickets to the entire boys tournament, admittance to the hospitality room and the name of the individual or business announced throughout the tournament. If interested, please call 336-626-6133.

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