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16th annual Donell Woods tournament is Saturday
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First tip-off starts at 8 a.m. at Bradwell for the boys’ games, girls’ game starts at 9 a.m. at Lewis Frasier Middle School

Boys schedule

• Game one: Wayne County’s A Team versus Johnson’s A team, 8 a.m. at Bradwell

• Game two: Bradwell’s B Team versus McIntosh, 9 a.m. at LCHS

• Game three: Wayne County’s B Team versus Liberty, 9 a.m. at Bradwell

• Game four: Statesboro versus Johnson’s B Team, 10 a.m., at LCHS

• Game five: Bradwell’s A team versus winner of game one, 10 a.m. at Bradwell

Winners and losers brackets start at 11 a.m. at both locations, championship game is set for 3 p.m. atr Bradwell

Girls schedule

• Game one: Glynn County versus Bradwell, 9 a.m. at LFMS

• Game two: Liberty versus Johnson. 10 a.m., at LFMS

Loser bracket, 12 p.m., at LFMS

Championship game, 2 p.m., at Bradwell


Tentative schedule subject to change.

The areas youngest basketball players are set to take center stage at three different arenas tomorrow as the 16th annual Donell Woods Basketball Tournament kicks off at Bradwell Institute, Lewis Frasier Middle School and Liberty County High School.

The tournament gives the ninth grade and junior varsity squads a chance to show the fans their hoops skills as they battle for a first place trophy and bragging rights for a year.

The tournament is named after former Bradwell basketball coach, Donell Woods, who, at the age of 40, succumbed to cancer. He began his coaching career, however, as the football coach of the old Liberty County High School and was honored posthumously by having the
new football stadium at LCHS named after him.

Lady Tiger coach Faye Baker, a first cousin of Donell Woods, said they were in the process of finalizing the schedule which looks to include teams from Statesboro, Glynn County, Wayne County, Johnson High, Liberty County, McIntosh and Bradwell.

The $3 gate admission is good at all three venues throughout the day’s competition. The girls’ games will be held at Lewis Fraiser while the boys’ are split between LCHS and Bradwell’s gym.

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