By Joe Barkovich, Scribbler-at-large
WELLAND – The 61st Tribune Basketball Tournament opens Wednesday, January 6 with games scheduled at three Welland high school gyms.
Centennial, Jean Vanier and Notre Dame will be the venues on the tournament’s opening day and evening.
The action continues Thursday, January 7, Friday, January 8 and Saturday, January 9.
Niagara College’s Athletic Centre will host four games on the tournament’s championship side Thursday afternoon and evening (3:30, 5, 6:30 and 8 p.m.), while the four consolation-side games will be at Centennial and Jean Vanier gyms, two apiece.
The tournament’s four semi-final games are scheduled for Notre Dame’s Dillon Hall on Friday, January 8 (3:30, 5, 6:30 and 8 p.m.) as are the two championship games, Saturday, January 9. The consolation championship is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Saturday, followed by the championship game at 7:30 p.m.
The popular tournament is sponsored by Niagara College.
Tournament bracket to follow.